US Jan Reuters/Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index improves to 73.8
Feb 1, 2013
American equity markets open positively Friday
The US Stock market experienced a positive opening Thursday, following the release of rather soft US data. In the US, the highly anticipated Nonfarm Payrolls came in at 157K in January, against expectations of 160K, and relative to 155K previously. In addition, the Unemployment Rate (January) was reported at 7.9%, against estimates calling for 7.8%.