Major indices moved higher on Tuesday lead higher by Technology, Financials, and Energy stocks driving the S&P 500 to a 0.72% gain, while the Dow and NASDAQ gained 0.55% and 0.71% respectively. Energy stocks saw the biggest gains on the day as U.S. crude-oil futures rose 1.9% to $59.94 a barrel, a more than 30% gain year to date. Economic data was a bit bleak as consumer sentiment fell in March with the present situation component falling to an 11-month low. Housing news missed the mark as well as the Case-Shiller Home Price Index showed home price appreciation decelerated further in January. Stocks also gained in Europe as French GDP numbers came in line with consensus expectations. Japan’s Nikkei Stock Average climbed 2.2% and China stocks fell ahead of the resumption of trade negotiations between the United States and China.