The S&P 500 was up 0.6% in midday trading to 2,092.32.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.6% to 17,822.71.
The Nasdaq was up 0.5% to 5,133.86.
The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond was down 3% to 2.15%.
The price of gold was flat at $1,065.
Orange County retailers were down in moderate trading after the post-Thanksgiving shopping weekend.
Irvine-based Boot Barn Holdings Inc. was down 2.3% to $10.26 and a $289 million market cap. Irvine-based Tilly’s Inc. was down 1.3% to $6.09 and a $185 million market cap. Anaheim-based Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. was down 3% to 34 cents and a $28 million market cap.