The S&P 500 rose 0.09% to 1,704.80 in afternoon trading Monday.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.09% to 15,251.23, while the Nasdaq was up 0.31% to 3,803.52.

The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond rose 0.34% to 2.69%.

The price of gold was up 0.67% to $1,276.70 per ounce.

Homebuilders were generally down on Monday, led by Newport Beach-based William Lyon Homes. The company's shares were off about 4% to $21.13 for a market value of $664.26 million.

Irvine-based Standard Pacific Corp. was down about 1% to $7.67 for a market value of $2.66 billion.

TRI Pointe Homes Inc. was down about 1% to $13.75. The Irvine-based homebuilder had a recent market value of $434.46 million.