Markets were flat in midday trading as investors waited for the Federal Reserve to speak on interest rates.

The S&P 500 was at 2,271.84. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was at 19,923.17. The NASDAQ was at 5,464.89.

The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond fell 1.6% to 2.44%.

The price of gold rose 0.5% to $1,165.


Clean Energy Fuels Corp. in Newport Beach was up 3.4% to $3.38 and a $460 million market cap on news that the incoming administration’s energy policy supports oil and natural gas exploration and production. Clean Energy runs natural gas filling stations.


Irvine-based Autobytel Inc. was down 4.6% to $14 and a $154 million market cap on high volume.