The S&P 500 was up 0.8% in midday trading to 2,042.34.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 1% to 17,495.50.
The NASDAQ was up 0.3% to 4,776.65.
The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond was down 2% to 1.90%
The price of gold was up 2.8% to $1,265.
Irvine-based Tilly’s Inc. was down 14.5% to $6.80 and a $193 million market cap. The apparel retailer missed analyst expectations on earning and said it would lose money in the current quarter.
Irvine-based Autobytel Inc. was up 5.5% to $18.12 and a $190 million market cap on above average volume. Shares in the automobile sales leads provider are recovering after a 15% decline following last week’s quarterly report.