The S&P 500 was up 0.7% in midday trading to 2,197.26.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.4% to 18,945.08.
The NASDAQ was up 0.8% to 5,363.79.
The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond was down 0.3% to 2.33%.
The price of gold was up 0.3% at $1,215.
Shares in Irvine-based Tilly’s Inc. were down 3% to $10.20 and a $294 million market cap on light volume. The youth fashion apparel chain plans to report third quarter performance on Nov. 30.
OC companies in the cannabis industry are down after reports that the nominee for attorney general opposes legalizing widespread use of the drug.
Newport Beach-based Terra Tech Corp. was down 10.4% to 33 cents and a $176 million market cap on heavy volume. Santa Ana-based Kush Bottles Inc. was down about 17% to $2.40 and a $122 million market cap. Westminster-based GreenGro Technologies, Inc. is down 15% to 0.06 and a market cap of $8 million.