[BRIEFING.COM] Stocks have ticked up since the opening bell, extending the S&P 500's gain to 0.6% from 0.3%.
Nine of eleven sectors are trading in the green. The top-performing sectors are financials (+1.0%), consumer discretionary (+0.8%), and industrials (+1.1%), while the worst-performing sectors are consumer staples (-0.4%), telecom services (-0.1%), and real estate (-0.1%).
In the bond market, Treasuries are mostly flat this morning, but the 2-yr note is under pressure, hovering at its lowest level since September 2008. The yield on the 2-yr Treasury note is up four basis points at 2.26%.