Stocks rose on Tuesday amid signs the global economy was recovering and optimism that corporate earnings reports will beat expectations.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> closed up 131.50 points, or 1.37 percent, at 9,731.25. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> was up 14.26 points, or 1.37 percent, at 1,054.72. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> gained 35.42 points, or 1.71 percent, to 2,103.57.

(Reporting by Angela Moon, Editing by Leslie Adler)