Improved market sentiment lifted US stocks on Friday.
Renewed business optimism boosts industrial and technology stocks.
Wall Street's main indices began on the last day of the week in positive territory, buoyed by renewed hopes of the United States and China to finalize the first phase of the trade deal to avoid tariff rises in December. At the time of writing, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.3% on the day while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite added 0.35% and 0.5% respectively.

Earlier in the day, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told Fox Business Network that they were "a lot further with the details of the trade deal with China," and noted that there was a very high probability of an agreement.

Driven by improved market sentiment, the risk-sensitive technology index adds 0.5% a day to lead the rally alongside the Industries Index, which rose 0.6% at press time. On the other hand, the indices of real estate, defense and defense consumer goods record modest losses.