NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks edged higher on Wednesday, on track to snap this week’s streak of losses as investors clung to hopeful notes within the latest developments in U.S.-China trade relations ahead of a crucial round of negotiations.

Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., May 8, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Wall Street’s major indexes reversed course from their early decline after White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said that the United States had received an indication from Beijing that China wants to make a trade deal.

China’s lead negotiator, Vice Premier Liu He, is due to visit Washington on Thursday and Friday.

Even so, the U.S. government said in its official journal that it would raise