U.S. stocks ticked higher on Tuesday, building on strong gains from the previous session amid easing fears of a trade war between the United States and China.
Technology stocks were the biggest gainers, with a more than 1 percent rise in shares of Apple (AAPL.O), Amazon (AMZN.O), Microsoft (MSFT.O) and Intel (INTC.O) providing the boost.
The main indexes ended up more than 2 percent on Monday following reports that the United States and China were willing to renegotiate tariffs and trade imbalances.
Global markets were rattled last week after President Donald Trump moved to impose tariffs on Chinese imports of up to $60 billion, adding to the import restrictions already placed on solar panels, steel and aluminum.
Top Trump administration officials are now asking China to cut tariffs on imported cars, allow foreign majority ownership of financial services firms and buy more U.S.-made semiconductors to avoid tariffs and a potential trade war.