Futures monitoring the S&P 500 and Dow squeezed higher on Friday, as investors anticipated progress in bipartisan talks over the next coronavirus aid bill ahead of the November 3 presidential election.

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stated on Thursday that the was development in talks with the white house, but Senate Republicans remained skeptical  of a probable deal costing trillions of dollars.

Discouragement over the timeline of the relief legislature has been weighing on Wall Street’s main indexes, which were set to end a choppy week slightly lower.

Meanwhile, a record 47 million Americans cast ballots, dwarfing total early voting from the 2016 election. President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden debated on Thursday for the last time to persuade the few remaining undecided voters 12 days before their contest.