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What to know in markets Friday

Heidi Chung

There are no notable economic releases or corporate earnings results scheduled for Friday.

Investors will be monitoring the market action on Friday as stocks flirt with record highs. All three of the major indices closed mixed on both Thursday and Friday’s sessions. As of Thursday’s close, the S&P 500 (^GSPC) is about 0.7% from its record high. Meanwhile, the Dow (^DJI) and Nasdaq (^IXIC) sit 1.11% and 1.88% off their all-time, respectively.

The major indices are on track to end the week lower if they do not manage to eke out gains and close higher on Friday.

Fedspeak will also be on market participants’ radars. Two voting members of the Federal Open Market Committee are scheduled to speak on Friday. Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren will be speaking at New York University, and New York Fed President John Williams will be in Switzerland.

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Heidi Chung is a reporter at Yahoo Finance. Follow her on Twitter: @heidi_chung.

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