Major U.S. indexes are pushing further into record territory as traders remain hopeful that the Federal Reserve will continue its easy-money policies under incoming chief Janet Yellen.
The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 indexes are at record highs for the third day running.
The Dow was up 47 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 15,922 in midday trading Friday. The S&P 500 was up two points, or 0.1 per cent, to 1,792.
The Nasdaq edged up less than a point to 3,973.
The S&P 500 is on pace to close higher for the week, marking its longest winning streak since February.