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What you need to know going into trade on September 23:Image Credit: Google
The Dow is up 5% in September, on pace for its best monthly gain since 1987.Image Credit: Google
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq are also up around 5% this month.Image Credit: Google
All three indexes are on track for their third straight week of gains.Image Credit: Google
Stocks have rallied in September as investors bet on more stimulus from the U.S. government and central bank.Image Credit: Google
The European Central Bank announced a new round of stimulus Thursday, while the Federal Reserve is widely expected to announce more stimulus at its meeting next week.Image Credit: Google
Investors will be closely watching Friday's inflation report for clues on the Fed's next move.Image Credit: Google
Economists expect consumer prices rose 0.2% in August, after falling 0.1% in July. Excluding food and energy, core CPI is expected to rise 0.2%.
The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment index is also due out at 10 a.m. ET. Economists expect the index to rise to 77 in September from 74.3 in August.
There are no major earnings reports scheduled for Friday.