Stock futures drifted in late trading after rallying during the regular session. The S&P 500 closed higher for a fourth straight session and came within striking distance of its recent record close.
Perhaps there is more behind the impressive run in gold prices than simply fears of a lingering U.S. recession.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed out July with another modest gain, as the stock market continues to rebound. Top Dow Jones stocks to watch in August are Pfizer, Nike, Visa and Walmart. There are clear winners — and losers — through the first seven months of 2020.