U.S. stocks traded higher on Tuesday, the first trading day of August, as the Dow Jones industrial average approached another milestone, CNBC reported.
The 30-stock index rose about 82 points to a new record, with Goldman Sachs contributing the most gains.
The Dow also traded near 22,000. The S&P 500 rose 0.25 percent, with utilities and financials leading advancers. The Nasdaq composite climbed 0.2 percent.