3 August 2020: Week Ahead, Apple On Top | Tourism Holdings Global markets were mixed on Friday, but the US market ended the month on a high (S&P 500 Index +0.8%) experiencing its fourth consecutive monthly advance. The rally was led by a surge in Technology stocks, with Apple shares jumping +10% to all-time highs, once again becoming the world's most valuable company after reporting stronger than expected earnings, with revenues rising 11% from a year ago against analyst expectations for a decline.    The White House and Democrats continue to discuss the next virus-relief package as enhanced unemployment benefits expired on Friday. Familiar fault lines continue to separate the White House and congressional Democrats on the next coronavirus stimulus package a day after an extended meeting over the weekend. The key sticking point separating Democrats and Republicans continues to be the federal boost to unemployment assistance, which was set at...