Today we are taking a look at:

  • US preliminary GDP numbers undershoot expectations, durable goods disappoint
  • Rand slips onto the back foot as political headlines sour sentiment, majors range bound with eyes on NFP this week
  • Top 40 closes 0.75% lower, US markets weighed by GDP numbers and softer than expected earnings, Asia negative this morning
  • Japanese retail sales disappoint as consumer trends remain weak