Today we are taking a look at:

  • US equities climb to record highs, supported by Trump election and upbeat earnings season
  • Rand resilient despite uptick in dollar against majors, sterling the big mover around Brexit and BOE
  • Top 40 closes 0.76% lower, US markets mixed in unconvincing trade, Asia cautious ahead of NFP data today
  • BOE leaves interest rate unchanged, upgrades growth forecast; US initial jobless claims ease