Currencies The rand loses ground and market focus shifts to US data.
CommoditiesBenchmark crude oil contracts are little changed while gold and platinum are having a decent start for the month of July.
EquitiesThe S&P 500 Index closed at an all-time high for a sixth consecutive day, as value and cyclical sectors recovered some strength following a rotation into tech and growth stocks in June.
DateRegionEventActual/Expected/PriorImplications
01/07SAAbsa manufacturing PMI57.4/56.0/57.8Manufacturing PMI came in slightly stronger than consensus.
01/07USInitial Jobless claims364k/388k/411kJobless claims came in lower than expected, however doesn’t really paint a positive picture since it is uncertain whether those who no longer claim are in fact now employed.

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Source: Nedbank

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