US markets closed higher yesterday with the Dow adding 0.09% and the broader S&P 500 Index edging 0.01% higher to hold the 2000.12 points level, but the technology-heavy NASDAQ Composite Index lost 0.02%. Asian markets traded lower this morning with both US and FTSE futures also trading weaker. The ALSI future was last trading 0.63% lower. The Rand was last quoted firmer at R10.6145 against the US Dollar, while the gold price has climbed higher to trade at $1,288.86 an ounce.
Key macro events:
EU: Eurozone Consumer Confidence
US: Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Survey
US: Farm Prices