The JSE was weaker at midday on Monday, erasing earlier gains following a similar trend in European markets on early indications that Wall Street was likely to open lower. At noon, the all-share index was down 0,69%. Resources fell 1,75% while the gold- and platinum-mining indices gave up 0,46% and 1,81% respectively.
The JSE recouped some of its earlier losses, but remained lower at midday on Friday on hopes that United States jobs data due out later in the day would support a case for another rate cut in the US. The local bourse was down more than 340 points in early trade following similar drops overseas stemming from renewed US subprime housing-market concerns.
Solid gains in bank stocks pushed the JSE further into the black at midday on Friday, while platinum stocks added some extra light. At noon on the JSE, the all-share index was 0,62% higher as banks collected 2,01% and financials added 1,08%. The platinum mining index added 1,24% and resources edged up 0,29%.
The JSE rose modestly at midday on Friday, helped by miners amid soaring metal prices with investors unfazed by talks that Wall Street was poised to open lower. At noon, the all-share index was up 0,61%. Resources gained 1,09% and the gold-mining and platinum-mining indices were up 1,14% and 0,81% respectively.
The JSE had given up most of its early gains by midday on Tuesday, but was still in positive territory as resources and the platinum mining index tried to lift the local bourse. By noon, the JSE's all-share index had added 0,18%. The platinum mining index had firmed 1,93% and resources rose 0,69%.