The JSE was taking a breather on Tuesday after its recent strong rally, which took the bourse to successive record highs, as some profit-taking set in. However, earlier the all-share index hit yet another fresh record high when it touched 33 263,148. At noon, the JSE's all-share index was down 0,88%.
The JSE remained firm by midday on Friday, with a trader saying that the market was consolidating after hitting record levels earlier this week. Starting from Wednesday, the bourse had two consecutive days of hitting all-time highs, but failed to close at its record peak of 32 130,75 points.
The JSE was trading just off its new record high by midday on Thursday as world markets and resources continued to add support. In the morning session, the bourse broke through Wednesday's record and hit a fresh high of 32 127.051 points. By midday, the all-share index had gained 0,8% to 32,112,15 points.
Firmer global equities started to give the JSE support during the morning session on Friday, lifting the broader all-share index 0,91% by noon. Traders said that resource counters were also underpinning gains in the Alsi. By midday, the JSE's resources index collected 1,59%. The platinum-mining index strengthened 3,07% and the gold-mining index advanced 1,25%.