The Top 40 was up just over 1% with Anglo American leading the way (+4.2%). Commodity prices were higher which boosted our commodity counters.
The Rand was also weaker at R10.68 to the US$ and Pound strength saw the local currency at R18.30 to the Pound, which supported the dual listed stocks.
US record highs
US markets closed at record highs with economic data signalling a stronger economy.