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  • Writer's pictureLuke Holland

JSE Top 40 dips below 73,000 level!

Given the current market conditions, it's clear that the JSE Top 40 Index is experiencing the effects of being overbought. With the index currently trading at 72,518, it has indeed dropped below the 73,000 level. From Monday's peak to today's low, the index is down by 1,911 points, or -2.59%. This decline is a reflection of the increased probability of profit-taking and heightened volatility, as noted by our analyst, Lester Davids.


The significant number of shares in overbought status, along with those approaching overbought territory, suggests that the market is undergoing a pullback. This is a typical reaction following a strong rally, where investors capitalise on gains, leading to a slight dip in the market.


As we approach the local election next week, this pullback is also influenced by both local economic indicators and global market trends. The strength of the ZAR and the recent rally in commodity prices have been key drivers of performance, but the overbought conditions were bound to prompt a short-term adjustment.


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At Unum Trade, we continue to monitor these developments closely and are here to provide insights and guidance to help you navigate the market's ups and downs. Please stay tuned for our updates as we look over the situation.



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