5 straight record close for JSE main market

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended trading for the 5th straight record close on Thursday and the 14th record close for the year.
The main market ended with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index increased by 1,724.82 points to a new closing high of 474,103.07 and the JSE Index advanced 1,567.41 points to a record 431,823.88.
At the close of trading on the main and US markets, the prices of 8 securities advanced, 12 declined and 11 traded firm as 35 securities traded, up from 37 on Wednesday.
 Wigton Windfarm dominated trading with 194 million shares and 90 percent of total trades, followed by Wisynco Group with 10.7 million shares accounting for 5 percent and JMMB Group with 6.66 million units amounting to 3 percent of the day’s volume.
The main market ended with, 215,299,937 units valued $719,088,970 trading compared to 251,755,951 units valued at $252,195,249 changing hands on Wednesday.
Trading ended with an average of 6,728,123 units valued at an average of $22,471,530 for each security traded. In contrast to 7,628,968 units for an average of $7,642,280 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 2,138,107 units valued $12,895,109 and previously, 1,911,089 units valued $11,710,668. Trading for April resulted in an average of 157,923 shares at $3,718,919, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with 8 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita Investments lost 74 cents in trading 2,164 shares to close at $44.25, Caribbean Cement closed with a fall of $1 at $79 while trading 7,764 shares, Grace Kennedy gained 50 cents trading at $61.50, with 143,255 shares. Jamaica Broilers rose 95 cents in trading 6,442 units to close at $32.95, Jamaica Producers dropped $2 to close at $23, in trading 1,044,714 shares. Kingston Wharves settled at $70, with 3,899 units trading after gaining by $1, NCB Financial Group lost $2 trading 416,899 shares to end at $161. PanJam Investment dropped $1.40 and ended at $95.50, with 18,515 units trading, Pulse Investments finished at $2.55, with 45,001 shares, Proven Investments rose 50 cents to close at $34 with an exchange of 300 shares, Sagicor Group added $1.48 and ended trading at $49.98, with an exchange of 470,884 stock units and Seprod added $2.05 in trading 123,705 shares to close at $48.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 38,836 units valued US$11,353. JMMB Group 6% settle at $1.06 while trading 7,608 units, Sterling Investments finished trading 2,028 units and lost 0.03 cent to close with a at 37 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments traded 29,200 units to close at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index rose 0.40 points to close at 193.62.

13 record close for JSE main market

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange just about eked out another new record close on Wednesday with the 13th record close for the year.
The main market ended on Wednesday with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index rose 392.18 points to another record close of 472,378.25 and the JSE Index advanced by 356.39 points to a record close of 430,256.47.
At the close of trading on the main and US markets, the prices of 15 securities advanced, 12 declined and 10 traded firm as 37 securities traded, up from 36 on Tuesday.
Wigton Windfarm dominated trading with 247 million shares and 98 percent of total trades, followed by Victoria Mutual Investments with 1.7 million JMMB Group 7.5% with 650,000 units.
The main market ended with, 251,755,951 units valued at $252,195,249 trading compared to 159,340,927 units valued $195,304,339 changing hands on Tuesday.
Trading ended with an average of 7,628,968 units valued $7,642,280, in contrast to 4,686,498 shares valued at $5,744,245 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 1,911,089 units valued $11,710,668 and previously, 1,603,777 units valued $11,940,167. Trading for April resulted in an average of 157,923 shares at $3,718,919, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with 7 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 closing with a lower offer.
In main market activity, Berger Paints lost 70 cents in trading 64,745 shares at $18.30, Caribbean Cement closed with a fall of 90 cents at $80 while trading 43,056 shares, Jamaica Broilers lost $1 in trading 1,482 units to close at $32, with, Jamaica Producers gained 49 cents to close at $25, in trading 19,200 shares. Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 53,803 shares after gaining 99 cents to close at $20, Kingston Wharves settled at $69, with 9,021 units trading after falling by $2. Mayberry Investments fell 44 cents and ended trading at $8.56, with 49,770 shares, NCB Financial Group gained $3 trading 47,580 shares to end at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $163. Sagicor Group added 49 cents and ended trading at $48.50, with an exchange of 52,438 stock units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund rose 45 cents and finished trading 450 stock units at $9.95, Salada Foods dropped $4.65 to $31 in trading 9,982 stock units. Scotia Group gained 60 cents to close at $52, with 94,766 shares trading, Seprod added $1.95 in trading 60,251 shares to close at $45.95 and Stanley Motta gained 30 cents and ended at $5 trading 16,52 shares.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 2,103,867 units valued $455,660. JMMB Group 6% lost 1 cent to settle at $1.06 while trading 207,500 units and JMMB Group 5.75% closed at $2 with 10,000 shares changing hands, Proven Investments shed 2 cents to close at 25 US cents with an exchange of 103,195 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments traded 1,783,172 units and added 1 cent to close at 10 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index declined by 1.18 points to close at 193.22.

JSE main market 11th 2019 record close

NCB Financial helped JSE to the 11th record close for 2019.

NCB Group traded as high as $164 but closed at $155 while Scotia Group traded at $53 and Kingston Wharves jumped to $71 to help push the main market indices to the eleventh record close for 2019.
Recently listed Wigton Windfarm closed trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday at 79 cents down from 83 cents on Friday.
At the end of trading, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index surged 12,174.61 points to a record 470,840.00 and the JSE Index jumped 11,063.52 points to a record close of 428,858.60.
The market ended with, trading 201,967,708 units valued $347,243,860 down from 480,565,591 units valued $877,072,543 changing hands, on Friday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 197.5 million shares accounting for 98 percent of total main market volume, followed by Sagicor Group with 2.95 million units and 1.5 percent of the day’s trades and Wisynco Group with 291,863 units for 0.14 percent of volume traded.
Trading ended with an average of 6,515,087 units valued at $11,201,415, in contrast to 16,018,853 shares valued at $29,235,751 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 1,423,065 units valued $12,322,493 but traded as high as $164 and previously, 1,135,538 to units valued $12,389,326. Trading for April resulted in an average of 157,923 shares at $3,718,919, for each security traded.
At the close market activity, the main and US markets traded 34 securities, compared to 31 on Monday leading to 13 advancing, 14 declining and 7 closing unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with 9 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita Investments fell $1.39 in closing at $44.11, trading 24,043 shares, Jamaica Broilers gained $1.90 to $33 with 5,584 shares trading, Jamaica Producers rose $1.50 to close at $25, in trading 4,000 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange shed 76 cents to end at $19, with 178,284. Kingston Properties lost $1 and concluded trading of 100 shares at $6, Kingston Wharves traded 232 shares and rose $3 to close at $71, Mayberry Jamaican Equities declined by 65 cents and ended trading of 15,700 shares at $10.85. NCB Financial Group gained $2.01 trading 48,712 shares at $155.01. PanJam Investment jumped $8 with 21,500 shares changing hands, to close at $98, Pulse Investments climbed 68 cents to finish at $2.98, with an exchange of 11,750 shares, Sagicor Group rose 50 cents and ended trading at $48.50, with an exchange of 2,950,094 stock units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund lost 50 cents trading 3,500 shares at $9.50. Salada Foods declined $2 to $30 in trading 1,000 stock units. Scotia Group climbed $2.50 to $53, with 271,656 shares trading, Seprod shed $1.30 trading 315,880 shares to close at $43, Stanley Motta lost 30 cents and ended at $5 trading 30,000 shares and Supreme Ventures lost 75 cents to finish at $31, with 44,425 units changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 469,200 units valued $112,901. JMMB Group 6% preference share closed with 1,500 units trading after falling 2 cents to close at US$1.07, Proven Investments lost 3 cents to close at 24 US cents with an exchange of 450,000 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments traded 17,700 units and closed at 10 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index declined by 9.91 points to close at 184.35.

Wigton adds to JSE main market record

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NCB Financial Group added mcu to JSE rexcord close on Friday.

Wigton Windfarm closed trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday at 83 cents after trading 473 million shares and NCB Group closed at $153 to help push the main market indices to tenth record close for 2019.
At the end of trading, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 4,339.37 points to a record close of 458,665.39 and the JSE Index climbed 3,943.35 points to a new record of 417,795.08.
The market ended with, trading 480,565,591 units valued $877,072,543, well up from 13,075,782 units valued $311,199,908 changing hands, on Wednesday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 472.8 million shares accounting for 98 percent of total main market volume, followed by PanJam Investment with 4.2 million units and 0.9 percent of the day’s trades and Wisynco Group with 570,953 units for just 0.12 percent of volume traded.
Trading ended with an average of 16,018,853 units valued at $29,235,751, in contrast to 421,799 units valued at $10,038,707 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 1,135,538 to units valued $12,389,326 and previously, 275,231 units valued $11,357,912. Trading for April resulted in an average of 157,923 shares at $3,718,919, for each security traded.
At the close market activity, the main and US markets traded 31 securities, compared to 35 on Friday leading to 12 advancing, 11 declining and 8 closing unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with a weak signal for the coming day with 6 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita Investments gained $1.50 in closing at $45.50, trading 277,818 shares, Berger Paints lost 49 cents and ended at $18, with an exchange of 750 stock units,. Jamaica Broilers declined $1.90 to $31.10 with 3,033 shares trading, Jamaica Producers rose $1.50 to close at $25, in trading 4,000 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange added 76 cents to end at $19.76, with 72,635, Kingston Wharves traded 2,328 shares but lost $2 to close at $68,  shares changing hands. Mayberry Investments gained 45 cents and ended trading of 5,467 shares at $9, Mayberry Jamaican Equities rose 50 cents and ended trading of 94,800 shares at $11.50,  NCB Financial Group  jumped $5.75 trading 214,535 shares at $153. PanJam Investment  dropped $4 with 4,199,150 shares changing hands, to close at $90, Salada Foods rose $2 to end at $32 in trading 2,000 stock units, Scotia Group climbed 50 cents to $50.50, with 39,401 shares trading and Seprod  shed 70 cents trading 315,880 shares to close at $44.30.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 4,110 units valued at US$1,110 as Proven Investments was the sole stock trading to close at 27 US cents with an exchange of 4,100 shares.  The JSE USD Equities Index remained unchanged to close at 194.26.

10th record closing high for JSE

Wigton Windfarm traded 472.8 million shares to close at a record 83 cents and NCB Financial Group closed at $153 to help push the JSE main market to a tenth record close for the year.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 4,339.37 points to a record close of 458,665.39 and the JSE Index climbed 3,943.35 points to a new record of 417,795.08.
Wigton Windfarm shares were trading for the second day on the exchange after a successful Initial Public Offer and has gained just over 60 percent so far. The market closed with Wigton having 129 million shares on the bid to buy and 39.8 million units on offer of shares. The stock closed with 10.9 million units on the bid at 83 cents and 2.09 million units are on offer at 84 cents.
Meanwhile the Junior Market index traded with a gain of 10.21 points to close at 3,138.66.

Wigton adds to JSE main market gains

Wigton Windfarm listing on its JSE. Observing the listing is Prime Minister of Jamaica, Hon. Andrew Holness (centre) and Dr. Nigel Clarke (right) as Mr. Russell Hadeed, Chairman of Petroleum (left) inserts Wigton strip on the Exchange’s Board.

Wigton Windfarm listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Wednesday and closed trading at 65 cents after trading 8,351,000 shares.
Scotia Group climbed to $50 and Wisynco Group traded at a new high of $15.95 to push the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index up 2,580.04 points to 454,326.02 and the JSE Index up by 2,344.58 points to 413,851.736 at the close
Within 47 minutes of the opening of trading the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index surged 5,219.13 points to an intraday record of 457,965.13 and the JSE Index jumped 5,651.57 points to a new record of 417,158.72.
The market ended with, 13,075,782 units valued $311,199,908 trading, up from 7,661,551 units valued $296,721,375 units changing hands, on Tuesday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 8.35 million shares accounting for 64 percent of total main market volume, followed by Panjam Investment with 2.8 million units and 22 percent of the day’s trades and 138 Student Living with 579,800 units for 4.4 percent of volume traded.
Trading ended with an average of 421,799 units valued at $10,038,707, in contrast to 239,423 shares valued at $9,272,543 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 275,231 units valued $11,357,912 and previously, 265,920 units valued $11,582,843. Trading for April resulted in an average of 157,923 shares at $3,718,919, for each security traded.
At the close market activity, the main and US markets traded 35 securities, compared to 33 on Wednesday leading to 11 advancing, 13 declining and 11 closing unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with a weak signal for the coming day with 7 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita Investments gained 50 cents and closed at $44, trading 868 shares, Berger Paints lost 51 cents and ended at $18.49, with an exchange of 1,000 stock units, Caribbean Cement climbed $2.50 to close at $73, trading 25,762 shares. Jamaica Broilers climbed $1.50 to $33 with 41,071 shares trading, Jamaica Producers lost 50 cents to close at $23.50, in trading 4,755 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange shed 76 cents to end at $19, with 16,931 shares changing hands. Mayberry Jamaican Equities lost 50 cents and ended trading of 61,356 shares at $11, NCB Financial Group lost 75 cents trading 17,000 shares at $147.25. PanJam Investment  dropped $3.50 with 2,838,006 shares changing hands, to close at $94, Sagicor Group  lost 50 cents to end at $48 in trading 16,100 stock units, Scotia Group climbed $1 to $50, with 419,426 shares trading. Seprod shed $1 trading 3,500 shares to close at $45, Supreme Ventures  settled at $31.86, with 161,361 shares. Wisynco Group  rose 45 cents trading 166,505 shares to end at a record closing high of $15.95.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 4,000 units valued at US$1,000 as JMMB Group  5.75% preference share concluded trading of 1,527 units with a gain of 4 cents to settle at $1.09,  JMMB Group  6% lost 5 cents and ended at $2 with an exchange of 2,374 shares. Proven Investments rose 3 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of 27 US cents trading 1,802 units Sygnus Credit Investments  ended trading at 10 US cents with 249,465 shares. The JSE USD Equities Index jumped 6.3 percent with an increase of 11.55 points to close at 194.26.

Wigton opens at 65 cents

Wigton stock could double soon.

Shares of the latest public offer of Wigton Windfarm, will start trading today on the Jamaica Stock Exchange when the market opens at 9:30 at 65 cents.
Within minutes of opening more than 8 million shares were on the bid between 35 cents (just 1 bid) and 76 cents with sellers offering more than 12 million units to sell between 60 cents and $5
After a few minutes of trading just under 7 million shares traded at 65 cents. The shares will be restricted to a maximum price rise of 15 cents today or 30 percent of the IPO price, which is the maximum the stock exchange circuit breaker rule permits. If the bid closes at 84 cents at the close of trading then it can trade as high as $1.09 on Friday when the market reopens after the Labour day holiday.
The stock should be very liquid and that may constrain the price movement as speculators take profit early. The PE ratio of the stock is 8.5 times earnings but with many main market stocks priced in the 15 times region Wigton could get to that valuation and sell just under $1.
Mayberry Investments the main broker for the issue stated that the public sector pool was oversubscribed accordingly and all Public Sector workers who applied for less than 15 million shares were fully allocated while investors from the general public, were fully allocated up to 8.5 million shares.

Trading up for JSE main market

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange main market returned to more normal levels on Tuesday, than the heavy trading that took place on Monday.
The market ended with 7,661,551 units valued $296,721,375, up sharply from 1,643,736 units valued $44,890,131 units changing hands, on Monday.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index declined 3,438.93 points to 451,745.98 and the JSE Index dropped 3,125.06 points to 411,507.15.
Sagicor Group led trading with 5.18 million shares accounting for 68 percent of total main market volume, followed by Victoria Mutual Investments with 758,101 units and 10 percent of the day’s trades and Wisynco Group with 355,985 units for 5 percent of volume traded.
Trading ended with an average of 239,423 units valued $9,272,543, in contrast to 53,024 shares valued at $1,448,069 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 265,920 units valued $11,582,843 and previously, 267,779 units valued $11,609,967. Trading for April resulted in an average of 157,923 shares at $3,718,919, for each security traded.
At the close market activity, the main and US markets traded 33 securities, compared to 34 on Monday leading to 9 advancing, 15 declining and 9 closing unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with 7 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita Investments lost 60 cents and closed at $43.50, trading 142,650 shares, Berger Paints rose $2 and ended at $19, with 12,000 stock units traded, Caribbean Cement climbed $1.50 to close at $70.50, trading 4,932 shares, Eppley lost 50 cents and ended 100 shares trading at $12,  Jamaica Stock Exchange rose 77 cents to end at $19.76, with 23,349 shares changing hands. JMMB Group gained 65 cents to end at $38.75 while trading 99,273 shares, Kingston Wharves jumped $2 trading 792 shares in closing at $70, Mayberry Investments lost 45 cents and ended trading 15,784 shares at $8.55, NCB Financial Group  lost $2 trading 121,000 shares at $148. PanJam Investment  added 50 cents with 16,955 shares changing hands, to close at $97.50, Proven Investments rose $1.50 to close trading of 1,445 units at $33.50, Sagicor Group  jumped $1.51 to end at $48.50 in trading 5,179,012 stock units, Scotia Group declined $1 to $49, with 194,251 shares trading. Seprod gained $2 trading 43,939 shares to close at $46 and Wisynco Group  rose 56 cents to close at a record high of $15.50, with 355,985 shares trading.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 4,000 units valued at US$1,000 as Margaritaville  ended trading at 25 US cents with 4,000 shares. The JSE USD Equities Index closed unchanged at 182.71.

Trading drops JSE main index rise

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange main market returned to more normal levels on Monday, than the heavy trading that took place on Friday.
The market ended with 1,643,736 units valued $44,890,131 units changing hands, down sharply from 61,016,873 units for $1,233,540,286 trading on Friday.
At the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 2,693.78 points to 455,184.91 and the JSE Index gained 2,447.92 points to 414,632.21.
Sygnus Credit Investments led trading with 375,328 shares accounting for 23 percent of total main market volume, followed by Wisynco Group with 188,883 units and 11.5 percent of the day’s trades and JMMB Group with 143,007 units for 9 percent of volume traded.
Trading ended with an average of 53,024 units valued at $1,448,069, in contrast to 1,906,777 shares valued at $38,548,134 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 267,779 units valued $11,609,967 and previously, 283,444 units valued $12,405,469. Trading for April resulted in an average of 157,923 shares at $3,718,919, for each security traded.
At the close market activity, the main and US markets traded 34 securities, compared to 35 on Friday leading to 9 advancing, 15 declining and 8 closing unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with a weak signal for the coming day with 8 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita Investments lost 30 cents and closed at $43.50, trading 680 shares, Berger Paints lost $1.50 and ended at $17, with 9,755 stock units traded, Caribbean Cement dipped $2 to close at $69, trading 26,173 shares, Jamaica Broilers gained 40 cents to finish trading with 470 units at $31.50. Jamaica Producers declined by $1 to close at $24, with an exchange of 116,733 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 76 cents and ended at $18.99, with 27,946 shares changing hands. JMMB Group gained 60 cents to end at $38.10 while trading 143,007 shares, Kingston Wharves jumped $2 trading 792 shares in closing at $70, PanJam Investment shed $1.25 with 76,565 shares changing hands, to close at $97, Sagicor Group  jumped $1.99 to end at $46.99 in trading 6,450 stock units, Seprod  lost 99 cents trading 29,122 shares to close at $44 and Supreme Ventures concluded trading 83,762 stock units after falling 86 cents to close at $31.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 840,013 units valued at $189,945. Proven Investments gained 0.5 cent and closed trading of 756,613 units at 24.05 US cents and Sygnus Investments ended trading of 83,400 shares at 10 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed with a fall of 0.36 points at 182.71.

Heavy trading in JSE main market

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market pulled back from the record close on Friday, with heavy trading of 61,016,873 units for $1,233,540,286.
Trading on Thursday amounted to 8,832,435 units valued $286,901,142.
Stanley Motta led trading on friday with 25 million shares accounting for 41 percent of total main market volume, followed by Sagicor Group with 15.1 million units and 25 percent of the day’s trades and Wisynco Group with 7.2 million units for 12 percent of volume traded. Also trading in large numbers were Carreras with 5 million units, Kingston Properties with 3.9 stock units and JMMB Group with 2.3 million shares.
Trading ended with an average of 1,906,777 units at $38,548,134 for each security traded, in contrast to 276,014 shares valued at $8,965,661 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 283,444 units valued $12,405,469 and previously, 151,264 units valued $10,107,212. Trading for April resulted in an average of 157,923 shares at $3,718,919, for each security traded.
The JSE All Jamaican Composite Index lost 3,086.58 points to 452,491.13 and the JSE Index shed 2,804.87 points to 412,184.29 as declining stocks beat out those gaining.
At the close market activity, the main and US markets traded 34 securities, compared to 35 on Thursday leading to 9 advancing, 13 declining and 12 closing unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with a weak signal for the coming day with 11 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Berger Paints lost 35 cents and ended at $18.50, with 29,501 stock units traded, Caribbean Cement dipped $2 to close at $69, trading 26,173 shares, JMMB Group lost $1.50 to end at $37.50 while trading 2,279,409 shares, Kingston Properties rose $1 to end at $7, with an exchange of 100 stock units. Kingston Wharves jumped $3 trading 2,007 shares in closing at $68, NCB Financial Group added $2.40 with 896,238 shares changing hands, to close at $150, Proven Investments closed trading of 8,883 shares and gained of 50 cents to end at $32. Sagicor Group  dropped $3.49 to end at $45 in trading 15,159,344 stock units, Scotia Group  lost $1 trading 90,712 shares to close at $50 and Stanley Motta  concluded trading 25,031,916 stock units after gaining 64 cents to close at $5.39.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 1,267,250 shares valued US$260,425. Proven Investments gained 1.5 cents and closed trading of 955,000 units at 24 US cents and Sygnus Investments ended trading of 312,250 shares at 10 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed with a rise of 0.76 points at 183.07.