Australian equities decline at close of trade

Australian equities decline at close of trade

On Thursday, Australian stocks headed south because losses in the Energy, Gold as well as Resources sectors suppressed stocks.

The S&P/ASX 200 dived 0.02% in Sydney reaching a fresh 1-month minimum.

On the S&P/ASX 200 the top notch winners were represented by Speedcast International Ltd, Nanosonics Ltd and Duluxgroup Ltd. They rallied respectively 3.11%, 2.33% and 1.90%.   

As for the worst performers, they were such benchmarks as Galaxy Resources Ltd, Whitehaven Coal Ltd and Pilbara Minerals Ltd. They lost 6.63%, 6.18% and 5.63% respectively.

On the Sydney Stock Exchange diving stocks outclassed growing ones by 652 to 583, while 395 stood still.

Gauging the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, the S&P/ASX 200 VIX slumped 7.74% hitting 11.539.

The currency pair AUD/USD headed south 0.03% being worth 0.7965, AUD/JPY went down 0.08% trading at 88.60.

Besides this, the US Dollar Index Futures declined 0.06% showing a reading of 90.60.

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