Australian equities edge down at close of trade

Australian equities edge down at close of trade

On Thursday, Australian shares dived after the close. It’s because losses in the Gold, IT as well as Metals & Mining sectors put pressure on stocks.

The S&P/ASX 200 went down 0.69%.

On the S&P/ASX 200 the best performers included Myer Holdings Ltd, Mayne Pharma Group Ltd and Skycity Entertainment Group Ltd. They ascended respectively 6.08%, 4.88% and 3.49%.   

As for the worst performers, they were represented by such benchmarks as Aristocrat Leisure Ltd, Independence Group NL, Independence Group NL and Iress Ltd. They went down respectively 7.33%, 5.62% and 4.06%.         

On the Sydney Stock Exchange diving stocks outnumbered rallying equities by 670 to 560. Meanwhile, 357 were intact.

Measuring the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, the S&P/ASX 200 VIX gained 6.70% hitting 12.470.

The currency pair AUD/USD edged up 0.25% reaching 0.7590, AUD/JPY tacked on 0.38% being worth 85.05.

As for the US Dollar Index Futures, it decline 0.12% showing an outcome of 93.11.

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