Australian shares decrease at close of trade

Australian shares decrease at close of trade

On Monday, Australian stocks decreased after the close, as losses in the Telecoms Services, A-REITs as well as Consumer Discretionary sectors brought stocks down.

The S&P/ASX 200 sank 0.36%.

Syrah Res F, Primary Health Care Ltd and Japara Fpo turned to be the best performers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200. They soared 5.93%, 3.34% and 3.28% respectively.      

The worst performance was demonstrated by Fletcher Building Ltd, Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd and Myer Holdings Ltd. They slid respectively 8.73%, 8.42% and 3.52%.

Diving shares outnumbered soaring ones on the Australia Stock Exchange by 631 to 453, while 359 ended intact.

Assessing the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, the S&P/ASX 200 VIX managed to gain 5.43%, hitting 10.274.

The currency pair AUD/USD headed north 0.30%, trading at 0.7728, AUD/JPY rallied 0.18%, trading at 86.95.

The US Dollar Index Futures decreased 0.17%, showing 99.97.

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