Australian stocks decrease at close of trade

Australian stocks decrease at close of trade

On Friday, Australian stocks went down after the close because losses in the IT, Materials as well as Consumer Staples sectors brought stocks down.

The S&P/ASX 200 slid 0.12%.

Orocobre Ltd, Northern Star Resources Ltd and Syrah Res F happened to be the best performers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200. They soared 5.84%, 5.12% and 4.53% respectively.    

On the contrary, the worst performance was demonstrated by such benchmarks as Vocus Fpo, Fortescue Metals Group Ltd and Mantra Group Ltd. They slid respectively 4.27%, 3.17% and 3.09%.     

Dropping shares outperformed soaring ones on the Australia Stock Exchange by 585 to 501, while 348 remained intact.

The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, assessing the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, gained 0.60%, trading at 12.214.

The currency pair AUD/USD decreased 0.30%, trading at 0.7523, AUD/JPY sank 0.61%, reaching 83.09.

The US Dollar Index Futures sank 0.09%, hitting 100.52.



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