Australian stocks edge down

Australian stocks edge down

On Monday, Australian shares dropped after the close, as losses in the Metals & Mining, A-REITs as well as Telecoms Services sectors brought stocks down.

The S&P/ASX 200 dipped 0.07%.

Spotless Fp, Bellamys Australia Ltd and Blackmores Ltd added 48.97%, 15.71% and 12.94% respectively, thus becoming the best performers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200.

On the contrary, such benchmarks as Independence Group NL, Virtus Health Ltd and South32 Ltd dropped respectively 3.44%, 3.16% and 2.88%, thus demonstrating the worst performance on the S&P/ASX 200.     

The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, which tracks the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, headed south 0.55%, being worth 10.218.

Leaping shares managed to outperform sagging ones on the Australia Stock Exchange by 545 to 520, while 347 were intact.

The currency pair AUD/USD decreased 0.38%, being worth 0.7702, AUD/JPY sank 0.18%, hitting 86.87.

The US Dollar Index Futures tumbled 0.04%, trading at 100.12.

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