Australia shares higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.44%
Investing.com – Australia equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the IT , Real Estate Investment and Energy sectors propelled shares higher.
At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.44%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200 were Galaxy Resources Ltd (ASX: GXY ), which rose 7.35% or 0.090 points to trade at 1.315 at the close. Link Administration Holdings Ltd (ASX: LNK ) added 5.20% or 0.260 points to end at 5.260 and Wisetech Global Ltd (ASX: WTC ) was up 4.66% or 1.290 points to 29.000 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Resolute Mining Ltd (ASX: RSG ), which lost 4.87% or 0.065 points to trade at 1.270 in late trade. Northern Star Resources Ltd (ASX: NST ) declined 4.03% or 0.470 points to end at 11.180 and Emeco Holdings Ltd (ASX: EHL ) shed 3.86% or 0.080 points to 1.990.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 757 to 433 and 352 ended unchanged on the Sydney Stock Exchange.
The S&P/ASX 200 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was down 5.28% to 12.354 a new 1-month low.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 1.81% or 25.65 to $1388.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 2.53% or 1.48 to hit $59.95 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 2.63% or 1.70 to trade at $66.44 a barrel.
AUD/USD was down 0.37% to 0.6994, while AUD/JPY fell 0.01% to 75.85.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.42% at 96.072.
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