Investing.com | Jan 15, 2019 06:00
At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 added 0.71% to hit a new 1-month high.
The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200 were Navitas Ltd (AX:NVT), which rose 12.86% or 0.630 points to trade at 5.530 at the close. Syrah Resources Ltd (AX:SYR) added 10.34% or 0.185 points to end at 1.975 and oOh!Media Ltd (AX:OML) was up 6.74% or 0.240 points to 3.800 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Ausdrill Ltd (AX:ASL), which lost 5.24% or 0.065 points to trade at 1.175 in late trade. Speedcast International Ltd (AX:SDA) declined 3.57% or 0.110 points to end at 2.970 and Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd (AX:CCL) shed 2.51% or 0.210 points to 8.150.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 579 to 481 and 365 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 7.89% to 14.284 a new 1-month low.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.01% or 0.15 to $1291.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 1.48% or 0.75 to hit $51.26 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 1.44% or 0.85 to trade at $59.84 a barrel.
AUD/USD was up 0.34% to 0.7219, while AUD/JPY rose 0.85% to 78.48.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 95.145.
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