Investing.com | Oct 22, 2018 07:00
At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 declined 0.58%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200 were Pilbara Minerals Ltd (AX:PLS), which rose 5.10% or 0.040 points to trade at 0.825 at the close. Western Areas Ltd (AX:WSA) added 3.43% or 0.080 points to end at 2.410 and Vocus Group Ltd (AX:VOC) was up 2.90% or 0.100 points to 3.550 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Flight Centre Ltd (AX:FLT), which lost 9.98% or 5.110 points to trade at 46.080 in late trade. Lynas Corporation Ltd (AX:LYC) declined 5.33% or 0.090 points to end at 1.600 and Wisetech Global Ltd (AX:WTC) shed 4.95% or 0.870 points to 16.690.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 703 to 442 and 345 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 up 3.26% to 16.987.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.09% or 1.10 to $1229.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.32% or 0.22 to hit $69.50 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.20% or 0.16 to trade at $79.94 a barrel.
AUD/USD was down 0.14% to 0.7108, while AUD/JPY fell 0.05% to 80.08.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 95.43.
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