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Australia’s stock market is up at the end of the day; the S&P/ASX 200 is up 0.23.

After the market closed on Friday, Australia’s stocks went up, thanks to gains in the gold, energy, and resources sectors.

At the end of the trading day in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.23 percent to reach a new 6-month high.

Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX:PLS), which rose 13.18% or 0.53 points to 4.55 at the end of the session, was the best performer on the S&P/ASX 200. Resolute Mining Ltd (ASX:RSG) went up 11.76% or 0.03 points to end at 0.29, and Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX:WHC) went up 6.16% or 0.55 points to 9.48 in late trade.

Pointsbet Holdings Ltd (ASX:PBH) performed the worst of the day’s stocks, falling 7.69% or 0.13 points to trade at $1.56 at the close.Nanosonics Ltd (ASX:NAN) fell 6.64 percent, or 0.34 points, to end the day at 4.78, while Codan Ltd (ASX:CDA) fell 3.70 percent, or 0.17 points, to 4.42.

On the Sydney Stock Exchange, there were 640 stocks that went up, 580 that went down, and 422 that stayed the same.

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The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, fell by 1.11% to 12.05.

Gold futures for delivery in February went up 0.41 percent, or $7.90, to $1,931.80 per troy ounce. Crude oil for March delivery went up 0.53 percent, or $0.43, to $81.04 a barrel, and the March Brent oil contract went up 0.46 percent, or $0.40, to $86.56 a barrel.

AUD/USD stayed the same at 0.69, while AUD/JPY went up 0.75 points to 89.39.

At 101.87, the US Dollar Index Futures went up by 0.04%.

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