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Australia’s stock market is up at the end of the day; the S&P/ASX 200 is up 1.29.

Wednesday night, after the market closed, Australian stocks went up because gold, utilities, and A-REITs all went up.

At the end of the day in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 was up 1.29 percent.


Westgold Resources Ltd. (ASX:WGX), which rose 11.70% or 0.10 points to trade at 0.95 at the end of the day, did the best on the S&P/ASX 200. Evolution Mining Ltd (ASX:EVN) went up 8.10% or 0.23 points to end at 3.07, and St Barbara Ltd (ASX:SBM) went up 7.95% or 0.06 points to 0.82 in late trade.

Nuix Ltd. (ASX:NXL), which fell 3.03% or 0.02 points to 0.64 at the end of the session, did the worst. Domain Holdings Australia Ltd (ASX:DHG) fell 1.16% or 0.03 points to end at 2.56, and Breville Group Ltd (ASX:BRG) fell 1.15% or 0.21 points to 18.01.

On the Sydney Stock Exchange, there were 784 stocks that went up, 432 that went down, and 397 that stayed the same.

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Domain Holdings Australia Ltd. (ASX:DHG) shares fell to their lowest point in the past 52 weeks, down 1.16% or 0.03 to $2.56.

The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, went down by 10.55% to 12.24.


Gold futures for February delivery went down 0%, or $0.05, to $1,825.35 per troy ounce. In other commodity trading, the price of crude oil for February delivery fell 0.29%, or $0.22, to $76.01 per barrel, while the price of Brent oil for February delivery fell 0.26%, or $0.21, to $79.78 per barrel.

AUD/USD stayed the same at 0.67, and AUD/JPY went up by 0.14 to 88.06.

At 103.64, the US Dollar Index Futures were up 0.03%.


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