After the market closed on Wednesday, Australia’s stocks went down because the financial, gold, and consumer staples sectors all lost value.
At the end of the day in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 fell by 1.06%, making a new low for the last month.
On the S&P/ASX 200, Star Entertainment Group Ltd. (ASX:SGR), which rose 14.40% or 0.19 points to trade at 1.47 at the end of the day, did the best. GUD Holdings Ltd (ASX:GUD) went up 8.10% or 0.67 points to end at 8.94, and Cochlear Ltd (ASX:COH) went up 7.75% or 16.20 points to 225.28 in late trade.
Corporate Travel Management Ltd. (ASX:CTD), which fell 8.70% or 1.50 points to close at 15.75, did the worst of the day’s stocks. EML Payments Ltd (ASX:EML) fell 6.98%, or 0.05 points, to end at 0.60, and Treasury Wine Estates Ltd (ASX:TWE) fell 6.91%, or 0.99 points, to 13.34.
On the Sydney Stock Exchange, there were 736 stocks that went down, 545 that went up, and 384 that stayed the same.
The implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, which is measured by the S&P/ASX 200 VIX, went down by 7.21% to 12.60.
Gold futures for April delivery went down 0.93 percent, or 17.35 cents, to $1,848.05 per troy ounce. Crude oil for March delivery fell 1.49 percent, or 1.18 dollars, to $77.88 per barrel, and the April Brent oil contract fell 1.31 percent, or 1.12 dollars, to $84.46 per barrel.
The AUD/USD fell 1.12% to 0.69, and the AUD/JPY dropped 1.3% to 92.02.
At 103.41, the US Dollar Index Futures were up 0.28%.