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The S&P/ASX 200 is down 1.06% at the end of trading in Australia.

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%.


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