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The S&P/ASX 200 was up 0.82% at the close of trading, lifting Australian stocks.

After the market closed on Monday, Australian stocks rose as the gold, information technology, and energy sectors all saw increases.

The S&P/ASX 200 increased by 0.82% at Sydney’s closing bell to reach a new 6-month high.


The S&P/ASX 200’s best session performer was Ltd. (ASX:KGN), which increased by 13.40% or 0.54 points to close at 4.57. Zip Co Ltd (ASX:ZIP) rose 9.02% or 0.06 points to 0.67 in late trading, while Nuix Ltd (ASX:NXL) rose 12.16% or 0.09 points to 0.83.

Related: The S&P/ASX 200 was up 0.14% at the close of trading, lifting Australian stocks.

Monadelphous Group Ltd. (ASX:MND), which lost the most during the session—3.76% or 0.50 points—to close at 12.81, had the worst performance. Janus Henderson Group PLC DRC (ASX:JHG) was down 2.12% or 0.83 points to 38.27, and Champion Iron Ltd (ASX:CIA) fell 2.21% or 0.17 points to close at 7.51.

On the Sydney Stock Exchange, advancing equities outpaced falling ones by a margin of 763 to 536, while 405 finished unchanged.

The implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options is measured by the S&P/ASX 200 VIX, which decreased 1.28% to 12.20.

The price of troy ounces of gold for February delivery decreased by 0.08%, or 1.45, to $1,920.25. Crude oil for March delivery decreased by 0.91% or 0.73 to trade at $79.38 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract decreased by 0.72% or 0.61 to hit $84.67 a barrel.


While AUD/JPY increased 0.17% to 89.36, AUD/USD remained stable at 0.70, up 0.10%.

Related: At market closing, Australian stocks were higher, with the S&P/ASX 200 up 1.65%. 

At 101.87, the US Dollar Index Futures were down 0.07%.


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