© Reuters. Australia shares up at close of trading; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.59%
Investing.com – Shares in Australia were trading higher after Thursday’s close, as stocks across more sectors edged up.
At the close in Sydney, the 0.59% pair reached a new all-time high.
The session’s best performer was Ioof Holdings Ltd (ASX:), which closed 7.93% or 0.31 points higher at 4.22. Meanwhile, Worli Ltd (ASX:) added 7.69% or 0.86 points to 12.05 and Origin Energy Ltd (ASX:) gained 6.16% or 0.260 points to 4.480 in late trade.
were the worst performers of the season Pointsbet Holdings Limited (ASX: ), which closed down 4.16% or 0.54 points at 12.43. Adelaide Brighton Ltd (ASX:) fell 3.57% or 0.120 points to 3.240 and Resolute Mining Ltd (ASX:) was down 3.36% or 0.020 points at 0.575.
There was no change in the number of shares on the Sydney Stock Exchange falling from 732 to 610 and 405.
, which measures the implied volatility of the S&P/ASX 200 options, rose 5.07% to 11.915.
Gold futures for August delivery were down 0.60%, or $11.55, at $1898.35 per troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodity trading, crude for delivery in July rose 0.45%, or $0.31, to $69.14 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 0.46%, or 0.33, to $71.68 a barrel.
AUD/USD was down 0.39% at 0.7722, while AUD/JPY was down 0.18% at 84.77.
US dollar index futures were up 0.20% at 90.085.
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