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Sunday, June 20, 2021
Stocks & Shares

S&P/ASX 200 declines 1.06%

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Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 1050 to 356, while 361 finished unchanged

Stocks in Australia were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Information Technology, Energy and Gold sectors led shares down.

At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 declined 1.06%.

The best performers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200 were Omni Bridgeway Ltd, which advanced 4.28% or 0.16 points to trade at 3.90 at the close. Meanwhile, Boral Ltd. was up 3.38% or 0.220 points to finish at 6.720 and Dexus Property Group was up 1.76% or 0.180 points to 10.430 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Zip Co Ltd, which was down 9.14% or 0.68 points to trade at 6.76 at the close. Afterpay Touch Group Ltd shed 8.72% or 8.50 points to finish at 89.00 and Nearmap Ltd was down 7.67% or 0.140 points to 1.685.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 1050 to 356, while 361 finished unchanged.

Shares in Boral Ltd. advanced to 52-week highs; adding 3.38% or 0.220 to 6.720. Shares in Dexus Property Group advanced to 52-week highs; gaining 1.76% or 0.180 to 10.430.

The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was up 7.15% to 12.927 a new 1-month high.

Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.11% or 2.05 to $1835.55 a troy ounce.

Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June dropped 0.75% or 0.49 to reach $64.43 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract declined 0.72% or 0.49 to trade at $67.83 a barrel.

AUD/USD was up 0.01% to 0.7831, while AUD/JPY added 0.14% to 85.29.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 90.235.

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