Investing.com – Australia stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Sydney, the added 0.36% to hit a new 6-months high.
The best performers of the session on the were Idp Education Ltd (ASX:), which rose 5.73% or 1.17 points to trade at 21.58 at the close. Meanwhile, Nearmap Ltd (ASX:) added 4.61% or 0.100 points to end at 2.270 and Netwealth Group Ltd (ASX:) was up 4.17% or 0.74 points to 18.49 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Ampol Ltd (ASX:), which fell 4.91% or 1.51 points to trade at 29.24 at the close. Webjet Ltd (ASX:) declined 3.83% or 0.19 points to end at 4.77 and Flight Centre Ltd (ASX:) was down 3.33% or 0.52 points to 15.10.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 727 to 633 and 356 ended unchanged.
Shares in Netwealth Group Ltd (ASX:) rose to all time highs; rising 4.17% or 0.74 to 18.49.
The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was up 2.65% to 13.774.
Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.22% or 4.10 to $1852.10 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.63% or 0.33 to hit $52.60 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.49% or 0.27 to trade at $55.52 a barrel.
AUD/USD was up 0.31% to 0.7740, while AUD/JPY rose 0.22% to 80.26.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 90.085.
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