Australian stocks edge down at close of trade

On Tuesday, Australian stocks tumbled after the close, as losses in the Gold,  Utilities and A-REITs sectors brought stocks down.

The S&P/ASX 200 went down 0.37%.  

The best performers of the trade on the S&P/ASX 200 were Whitehaven Coal Ltd with its 10.50% soar at 2.210, Village Roadshow Ltd with its 6.59% ascend at 4.850 and Japara Fpo with its 5.75% rise at 1.840.

The worst performers of that trade were Altium Ltd, falling 5.11% to 9.385, Alumina Ltddeclining 3.36% to 1.440 as well as Insurance Australia Group Ltd slumping 3.20% to 5.440.

Descending stocks outperformed surging ones on the Australia Stock Exchange by 572 to 517, while 308 remained intact.

Stocks in Whitehaven Coal Ltd went up to 3-years peaks, up 10.50%.

The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, gauging the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, dipped 0.19% to 13.398.

The currency pair AUD/USD gained 0.61%, trading at 0.7628, while AUD/JPY ascended 0.79% to 79.04.

The US Dollar Index acquired 0.04%, being worth 95.78.

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