Australian stocks head south

On Tuesday, Australian stocks traded lower, as losses in the Healthcare, Telecoms Services and also Metals & Mining sectors brought shares down.

The S&P/ASX 200 sank 0.37%.

The best performers of the trading session on the S&P/ASX 200 were represented by Resolute Mining Ltd, Premier Investments Ltd as well as Platinum Asset Management Ltd. They went up 5.74%,5.14% and 4.93%.       

Meanwhile, the worst performers Ozforex Grp, Whitehaven Coal Ltd and Aconex Ltd sank 16.67%, 10.06% and 8.70% respectively.

On the Australia Stock Exchange, dipping shares outperformed ascending ones by 596 to 435, while 311 remained intact.

Stocks in Ozforex Grp sank to all time minimums, descending 16.67% or 0.270 to 1.350.

The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, gauging the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, dived 3.29%, reaching 15.066.

The currency pair AUD/USD soared 0.07%, demonstrating 0.7561, while AUD/JPY headed south 0.23%, reaching 81.72.

The US Dollar Index tumbled 0.11%, showing 99.92.

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