Here’s what happened to the ASX 200 today

Local investors were given a chance to catch their breaths today. Shares ended comfortably higher, rectifying some of the heavy losses endured on Friday.

Here’s a quick recap:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) up 0.5% to 5137 points
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) up 0.5% to 5216 points
  • AUD/USD at US 74.08 cents
  • Iron Ore at US$50.61 a tonne, according to the Metal Bulletin
  • Gold at US$1,327.34 an ounce
  • Brent oil at US$48.35 a barrel

The banks produced mixed results. Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ASX: ANZ) lost another 0.7%, but Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA) gained 0.3%.

BHP Billiton Limited (ASX: BHP) was a big mover, regaining 3.1% today. Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX: FMG) also rose 8% higher, while Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX: TLS) rose 2.2%.

It was another sad day for shareholders of Clydesdale Bank plc (ASX: CYB). The shares crashed another 9.4%, while QBE Insurance Group Ltd (ASX: QBE) and Macquarie Group Ltd (ASX: MQG) lost 6.8% and 5.9%, respectively.

Henderson Group plc (ASX: HGG) also dropped 15.9%, but St Barbara Ltd (ASX: SBM) gained another 6.8%.

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