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Best and worst stocks on the ASX today

The S&P / ASX 200 Index (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) has closed up 0.2% to 5,215.6, shrugging off the impact of the US government shutdown. The gold sector followed the gold price down, losing more than 3%, while consumer discretionary and information technology sectors both saw gains of more than 1%.

Here are the top five best performing stocks in the index today.

These stocks were the losers on the day.


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