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ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Thursday: 10 shares you missed

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Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) indices finished higher on Thursday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) up 0.69% to 5,942.90
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) up 0.69% to 6,046.60
  • AUD/USD at US 78.2 cents
  • Gold at US$1,326.83 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$65.19 a barrel

The ASX indices came back to life today as they put the latest Donald Trump Administration resignation behind it.

The biggest gain in the ASX200 belonged to IPH Ltd (ASX: IPH), the intellectual company’s share price increased by 5.85% today.

Some technology stocks came roaring back today after suffering recently. Altium Limited (ASX: ALU) grew by 5.02% and WiseTech Global Ltd (ASX: WTC) went up by 5.09%.

Lithium shares Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS), Galaxy Resources Limited (ASX: GXY) and Orocobre Limited (ASX: ORE) powered up their share prices today, they went up 4.85%, 4.12% and 3.2% respectively.

The other large gain in the ASX200 today came from Genworth Mortgage Insurance Australia (ASX: GMA) which went up by 5.38%.

It wasn’t such a good day for some commodity shares. South32 Ltd (ASX: S32) dropped by 2.69%, Regis Resources Limited (ASX: RRL) fell by 2.18% and BHP Billiton Limited (ASX: BHP) declined by 2.04%.

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of Altium. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended IPH Ltd. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of Altium and WiseTech Global. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Scott Phillips.

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