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ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Wednesday: 8 shares you missed

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

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) lower 0.43% to 6,183.40
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.46% to 6,273.70
  • AUD/USD at US 74 cents
  • Gold at US$1,242.57 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$77.90 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT), it increased by 5% and has almost reached $10.

Gold miners have been some of the best performers today as fears rise about the global economy and trade wars. Resolute Mining Limited (ASX: RSG) went up 4.6% and St Barbara Ltd (ASX: SBM) gained 3.7%.

Two of the worst performers were fund managers. Magellan Financial Group Ltd (ASX: MFG) fell by 6.4% on a broker downgrade and Platinum Asset Management Limited (ASX: PTM) declined by 8.9%.

The Ramsay Health Care Limited (ASX: RHC) share price declined by 0.8% after accusations of ‘kickbacks’ hit the private hospital industry.

InvoCare Limited (ASX: IVC) shares fell 0.8% after announcing yet another acquisition to the market.

One of the worst falls today was from Class Ltd (ASX: CL1), it dropped by 11.7% after revealing its June quarter account growth.

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of InvoCare Limited and Ramsay Health Care Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of AFTERPAY T FPO, Class Limited, and Platinum Investment Management Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended InvoCare Limited and Ramsay Health Care Limited. 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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