Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) indices finished lower on Friday.
Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:
- S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) lower 0.96% to 6,203.80
- ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.90% to 6,287.10
- AUD/USD at US 70 cents
- Gold at US$1,289.48 an ounce
- Brent Oil at US$65.79 a barrel
The best-performing ASX 200 share today was buy now, pay later company Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT) which rose by 3%.
Gold miners had a pretty strong day due to the market falling. The best two performers in the ASX 200 were Evolution Mining Ltd (ASX: EVN) going up by 1.75% and Northern Star Resources Ltd (ASX: NST) rising 1.7%.
Ardent Leisure Ltd (ASX: ALG) shares fell 5.6% today, making it one of the worst performers in the ASX 200.
Finally, the share price of resource company Syrah Resources Ltd (ASX: SYR) dropped 5.7% today.
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- Why the Dicker Data share price is heading to $4
Afterpay shares have recovered their lost ground from yesterday, but that still doesn’t make it a good value buy in my opinion. I’d much rather buy one of these great ASX shares instead.
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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of InvoCare Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of AFTERPAY T FPO. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended InvoCare 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.