Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) indices finished lower on Monday.
Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:
- S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) lower 1.19% to 6,320.50
- ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 1.25% to 6,410.80
- AUD/USD at US 69 cents
- Gold at US$1,309.52 an ounce
- Brent Oil at US$61.28 a barrel
The best-performing ASX 200 share today was the Eclipx Group Ltd (ASX: ECX) share price which rose by nearly 20%.
Gold miners had a very strong day today with investors worrying about the international share market. The Regis Resources Limited (ASX: RRL) share price went up 7.2% and the Saracen Mineral Holdings Limited (ASX: SAR) share price increased by 6.9%.
The pain continued for shareholders of Link Administration Holdings Ltd (ASX: LNK) as it dropped 6.7% after last week’s earnings guidance.
The share price of Rural Funds Group (ASX: RFF) rose 2.25% in response to the distribution announcement.
Here are some of today’s top stories:
- Falling house prices continue to impact CBA and big banks
- What ASX shares and fine wine have in common
- 2 ETFs for easy investing and good returns
- 3 REITs to buy for an income-focused portfolio
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Tristan Harrison has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. owns shares of Link Administration Holdings Ltd. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended RURALFUNDS STAPLED and VOLPARA FPO NZ. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Link Administration Holdings Ltd. 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.