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ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Friday: 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 Friday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) lower 0.30% to 6,768.60
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.38% to 6,846.10
  • AUD/USD at US 68 cents
  • Gold at US$1,433.82 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$62.00 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was the share price of Saracen Mineral Holdings Limited (ASX: SAR) which went up 10.9%.

Indeed, it was a very strong day for gold miners as the trade war was ramped up yet again by US President Donald Trump. The Resolute Mining Limited (ASX: RSG) share price went up by 10.7% and the Newcrest Mining Limited (ASX: NCM) share price rose 7.2%.

Positive Malaysian PM comments sent the Lynas Corporation Ltd (ASX: LYC) share price higher by 6.3%.

A sizeable drop in the oil price has damaged the share price of Beach Energy Ltd (ASX: BPT) which fell over 5.2%.

The trade war is also hurting investor sentiment about Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX: FMG), its share price fell 6.1%.

The share price of Graincorp Ltd (ASX: GNC) has fallen over 5% over providing FY19 guidance.

Finally, the Avjennings Ltd (ASX: AVJ) share price dropped 2.5% after it gave a market update.

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. 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.