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) higher 0.55% to 6,718.50
- ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.52% to 6,826.50
- AUD/USD at US 68 cents
- Gold at US$1,496.50 an ounce
- Brent Oil at US$63.72 a barrel
But large Soul Patts holding New Hope Corporation Limited (ASX: NHC) suffered a 4.4% share price fall today, making it the worst performer in the ASX 200.
A falling oil price caused the Beach Energy Limited (ASX: BPT) share price to drop by 3.3% today.
The painful volatility continues for iSignthis Ltd (ASX: ISX), its share price fell another 10.7% today, although it was down much further in the morning.
Finally, the share price of Splitit Ltd (ASX: SPT) fell 1% after announcing that the CEO would transition out of the role.
Here are some of today’s top stories:
- Does Australia’s economic numbers mean it’s time to buy ASX shares?
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- 10 quality ASX shares to buy for 2020
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Returns as of 6th October 2020
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