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Investing.com – Australia stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Sydney, the lost 0.07%.
The best performers of the session on the were National Storage REIT (ASX:), which rose 6.19% or 0.140 points to trade at 2.400 at the close. Meanwhile, Qbe Insurance Group Ltd (ASX:) added 4.31% or 0.610 points to end at 14.760 and Abacus Property Group (ASX:) was up 4.24% or 0.16 points to 3.93 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Jumbo Interactive Ltd (ASX:), which fell 6.83% or 0.89 points to trade at 12.14 at the close. Pro Medicus Ltd (ASX:) declined 6.47% or 1.62 points to end at 23.41 and Idp Education Ltd (ASX:) was down 5.32% or 1.25 points to 22.25.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 637 to 537 and 336 ended unchanged.
Shares in National Storage REIT (ASX:) rose to all time highs; rising 6.19% or 0.140 to 2.400. Shares in Qbe Insurance Group Ltd (ASX:) rose to 3-years highs; up 4.31% or 0.610 to 14.760.
The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was up 0.68% to 12.379.
Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.07% or 1.15 to $1585.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.10% or 0.05 to hit $52.37 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.09% or 0.05 to trade at $57.27 a barrel.
AUD/USD was up 0.22% to 0.6728, while AUD/JPY rose 0.37% to 73.91.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 99.037.
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