At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.28% to hit a new 3-months high.
The best performers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200 were Altium Ltd (AX:ALU), which rose 20.28% or 5.490 points to trade at 32.560 at the close. Meanwhile, Ioof Holdings Ltd (AX:IFL) added 16.42% or 0.870 points to end at 6.170 and Aveo Group (AX:AOG) was up 5.18% or 0.100 points to 2.030 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Blackmores Ltd (AX:BKL), which fell 24.85% or 30.70 points to trade at 92.86 at the close. Emeco Holdings Ltd (AX:EHL) declined 24.20% or 0.680 points to end at 2.130 and Saracen Mineral Holdings Ltd (AX:SAR) was down 9.63% or 0.310 points to 2.910.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 619 to 527 and 341 ended unchanged.
The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was down 0.82% to 12.630.
Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.38% or 5.05 to $1327.15 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.45% or 0.25 to hit $56.23 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.30% or 0.20 to trade at $66.30 a barrel.
AUD/USD was down 0.20% to 0.7116, while AUD/JPY fell 0.18% to 78.72.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.00% at 96.738.
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