Investing.com – Australian shares fell after the close on Friday, as losses in Australia and sectors sent shares lower.
At the close in Sydney, the index fell 1.87% to hit a new one-month low.
Among the gainers of the day were Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX:), which rose 2.68% or 0.24 points to trade at 9.20 at the close. while, Austal Ltd. (ASX:) added 2.04% or 0.05 points to close at 2.50, and Rio Tinto Ltd (ASX: 1.94% or 1.77 points) rose at 93.00 at the end of the session.
The worst performance in the session was Zero Limited (ASX:), which fell by 7.84% or 6.51 points, and its price was 76.53 at the close. Kogan.com Ltd (ASX:) stock fell 6.51%, or 0.22 points, to close at 3.16 and nickel mines Ltd (ASX:) was down 6.29%, or 0.06 points, at 0.82.
Declining stocks outnumbered advancing stocks on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 1,053 to 342 and 366 closed unchanged.
Shares in Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX:) soared to all-time highs; It rose 2.68%, or 0.24, to 9.20. Nickel Mines Ltd (ASX:) shares fell to 52-week lows; It lost 6.29% or 0.06 to 0.82.
The S Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, rose 8.93% to 19.07, a new 3-month high.
Gold futures for December delivery fell 0.41%, or 6.85, to $1,674.25 an ounce. Elsewhere in commodity trading, crude oil for November delivery fell 1.58%, or $1.32, to $82.17 a barrel, while Brent oil for November was down 1.48%, or 1.34, to trade at $89.12 a barrel.
AUD/USD remained unchanged 0.56% to 0.66, while AUD/JPY fell 0.61% to 93.98.
US Dollar Index futures rose 0.43% to 111.59.