Investing.com – Australian shares fell after the close on Monday, as losses in Australia and sectors sent shares lower.
At the close in Sydney, it was down 1.40%.
It was the best performance of the session on Mesoblast Ltd (ASX:), which gained 8.21% or 0.08 points and traded at 1.05 at the close. Meanwhile, Sims Metal Management Ltd (ASX:) stock added 2.18% or 0.28 points to close at 13.10 and Fortescue minerals Group Ltd (ASX: up 1.85% or 0.32 points at 17.63 at the close of trading.
As for the weakest performers at the end of trading today, the share of Zip Co Ltd (ASX:) closed down at 7.35% or 0.05 points, and traded at 0.63 levels at the close. St Barbara Ltd (ASX:) stock fell 7.14%, or 0.06 points, to 0.71 and Silver Lake Resources Ltd (ASX:) was down 7.06% or 0.09 points at 1.18.
Declining shares outnumbered advancers on the Sydney Stock Exchange 942 to 343, while 339 closed unchanged.
The S Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, rose 5.35% to 19.86.
Gold futures for December delivery were down 1.05%, or 17.95, to $1,691.35 an ounce. Elsewhere in commodity trading, crude oil for November delivery fell 0.42%, or $0.39 a barrel, to $92.25, while Brent oil for December was down 0.49%, or 0.48, to trade at $97.44 a barrel.
AUD/USD fell 0.88% to 0.63, while AUD/JPY fell 0.83% to 91.79.
US dollar index futures rose 0.24% to 112.96.