Investing.com – Australia stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Gold, Metals&Mining and Energy sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 declined 1.52%.
The best performers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200 were Star Entertainment Group Ltd (ASX:SGR), which rose 5.07% or 0.14 points to trade at 2.90 at the close. Meanwhile, Computershare Ltd. (ASX:CPU) added 4.42% or 1.10 points to end at 26.01 and Tabcorp Holdings Ltd (ASX:TAH) was up 4.26% or 0.04 points to 0.98 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Resolute Mining Ltd (ASX:RSG), which fell 15.09% or 0.04 points to trade at 0.22 at the close. Atlas Arteria (ASX:ALX) declined 9.70% or 0.71 points to end at 6.59 and Gold Road Resources Ltd (ASX:GOR) was down 8.76% or 0.12 points to 1.25.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 868 to 449 and 386 ended unchanged.
The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was up 7.74% to 16.95 a new 1-month high.
Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.58% or 9.65 to $1,667.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 0.26% or 0.22 to hit $85.32 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.51% or 0.46 to trade at $91.30 a barrel.
AUD/USD was unchanged 0.23% to 0.67, while AUD/JPY fell 0.30% to 95.88.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.27% at 109.75.