Investing.com-The Australian stock market closed higher on Monday, with gains in the middle and other sectors leading the stock index higher.
At the close in Sydney, the index rose 0.83%.
The best performer in the meeting is North Rhine-Westphalia Holdings Ltd (ASX:) rose 11.97% or 0.18 points to close at 1.73.At the same time, Mineral Resources Co., Ltd. (ASX:) rose 4.21% or 2.41 points to close at 59.59 and Nickel ore Ltd (ASX:) rose 3.79% or 0.040 points to 1.095 in late trading.
The worst performing stock on the disk was Star Entertainment Group Ltd (ASX:), which fell 2.16% (0.08 points) and closed at 3.63. Omni Bridgeway Ltd (ASX:) fell 1.68% or 0.06 points to close at 3.51 and Zhaofeng Port Co., Ltd. (ASX:) fell 1.53% or 0.25 points to 16.07.
The number of stocks that rose on the Sydney Stock Exchange outweighed the number of stocks that fell was 676 to 651, while 422 remained unchanged.
The share price of Mineral Resources Ltd (ASX:) rose to a record high; it rose 4.21% or 2.41 to 59.59.
Measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, which fell 8.30% to 12.386.
Gold futures for August delivery fell 0.35%, or US$6.25, to US$1,804.35 per troy ounce. In terms of other commodities trading, crude oil for delivery in August fell 0.76% or US$0.57 to US$73.99 per barrel, while the September Brent crude oil contract fell 0.81% or US$0.61 to US$74.94 per barrel.
The AUD/USD fell 0.28% to 0.7464, while the AUD/JPY fell 0.25% to 82.22.
The dollar index futures rose 0.08% to 92.188.
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