Australian Stocks Ended The Trading Day Higher, With The S&P/ASX 200 Index Rising By 0.62%

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Australian stocks experienced a surge of growth during the closing session, bolstered by the Healthcare, A-REITs, and Financial sectors.

These key industries demonstrated significant gains that caused overall stock prices to climb higher.

As the day ended in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 index surged 0.62%, reaching a 6-month peak.

When you are looking to outperform the S&P/ASX 200, Janus Henderson Group PLC DRC (ASX: JHG) is your best bet. At the end of the trading session, JHG rose 12.85% or 4.72 points to close out at 41.46 – a surefire way for investors to reap maximum rewards from their investments.

On the markets, Appen Ltd (ASX: APX) advanced 6.25%, or 0.16 points culminating in a close of 2.72, while Unibail Rodamco Westfield (ASX: URW) posted an impressive 4.63% increase, with 0.21 points closing at 4.75 in late trading hours.

Topping the worst performance list of the session was Ramelius Resources Ltd (ASX: RMS), whose stock prices plummeted 7.58% or 0.08 points to close at a dismal 0.98.

Westgold Resources Ltd (ASX: WGX) experienced a notable 7.17% decrease and settled at 1.23, while Regis Resources Ltd (ASX: RRL) dropped 6.76%, concluding the day at just 2.07 points.

On the Sydney Stock Exchange, 706 stocks experienced an upwards trend, while 632 witnessed a downturn. Furthermore, 387 remained unchanged.

The S&P/ASX 200 VIX experienced a dramatic 6.73% surge to 12.62 today, indicating that the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options is increasing rapidly.

April delivery of Gold Futures experienced a slight decrease today, dipping 0.25% or 4.75 to the price of $1,926.05 per troy ounce.

In the commodities market, March crude oil saw a 0.40% dip of $0.30 to reach $75.58 per barrel, while April Brent dropped by 0.30%, costing only $0.25 and settling at an overall price of $81.92 per barrel.

The AUD/USD pair was unaltered, trading at 0.71 with a gain of 0.23%, and the AUD/JPY declined to 90.84 as it lost 0.21%. The US Dollar Index Futures rose to 101.71 by gaining 0.14%.

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