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Australian Stocks Rise, S&P/ASX 200 Gains 0.82% at Tuesday's Close

Australian stocks experienced an increase after the close on Tuesday, driven by the Consumer Discretionary, Financials, and Materials sectors. In Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 index saw a 0.82% rise.

Monitors showing Australian stocks
Monitors showing Australian stocks

Top Performers on the S&P/ASX 200

The best session performers on the S&P/ASX 200 included Domino's Pizza Enterprises Ltd (ASX: DMP), with a 5.57% increase to close at 48.71. AMP Ltd (ASX: AMP) gained 5.05% to end at 1.04, while Magellan Financial Group Ltd (ASX: MFG) closed up 4.84% at 8.01.

Worst Performers on the S&P/ASX 200

On the other hand, Mesoblast Ltd (ASX: MSB) was the session's worst performer, dropping 2.72% to close at 0.89. Polynovo Ltd (ASX: PNV) declined 2.42% to 2.02, and Cleanaway Waste Management Ltd (ASX: CWY) fell 2.41% to 2.43.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange, with 670 stocks advancing, 552 declining, and 357 remaining unchanged.

S&P/ASX 200 VIX and Commodity Futures

The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, which gauges the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, decreased by 5.97% to 15.89. Gold Futures for April delivery dropped 0.25% to $1,977.85 per troy ounce. In commodities trading, May Crude oil fell 1.14% to $67.05 a barrel, and the May Brent oil contract declined 1.12% to $72.96 a barrel.

Forex: AUD/USD and US Dollar Index Futures

The AUD/USD currency pair remained nearly unchanged, with a 0.36% increase to 0.67. The AUD/JPY fell 0.07% to 88.14. Meanwhile, the US Dollar Index Futures saw a 0.12% uptick, reaching 103.06.