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Australian Stock Market Hits Record on Monday Amid Growth Sector Surge

Australian Stock Market Hits Record on Monday Amid Growth Sector Surge
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The Australian stock market index was in for a surprise as it made a positive record on Monday. Investors were more interested in growing companies, like mining and technology, because they expected the central banks might stop increasing interest rates soon.

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The leading Australian stock market index, the S&P/ASX 200, increased by 1%. It gained 69.3 points and reached 7142.5 around 12:56 pm AEDT. Almost all areas, except energy and utilities, showed positive results.

ASX Jumps With Gold and Other Miners

According to the Australian finance review on the stock market, companies that dig for valuable stuff (like gold) increased by 1.8%. This made companies like Evolution and Northern Star, which deal with gold, gain 3.7% and 4.3%, respectively. Big players in iron ore, BHP and Rio Tinto, also got more robust, increasing by 2.1% and 2.2%, respectively.

Education-related companies, like IDP Education, rose by 2.5%. In the area of things people buy for fun, companies like Wesfarmers went up by 0.7%, and Aristocrat Leisure went up by 1%.

Technology companies, like Xero and WiseTech, went up by 2%. Data centre operator NEXTDC had a significant gain of 3.8%, helping the technology sector recover from losses last week.

On the other hand, companies in utilities (like electricity and gas) went down by 2%. Origin, an energy company, lost 3.9% because people think shareholders might say no to a hefty $20 billion deal to buy the company by Brookfield and EIG on Monday. Insurance company QBE and energy company AGL also had significant losses, going down by 3.4% and 2.1%, respectively, because energy companies generally went down by 1.2%.

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There was a big celebration on Wall Street as the stock market had an excellent week on the Australian share market for the fifth time today. The main index, called the S&P 500, increased by 0.6%, reaching its highest point in over a year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average also did well, closing 0.8% higher, and the Nasdaq composite added 0.6%. More companies gained than lost, with about six winners for every one loser on the New York Stock Exchange.

The recent gains in the Australian stock market index followed its most robust performance over a year. Investors on Wall Street are becoming more hopeful that the Federal Reserve might lower interest rates early next year. This positive expectation has led investors to become more active in buying stocks, contributing to the ongoing upbeat mood in the financial markets.

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