Australian stocks rallied after Tuesday's close on gains in consumer electronics, consumer goods and healthcare.
Near Sydney, the S&P / ASX 200 gained 0.06%.
The best performer of the session on the S&P / ASX 200 was Zip Co Ltd (ASX: ZIP), which rose 6.00% or 0.03 for trade and 0.53 recently. Meanwhile, AP Eagers Ltd (ASX: APE) added 3.31% or 0.35 points at the end of 10.91 and NIB Holdings (ASX: NHF) rose 2.82% or 0.21 and 7.66 at the end of the session.
The worst performers at the session were Kogan.com Ltd (ASX: KGN), which fell 9.67% or 0.29 market cap to 2.71 at the end. Perenti Global Ltd (ASX: PRN) fell 6.92% or 0.05 to stop at 0.61 and Nuix Ltd (ASX: NXL) fell 5.70% or 0.05 to 0.74. Shares fell sharply on the Sydney Stock Exchange from 857 to 479 and remained unchanged at 353.
Kogan.com Ltd (ASX: KGN) Shares fall in 3 years low; dropped 9.67% or 0.29 to 2.71.
The S&P / ASX 200 VIX, which measures the volatility of the S&P / ASX 200 option, rose 1.56% to 18.24.
Gold futures for August delivery rose 0.07% or 1.20 to $ 1,732.90 per troy ounce. Elsewhere in the stock market, crude oil for August delivery fell 2.07% or 2.15 to $ 101.94 a barrel, while September Brent crude fell 1.69% or 1.81 to trade at $ 105.29 a barrel. AUD / USD remained 0.24% to 0.67, while AUD / JPY fell 0.31% to 92.19.
The US dollar record rose 0.48% to 108.35.