The ASX200 closed marginally down at 4663, a drop of 13 points.
Info Tech was the best performing sector index closing up 3.1% with IT company Oakton (ASX:OKN) rising 17c or almost 6% to close at $3.22 and SMS Management (ASX:SMX) rose 2% to close at $5.42
Blackmores (ASX:BKL) was up 59c to $20.21, after its record profit announcement last month proved how resilient the company was in a downturn.
Macquarie Group (ASX:MQG) rose 45c to $54.79 despite the wrangle over ending ties with Macquarie Airports.
Global share registry, Computershare (ASX:CPU) rose 39c to $10.94
Newcrest Mining (ASX:NCM) was up 37c to $33.67 as the price of gold climbed to US$1008.
Extract (ASX:EXT) dropped over 8% to close at $9.42 – more than twelve times its 52 week low of 75c.
Woodside (ASX:WPL) dipped by 69c to close at $50.54 on news that the company has found oil in Sierra Leone.
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