Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.32%

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Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.32%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Financials , Healthcare and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX fell 0.32%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Altice NV (AS: ATCA ), which rose 0.73% or 0.02 points to trade at 2.47 at the close. Koninklijke DSM NV (AS: DSMN ) added 0.56% or 0.50 points to end at 90.08 and ASML Holding NV (AS: ASML ) was up 0.47% or 0.85 points to 180.05 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ING Groep NV (AS: INGA ), which lost 2.24% or 0.272 points to trade at 11.852 in late trade. ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) declined 1.48% or 0.395 points to end at 26.285 and Aalberts Industries NV (AS: AALB ) shed 1.32% or 0.50 points to 37.24.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 83 to 44 and 10 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was up 7.97% to 13.33 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was down 2.65% or 1.79 to $65.84 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 2.14% or 1.56 to hit $71.25 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 1.38% or 16.80 to trade at $1202.20 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.20% to 1.1388, while EUR/GBP fell 0.06% to 0.8932.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.09% at 96.28.

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