At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 added 0.22%.
The best performers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200 were Collins Foods Ltd (ASX:CKF), which rose 12.62% or 1.58 points to trade at 14.10 at the close. Meanwhile, Credit Corp Group Ltd (ASX:CCP) added 8.57% or 2.59 points to end at 32.80 and Omni Bridgeway Ltd (ASX:OBL) was up 6.56% or 0.20 points to 3.25 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Nuix Ltd (ASX:NXL), which fell 11.72% or 0.30 points to trade at 2.26 at the close. Resolute Mining Ltd (ASX:RSG) declined 6.58% or 0.025 points to end at 0.355 and Westgold Resources Ltd (ASX:WGX) was down 4.27% or 0.090 points to 2.020.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 930 to 490 and 388 ended unchanged.
The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was down 6.81% to 14.377.
Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.53% or 9.45 to $1794.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 2.70% or 1.89 to hit $68.06 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 2.88% or 2.11 to trade at $71.11 a barrel.
AUD/USD was down 0.34% to 0.7116, while AUD/JPY fell 0.72% to 80.46.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.36% at 95.990.