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Netherlands stocks higher at close of trade; AEX up 1.97%

Investing.com – Netherlands stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Basic Materials, Consumer Goods and

Investing.com – Netherlands stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Basic Materials, Consumer Goods and Telecoms sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX rose 1.97% to hit a new 1-month high.

The best performers of the session on the AEX were ASML Holding NV (AS:ASML), which rose 3.91% or 5.38 points to trade at 142.88 at the close. Meanwhile, ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) added 3.46% or 0.670 points to end at 20.010 and ING Groep NV (AS:INGA) was up 3.38% or 0.342 points to 10.454 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Galapagos NV (AS:GLPG), which fell 0.86% or 0.800 points to trade at 92.180 at the close. Gemalto (AS:GTO) added 0.04% or 0.02 points to end at 50.70 and Wolters Kluwer (AS:WLSNc) was up 0.26% or 0.14 points to 53.36.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange by 108 to 26 and 7 ended unchanged.

The AEX Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 5.83% to 14.20 a new 3-months low.

Crude oil for February delivery was up 2.94% or 1.53 to $53.60 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 2.22% or 1.36 to hit $62.54 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.77% or 9.95 to trade at $1282.35 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.30% to 1.1361, while EUR/GBP rose 0.44% to 0.8810.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.32% at 96.023.