The ASX snapped a streak of six straight positive trading days, retreating by 0.92% on the last day of trading in 2021 in a broad brushed selloff.

But the bourse is set to finish this year around 13% higher, albeit off all time highs reached in August this year amid record IPO deals.

All 11 ASX sectors were down today with Financials being the worst performing sector, down by more than 1%.

The big four banks traded down in line with the sector, with NAB (ASX:NAB) falling by 1.4%.

The moves came as COVID cases hit record levels with NSW reporting more than 21,500 cases, and Victoria around 6,000.

Record COVID cases also saw the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention calling for a ban on taking cruise ships, even when passengers are fully vaccinated.

The ASX will begin trading again on Tuesday, 4th January 2021.

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Palladin Energy (ASX:PDN) was the biggest performer, up by more than 6.6% on no news.

Bega Cheese (ASX:BGA) is up 4.5%, still riding on the back of Twiggy Forrest’s increased stake in the company.

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