At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX added 0.62% to hit a new 5-year high.
The best performers of the session on the AEX were ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT), which rose 7.37% or 1.690 points to trade at 24.630 at the close. Meanwhile, ASML Holding NV (AS:ASML) added 1.96% or 2.85 points to end at 148.30 and Koninklijke DSM NV (AS:DSMN) was up 1.02% or 0.73 points to 72.23 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Gemalto (AS:GTO), which fell 2.70% or 0.89 points to trade at 32.10 at the close. Galapagos NV (AS:GLPG) declined 1.85% or 1.620 points to end at 86.080 and ING Groep NV (AS:INGA) was down 0.57% or 0.090 points to 15.575.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange by 65 to 57 and 11 ended unchanged.
Shares in Gemalto (AS:GTO) fell to 5-year lows; losing 2.70% or 0.89 to 32.10. Shares in ASML Holding NV (AS:ASML) rose to all time highs; gaining 1.96% or 2.85 to 148.30. Shares in Koninklijke DSM NV (AS:DSMN) rose to all time highs; gaining 1.02% or 0.73 to 72.23.
The AEX Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 7.50% to 9.74 a new 6-months low.
Crude oil for November delivery was up 1.72% or 0.87 to $51.47 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 1.76% or 0.99 to hit $57.24 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.54% or 6.98 to trade at $1303.48 a troy ounce.
EUR/USD was up 0.12% to 1.1845, while EUR/GBP fell 0.22% to 0.8900.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.16% at 92.79.