SYDNEY, AAP – The ASX200 has had its tenth consecutive month of gains, equalling its record streak.

A July gain of little more than one per cent helped the market’s run match the best, dating back to the index forming in 1992.

Central banks have provided plenty of support to economies to help them through the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

On Friday, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index closed lower by 24.8 points, or 0.33 per cent, to 7392.6.

The All Ordinaries closed down 31 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 7664.2.

The Australian dollar was buying 73.80 US cents at 1626 AEST, lower from 73.89 US cents at Thursday’s close.