Midweek shamozzle

WHILE the banks picked up, resource stocks continued to lag, ensuring the share market remained in the doldrums.

Despite a brief lunchtime lift, the All Ordinaries closed 49.5 points lower on 5211.6. The glum mood filtered through to the top 200 with the S&P-ASX 200 ending 44.1 points down on 5094.8.