It looks set to be another busy day for the ASX 200 on Monday…
The post 5 things to watch on the ASX 200 on Monday appeared first on The Motley Fool Australia. –
On Friday the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) finished a decent week on a subdued note. The benchmark index fell slightly to 7,488.3 points.
Will the ASX 200 be able to bounce back from this on Monday? Here are five things to watch:
ASX 200 expected to rise
The Australian share market looks set to rise on Monday. According to the latest SPI futures, the ASX 200 is expected to open the day 13 points or 0.2% higher this morning. This follows a strong end to the week on Wall Street, which saw the Dow Jones rise 0.7%, the S&P 500 climb 0.9%, and the Nasdaq push 1.2% higher. Comments out of the US Federal Reserve boosted US stocks.
Oil prices rise as Hurricane Ida nears
Energy producers including Santos Ltd (ASX: STO) and Woodside Petroleum Limited (ASX: WPL) could have a solid start to the week after oil prices rose on Friday night. According to Bloomberg, the WTI crude oil price is up 2% to US$68.74 a barrel and the Brent crude oil price has risen 1.9% to US$72.70 a barrel. Oil prices rose after Hurricane Ida forced the shutdown of production in the Gulf of Mexico.
Fortescue full year results
The Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX: FMG) share price will be one to watch when it releases its full year results. According to a note out of Goldman Sachs, its analysts are expecting the iron ore giant to report underlying earnings of US$10,369 million. This is up 118% year on year and is expected to underpin a full year dividend of US$2.70 per share.
Gold price pushes higher
Australian gold miners such as Newcrest Mining Limited (ASX: NCM) and Northern Star Resources Ltd (ASX: NST) could start the week on a positive note after the gold price pushed higher on Friday night. According to CNBC, the spot gold price rose 1.4% to US$1,819.5 an ounce. The gold price rose in response to comments out of the US Federal Reserve relating to its tapering plans.
Altium full year results
The Altium Limited (ASX: ALU) share price will be on watch this morning when it releases its full year results. According to CommSec, the market is expecting the electronic design software company to reported a net profit after tax of US$46 million for FY 2021.
Wondering where you should invest $1,000 right now?
When investing expert Scott Phillips has a stock tip, it can pay to listen. After all, the flagship Motley Fool Share Advisor newsletter he has run for more than eight years has provided thousands of paying members with stock picks that have doubled, tripled or even more.*
Scott just revealed what he believes could be the five best ASX stocks for investors to buy right now. These stocks are trading at near dirt-cheap prices and Scott thinks they could be great buys right now.
*Returns as of August 16th 2021
The Fortescue (ASX:FMG) share price fell 11.5% last time the company reported
Fortescue (ASX:FMG) share price tumbles in August, analysts see further declines in iron ore
If you invested $1,000 in Woodside (ASX:WPL) shares a decade ago, here’s what it would be worth now
Motley Fool contributor James Mickleboro has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia’s parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. owns shares of and has recommended Altium. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Altium. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.