5 things to watch on the ASX 200 on Wednesday

Afterpay Ltd (ASX:APT) and Evolution Mining Ltd (ASX:EVN) shares will be on watch on the ASX 200 on Wednesday. Here’s why…
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On Tuesday the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) was on form again and pushed higher. The benchmark index rose 0.5% to 6,771.2 points.

Will the market be able to build on this on Wednesday? Here are five things to watch:

ASX 200 futures pointing higher

It looks set to be another positive day for the Australian share market on Wednesday after Wall Street rallied higher. According to the latest SPI futures, the ASX 200 is poised to open the day 27 points or 0.40% higher this morning. In late trade in the United States, the Dow Jones is up 0.8%, the S&P 500 is up 2%, and the Nasdaq index is trading 4.1% higher.

Tech shares to rebound

It looks set to be a very good day for Australian tech shares such as Afterpay Ltd (ASX: APT) and Altium Limited (ASX: ALU) on Wednesday. This follows a material rebound on the Nasdaq index overnight. In late trade the tech-heavy index is up a massive 4.1%. Among the biggest movers has been electric vehicle giant Tesla with a 20% gain. A decline in bond yields sent investors rushing back into beaten down tech stocks.

Oil prices drop

Energy producers such as Beach Energy Ltd (ASX: BPT) and Santos Ltd (ASX: STO) could come under pressure today after the oil price rally fizzled out. According to Bloomberg, the WTI crude oil price is down 1.7% to US$63.94 a barrel and the Brent crude oil price has fallen 1.1% to US$67.45 a barrel. Easing concerns of supply disruptions in Saudi Arabia weighed on oil prices.

Gold price rebounds

Gold miners Evolution Mining Ltd (ASX: EVN) and Resolute Mining Limited (ASX: RSG) could charge higher today after the gold price rebounded. According to CNBC, the spot gold price is up 2.2% to US$1,716.20 an ounce. Traders were buying gold after bond yields pulled back.

Shares going ex-dividend

Another group of shares will be going ex-dividend this morning and could trade lower. This includes logistics solutions company Brambles Limited (ASX: BXB), horticulture company Costa Group Holdings Ltd (ASX: CGC), gold miner Regis Resources Limited (ASX: RRL), and plumbing parts company Reliance Worldwide Corporation Ltd (ASX: RWC).

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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 recommends Altium. The Motley Fool Australia’s parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. owns shares of AFTERPAY T FPO and Reliance Worldwide Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended COSTA GRP FPO. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Reliance Worldwide Limited. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.

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