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5 things to watch on the ASX 200 on Tuesday 20 April 2021

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On Monday the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) started the week with the smallest of gains. The benchmark index rose ever so slightly to 7,065.6 points.

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

ASX 200 expected to fall

The Australian share market looks set to trade lower on Tuesday. According to the latest SPI futures, the ASX 200 is expected to open the day 27 points or 0.4% lower this morning. This follows a disappointing start to the week on Wall Street, which saw the Dow Jones fall 0.35%, the S&P 500 drop 0.5%, and the Nasdaq tumble 1% lower.

Oil prices rise

Energy producers such as Beach Energy Ltd (ASX: BPT) and Woodside Petroleum Limited (ASX: WPL) could push higher today after oil…



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