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5 things to watch on the ASX 200 on Wednesday 14 April 2021

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On Tuesday the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) had a mixed day. The benchmark index edged ever so slightly higher to 6,976.9 points.

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

ASX 200 expected to rise

The Australian share market looks set to push higher today. According to the latest SPI futures, the ASX 200 is expected to open the day 18 points or 0.25% higher. This follows a largely positive night of trade on Wall Street. Although the Dow Jones dropped 0.2%, the S&P 500 rose 0.3% and the Nasdaq stormed 1% higher.

Oil prices rise

It could be a good day for energy producers such as Santos Ltd (ASX: STO) and Woodside Petroleum Limited (ASX: WPL) after oil prices pushed higher. According to…



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