5 things to watch on the ASX 200 on Tuesday 6 April 2021

On Thursday the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) was on form and finished the shortened week with a gain of 0.55% to 6,828.7 points.

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

ASX 200 futures pointing higher

The Australian share market could have a strong start to the week. According to the most recent SPI futures, the ASX 200 is expected to open the week 23 points or 0.3% higher. However, it is worth noting that these contracts are based on pre-Easter trading. Since then, the US market has stormed to record highs, so the gains could be far stronger at the open. On Monday night the Dow Jones rose 1.1%, the S&P 500 climbed 1.45%, and the Nasdaq jumped 1.7%.

Oil prices sink

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