5 things to watch on the ASX 200 on Friday 30 April 2021

On Thursday the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) was on form again and pushed higher. The benchmark index rose 0.25% to 7,082.3 points.

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

ASX 200 expected to fall

The Australian share market looks set to end the week on a disappointing note. According to the latest SPI futures, the ASX 200 is expected to open the day 15 points or 0.2% lower this morning. This is despite it being a positive night of trade on Wall Street, which saw the Dow Jones and S&P 500 jump 0.7%, and the Nasdaq rise 0.2%. Strong results from Facebook and Apple were behind these gains.

Oil prices storm higher

Energy producers including Santos Ltd (ASX: STO) and Woodside Petroleum…



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