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5 things to watch on the ASX on Tuesday

The S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) started the new financial year with a day in the red on Monday. It gave back its early gains to finish the day down 0.3% to 6,177.8 points.

Will the market be able to bounce back on Tuesday? Here are five things that could shape today’s trade:

ASX expected to open the day higher.

According to the latest SPI futures, the local market is expected to open the day higher by 0.3% or 21 points on Tuesday. This follows a positive night of trade on Wall Street which saw U.S. markets rebound from early declines to push notably higher. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.15%, the S&P 500 climbed 0.3%, and the NASDAQ pushed almost 0.8% higher.

Reserve Bank of Australia meets today.

The Reserve Bank of Australia will meet at 14:30 AEST today to discuss the cash rate. I don’t think there is a single economist in the country that expects the central bank to make a move on rates. In fact, the consensus appears to be for rates to remain on hold at the record low of 1.5% until at least the end of 2019.

Toll road operator Atlas Arteria announces fees.

The shares of Atlas Arteria Group (ASX: ALX), formerly known as Macquarie Atlas Roads, will be on watch on Tuesday after providing its final performance fee. According to the release, a final performance fee was earned by Atlas Arteria’s manager, Macquarie Fund Advisers, for the 12 months ended 30 June 2018. During this period, the company outperformed the S&P/ASX 300 Industrials Accumulation Index by 10.8%, resulting in a 2018 performance fee of $54.7 million. The 2018 performance fee will be payable in one instalment.

Oil prices give back gains.

Oil prices have taken a tumble overnight after data revealed a surprise rise in output from Saudi Arabia and Russia. According to Bloomberg, the WTI crude oil price has fallen 0.1% to US$74.06 a barrel and the Brent crude oil price is down 2.3% to US$77.39 a barrel. This could put pressure on the shares of Santos Ltd (ASX: STO) and Woodside Petroleum Limited (ASX: WPL).

Amaysim shares tipped as a buy.

According to a note out of Goldman Sachs, its analysts have retained their buy rating and placed a $1.30 price target on Amaysim Australia Ltd (ASX: AYS) shares. Despite the company suffering a slowdown in subscriber growth, the broker sees a lot of value in its shares at the current level.

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