On Monday, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) started the week in a subdued but positive fashion. The benchmark index rose 0.1% to 7,412.4 points.
Will the market be able to build on this on Tuesday? Here are five things to watch:
ASX 200 expected to rise
The Australian share market looks set to rise today despite a mixed night in the US. According to the latest SPI futures, the ASX 200 is poised to open the day 25 points or 0.35% higher. In late trade on Wall Street, the Dow Jones is down 0.15%, the S&P 500 is up 0.3%, and the Nasdaq is up 0.9%.
Oil prices smashed
Energy producers such as Beach Energy Ltd (ASX: BPT) and Santos Ltd (ASX: STO) could have a bad day after oil prices sank overnight. According to Bloomberg, the WTI crude oil price is down 7.9% to US$104.89 a barrel and the Brent crude oil price has fallen 7.9% to US$111.10 a barrel. Lockdowns in Shanghai sparked demand fears.
Premier Investments rated as a sell
The Premier Investments Limited (ASX: PMV) share price could be overvalued according to Goldman Sachs. This morning the broker responded to the Peter Alexander and Smiggle owner’s half year results by reiterating its sell rating with a $24.30 price target. It said: “PMV continues to trade at elevated 1-year forward P/E on an associates adjusted basis (17.4x vs. peer group median of 9.4x).”
Gold price falls
Gold miners Evolution Mining Ltd (ASX: EVN) and Regis Resources Limited (ASX: RRL) could have a tough day after the gold price dropped overnight. According to CNBC, the spot gold price is down 1.4% to US$1,925.90 an ounce. A strong US dollar and higher bond yields put pressure on the safe haven asset..
Dividends being paid
A number of ASX 200 shares will be paying their latest dividends to shareholders this week. On Tuesday, this will include steel manufacturer BlueScope Steel Limited (ASX: BSL) and gold mining giant Northern Star Resources Ltd (ASX: NST).