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5 things to watch on the ASX 200 on Friday 26 February 2021




On Thursday the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) was back on form and surged higher. The benchmark index rose 0.8% to 6,834 points.

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

ASX 200 to give back its gains

The Australian share market looks set to end the week on a disappointing note after a selloff on Wall Street. According to the latest SPI futures, the ASX 200 is poised to open 70 points or 1% lower this morning. In late trade in the United States, the Dow Jones has fallen 1.5%, the S&P 500 is down 2.1%, and the Nasdaq index has sunk 3%. The latter could be bad news for Aussie tech shares today.

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The Afterpay Ltd (ASX: APT) share price could return from its trading halt…

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