5 things to watch on the ASX 200 on Wednesday

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Smiling man with phone in wheelchair watching stocks and trends on computer

On Tuesday, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) fell heavily after the Reserve Bank increased rates more than expected. The benchmark index fell 1.5% to 7,095.7 points.

Will the market be able to bounce back from this on Wednesday? Here are five things to watch:

ASX 200 expected to rebound

The Australian share market looks set to rebound on Wednesday following a solid night of trade in the US. According to the latest SPI futures, the ASX 200 is expected to open the day 54 points or 0.75% higher this morning. On Wall Street, the Dow Jones rose 0.8%, the S&P 500 climbed 0.95%, and the Nasdaq was also up 0.95% after bond yields eased.

Platinum update

The Platinum Asset Management Ltd (ASX: PTM) share price will be on watch today following the release of the fund manager’s latest funds under management (FUM) update. That update revealed that Platinum experienced net outflows of approximately $209 million In May. This left it with FUM of $19,588 million.

Oil prices rise

Energy producers such as Beach Energy Ltd (ASX: BPT) and Santos Ltd (ASX: STO) could have a good day after a solid night of trade for oil prices. According to Bloomberg, the WTI crude oil price is up 1.3% to US$120.02 a barrel and the Brent crude oil price has risen 1.3% to US$121.09 a barrel. Concerns over tight supplies continue to keep oil prices at high levels.

ResMed rated as a buy

The ResMed Inc (ASX: RMD) share price could be good value according to analysts at Goldman Sachs. This morning the broker has reiterated its buy rating and $34.40 price target, implying potential upside of ~20%. Goldman notes that there “is a 12-18 month backlog of new patients waiting to be diagnosed.”

Gold price climbs

Gold miners Evolution Mining Ltd (ASX: EVN) and Northern Star Resources Ltd (ASX: NST) could have a decent day after the gold price climbed overnight. According to CNBC, the spot gold price is up 0.65% to US$1,855.4 an ounce. The safe haven asset was boosted by falling bond yields.

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