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5 things to watch on the ASX 200 on Thursday 21 January 2021

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On Wednesday the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) was on form again and charged higher. The benchmark index rose 0.4% to 6,770.4 points.

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

ASX 200 expected to rise again

The ASX 200 looks set to continue its winning streak on Thursday. According to the latest SPI futures, the index is poised to open the day 27 points or 0.4% higher. This follows a very positive night of trade on Wall Street, which late on sees the Dow Jones up 0.7%, the S&P 500 up 1.3%, and the Nasdaq index up 1.9%.

Tech shares on watch

It could be a good day of trade for Australian tech shares such as Afterpay Ltd (ASX: APT) and Appen Ltd (ASX: APX) after their US counterparts stormed…

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