ASX to rise, Wall Street snaps two-day losing streak as tech stocks rebound

Australian shares are expected to start the day higher as US technology stocks rebounded overnight, lifting the Nasdaq to a three-month high.

ASX futures were up 0.5 per cent, to 6,913 points, by 7:50am AEST.

The Australian dollar was trading at 69.5 US cents, after a 0.5 per cent rise overnight.

Wall Street’s main indexes rebounded, after dropping for the past two days.

The Nasdaq jumped 2.6 per cent, to 12,668 points, its highest level since early May, and the S&P 500 climbed 1.6 per cent, to end the session at 4,155, while the Dow Jones index rose 1.3 per cent, to 32,813.

Spot gold rose 0.2 per cent, to $US1,763.10 an ounce.

Meanwhile, oil prices fell sharply, with Brent crude futures down 3.4 per cent, to $US97.10 a barrel.

It comes after the OPEC+ group of oil-producing nations, including Saudi Arabia and Russia, announced that it would increase its supply by a mere 100,000 barrels per day.

On top of that, a new report from the Energy Information Administration showed an unexpected surge in US crude and gasoline stocks.

“Oil is still up 25 per cent from the beginning of the year,” said Oliver Pursche, senior vice president at Wealthspire Advisors in New York

“This recent drop is a combined result of that and a reflection that there is going to be an economic slowdown. The market is trying to find equilibrium.”

Stronger-than-expected earnings

Investor sentiment was also boosted by strong earnings reports from PayPal, CVS Health Corp and other companies.

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