The ASX had another day of solid gains, hitting a three week high with tech and resources leading the charge.

The ASX 200 rose 1.25%, closing at 7,405 and while all sectors were in the green, resources and tech both were the best – gaining over 2%. The “worst” sector was utilities which only gained 0.15%.

Markets continued their rally following a crash when the omicron variant was first identified.

There was one IPO today – Orange Minerals (ASX:OMX) – and it gained 2.5% on debut.



(Stocks highlighted in yellow rose after making announcements during the trading day).

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Code Company Price % Volume
ERM Emmerson Resources 0.17 130 61612068
WOO Wooboard Tech Ltd 0.002 100 1716061
EN1 Engage:Bdr Limited 0.003 50 718696
NPM Newpeak Metals 0.0015 50 588630
KGL KGL Resources Ltd 0.645 34 704675
EGL Environmental Group 0.23 31 3137834
RBR RBR Group Ltd 0.005 25 5782354
FRS Forrestaniaresources 0.335 24 1023899
GRV Greenvale Mining Ltd 0.39 24 926201
BDG Black Dragon Gold 0.07 21 490888
ATR Astron Corp Ltd 0.36 20 115515
CFO Cfoam Limited 0.012 20 4245760
CGB Cann Global Limited 0.003 20 3647561
TMR Tempus Resources Ltd 0.125 19 99107
AXI Axiom Properties 0.065 18 180252
MQR Marquee Resource Ltd 0.13 18 16005931
TG1 Techgen Metals Ltd 0.175 17 64000
CAV Carnavale Resources 0.007 17 6985708
OXX Octanex Ltd 0.028 17 50143
NME Nex Metals Explorat 0.043 16 429440
APM APM Human Services 2.85 15 1491982
AVE Avecho Biotech Ltd 0.015 15 3682068
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Copper explorer Emmerson Resources (ASX:ERM) rocketed with a “stunning” 117m at 3.38% copper from 75m at the ‘Hermitage Project’

Still with copper hits, another came from KGL Resources (ASX:KGL) and it gained over 30%.

For the second day in a row, the ASX’s top 10 winners list saw a positive clinical trial result today from Avecho Biotech (ASX:AVE). While it was just a Phase I trial, AVE is one of the few companies in the ASX conducting trials on a CBD-based drug, which is a soft gel product.

Scout Security (ASX:SCT) unveiled a partnership with Hypersion Partners to help it enter the USA and also gave shareholders a trading update.



(Stocks highlighted in yellow fell after making announcements during the trading day).

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Code Company Price % Volume
MBK Metal Bank Ltd 0.007 -22 24932944
KFE Kogi Iron Ltd 0.012 -20 1761107
LNY Laneway Res Ltd 0.005 -17 1972100
GNM Great Northern 0.006 -14 21546561
LCT Living Cell Tech. 0.006 -14 3520862
EQEDA Equus Mining Ltd 0.155 -14 339757
SAU Southern Gold 0.056 -14 1254
CLA Celsius Resource Ltd 0.02 -13 7511840
EPX Ept Global Limited 0.135 -13 25000
CT1 Constellation Tech 0.007 -13 3000000
IND Industrialminerals 0.22 -12 346858
ADS Adslot Ltd. 0.022 -12 4663300
KCC Kincora Copper 0.115 -12 190315
NNG Nexion Group 0.16 -11 146949
LSR Lodestar Minerals 0.008 -11 2703002
XST Xstate Resources 0.004 -11 13000000
AMO Ambertech Limited 0.31 -10 570275
MOQ MOQ Limited 0.18 -10 297000
SBR Sabre Resources 0.0045 -10 7150000
AAP Australian Agri Ltd 0.027 -10 75893
SE1 Sensera Ltd 0.014 -10 1695144
ICE Icetana Limited 0.095 -10 289505
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Metal Bank (ASX:MBK) fell as a capital raising took effect.



Life360 (ASX:360) director James Synge bought just over $520,000 of shares in his company on market. This trade gives him a total of 1.89m shares owned directly and indirectly which equates to ~$21.44m.

Aircraft lessor Alliance Aviation (ASX:AQZ) announced final investment approval to build an aircraft maintenance facility at Rockhampton Airport. The $60 million hangar, which is due to be completed in November 2022 will support its fleet and be the largest of its kind (for civil aircraft) in Australia.

Fintech lender Money3 (ASX:MNY) told shareholders it undertook record lending in November and is forecasting an FY22 gross loan book of $800 million. It also secured a new funding facility with Andrew Pridham-led investment bank MA Financial (ASX:MAF).

Life sciences stock Trajan (ASX:TRJ) went on the acquisition trail again, buying North Carolina based business LEAP PAL parts for US$7.7 million. Leap helps customers in the lab instrumentation and liquid handling trade and has been in business for over 25 years.

The Independent Consumer and Competition Commission (ICCC) of Papua New Guinea gave Santos (ASX:STO) and Oil Search (ASX:OSH) the necessary regulatory clearance for their $21bn merger. The pair of oil giants are now just waiting on PNG’s National Court to sign off on the deal.

Dotz Nano (ASX:DTZ) signed a 3-year distribution agreement to roll out its COVID-19 test kits into Thailand. This deal is the fourth of its kind with separate agreements covering five other countries – Malaysia, Paraguay, the UAE, Sudan and Egypt.




Bio-Gene Technology (ASX:BGT) – capital raising
BPH Energy (ASX:BPH) – farm out
OreCorp (ASX:ORR) – special mining license application
Kopore Metals (ASX:KMT) – capital raising
Epsilon (ASX:EPN) – capital raising
Environmental Group (ASX:EGL) – capital raising and business update
Orthocell (ASX:OCC) – study results
Alcidion (ASX:ALC) – acquisition and capital raising
OpenLearning (ASX:OLL) – capital raising
Canyon Resources (ASX:CAY) – mining convention


AVZ Minerals (ASX:AVZ) – capital raising
Middle Island Resources (ASX:MDI) – asset sale
Revolver Resources (ASX:RRR) – exploration results
Vulcan (ASX:VUL) – offtake agreement
Aurumin (ASX:AUN) – capital raising and acquisition
Venture Minerals (ASX:VMS) – capital raising
Traffic Technologies (ASX:TTI) – capital raising update