After a positive Monday to Thursday, the ASX wiped out gains made across the week, losing more than 1% today

The ASX followed a plunge on Wall Street with the ASX 200 closing at 7,324, which was 1.44% lower than yesterday’s close.

While Wall Street was led by tech (after disappointing results from some of the biggest tech firms) it was a very broad sell off down under with all but 3 sectors losing more than 1% and only healthcare in the green – by 0.13%.

Property trusts came out the worst retreating 2.611% while the “best” sector was healthcare which only retreated 0.1%.

All eyes are on the bond market, after the RBA stayed out of the market at the end of this week in connection with its yield curve control (YCC) program on three-year government bonds.

Markets took that as a signal that YCC is coming to an end, and Australian bond yields moves sharply higher across the curve in Friday afternoon trade.


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

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Code Company Price % Volume
S2R S2 Resources 0.17 102 25377338
YPB YPB Group Ltd 0.003 50 5114159
UUL Ultima Utd Ltd 0.72 38 120240
IGN Ignite Ltd 0.13 35 210293
ACB A-Cap Energy Ltd 0.145 32 8638197
HT1 Ht&E Limited 1.93 31 1903720
AEV Avenira Limited 0.024 26 130551462
VIC Victory Mines Ltd 0.0025 25 3821748
XTC Xantippe Res Ltd 0.005 25 59312894
CY5 Cygnus Gold Limited 0.165 22 320201
RAN Range International 0.014 22 49378848
CNR Cannon Resources 0.59 19 1355603
HVY Heavymineralslimited 0.24 17 1047208
LMG Latrobe Magnesium 0.063 17 44017482
FHS Freehill Mining Ltd. 0.029 16 980489
LBT LBT Innovations 0.115 15 1896729
PLY Playside Studios 0.78 15 753960
TTA TTA Holdings Ltd 0.055 15 1446595
AFW Applyflow Limited 0.008 14 54869256
MTH Mithril Resources 0.016 14 2613125
TYX Tyranna Res Ltd 0.008 14 3044200
AKM Aspire Mining Ltd 0.095 13 33292
PVL Powerhouse Ven Ltd 0.13 13 100067
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A later riser in afternoon trade was S2 Resources (ASX:S2R). It more than doubled after revealing it was successful in its bid for a block in the North central Victorian goldfields which were put out to tender.

The company’s block has an an area of 394 square kilometres and surrounds the Forestville gold mine which is operated by Kirkland (ASX:KLA).

Elsewhere, radio and podcast network HT&E (ASX:HT1) settled a tax dispute with the ATO.

Companies climbing off the back of quarterlies included TTA Holdings (ASX:TTA), Applyflow (ASX:AFW) and Powerhouse Ventures (ASX:PVL).


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

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Code Company Price % Volume
WOO Wooboard Tech Ltd 0.001 -50 20089738
MMM Marley Spoon 1.025 -32 8494204
FNX Finexia Financialgrp 0.07 -23 21428
OEX Oilex Ltd 0.004 -20 1109000
CZL Cons Zinc Ltd 0.039 -17 11122504
ANL Amani Gold Ltd 0.0025 -17 42692550
VUL Vulcan Energy 12.51 -17 8768826
IVX Invion Ltd 0.026 -16 98786099
BTR Brightstar Resources 0.047 -16 1934555
MSG Mcs Services Limited 0.058 -15 1266330
GWR GWR Group Ltd 0.12 -14 1433123
PIL Peppermint Inv Ltd 0.019 -14 25622631
BMM Balkanminingandmin 0.57 -14 476169
SKY SKY Metals Ltd 0.085 -13 645921
CZR CZR Resources Ltd 0.007 -13 1231306
OAU Ora Gold Limited 0.014 -13 945585
PRM Prominence Energy 0.007 -13 9884323
BTC BTC Health Ltd 0.077 -13 295144
CHZ Chesser Resources 0.14 -13 1829617
ENV Enova Mining Limited 0.021 -13 357347
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Marley Spoon (ASX:MMM) fell after its quarterly

Vulcan (ASX:VUL) dropped on the first trading day since it was attacked by short seller J Capital.


LBT Innovations (ASX:LBT) won FDA clearance for its culture plate (lab container) reading technology – the MRSA analysis module. This enables it to be sold commercially in the United States

Crown Resorts (ASX:CWN) capped off a horror week by settling a class action against it – relating to the 2016 imprisonment of employees on China for procuring gamblers – for a total of $125 million including interest and costs. The company said the settlement was a decision made in the best interest of shareholders.

Just over a week since NAB (ASX:NAB) announced ASX tech figurehead James Spenceley would join the board, it told shareholders it now wouldn’t be proceeding. The company said Spenceley “reconsidered his overall commitments after feedback received from proxy advisors, as well as a number of NAB investors”.

Transurban (ASX:TCL) reached financial close on its deal to buy the NSW government’s stake in WestConnex. The deal cost over $11.1 million, partially funded with a new capital raising last month.

Telco stock Field Solutions (ASX:FSG), expanded into Tasmania by snapping up local telco TasmaNet. It will pay approximately $13 million for the telco, which has government and enterprise clients across the Apple Isle.



Global Lithium Resources (ASX:GL1) – capital raising
Resources & Energy Group (ASX:REZ) – capital raising
Frontier Resources (ASX:FNT) – acquisition
Blackstone Minerals (ASX:BSX) – capital raising
Gateway Mining (ASX:GML) – capital raising
Antisense Therapeutics (ASX:ANP) – European regulator response
Blue Star Helium (ASX:BNL) – capital raising
Santana Minerals (ASX:SMI) – capital raising
Red Dirt Metals (ASX:RDT) – assay results
Patrys (ASX:PAB) – capital raising
Hexima (ASX:HXL) – capital raising


SciDev (ASX:SDV) – capital raising
Field Solutions (ASX:FSG) – acquisition
Mayfield Childcare (ASX:MFD) – acquisition and capital raising
Australian Potash (ASX:APC) – capital raising
S2 Resources (ASX:S2R) – exploration operations update
Sprintex (ASX:SIX) – capital raising
Pioneer Credit (ASX:PNC) – refinancing
Raiden Resources (ASX:RDN) – capital raising
Arizona Lithium (ASX:AZL) – capital raising
Spacetalk (ASX:SPA) – capital raising
Macquarie (ASX:MQG)– capital raising