Bitcoin has done nearly three times as better than the ASX in 2021, gaining 19 per cent while the ASX has gained 7 per cent, but some stocks have been real winners, outperforming both.

Stockhead has identified 12 ASX stocks that have gained over 300 per cent so far this year of which seven are resources companies.

This is 15 times greater than Bitcoin and more than twice as spectacular as BTC’s peak at just over US$63,000 which saw it up 117 per cent in 2021.

 

ASX resources stocks which have outperformed Bitcoin in 2021

The list ASX stocks that have are winners – outperforming Bitcoin by 15 times – has a healthy mix of commodities including gold (which Bitcoin has been speculated to replace as a safe haven assets), copper and diamonds.

One group of commodities you may haven’t expected is lead-zinc but thanks to Rumble Resources (ASX:RTR) it is in.

Rumble and its partner Zenith Minerals (ASX:ZNC) unveiled spectacular drilling results on April 19 with 26 drill holes out of 26 hitting visual zinc-lead mineralisation. Assays returned 34m at 4.22% zinc and lead from 66m, including a higher grade 14m ‘core’ grading 7.05% zinc and lead.

While there has been little further news other than a $40 million capital raising at the end of April, it’s evident Rumble is a pace-setter. Little over a month on there’s already been another explorer pivot to find a “lookalike” in BPM Minerals (ASX:BPM) which has bought three projects in the Earaheedy Basin.

Another commodity that isn’t typically as popular with ASX investors is diamonds but Burgundy Diamond Mines (ASX:BDM), which has activities in Canada, WA and Botswana, has made the winners list.

Burgundy’s project in Botswana is the most advanced with 15 targets over a 12 month program. However it is preparing for a bulk sampling program at its Canadian project to begin in June and is working on a deal to acquire the historic Ellendale Diamond project in WA.

 

Gold and copper winners

Despite the popularity of gold in 2020 there are only two ASX winners above 300 per cent in 2021.

These stocks are Canadian focused Aston Minerals (ASX:ASO) and WA-focused Lefroy (ASX:LEX) which have both impressed from their exploration campaigns in 2021.

Copper has three ASX winners in 2021 including Lefroy as well as Venturex (ASX:VXR) and Pursuit Minerals (ASX:PUR).

The latter of these was once a Scandinavian focused vanadium explorer but a few months ago moved in next door to Chalice Mining’s (ASX:CHN) world-class palladium-nickel-copper discovery at Julimar in WA and has impressed investors with its results to date.

 

Energy, ecommerce, biotech & casino ASX winners in 2021

There are five other ASX stocks that are winners in 2021 – outperforming Bitcoin by 15 times.

High-end fashion focused ecommerce play Cettire (ASX:CTT) listed last December at 50 cents per share and is now over $2 just six months later.

The company has impressed its investors with its revenue and customer growth up 479 per cent and 319 per cent in the first half of FY21.

Anti-cancer biotech Imugene (ASX:IMU) has performed as well and is now worth nearly $2 billion as a result of progress on its candidate vaccine in 2021.

South Australian oil and gas stock Red Sky Energy (ASX:ROG) hasn’t looked back since news in March that it had identified 10 times more net pay (economically producible hydrocarbons) than it was expecting.

Rounding out the list is Canberra casino operator Aquis Entertainment (ASX:AQS) which has made a handful of mysterious one-day advances off the back of no news.

At Stockhead, we tell it like it is. While Lefroy and Zenith are Stockhead advertisers, they did not sponsor this article.