On Stockhead today, the world could run out of cobalt, three energy stocks set for action, and clean up in Aisle IPO.

But first, the day ahead.

Local shares are set to open lower today. At 8am AEST, the ASX 200 August futures contract is pointing down by 0.20%.

Today, the ABS releases July employment figures.

Most of the leading indicators confirm that the job market remains tight, CommSec says.

“Indeed, the Reserve Bank expects that the jobless rate will fall further,” it says.

“We expect that ~20,000 jobs were created in July and that the jobless rate was steady at 3.5% in the month.”

ASX companies due to release earnings today include Evolution Mining (ASX:EVN), Blackmores (ASX:BKL), Medibank (ASX:MPL) and Origin Energy (ASX:ORG).

 

TRADING HALTS

The following companies went into trading halts today and are expected out in the next few days:

Steadfast Group (ASX:SDF) – Steadfast Group is steadfastly refusing to trade, ahead of announcing an institutional placement and a share purchase plan.

Greenstone Resources (ASX:GSR) – Greenstone’s got something to say about an exploration update from Mt Thirsty. Speaking of which…

Conico (ASX:CNJ) – Conico also brings news from Mt Thirsty. It’s a JV! And don’t they make a beautiful couple?

Parabellum Resources (ASX:PBL) – Tracing a glorious arc through the sky, Parabellum’s plotting a capital raise.

Metalicity (ASX:MCT) – Metalicity went to the shops for milk, and they’ve come home with a lithium project.

Dateline Resources (ASX:DTR) – Dateline’s got a capital raise in the offing as well – but only for investors deemed sophisticated enough. Fancy!

Kin Mining (ASX:KIN) – Kin’s organised a capital raise, because it’s never a good idea to borrow money from family.

Antisense Therapeutics (ASX:ANP) – In relation to reporting outcomes of the Long COVID-19 strategic collaboration announced on February 24.

DW8 (ASX:DW8) – Capital raising

 

COMMODITY/FOREX/CRYPTO MARKET PRICES

Gold: $US1,762.00 (-0.76%)

Silver: $US19.78 (-1.68%)

Nickel (3mth): $US22,035/t (-0.90%)

Copper (3mth): $US7,920/t (-0.74%)

Lithium Carbonate, China (Benchmark Minerals Intelligence, Aug 3): $US69,825/t

Lithium Hydroxide, China (Benchmark Minerals Intelligence, Aug 3): $US70,000/t

Oil (WTI): $US87.29 (+0.88%)

Oil (Brent): $US92.80 (+0.50%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US105.51 (-1.73%)

AUD/USD: 0.6935 (+0.01%)

Bitcoin: $US23,342 (-2.47%)

 

WHAT GOT YOU TALKING YESTERDAY?

While lithium prices have held up remarkably well over the past few months as other metals prices have tumbled, the next leg up could be just around the corner.

 

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Also, be sure to check in preopen each day for ‘Market highlights and 5 ASX small caps to watch’, and 10.30am for our daily ‘10 at 10’ column — a live summary of winners & losers at the opening bell.

 

YESTERDAY’s BIGGEST SMALL CAP WINNERS

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

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Code Company Price % Volume Market Cap
NUH Nuheara Limited 0.295 59% 1,667,505 $25,381,135.31
SI6 SI6 Metals Limited 0.009 29% 15,272,632 $10,417,323.55
TMS Tennant Minerals Ltd 0.049 26% 142,266,314 $24,046,474.34
DAF Discovery Alaska Ltd 0.069 25% 937,032 $12,332,908.39
ODA Orcoda Limited 0.08 23% 7,311,127 $10,274,792.84
RML Resolution Minerals 0.011 22% 4,396,291 $7,491,465.72
MCM Mc Mining Ltd 0.26 21% 56,090 $42,495,797.05
BMH Baumart Holdings Ltd 0.12 20% 55,071 $14,474,475.70
LNU Linius Tech Limited 0.006 20% 9,956,938 $11,256,831.56
TAS Tasman Resources Ltd 0.013 18% 1,377,068 $7,382,674.93
LNR Lanthanein Resources 0.033 18% 16,777,591 $26,959,115.96
OLL Openlearning 0.041 17% 1,347,019 $7,503,453.97
AE1 Aerison 0.175 17% 26,400 $45,890,623.20
SPA Spacetalk Ltd 0.07 17% 124,593 $13,065,344.94
AJQ Armour Energy Ltd 0.007 17% 104,979 $13,550,705.26
AOA Ausmon Resorces 0.007 17% 140,722 $5,143,736.06
ARO Astro Resources NL 0.004 17% 2,000,000 $14,115,723.80
CTO Citigold Corp Ltd 0.007 17% 75,714 $17,001,954.55
ROO Roots Sustainable 0.004 17% 357,832 $2,248,898.06
DRE Dreadnought Resources Ltd 0.103 16% 32,717,194 $267,610,952.49
CBE Cobre 0.29 16% 31,564,058 $50,524,733.75
IME Imexhs Limited 0.58 16% 20,005 $17,432,366.00
ATR Astron Corp Ltd 0.655 16% 15,896 $69,199,549.07
PGM Platina Resources 0.037 16% 518,755 $14,458,725.50
MEG Megado Minerals Ltd 0.125 14% 171,944 $11,995,367.78
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Hearing aid maker Nuheara (ASX:NUH) will now be allowed to sell its products over the counter or online without a medical exam or fitting by an audiologist in the US following a landmark ruling from the US Food and Drug Administration.

Si6 Metals (ASX:SI6) says the liquidators of BCL Limited (BCL) have provided consent for Si6 to undertake its exploration activities on the joint venture tenements (Maibele JV Project in Botswana) owned 60% by Si6 and 40% by BCL.

And NT explorer Tennant Minerals (ASX:TMS) hit a “bonanza” 63m at 2.3% copper and 4.6g/t at the Bluebird prospect.

“The latest drilling results from Bluebird are stunning,” TMS chair Matt Driscoll says.

“Not only have we continued to intersect thick, high-grade copper, but we have also discovered a distinct high-grade gold shoot within the broader mineralised zone with spectacular intersection grades of up to 38.5 grams per tonne gold.”

 

YESTERDAY’S BIGGEST SMALL CAP LOSERS

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

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Code Company Price % Volume Market Cap
LKY Locksleyresources 0.06 -45% 27,351 $3,789,197.61
AFW Applyflow Limited 0 -33% 2,764,568 $8,872,824.10
ANL Amani Gold Ltd 0 -33% 1,047,500 $35,540,161.69
RBL Redbubble Limited 1.03 -31% 17,667,709 $412,500,733.39
MEM Memphasys Ltd 0.03 -29% 1,004,076 $35,648,025.17
CLE Cyclone Metals 0 -25% 5,387,466 $24,466,947.93
LSR Lodestar Minerals 0.01 -22% 13,448,177 $15,645,936.13
CCE Carnegie Cln Energy 0 -20% 734,960 $37,756,434.28
GNM Great Northern 0 -20% 1,704,091 $8,545,254.88
ROG Red Sky Energy. 0 -20% 18,251,196 $26,511,135.99
CDD Cardno Limited 0.4 -19% 341,244 $19,335,028.19
CHK Cohiba Min Ltd 0.01 -18% 2,055,013 $17,904,268.89
CYQ Cycliq Group Ltd 0.01 -18% 1,621,018 $3,822,683.24
CVN Carnarvon Energy Ltd 0.17 -18% 35,175,395 $360,037,380.80
JAY Jayride Group 0.19 -17% 80,012 $40,568,379.34
TD1 Tali Digital Limited 0.01 -17% 3,151,211 $7,395,783.14
OPY Openpay Group 0.23 -16% 2,257,697 $43,526,818.23
AL3 Aml3D 0.11 -16% 543,871 $23,507,928.00
PEC Perpetual Res Ltd 0.04 -15% 430,000 $22,638,929.03
RNE Renu Energy Ltd 0.05 -15% 599,703 $21,873,960.72
FLX Felix Group 0.18 -14% 167,146 $27,884,592.96
GLV Global Oil & Gas 0 -14% 159,585 $6,556,741.48
TSC Twenty Seven Co. Ltd 0 -14% 1,281,669 $9,312,848.67
MPG Manypeaksgoldlimited 0.25 -14% 18,914 $9,309,580.00
AL8 Alderan Resource Ltd 0.01 -14% 15,217,039 $5,847,226.88
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