On Stockhead today, the rumbles keep a’rumbling about an imminent uranium boom, Oriel chats with Peppermint Innovation CEO Christopher Kain, and Eddy’s got you covered on what to expect from the week ahead.

But first, the day ahead.

Local shares are set to open lower today. At 8am AEST, the ASX 200 September futures contract is pointing down by 0.25%.

The week kicks off with the release of the August inflation gauge by the Melbourne Institute and the release of ‘business indicators’ for the June quarter by the Bureau of Statistics (ABS).



The following companies went into trading halts on Friday and are expected to emerge in the next few days:

Errawarra Resources (ASX:ERW) – There’s news of its tenement grant progress on the way concerning Errewarra’s Andover West project.

Great Boulder Resources (ASX:GBR) – GBR’s been out doing some drilling, and they’d like everyone’s attention to announce the results.

Victory Goldfields (ASX:1VG) –  Victory’s got results on the way as well, which we suspect will come in this week



Gold: $US1,711.39 (+0.90%)

Silver: $US18.01 (+0.92%)

Nickel (3mth): $US21,370/t (+1%)

Copper (3mth): $US7,790.50/t (-0.93%)

Lithium Carbonate, China (Benchmark Minerals Intelligence, Aug 17): $US71,200/t (+90.2% year-to-date)

Lithium Hydroxide, China (Benchmark Minerals Intelligence, Aug 17): $US71,775/t (+127.4% year-to-date)

Oil (WTI): $US87.26 (+0.76%)

Oil (Brent): $US93.44 (+1.17%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US95.55 (-0.77%)

AUD/USD: 0.6810 (+0.27%)

Bitcoin: $US19,798 (-0.89%)



Metals Focus’ Gold ESG Focus 2022 report features analysis of ESG metrics from 16 of the world’s biggest gold miners, including Newcrest (ASX:NCM), from 2014-2021.

The report shows an overall reduction in emissions and water usage and increases in payments to governments and spending on community projects.

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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.



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Life360 (ASX:360), soared +7.0% last Friday despite nothing to report to the ASX, and no visible reason why Australian families would suddenly be needing to monitor the movements of their children 24 hours a day.

Among the hard hits in Friday’s Great Materials Sag were some big names, with headliners BHP (ASX:BHP), Rio Tinto (ASX:RIO) and Fortescue (ASX:FMG) adding serious weight to the anchor, down -2.1%, -2.6% and  -2.6% respectively.

Friday was a better day to be a smaller miner though, with NickelX (ASX:NKL) adding more than 17.0%, while early bruiser Norwest (ASX:NWM) peaking at a 31% jump in early trade before softening like a chocolate in the sun, up around 5.0% when the bell rang.



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