On Stockhead today, Nadine has our Monday Morningstar answers for what ASX sectors to best get you through the turbulence ahead.

Also, like so much fromage in a Frenchman’s kitchen…

…the savoureuse scent of Gold is back in ’23.

Meanwhile, this week…

Stateside, inflation will be in the spotlight for the umpteenth time, with December’s intensely anticipated American CPI report due out Jan 12. The headline consumer price index read should ease, they say, although hope is perhaps the active ingredient.

Reuters survey sees the headline inflation down from +7.1% in November to to +6.7%.

Although, the Bank of America (BoA) expects both US core goods and energy prices to have eased off again in December, the bank expects stickier numbers to come out of the coalface food and services sectors.

With Bloomberg calling last week a possible “Goldilocks” moment in the central banks vs inflation fight, the outcomes here for Wall Street could see a bunch of emotionally volatile business around midweek.

And don’t EVER forget to check out Eddy’s (always excellent) Trader’s Diary, even if you’re unorganised and not a trader, there’s heaps to sort you from last week through this one.

And now, the day ahead…



These are the stocks which were halted at the end of the last ASX session:

Tempus Resources (ASX:TMR) – pending an announcement regarding significant assay results



The Badman did, of course:

But, personally, I thought this one was better…

For all you crypto lovers Stockhead’s Coinhead Facebook group is the place to share your views, insights, tips and ideas.

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.



Gold: $US1865.79 (+1.78%)

Silver: $US23.83 (+2.65%%)

Nickel (3mth): $US21,900/t (+1.48%)

Copper (3mth): $US7,850/t (+2.98%)

Lithium Carbonate, China (Benchmark Minerals Intelligence, DEC 28): $US82,075/t (+114.4% year-to-date)

Lithium Hydroxide, China (Benchmark Minerals Intelligence, DEC 28): $US80,650/t (+164.4% year-to-date)

Oil (WTI): $US73.77 (+0.14%)

Oil (Brent): $US77.72 (-0.17%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US118.50 (+2.16%)

AUD/USD: 0.6875 (+1.87%)

Bitcoin: $US16,969 (+0.22%)



Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks from Friday

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Friday belonged to Winsome Resources (ASX:WR1).

The winsome company flagged schwingin’ lithium mineralisation from assays at its Adina project in Quebec, where Canada is.

The schwingin’est result included 1.34% Li20 over 107.6m, which included 2.21% Li20 over 30m.

“Having an average of 1.34% Li2O for over 100m of pegmatite from surface speaks of a world-class lithium project and paves the way for the much expanded drill program we now have planned at Adina,” MD Chris Evans said.

“It is also very encouraging for the other impressive pegmatite intersections and visual estimates from drilling of subsequent holes up until the Christmas break.”

Winsome has now expanded its drilling program at the project from 5,000, to more than 20,000m – and a second drill rig is currently being mobilised on site to assist with the expanded drilling and resource definition program.



Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks:

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