On Stockhead today,

It’s Josh Vs. Elon.

The doctor is in and the ASX health sector gets a rude check up from Eddy S.

Did anyone note the madness that is Booktopia of late? Nadine asks if they’ve finally turned a page over there?

On the numbers front, the US Fed has gone dark ahead of its next big call while The President of the European Central Bank has spoken in the tongue of hawk, as expected.

At home, Judo Bank graces us with its maiden purchasing managers’ indexes; NAB drops its business survey; and we get weekly consumer confidence index.

Then tomorrow (pauses, drains whiskey) it’s our turn for the latest consumer price index (CPI). To paraphrase Pete: Hoo-ha.

But first, the day ahead.



These companies are in them, or due to come out of them: 

The Market Herald (ASX:TMH) – capital raising

Athena Resources (ASX:AHN) – capital raising

Okapi Resources (ASX:OKR) – announcement around a strategic investment

Gateway Mining (ASX:GML) – capital raising

Raiden Resources (ASX:RDN) – proposed asset disposal 

Dreadnought (ASX:DRE) – pending exploration results

Laybuy Group (ASX:LBY) – application to be removed from the official list of ASX



Gold: $US1913 (-0.95%)

Silver: $US23.91 (+0.36%)

Nickel (3mth): $US27,651/t (+4.40%)

Copper (3mth): $US9.342/t (+0.25%)

Lithium Carbonate, China (Benchmark Minerals Intelligence, NOV 16): $US80,150/t (+0.1% weekly, +127.6% year-to-date)

Lithium Hydroxide, China (Benchmark Minerals Intelligence, NOV 16): $US79,525/t (+0.1% weekly, +171.4% year-to-date)

Oil (WTI): $US82.18(+0.66%)

Oil (Brent): $US88.47 (+0.96%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US122.16 (+0.31%)

AUD/USD: 0.697 (+0.12%)

Bitcoin: $US23,838 (+1.08%)



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Here were yesterday’s best performing ASX small cap stocks:

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Cashing in was Conico (ASX:CNJ) who’s joint venture with Greenstone Resources (ASX:GSR) at Mt Thirsty in WA has returned “outstanding” new cobalt, nickel, and scandium drilling results, including 15m @ 0.45% Co, 0.91% Ni, 5.42% Mn and 40.9g/t Sc from 45m.

That’s the sixth best cobalt intercept in Australia for 2022, the JV reckons.

Booktopia (ASX:BKG) has released plans to deliver around $12-15 million of annualised improvements to its earnings (to be primarily realised in FY24) by improving margins, postage and advertising costs, reducing lease obligations – oh and 30-40 redundancies which it says should save $4-5 million per year.

“Booktopia is focused on building a profitable, sustainable business in the interests of all stakeholders and is committed to delivering the Next Gen CFC in 2023 which will position the Company for the challenging online retail conditions in the near term,” chairman Peter George said.

And for the second month in a row, Sezzle (ASX:SZL) achieved positive Net Income and Adjusted EBTDA.

The company increased its revenue for December 15.7% year-on-year to US$13.6 million and improved its adjusted EBITDA to US3.8m, compared to a loss of US$24.5 million in Q421.

Sezzle Premium now has over 122,000 active subscribers.


Here are yesterday’s least performing ASX small cap stocks:

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