On Stockhead today, Explorers returns to Freo, can Resmed’s dream run continue, and AVZ probably isn’t listening to Robert Friedland right now.
But first, the day ahead.



The following stocks went into trading halts yesterday and are expected out in the coming days:

New Talisman Gold (ASX:NTL) – Halt requested to complete a 1 for 10 share consolidation

CardieX (ASX:CDX) – Capital raising

IPB Petroleum (ASX:IPB) – Capital raising

Emu (ASX:EMU) – Equity raising

Anteris Technologies (ASX:AVR) – Capital raising



Gold: $US1,873.95 (+0.35%)

Silver: $US22.33 (+0.16%)

Nickel (3mth): $US27,258/t (-4.73%)

Copper (3mth): $US9,052.50/t (-0.38%)

Oil (WTI): $US75.964 (+2.06%)

Oil (Brent): $US82.58 (+1.97%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US125.50 (-0.79%)

AUD/USD: 0.6935 (+0.79%)

Bitcoin: $US23,041 (+0.55%)



In the latest instalment of our maiden resources series, we’ve picked out nearly a dozen stocks that could post maiden JORC 2012 gold and copper resources in 2023.


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

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Software firm Nuix (ASX:NXL) has successfully defended against a $183 million claim by its former chief executive Peter Sheehy.

Former Pilbara Minerals (ASX:PLS) geologist Nigel Broomham will join reinvigorated Canadian lithium explorer Battery Age Minerals (ASX:BM8)  as general manager of exploration.

NY fund Sapphire Global Energy will invest ~$25m in EV Resources (ASX:EVR)  to acquire projects and drill its extensive existing copper, lithium, and tin-tungsten portfolio.

Maiden drilling hit a +30m thick brine aquifer zone from 370m at C29 Metals’ (ASX:C29) Poticos 7 lithium target, with laboratory assay results expected in 7 to 14 days.

And Metalicity (ASX:MCT) has appointed veteran lawyer Roger Steinepreis a non-exec director.

Mr Steinepreis will invest $500,000 into MCT via a placement at $0.003 per share — a 20% premium to the closing price on 6 February.

Fellow directors Justin Barton and Steven Wood will also invest $20,000 each and convert all accrued director fees (being $114,247 and $9,090 respectively) on the same terms and conditions.



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

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