On Stockhead today, Emma Davies unlocks the secrets of Brainchip and Sprott says welcome everyone, to the battery metals Super Cycle.

It’s going to be a wild ride.

But first, the day ahead.



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

Security Matters (ASX:SMX) – Announcement by the Company in relation to the results of the SMX Shareholder and Optionholder meetings seeking to approve a merger.

Wellfully (ASX:WFL) – Capital raising.

Norwest Minerals (ASX:NWM) – Announcement concerning material exploration results.

Magnis Energy Technologies (ASX:MNS) – Announcement to the market in relation to a material transaction, the signed agreement for which was received from the counterparty over the weekend.

Tyranna Resources (ASX:TYX) – Announcement by the Company regarding its Muvero Prospect drilling results.

FYI Resources (ASX:FYI) – Announcement regarding its HPA project.

Aguia Resources (ASX:AGR) – Capital Raising.

Ingenia Communities Group (ASX:INA) – Halt requested to allow INA to review recently updated home settlement forecasts and confirm its impact on earnings guidance.



Gold: $US1,844.84 (+0.18%)

Silver: $US21.83 (+0.53%)

Nickel (3mth): $US26,489/t (+1.32%)

Copper (3mth): $US8,987.50/t (-0.39%)

Oil (WTI): $US77.18 (+1.09%)

Oil (Brent): $US83.96 (+1.16%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US127.50/t (+0.39%)

AUD/USD: 0.6901 (+0.32%)

Bitcoin: $US24,488 (-0.24%)



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eCargo Holdings (ASX:ECG), doubled in price yesterday.

The company hasn’t said “boo” since October last year, and was wallowing around $0.0018 since September 2022 – but less than a week ago it spiked from $0.02 to $0.035 for no reason, before doubling today to $0.07.

Semiconductor developer BluGlass (ASX:BLG) has popped the champagne corks after receiving its first round of purchase orders for its 405nm and 420nm single-mode devices from “from leading laser original equipment manufacturers (OEM) in the quantum and industrial segments”.

Up 44.4%.

ExoPharm (ASX:EX1) gained 25%. It’s been trying to find its feet since shedding nearly 72% of its value between 7-13 of February, ahead of announcing that it’s secured $2.1 million to keep the lights on.



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