On Stockhead today, the microcaps, commodities and BNPLS that won March, a crypto legend rises again, and Guy Le Page says not today, Rona.

But first, the day ahead.

 

WHO’S LISTING?

MICROBA LIFE SCIENCES (ASX:MAP)

IPO: $30m at $0.45

Listing: 10:30am AEST

Microba has developed a technology for measuring the human gut microbiome.

It’s focused on delivering gut microbiome testing services globally to consumers, clinicians, and researchers; and driving the discovery and development of novel therapeutics for major chronic diseases.

 

TRADING HALTS

The following companies are in trading halts and are expected out in the coming days:

BPM Minerals (ASX:BPM) – capital raising

Sovereign Metals (ASX:SVM) – updated Mineral Resource Estimate at Kasiya rutile-graphite project

LawFinance (ASX:LAW) – capital raising

Payright (ASX:PYR) – capital raising

RPM Automotive Group (ASX:RPM) – two acquisitions

PVW Resources ASX:PVW) – capital raising

GTI Resources (ASX:GTR) – material acquisition, capital raising

Centrex (ASX:CXM) – capital raising

Energy NL (ASX:NWE) – capital raising

Orcoda (ASX:ODA) – capital raising

 

MARKETS (updated at 8am AEDT)

Gold: $US1,926.89 (+0.13%)

Silver: $US24.70 (+0.38%)

Oil (WTI): $US98.55 (-0.71%)

Oil (Brent): $US103.25 (-1.09%)

Aust Coking Coal (steelmaking): $599.30/t (-1.3%)

Newcastle Coal (thermal): $325.00/t (0.00%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US154 (+0.65%)

AUD/USD: $US0.7516 (+0.25%)

Bitcoin: $US45,860 (-1.2%)

 

WHAT GOT YOU TALKING YESTERDAY?

 

… and +3,000% since January 2021. That’s like turning an initial $5,000 investment into $150,000, or something.

Madness.

It was actually a good day for lithium stocks in general.

 

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YESTERDAY’S BIGGEST SMALL CAP WINNERS

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Oil, gas and helium stock Top End Energy (ASX:TEE) soared on debut. The Queensland and NT focussed explorer raised $6.4m at 20c per share.

Golden Deeps (ASX:GED)  pulled up “exceptional” copper-vanadium drilling intercepts in Namibia, including +50m at 3.6% copper equivalent.

And lithium favourite Sayona (ASX:SYA) gained after positive results from battery testing “reaffirm the high quality of Authier [project] spodumene”.

Product samples matched and performed equally as well as benchmark lithium hydroxide samples in commercial performance tests, SYA says.

 

TODAY’S BIGGEST SMALL CAP LOSERS

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