On Stockhead today, former Kalgoorlie goalkeeper, ultimate survivalist, closet geologist and intrepid reporter Josh Chiat remains upbeat and on the ground in the crazy big smoke of Sydneyville at this year’s spectacular RIU Sydney Resources Roundup.

Curiously, the RIU roundup is an event we don’t sponsor.

But the more Our Man from West Perth files on it, the more it seems exactly the kind of no-holds-barred-all-in-pants-off hoedown that Stockhead likes to get its kit off for.

Rubbing shoulders with the nation’s raddest, maddest and baddest set of investment outliers, Josh reports that “after 40 years of tailwinds” there’s a gaggle of normie investors starting to take a much closer look at gold (and associated metals and rocks) as all the other sensible investments fail to match returns.

In this edition, he corners four ASX goldie juniors with cunning plans afoot.

But first, the day ahead.

 

TRADING HALTS

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

NextDC (ASX:NXT) – Equity raising.

Sunstone Metals (ASX:STM) – Capital raising.

Pancontinental Energy (ASX:PCL) – Capital raising.

Tempus Resources (ASX:TMR) – Capital raising.

GreenTech Metals (ASX:GRE) – Capital raising.

Optima Technology Group (ASX:OPA) – Capital raising.

Pivotal Metals (ASX:PVT) – Capital raising.

Chalice Mining (ASX:CHN) – Capital raising.

Adveritas (ASX:AV1) – Capital raising.

Magnum Mining (ASX:MGU) – Magnum halted to allow the company to provide clarification on the two announcements made on May 10 with respect to the non-binding MOU with Mitsubishi.

Cellnet Group (ASX:CLT) – Potential control transaction.

Australian Potash (ASX:APC) – Halt called until the federal Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water issues a correcting statement.

 

COMMODITY/FOREX/CRYPTO MARKET PRICES

Gold: $US2041.53 (-0.12%)

Silver: $US25.55 (-0.14%)

Nickel (3mth): $US24,025/t (+2.02%)

Copper (3mth): $US9002.50/t (+0.27%)

Oil (WTI): $US68.58 (+0.01%)

Oil (Brent): $US782.51 (+0.32%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US107.50/t (-0.94%)

AUD/USD: 0.6610 (+0.14%)

Bitcoin: $US29,156 (+2.24%)

 

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ASX SMALL CAP LEADERS

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks:
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Code Company Price % Volume Market Cap
PRM Prominence Energy 0.002 100% 2,269,867 $2,424,609
ADS Adslot Ltd. 0.006 50% 136,930 $8,817,394
CCE Carnegie Cln Energy 0.0015 50% 130,626 $15,642,574
BMO Bastion Minerals 0.03 43% 7,017,671 $3,347,643
8VI 8Vi Holdings Limited 0.7 41% 58,964 $20,978,804
HMG Hamelin Gold 0.15 36% 194,808 $12,100,000
FTC Fintech Chain Ltd 0.015 36% 27,441 $7,158,465
BAT Battery Minerals Ltd 0.004 33% 3,684,261 $10,070,827
HCT Holista CollTech Ltd 0.017 31% 10,000 $3,624,401
CDR Codrus Minerals Ltd 0.175 30% 2,909,362 $5,458,050
PPK PPK Group Limited 1.79 25% 365,999 $127,683,689
XTC Xantippe Res Ltd 0.005 25% 15,251,449 $42,320,399
GLN Galan Lithium Ltd 1.26 22% 5,784,122 $316,122,867
ILA Island Pharma 0.1 22% 289,900 $6,664,014
SLM Solis Minerals 0.15 20% 151,000 $5,819,371
CYQ Cycliq Group Ltd 0.006 20% 774,999 $1,737,583
LEL Lithenergy 0.87 19% 1,236,136 $43,909,500
BGT Bio-Gene Technology 0.125 19% 38,886 $18,588,498
PNN Power Minerals Ltd 0.415 19% 370,936 $25,316,999
NIM Nimy Resources 0.23 18% 372,124 $13,234,416
WMG Western Mines 0.75 17% 1,610,213 $33,078,611
STN Saturn Metals 0.205 17% 2,176,255 $26,520,992
HOR Horseshoe Metals Ltd 0.021 17% 1,027,622 $11,501,166
CPT Cipherpoint Limited 0.007 17% 41,415,212 $6,955,450
CXU Cauldron Energy Ltd 0.007 17% 250,000 $5,589,412
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8VI Holdings (ASX:8VI), topped the count, after the Singapore-based FinEduTech company jumped 44% on no news, and remarkably slim volumes.

Bastion Minerals (ASX:BMO) added excacto 33.3% on an update at the McCombe North Lithium property, a package of three recently-optioned lithium prospects in Canada, which Gregory notes “is where all the cool kids are digging lithium at the moment.”

Finally, Codrus Minerals (ASX:CDR) is back on the winners list, bagging a nigh 38% gain, and still riding the wave of good vibes from news of its high-grade clay-hosted rare earth mineralisation at Karloning last week.

 

TODAY’S ASX SMALL CAP LAGGARDS

Here are the least best performing ASX small cap stocks:

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Code Company Price % Volume Market Cap
VPR Volt Power Group 0.001 -50% 590,832 $21,432,416
APC Aust Potash Ltd 0.0115 -36% 24,499,699 $18,696,201
MRD Mount Ridley Mines 0.003 -25% 156,284,591 $31,139,531
PEC Perpetual Res Ltd 0.012 -20% 50,000 $8,182,259
AHF Aust Dairy Limited 0.02 -20% 6,725,418 $14,712,889
VAL Valor Resources Ltd 0.004 -20% 123,139 $19,015,174
WEL Winchester Energy 0.004 -20% 504,695 $5,102,110
CMO Cosmo Metals 0.1 -17% 95,764 $3,061,200
AXP AXP Energy Ltd 0.0025 -17% 381,360 $17,474,042
GTG Genetic Technologies 0.0025 -17% 2,904,266 $34,624,974
RBR RBR Group Ltd 0.0025 -17% 5,210,275 $4,795,214
ENV Enova Mining Limited 0.011 -15% 40,000 $5,082,081
RRR Revolver Resources 0.1125 -15% 139,680 $14,753,756
DAF Discovery Alaska Ltd 0.045 -15% 157,523 $12,414,439
FAU First Au Ltd 0.003 -14% 2,468,970 $3,831,741
KNM Kneomedia Limited 0.006 -14% 823,700 $10,533,497
AGR Aguia Res Ltd 0.034 -13% 556,586 $16,920,316
PVS Pivotal Systems 0.007 -13% 500,000 $4,026,834
RLG Roolife Group Ltd 0.007 -13% 737,500 $5,756,465
GSN Great Southern 0.021 -13% 27,320 $16,640,568
MDX Mindax Limited 0.11 -12% 1,465,835 $255,694,848
S3N Sensore Ltd 0.265 -12% 5,000 $7,831,120
MME Moneyme Limited 0.115 -12% 274,814 $36,822,139
LVH Livehire Limited 0.07 -11% 1,125,221 $26,907,476
FYI FYI Resources Ltd 0.12 -11% 1,681,638 $49,452,875
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