Good morning everyone, and welcome to Yet Another Thursday, the latest in a very long line of Thursdays poised to bring you all the Thursday goodness you could possibly wish for, or handle.

After a crackerjack post-inflation data win for the ASX yesterday, I get the feeling that local investors are hoping for the Good Times to continue – but before we all start looking for the next Big Thing to plumpen our portfolios, there’s a few things you’re going to want to know.

Top of that list is a solid story about gas from Jessica Cummins, with a look into the crystal ball and a glimpse of what’s on the cards for the $2.1 billion Aussie hydrogen industry.

Meanwhile, Nadine McGrath has the good oil on zinc, the mineral most likely to be spread on your nose next summer.

Christian Edwards has a look at Amazon’s upcoming bats..t earnings call, and Guy Le Page has a very cheap gold explorer he thinks you should know about.

If you’re in a hurry, however, and just need the basics, you’ll find all the digits and details below to get your day started.



Gold: $US1970.90 (+0.32%)

Silver: $US24.90 (+0.84%)

Nickel (3mth): $US21,570/t (-3.92%)

Copper (3mth): $US8,604/t (-0.80%)

Oil (WTI): $US78.92 (-0.89%)

Oil (Brent): $US82.79 (-1.01%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US112.89/t (+0.15%)

AUD/USD: 0.6759  (+0.1%)

Bitcoin: $US29,481 (+0.77%)



Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks:

Swipe or scroll to reveal full table. Click headings to sort:

WordPress Tables Plugin



  • Xantippe Resources (ASX:XTC): +67% > Big gainz, but no fresh news for the WA (Southern Cross) focused precious metals explorer. The other day, though, it announced some capital raising to fund strategic growth.
  • AD1 Holdings (ASX:AD1): +40% > The recruitment tech and utilities-software-billing firm announced strong quarterly financial/activities results.
  • Melodiol Global Health (ASX:ME1): 20% > The Aussie cannabis company’s wholly owned subsidiary Mernova Medicinal has made strong progress on the EU GMP licence process to fast-track cannabis exports to Australia and Europe. And for some reason, we’re craving pizza.
  • BirdDog Technology (ASX:BDT) +17% > The global video tech company reports not-too-bad quarterly results, with customer cash receipts of A$7.5 million, +3.6% quarter-on-quarter (-7.5% versus pcp).
  • Oneview Healthcare (ASX:ONE): +15% > The healthtech software solutions outfit has just delivered a positive cash flow report. Which is nice.



Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks:

Swipe or scroll to reveal full table. Click headings to sort:

WordPress Tables Plugin



Kalamazoo Resources (ASX:KZR) – Capital raising.

Austal (ASX:ASB) – Amid the aftermath of a disappointing financial result regarding specification and cost-inflation pressures related to its US operations, the Aussie shipbuilder and global defence contractor has requested an end to its trading halt.