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Good morning everyone, and welcome to 13 June, 2024 – an important day in the history of the world for a variety of moderately amazing reasons.

It was on this day in 1373 that an important treaty, known as the Treaty of Perpetual Alliance, was signed between England and Portugal – and, amazingly, it remains in place to this day, some 651 years later, and gave rise to vitally important things, like Nando’s.

On this day in 1575, under the Treaty of Endime, King Ferdinand of Austria agreed to pay Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent 30,000 gold Forints for western Hungary, which Suleiman apparently spent on a fancy new hat.


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I mean, seriously… look at the size of that hat! Gotta be worth at least 30,000 gold Forints… maybe even more. Pic via Getty Images.


And on this day in 1789, Mrs Alexander Hamilton served ice cream for dessert to George Washington, who died 10 years later of an ice cream headache.

Luckily for you, you won’t need to die horribly in order to get what you need before the market opens today.

Out writers have been hard at work putting together all the very best that they can muster from around the ASX this morning, and – as always – I’ve thrown together lots of fiddly little things below, so you don’t need to go ferreting all over the internet for your ASX info this morning.



Gold: US$2,313.70 (-0.09%)

Silver: US$29.41 (+0.48%)

Nickel (3mth): US$17,564/t (-1.51%)

Copper (3mth): US$9,874/t (+3.22%)

Zinc: US$2,709/t (-2.85%)

Oil (WTI): US$78.53 (+0.81%)

Oil (Brent): US$82.43 (+0.62%)

Iron 62pc Fe: US$106.27/t (-1.04%)

AUD/USD: 0.6618 (+0.19%)

Bitcoin: US$67,327.30 (+0.02%)



Experts reckon we’re rapidly approaching the ‘peak gold’ moment for mining production – here’s a look at what that means, and what the future could hold for ASX-listed goldies.




Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks:

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Yesterday’s Small Cap Winners included:

Reach Resources (ASX:RR1) jumped on news that it has bitten into high-grade niobium and REEs during the latest program of rock chip sampling at Wabli Creek, Gascoyne, Western Australia. The company says that it has recorded samples up to 17.65% Nb2O5, 0.15% Y2O3, 10.81% Ta2O5, 31.39% TiO2, 0.37% TREO, chipped directly off in-situ bedrock at the site, and stack up well against previous alluvial sampling of 32% Nb2O5 and 2.57% TREO reported in December last year.

One Click Group (ASX:1CG) made headway on the heels of an investor presentation about its One Click Life financial services platform, revealing that the company has seen user growth of 83% to 120,000 users in CY23, which the company expects to continue with increased marketing spend in 2024.

BirdDog Technology (ASX:BDT) lifted on low volume after announcing a selective buyback of 31.6 million shares, which is the totality of Home Made Robots’ interests in BirdDog and represents approximately 16.3% of BirdDog’s issued share capital.

And some big price-boosting news from Inoviq (ASX:IIQ) with an announcement that the company’s Neuro-Net technology can isolate brain-derived exosomes in Alzheimer’s Disease. I’ll let the company explain why it’s big, because they know what they’re talking about…

“Exosomes provide a ‘fingerprint’ of the health or disease status of the parent cell and can cross the ‘blood-brain barrier’, making them promising candidates as diagnostics for neurological diseases. The ability to weaponize exosomes and target them to cells is the end game for therapy and cure.”

And Ora Gold (ASX:OAU) rose despite incurring an after-tax operating loss for the half-year ended March 31 2024 – of $1,529,041. This is up from its half-year accounts this time a year ago, which was a reported loss of $876,084.

Nevertheless, the company has had needle-moving news lately, with its binding agreement with the dominant gold miner in the Murchison region – Westgold Resources (ASX:WGX).

That’s an alliance that aims to advance the development of Ora’s Crown Prince deposit into production, and comes with a strategic placement capital raise of $6m.

An updated Mineral Resource Estimate at Crown Prince is due for completion in the September quarter.



Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks:

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Pearl Gull Iron (ASX:PLG) – pending an announcement regarding a proposed acquisition.

Opthea (ASX:OPT) – pending news of a proposed equity raising.

MRG Metals (ASX:MRQ) – pending the release of an announcement to the market in relation to a Joint Venture Agreement and Funding Arrangement on its Heavy Mineral Sands Projects.

Brazilian Rare Earths (ASX:BRE) – pending an announcement regarding the results of a capital raising.