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Good morning everyone, and welcome to 20 June, 2024 – an important day in the history of wars and other brutality.

It was on this day in 451 that the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains took place, which saw the might of Atilla the Hun defeated by the Romans – toga-clad, fond of feeding people to lions –  and the Visigoths, who were just like regular goths except they wore bright orange, instead of moping about dressed all in black.

On this day in 1752, Congress approved the Great Seal of the United States, which confusingly has a bald eagle on it.

And on this day in 1789, the The Third Estate of the French Estates-General swore the Tennis Court Oath at the Palace of Versailles, promising to climb over the fence to retrieve the ball any time someone hits it over.

Luckily for you, you won’t have to be conquered by a band of surprisingly cheerful goths in order to get the information you need before the market opens today.

Christian Edwards has toiled for literal hours to bring you an update to the population explosion of stocks on the Indian markets, 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$2,328.45 (-0.04%)

Silver: US$29.43 (-0.41%)

Nickel (3mth): US$16,982/t (-1.26%)

Copper (3mth): US$9,425/t (-0.54%)

Zinc: US$2,731/t (-0.89%)

Oil (WTI): US$80.77 (-1.21%)

Oil (Brent): US$85.39 (+0.05%)

Iron 62pc Fe: US$107.11/t (+0.06%)

AUD/USD: 0.6667 (+0.09%)

Bitcoin: US$65,468.40 (+0.50%)



We’re just hours away from the ASX going Full Burrito – but was Guzman y Gomez’s $22 just a bit too ambitious? Find out now before the spoilers drop later on today.




Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks:

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Health tech company HeraMED (ASX:HMD)  announced to the market that it has achieved a record number of active and accumulated users in June.

“The number of accumulated mums on the HeraCARE platform reached 3,553 registered mums (+365 accumulated users or 12% sequential growth since 31 March 2024), including 560 active mums (previously record was 517 active users as at 21 July 2022),” the company said.

Locality Planning Energy (ASX:LPE) climbed Wednesday morning with a takeover bid from River Capital on the table, which has upped its bid from $0.08 per share to $0.105 per share – however, the LPE board is currently recommending that shareholders take no action.

AustChina Holdings (ASX:AUH) says drilling has begun at AUH’s Chenene Lithium Project in Tanzania, targeting multiple high-priority lithium prospects. Initial diamond core drilling involves eight holes initially, with potential for expansion. The first hole has encountered pegmatite starting from a depth of six metres, near surface outcroppings.

And Kuniko (ASX:KNI) says geophysical surveys conducted at the Ertelien Nickel-Copper-Cobalt Project in Southern Norway have revealed five new electromagnetic conductors. KNI says the newly identified conductive horizons suggest potential extensions of high-grade sulphide mineralisation. The next steps involve ground truthing these findings through surface mapping and sampling starting in July.



Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks:

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PharmAust (ASX:PAA) – pending an announcement by the Company to the market regarding a capital raising.

Botanix Pharmaceuticals (ASX:BOT) – pending release of an announcement regarding FDA-approval for Sofdra.