On Stockhead today, three green hydrogen stocks rising above the field, Nikola’s electric truck will have a battery 15 times bigger than a Tesla Model 3’s, and Katana Asset Management’s best anti-inflation bets.

But first, the day ahead.

Today, the Australian Bureau of Stats issues building approvals and international trade data for March.

Australia has posted 50 successive monthly trade surpluses, CommSec says. Building approvals soared by a record 43.5% in Feb.



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

Black Rock Mining (ASX:BKT) – capital raising

Pearl Global ASX:PG1) – capital raising

Air New Zealand (ASX:AIZ) – shortfall bookbuild

Resource Mining Corporation (ASX:RMI) – potential acquisition

Canyon Resources (ASX:CAY) – announcement relating to BFS at Minim Martap Bauxite Project

OM Holdings (ASX:OMH) – material acquisition


MARKETS (updated at 8am AEDT)

Gold: $US1,869.7 (+0.09%)

Silver: $US22.605 (+0.22%)

Nickel (3mth): $US30,640/t (-1.08%)

Copper (3mth): $US9,509.50/t (+0.59%)

Lithium Carbonate, China (Benchmark Minerals Intelligence, May 4): $US72,650/t (0.0% weekly)

Lithium Hydroxide, China (Benchmark Minerals Intelligence, May 4): $US73,275/t (0.0% weekly)

Oil (WTI): $US106.29 (+3.80%)

Oil (Brent): $US108.95 (+3.79%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US142.00 (+0.00%)

AUD/USD: $US0.7129 (+0.434%)

Bitcoin: $US38,949 (+3.26%)



Could this rate raising cycle be good for gold?



(Stocks highlighted in yellow rose after making announcements during the trading day).

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Former struggler Pacific Bauxite (ASX:PBX) has recommenced trading on the ASX following a recapitalisation. It has $4m in cash to explore its PGE projects in WA.

Advanced zinc play Altamin (ASX:AZI) says shareholders should take no action on an unsolicited takeover offer from its largest shareholder.

The 9.5c per share offer is an 8.7% discount to AZI’s 52-week high of 10.4c per share.

Fire assay sampling on drilling completed late last year returned thick, shallow, and high-grade gold hits up to 54.3g/t gold at the ‘Coodardy’ project, part of Victory Goldfields’ (ASX:1VG) tenement portfolio in the Cue region of WA.

The ASX newest battery metals stock Koba Resources (ASX:KOB) entered listed life on a strong footing, up 15% for the day.

And hard-drilling gold explorer Ozaurum Resources (ASX:OZM) bounced higher, perhaps in response to what we assume was a high quality presso at this year’s RIU Sydney Resources Round-up Conference.



(Stocks highlighted in yellow fell after making announcements during the trading day).

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