On Stockhead today– How to play the growing global food crisis, uranium inventories are ‘scarily’ low, and a couple of ASX Value specials to consider.

But first, the day ahead.

The labour force survey is issued for April.

CBA economists estimate ~30,000 jobs were added for the month, with the unemployment rate falling from 4% to 3.9% — the lowest level since 1974.

 

TRADING HALTS

The following companies are in trading halts or suspension and are expected out in the next few days:

Sustainable Nutrition Group (ASX:TSN) – termination of key customer supply agreement

Wiluna Mining Corp (ASX:WMC) – recapitalisation proposal

Australian Vanadium (ASX:AVL) – capital raising

Arafura Resources (ASX:ARU) – offtake agreement

Clime Investment Management (ASX:CIW) – material acquisition

Krakatoa Resources (ASX:KTA) – exploration target at Mt Clere REE project

BPH Energy (ASX:BPH) – farm out agreement, hydrogen technology  transaction

AVZ Minerals (ASX:AVZ) – an announcement in relation to its mining and exploration rights for the Manono lithium and tin project

 

MARKETS

Gold: $US1,819.71 (+4.97%)

Silver: $US21.741 (+0.216%)

Nickel (3mth): $US26,250/t (-0.59%)

Copper (3mth): $US9,317.50/t (-0.22%)

Lithium Carbonate, China (Benchmark Minerals Intelligence, May 19): $US68,850/t (+0.1% weekly)

Lithium Hydroxide, China (Benchmark Minerals Intelligence, May 19): $US70,625/t (-0.2% weekly)

Oil (WTI): $US113.920 (+1.51%)

Oil (Brent): $US113.00 (+1.07%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US125.00 (-2.00%)

AUD/USD: $US0.7024 (-0.123%)

Bitcoin: $US29,915.40(-1.63%)

 

WHAT GOT YOU TALKING YESTERDAY?

Feel poorer? That’s because you are.

 

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YESTERDAY’S SMALL CAP WINNERS

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

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Analytica (ASX:ALT)  locked in patents for its PeriCoach pelvic floor exercise system in Europe and India.

Anteotech’s (ASX:ADO) updated COVID-19 RAT received regulatory approval in Europe.

Health co Biome Australia (ASX:BIO) announced a 54% increase in sales year-to-date vs full year FY21 “due to increasing demand for Biome’s Activated Probiotics products”.

New uranium and lithium explorer Aurora Energy Metals (ASX:1AE) hit the bourse with a bang after raising $8m at 20c per share in an IPO.

And Riversgold (ASX:RGL)  acquired another tenement prospective for lithium in the Pilbara.

 

YESTERDAY’S SMALL CAP LOSERS

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

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