On Stockhead today, who’s winning the race to feed the world, how to spot a potential day trade, and Aussie suppliers toddle into US infant formula market.

But first, the day ahead.

 

TRADING HALTS

The following companies entered trading halts and are expected to exit in the coming days.

Yancoal Australia (ASX:YAL) – trading halt, pending an announcement relating to a potential material transaction

Crowd Media (ASX:CM8) – trading halt, pending an announcement regarding a capital raising

Predictive Discovery Limited (ASX:PDI) – trading halt, pending an announcement regarding a capital raising

Living Cell Technologies (ASX:LCT) – equity raising to be undertaken by way of an institutional placement

Alkane Resources (ASX:ALK) – initial mineral resource for the Boda project

Southern Cross Gold (ASX:SXG) – material exploration results at the Sunday Creek Project

 

MARKETS

Gold: $US1,852.97 (+0.16%)

Silver: $US22.060 (+0.32%)

Nickel (3mth): $US28,150/t (+0.9%)

Copper (3mth): $US9,390.00/t (-0.9%)

Lithium Carbonate, China (Benchmark Minerals Intelligence, May 25): $US68,450/t (0.0% weekly)

Lithium Hydroxide, China (Benchmark Minerals Intelligence, May 25): $US70,000/t (-0.1% weekly)

Oil (WTI): $US115.070 (+0.86%)

Oil (Brent): $US119.43 (+1.73%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US133.50 (+2.69%)

AUD/USD: $US0.7169 (+0.87%)

Bitcoin: $US29,010.60 (+0.95%)

 

WHAT GOT YOU TALKING OVER THE WEEKEND?

Supply chain issues/curtailed production capabilities has the world’s #2 carmaker by volume, Volkswagen, well down on 2021 numbers.

Interestingly, amidst this sea of red, Lamborghini and Bentley numbers are up by 7%.

 

And with with battery raw materials supply so tight, it is hard to imagine car supply increasing substantially as the EU moves to ban new petrol and diesel car sales from 2035.

 

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LAST WEEK’S ASX SMALL CAP WINNERS:

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks for May 23 – 27:

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Discovery Alaska (ASX:DAF)  firmed up the lithium potential of its ‘Coal Creek’ prospect, part of the Chulitna project, while Ragusa Minerals (ASX:RAG) acquired a new lithium project in the NT.

Gold explorer Besra Gold (ASX:BEZ) mooned last week on no news, before being placed in a trading halt by the ASX police.

In response to a Price and Volume Query, BEZ maintains that the results on ongoing drilling have not been leaked.

And +1Mozpa miner B2Gold will acquire neighbouring 668,000oz Mali gold explorer Oklo Resources (ASX:OKU) for an implied 17.25c per share.

That was a 127% premium to OKU’s last closing price before the bid was placed, and premium to any closing share price over the past 12 months.

 

LAST WEEK’S ASX SMALL CAP LOSERS

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks for May 23 – 27:

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