On Stockhead today, uranium gets closer to officially green, history says Buy The Dip, and picking bottoms with Opal Capital.


But first, the day ahead.

Local shares are set to open higher today. At 8am AEDT, the ASX 200 July futures is pointing up by 0.80%.

CoreLogic issues its home value index for June.

“National home prices could fall by around 0.7 per cent, led lower by falling prices in both Sydney and Melbourne,” Commsec says.

“But property prices are still increasing in Adelaide and Brisbane.”

Also today, S&P Global and the Australian Industry Group (AiGroup) release separate survey results detailing activity in the Aussie manufacturing sector.




When: 12pm AEST

Raised: $5.5m at 20c per share

The company is proposing to acquire the tenements comprising the Kookynie (Niagara) Gold Project in WA from GTI Resources (ASX:GTR).

“It is exciting for the company to have secured tenements containing historical high-grade workings, identified mineralisation and high priority, walk-up targets whilst in the company of peers that are actively finding encouraging results,” chairman Robert Boston says.

The company plans to kick off maiden exploration and apply modern techniques to the “historically significant, underexplored tenement package.”



Lumos Diagnostics Holdings (ASX:LDX) – Announcement about a regulatory update pending.

Pancontinental Energy NL (ASX:PCL) – Capital raising.

Estrella Resources (ASX:ESR) – Capital raising.

IPB Petroleum (ASX:IPB) – Capital raising.

Pacific Nickel Mines (ASX:PNM) – News brewing around its application for a Mining Lease in respect of the Kolosori Nickel Project in the Solomon Islands.

Firebrick Pharma (ASX:FRE) – Announcement due about the outcome of the appeal filed against the TGA’s initial decision not to approve Nasodine® Nasal Spray (“Nasodine”) for sale in Australia.

Pilot Energy (ASX:PGY) – Capital raising.

Kingwest Resources (ASX:KWR) – “Significant” exploration results incoming!



Gold: $US1,740.63 (+0.13%)

Silver: $US19.23 (+0.28%)

Nickel (3mth): $US21,400/t (-2.06%)

Copper (3mth): $US7,860/t (+3.48%)

Lithium Carbonate, China (Benchmark Minerals Intelligence, June 30): $US69,750/t (0.0% weekly)

Lithium Hydroxide, China (Benchmark Minerals Intelligence, June 30): $US70,875/t (0.0% weekly)

Oil (WTI): $US102.53 (+4.00%)

Oil (Brent): $US104.34 (+3.60%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US115.14 (+2.46%)

AUD/USD: 0.6842 (+0.06%)

Bitcoin: $US21,636 (+6.26%)



Moribund, indeed. Germany is a manufacturing powerhouse.


Here’s some good news. That lithium deficit is gonna be here for a long, loooong time, according to the latest Benchmark analysis.


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Kyckr (ASX:KYK) has jumped well over 50% on Thursday,  after news RealWise has set its sights on acquiring  100% of the tech start-up shop at $0.08 a share.

Adavale Resources (ASX:ADD) says a ground-based gravity survey has wrapped up at its nickel projects in Tanzania with some 32 discrete gravity targets confirming a strike length of around 55km.

“The measure of the success of this gravity program is quite simply a reflection of the large number of high-quality targets that have been generated,” so it’s pretty significant, adds executive director David Riekie.



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On cue, Buy Now Pay Later stocks and porous payment fintechs continue to disappoint after a brief respite earlier this week.

Tyro Payments (ASX:TYR) was mauled by JP Morgan this morning after analysts lopped some 57% off the target share price and reckon life for TYR minus the outgoing (and soon to leave for Star Entertainment) CEO Rob Cooke is going to be a real squeeze.

In the same bucket: EML Payments (ASX:EML) has given back every penny of Wednesday’s circa 11% surge after scoring a big contract to make prepaid cards for the Spanish postal service.

RBC cut EML Payments from Outperform to Sector Perform (in line with everyone else in the sector over 12 months) but has held the target at $1.80.

Finally, UBS brokers took the sword to ZIP Co (ASX:ZIP) today as well.