On Stockhead today, the commodities that won and lost January, the top 50 miners and explorers right now, and how to add gold to your crypto stash.

But first, the day ahead.

The ABS issues its “Selected Cost of Living” indexes for the December quarter, detailing changes over time in the purchasing power of the after-tax incomes of Aussie households.

And the RBA Governor Philip Lowe will deliver a speech at the National Press Club in Sydney at 12.30pm AEDT.

 

TRADING HALTS

The following companies  are due out of halts either today or in the coming days.

Powerhouse Ventures Ltd – capital raising

Emperor Energy – capital raising

Pivotal Systems Corporation – capital raising

Sparc Technologies – material joint venture

Energy Resources of Australia – ranger rehabilitation costs / schedule overruns

 

MARKETS (updated at 8am AEDT)

Gold: US$1801.00 ($2,526.65) (+0.25%)

Silver: US$22.63 (+0.90%)

Oil (WTI): US$88.38 (+0.26%)

Oil (Brent): US$89.38 (+0.12%%)

Coal: US$210.50 (-5.50%)

Iron 62pc Fe: US$138.79 (+5.83%)

AUD/USD: 0.7128 (+0.86%)

Bitcoin: US$38,693.61 (+0.52%)

 

WHAT GOT YOU TALKING YESTERDAY?

Arizona Lithium (ASX:AZL) got you talking.

Metallurgical testing confirmed that the Big Sandy ore can be easily beneficiated into a concentrate containing 71% of the lithium in just 36% of the whole ore mass that requires significantly less acid to leach.

 

And cobalt prices got you talking.

 

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YESTERDAY’S BIGGEST SMALL CAP WINNERS

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

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The share price in Wooboard Tech (ASX:WOO) rose 100% to 0.002 cents off the back of its September quarterly, where the company announced details of its new platform ‘Sixty’ targeting the corporate wellness and consumer wellness mobile app sectors.

Shares in miner Paterson Resources (ASX:PSL) were up ~21%
to 0.035 cents after the company reported positive Q2 FY22 results, including highest grade gold assays at its Grace Project, in Western Australia.

The highest grade assays were from a broad zone of brecciated silica-carbonate altered silstone returning a thick 20.8m @2.0g/t AU from 203.2m including 2m @3.6g/t and 3m @ 8.38g/t from 221m.

Power Generation technology company Volt Power (ASX:VPR) saw its share price rise 50% to 0.003 cents after releasing favourable Q4 FY21 results, including record revenue of $3.2 million, after a record Q4 cash from operating activities of $900k.

Volt also completed a Tier 1 formal price enquiry request for installation of its zero emission ATEN Waste Heat to Power technology at two power stations, with positive feedback received.

 

YESTERDAY’S BIGGEST SMALL CAP LOSERS

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

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In the laggards, New Zealand Salmon’s (ASX:NZK) share price fell ~16% to 99 cents after announcing it is experiencing higher than expected sea farm mortality.

Particularly warm seawater temperatures have been blamed on the fish kill, with the situation continuing to unfold. The company said it was deploying best practice measures to counter the heat of summer and other contributing stressors.