On Stockhead today, do we even need China to buy our coal, a cannabis farm for sale, and Aussie legends buying the dip.

 

But first, the day ahead.

Not much going on in Australia today, apart from a cracking day for readers of Australia’s best small caps news site. (That’s us.)

At various points we’ll have barely legible and borderline every-ist ramblings from The Secret Broker, updates on that coal gossip, ScoPo’s POWERPLAYS and Christian Edwards’ ASX Week that Was. You’ll need a stiff drink around 3pm for that.

OS tonight and there’s a bit of data-NERD action though, namely:

  • EU Trade Balance for May
  • Finland ECB’s Rehn speaks
  • US Empire Manufacturing July
  • US Retail Sales Advanced for June
  • US Import & Export Price Indexes, June
  • US Fed’s Bostic Discusses Monetary Policy
  • US Industrial Production Jun
  • US Uni of Michigan Sentiment for July

 

TRADING HALTS

Kincora Copper (ASX:KCC) – in relation to material assay results

That doesn’t seem right.

 

MARKETS

Gold: $US1,710.89 (-1.40%)

Silver: $US18.44 (-3.91%)

Nickel (3mth): $US19,190/t (-9.27%)

Copper (3mth): $US7,104/t (-3.02%)

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): $US96.25 (-0.04%)

Oil (Brent): $US99.61 (+0.04%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US106.01 (-4.54%)

AUD/USD: 0.6749 (-0.10%)

Bitcoin: $US20,497 (+2.78%)

 

WHAT GOT YOU TALKING YESTERDAY?

The most love came for yet another ludicrous results for Pilbara at its Battery Material Exchange auction:

And some late hopium hits coming in for cryptoheads hoping Finder’s panel of experts are on the money:

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TODAY’S BIGGEST SMALL CAP WINNERS

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Panther Metals (ASX:PNT) wins, with the explorer smashing out a bonanza-grade gold find at its Burtville East prospect.

Investors piled on board as PNT found circa 30%, thanks to visible gold being panned out of one hole at the prospect, and gob-smacking results like 15m at 53.94g/t gold from 27m, including:

  • 1m at 79.90g/t gold from 27m,
  • 1m at 478.00g/t gold from 28m,
  • 1m at 125.50g/t gold from 34m, and
  • 1m at 43.80g/t gold from 35m

1m pfft… here’s the money shot:

Also up 30% or so is Killi Resources (ASX:KLI). They’re out at their West Tanami project in WA mobilising drill rigs for a maiden drilling program.

The company plans to complete around 10,000m of air-core (AC) and reverse-circulation (RC) drilling, with the focus on high priority gold and rare earth element hydrothermal targets generated at the northern end of the tenement package.

Killi says it is also mobilising a diamond drill rig to complete at least one deep drill hole to a depth of ~800-1,000m. The Western Australian Geological Survey’s latest round of Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS) funding will contribute up to $150k towards the drill hole.

Who else? Oh, every coal company ever. Is this that “buy the rumour” thing everyone talks about?

 

TODAY’S BIGGEST SMALL CAP LOSERS

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There are no small cap losers, only small companies which did not perform as well as hoped.