On Stockhead today, the most important crucial mineral you’ve never heard of, why is gold the new Covid oil, and how miners and traditional owners are making it work.

But first the day ahead.

The Aussie Bureau of Stats today issues data on export and import prices for the June quarter, as well as retail trade.

An update on the Federal Budget from Treasurer Jim Chalmers is also scheduled for release.

Miners dominate reporting season today. Can’t-miss earnings results are due from the likes of Pilbara Minerals (ASX:PLS), Mineral Resources (ASX:MIN), Sandfire Resources (ASX:SFR), and Fortescue Metals (ASX:FMG).

 

TRADING HALTS

The following companies are in trading halts and are expected out in the coming days:

Lindian Resources (ASX:LIN) – There’s an update on the way about the proposed acquisition of Rift Valley Resource Developments and its Kangankunde Rare Earths Project in Malawi.

Globe Metals & Mining (ASX:GBE) – Globe’s calling for a time-out, so it can get on top of managing its continuous disclosure requirements.

Memphasys (ASX:MEM) – Capital raise

Siren Gold (ASX:SNG) – Who could possibly resist the Siren SNG, calling out for a capital raise?

Creso Pharma (ASX:CPH – Capital raise

Way2Vat (ASX:W2V) – There’s an acquisition in the works!

New World Resources (ASX:NWC) – NWC wants time to consider, plan and execute a capital raise. They’re not the only ones.

Linius Technologies (ASX:LNU) – Capital raise.

Theta Gold Mines (ASX:TGM) – Theta’s got a DFS on the way.

dorsaVi (ASX:DVL) – … it’s a capital raise.

Cygnus Gold (ASX:CY5) – Material acquisition! … and a capital raise.

Metro Mining (ASX:MMI) – announcement regarding completion of an institutional placement and launch of a share purchase plan.

Cipherpoint (ASX:CPT) – Ooooh. An acquisition.

K-TIG (ASX:KTG) – Material agreement announcement incoming.

NuEnergy Gas (ASX:NGY) – Price and volume query.

 

COMMODITY/ FOREX/ CRYPTO MARKET PRICES

Gold: $US1,725.50 (+0.31%)

Silver: $US18.83 (+1.26%)

Nickel (3mth): $US21,685/t (+0.53%)

Copper (3mth): $US7,592/t (+0.70%)

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

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

Oil (WTI): $US95.8 (+0.92%)

Oil (Brent): $US104.97 (+0.77%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US110.00 (+5.77%)

AUD/USD: 0.6956 (+0.10%)

Bitcoin: $US22,052 (-3.33%)

 

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YESTERDAY’S BIGGEST SMALL CAP WINNERS

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Cobre (ASX:CBE) was +80% after making a “significant new copper discovery” at the Ngami project in Botswana.

Frugl (ASX:FGL), which ostensibly finds the cheapest groceries for shoppers using publicly available data, has “experienced record user growth following its release commencing December 2021”.

Meanwhile Buy Now, Pay Later stocks were on fire.

And up almost 100% on no news was jilted Zip Co partner Sezzle (ASX:SZL) which is now in a trading halt pending the answer to a price and volume query.

Zip (ASX:ZIP) was also up 20% for no apparent reason. Month to date, that bad boy is up circa 150%.

 

YESTERDAY’S BIGGEST SMALL CAP LOSERS

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