On Stockhead today, five reasons why uranium is about to boom, Trent Primmer sees value in energy and CBA briefly loses out to Rio.
But first the day ahead.

On Saturday, our biggest trading partner China released its industrial profit numbers for July.

They were bad.

Today, the ABS will release preliminary retail trade numbers for July.

Why is this important?

“The Reserve Bank Governor has indicated that he will watch the household sector closely when deciding on interest rate settings,” says CommSec.

 

TRADING HALTS

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

AD1 Holdings (ASX:AD1) – There’s an acquisition in the works… we’ll keep you posted

Eclipse Metals (ASX:EPM) – Capital raise

Splitit Payments (ASX: SPT) – Capital raise

Australian Pacific Coal (ASX: AQC) – The bidding war continues…

Ramsay Health Care (ASX:RHC) – There’s a buyout offer on the table

 

COMMODITY/FOREX/CRYPTO MARKET PRICES

Gold: $US1,737.28 (-1.20%)

Silver: $US18.874 (-2.11%)

Nickel (3mth): $US21,633/t (-0.20%)

Copper (3mth): $US8,160.50/t (+0.39%)

Lithium Carbonate, China (Benchmark Minerals Intelligence, Aug 17): $US71,200/t (+90.2% year-to-date)

Lithium Hydroxide, China (Benchmark Minerals Intelligence, Aug 17): $US71,775/t (+127.4% year-to-date)

Oil (WTI): $US92.957 (+0.47%)

Oil (Brent): $US100.743 (+1.41%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US108.50 (+1.88%)

AUD/USD: 0.68916 (-1.14%)

Bitcoin: $US20,022 (-3.02%)

WHAT GOT YOU TALKING OVER THE WEEKEND?

Uranium was a big winner last week. HUGE.

And yet there’s a sense more generally THE SKY IS ABOUT TO FALL.

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Also, be sure to check in preopen each day for ‘Market highlights and 5 ASX small caps to watch’, and 10.30am for our daily ‘10 at 10’ column — a live summary of winners & losers at the opening bell.

 

LAST WEEK’S BIGGEST SMALL CAP WINNERS

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks for August 22 – August 26:

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Code Company Price % Week Market Cap
AQC Auspaccoal Ltd 0.365 170% $18,426,955.65
MAG Magmatic Resrce Ltd 0.21 153% $45,807,623.64
VMG VDM Group Limited 0.002 100% $13,855,321.90
ASN Anson Resources Ltd 0.27 86% $272,396,768.78
NRX Noronex Limited 0.064 83% $11,420,805.73
AMM Armada Metals 0.145 81% $6,500,000.00
WCN White Cliff Min Ltd 0.022 76% $13,072,067.24
RAS Ragusa Minerals Ltd 0.305 69% $42,657,146.95
EMP Emperor Energy Ltd 0.045 67% $7,247,799.35
MCT Metalicity Limited 0.005 67% $17,293,530.03
BPH BPH Energy Ltd 0.028 65% $21,943,292.28
AM7 Arcadia Minerals 0.28 56% $15,410,304.36
JTL Jayex Technology Ltd 0.009 50% $2,492,285.39
NIM Nimyresourceslimited 0.36 50% $18,922,569.05
OSX Osteopore Limited 0.3 50% $32,835,106.64
LNR Lanthanein Resources 0.048 45% $40,438,673.94
ADS Adslot Ltd. 0.013 44% $28,658,222.53
BUX Buxton Resources Ltd 0.13 44% $16,770,345.81
NWM Norwest Minerals 0.066 43% $11,920,087.54
IR1 Irismetals 1.005 41% $54,783,000.00
LV1 Live Verdure Ltd 0.21 40% $8,412,865.00
TD1 Tali Digital Limited 0.007 40% $8,628,413.67
PPG Pro-Pac Packaging 0.635 38% $50,288,454.20
PTB PTB Group Limited 1.57 37% $199,708,799.49
CY5 Cygnus Gold Limited 0.305 33% $38,268,181.90
CBE Cobre 0.46 31% $94,986,499.45
PO3 Purifloh Ltd 0.42 31% $12,294,164.22
AXP AXP Energy Ltd 0.0065 30% $34,873,084.04
OCN Oceanalithiumlimited 0.72 30% $24,473,250.00
PG1 Pearl Global Ltd 0.022 29% $22,049,440.97
JGH Jade Gas Holdings 0.071 29% $39,553,021.80
ADD Adavale Resource Ltd 0.036 29% $14,433,308.93
ATR Astron Corp Ltd 0.8 28% $96,756,891.62
ASP Aspermont Limited 0.023 28% $55,871,438.56
SPZ Smart Parking Ltd 0.235 27% $74,036,130.21
ANG Austin Engineering 0.33 27% $197,787,453.36
TER Terracom Ltd 1.135 27% $781,894,568.98
WA1 Wa1Resourcesltd 0.19 27% $5,516,651.33
EME Energy Metals Ltd 0.19 27% $38,791,412.72
RDT Red Dirt Metals Ltd 0.62 27% $164,459,390.04
CDD Cardno Limited 0.555 26% $21,873,971.28
BEZ Besragoldinc 0.04 25% $6,186,598.56
CFO Cfoam Limited 0.005 25% $3,669,203.17
DM1 Desert Metals 0.275 25% $10,558,199.96
GGX Gas2Grid Limited 0.0025 25% $10,145,255.20
PRM Prominence Energy 0.0025 25% $6,061,522.05
MTM Mtmongerresources 0.155 24% $6,001,605.28
KFM Kingfisher Mining 0.29 23% $9,931,050.29
FXG Felix Gold Limited 0.185 23% $14,969,951.64
DYL Deep Yellow Limited 0.9 23% $662,204,856.07
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Shares in small coal stock Australian Pacific Coal (ASX:AQC) ran hot after news of a bid from Nathan Tinkler at a massive premium to the last closing price.

AQC has been struggling for some time to get the thermal Darbook Coal Mine in NSW approved in the face of local opposition.

Magmatic Resources (ASX:MAG) jumped high and fast off the back of some super copper intersections at its Corvette Prospect in NSW.

Visible copper = circa 150% share price gain.

On Monday, Anson Resources (ASX:ASN) increased resources at the Paradox lithium brine project in southern Utah by 324% to 788,300t of lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE), paving the way for development.

On Thursday, the share price hit all-time highs after a non-binding deal was inked with global direct lithium extraction (DLE) leader Sunresin to develop a full-scale commercial lithium plant at Paradox.

 

LAST WEEK’S BIGGEST SMALL CAP LOSERS

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks for August 22 – August 26:

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Code Company Price % Week Market Cap
DOC Doctor Care Anywhere 0.12 -49% $23,858,111.55
PVS Pivotal Systems 0.094 -37% $15,946,625.00
ALT Analytica Limited 0.001 -33% $4,613,801.13
ANL Amani Gold Ltd 0.001 -33% $23,693,441.13
JAV Javelin Minerals Ltd 0.001 -33% $14,181,229.16
WGN Wagners Hld Company 0.775 -31% $149,156,838.68
ST1 Spirit Technology 0.061 -28% $46,530,650.53
IRX Inhalerx Limited 0.056 -28% $9,434,149.59
OAR OAR Resources Ltd 0.004 -27% $8,684,151.59
ADN Andromeda Metals Ltd 0.07 -27% $289,230,784.18
LER Leaf Res Ltd 0.027 -27% $33,139,735.50
LAW Lawfinance Ltd 0.19 -27% $12,099,374.61
CCX City Chic Collective 1.7475 -27% $460,361,370.71
MPP Metro Perf.Glass Ltd 0.185 -26% $38,002,507.63
A3D Aurora Labs Limited 0.04 -26% $7,734,638.86
SSM Service Stream 0.7775 -25% $498,922,006.14
AUK Aumake Limited 0.006 -25% $4,628,681.54
HMG Hamelingoldlimited 0.15 -25% $16,500,000.00
T3D 333D Limited 0.0015 -25% $4,566,445.00
SHG Singular Health 0.125 -24% $8,487,578.97
WCG Webcentral Ltd 0.195 -24% $67,874,022.36
DTR Dateline Resources 0.092 -23% $47,094,380.40
MEM Memphasys Ltd 0.028 -23% $24,420,993.44
IHL Incannex Healthcare 0.2425 -22% $380,898,423.75
HIQ Hitiq Limited 0.051 -22% $5,770,965.33
KLL Kalium Lakes Ltd 0.045 -21% $58,266,344.27
CHL Camplifyholdings 2.15 -20% $62,822,300.80
CSF Catalanoseafoodltd 0.12 -20% $3,797,375.00
DW8 DW8 Limited 0.008 -20% $21,505,245.02
KOR Korab Resources 0.028 -20% $9,910,350.00
MBK Metal Bank Ltd 0.004 -20% $10,431,272.64
SIH Sihayo Gold Limited 0.002 -20% $12,204,256.18
WBE Whitebark Energy 0.002 -20% $11,296,438.39
SZL Sezzle Inc. 0.68 -20% $139,677,645.36
GFN Gefen Int 0.105 -19% $7,133,713.34
SRK Strike Resources 0.105 -19% $28,350,000.00
WGX Westgold Resources. 0.9775 -19% $551,770,480.45
HAL Halo Technologies 0.275 -19% $34,966,519.83
AD1 AD1 Holdings Limited 0.017 -19% $11,488,843.93
TAR Taruga Minerals 0.026 -19% $16,763,398.96
TNY Tinybeans Group Ltd 0.24 -19% $14,650,679.28
ALM Alma Metals Ltd 0.009 -18% $8,873,667.08
TYX Tyranna Res Ltd 0.032 -18% $74,795,541.34
PNV Polynovo Limited 1.74 -18% $1,336,609,848.88
C1X Cosmosexploration 0.14 -18% $4,125,000.00
NSM Northstaw 0.14 -18% $5,617,780.00
MAN Mandrake Res Ltd 0.043 -17% $23,517,996.48
ANP Antisense Therapeut. 0.091 -17% $66,210,603.82
AUN Aurumin 0.12 -17% $15,036,856.56
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