On Stockhead today, the ASX green hydrogen stocks still standing, ugly duckling stocks for a black swan event, and who wants to play with Toys’R’Us?

But first, the day ahead.

Local shares are set to open higher again on Tuesday, tracking the gains in New York. At 8am AEST, the ASX 200 Dec futures contract was pointing up by 0.40%.

TRADING HALTS

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

BBX Minerals (ASX:BBX) – mineral resource estimate

MGC Pharmaceuticals (ASX:MXC) – analysis of results from recent clinical trial

European Lithium (ASX:EUR) – proposed merger transaction

Skin Elements (ASX:SKN) – placement

WA1 Resources (ASX:WA1) – material exploration results

Ironbark Zinc (ASX:IBG) – capital raising

Tulla Resources (ASX:TUL) – capital raising

 

COMMODITY/FOREX/CRYPTO MARKET PRICES

Gold: $US1,649.67 (-0.42%)

Silver: $US19.22 (-0.93%)

Nickel (3mth): $US22,350/t (+1.83%)

Copper (3mth): $US7,572/t (-0.68%)

Lithium Carbonate, China (Benchmark Minerals Intelligence, OCT 19): $US72,875/t (+111.6% year-to-date)

Lithium Hydroxide, China (Benchmark Minerals Intelligence, OCT 19): $US71,900/t (+151.9% year-to-date)

Oil (WTI): $US84.83 (-0.25%)

Oil (Brent): $US91.38 (-0.13%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US94.51 (-0.37%)

AUD/USD: 0.6308 (-1%)

Bitcoin: $US19,361.50 (-0.85%)

WHAT GOT YOU TALKING YESTERDAY?

Another record auction result from lithium giant Pilbara Minerals (ASX:PLS), this time ~$US8,000t – or $12,715/t Aussie — SC6 equivalent.

That’s a 2000% gain on average spodumene prices 24 months ago (~$US390/t). Amazing.

It could also mean lithium chemical producers are anticipating higher prices in order to stay profitable.

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YESTERDAY’S ASX SMALL CAP LEADERS

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Argonaut Resources’ (ASX:ARE) uranium spinout Orpheus Minerals is listing on the ASX via IPO and ARE shareholders are entitled to apply for a slice.

Ad software stock Adveritas (ASX:AV1) raised $3m through a placement at $0.10 per share, a 25% premium to the closing price of $0.08 on 21 October and a premium of 34% to the 15-day VWAP.

Native Mineral Resources (ASX:NMR) intersected ~9m of massive, semi massive and disseminated sulphides from 107m during the early stages of drilling a Maneater polymetallic target in North QLD.

Ongoing drilling at Castillo Copper’s (ASX:CCZ) Fence Gossan prospect is also hitting interesting dirt, which company geologists believe has potential for cobalt, copper-gold and REE mineralisation.

Wearable sensor tech company dorsaVi (ASX:DVL) and Medtronic have developed a new sensor application to assess movement quality for patients with spinal conditions.

And “global leader in automated VAT claim and return solutions” Way2VAT (ASX:W2V) signed on with a major new enterprise client, global fashion retailer Max Mara.

 

YESTERDAY’S ASX SMALL CAP LAGGARDS

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