On Stockhead today, Sandfire Resources boss Karl Simich on the copper legend’s next move, every IPO on the ASX in the next month, and Australian crypto traders are getting screwed.

But first, the day ahead.

 

WHO’S LISTING?

These stocks are set to debut on the ASX this week.

Viridis Mining (ASX:VMM)

The gold, nickel-copper-PGE and kaolin explorer raised ~$5.5m at 20c per share. It is scheduled to list 24 January at 12pm AEDT.

Felix Gold (ASX:FXG)

The Alaska-based gold explorer raised ~$10m at 20c per share. It is scheduled to list on 25 January at 12:30am AEDT.

Belararox Limited (ASX:BRX)

Gold and base metals explorer BRX raised ~$6m at 20c per share. It is scheduled to list 27 January at 1:30pm AEDT.

Cosmo Metals (ASX:CMO)

The WA nickel-copper-cobalt explorer raised ~$7m at 20c per share. It is scheduled to list 27 January at 12:30pm AEDT.

Firebrick Pharma (ASX:FRE)

FRE – which has developed a nasal spray medicine that targets the viral cause of the common cold — raised ~$7m at 20c per share. It is scheduled to list 28 January at 12:30pm AEDT.

 

TRADING HALTS

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

Carnaby Resources (ASX:CNB) — capital raising

Regis Resources (ASX:RRL) — geotechnical incident at Rosemont open pit

Sultan Resources (ASX:SLZ) — capital raising

DXN Ltd (ASX:DXN) – ASX price query

Alice Queen (ASX:AQX) – cap raise

BlackEarth Minerals (ASX:BEM) – cap raise

Arovella Therapeutics (ASX:ALA) – cap raise

Askari Metals Limited (ASX:AS2) – acquisition and cap raise

Argonaut Resources (ASX:ARE) – announcement on Zambian assets

Telix Pharmaceuticals (ASX:TLX) – cap raise

 

MARKETS (prices updated at 8.00am AEDT)

Gold: US$1841.63 ($2,579.30) (+0.46%)

Silver: US$23.92 (-1.30%)

Oil (WTI): US$83.78 (-1.59%)

Oil (Brent): US$86.79 (-1.25%)

Coal: US$225 (-0.44%)

Iron 62pc Fe: US$128.74 (-0.58%)

AUD/USD: 0.714 (-0.63%)

Bitcoin: US$36,900 ($51,680)

 

WHAT GOT YOU TALKING YESTERDAY?

Diversified resources explorer Viridis Mining and Minerals (ASX:VMM) got you talking.

It went off like a frog in a sock after listing on the ASX yesterday, raising $5m at $0.20 per share.

 

And nickel prices got your heads turning.

 

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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 sparkling debut for Viridis Mining (ASX:VMM) continued into the closing bell, as the stock almost doubled from its 20c listing price on day one.

VMM raised $5m in the IPO and has five projects in Australia and Canada: South Kitikmeot and Boddington West (gold), Bindoon (nickel, copper, PGEs) and Poochera and Smoky (kaolin-halloysite).

Greenstone (ASX:GSR) became a tiny gold producer two weeks ago, announcing its maiden pour of 840oz, worth $2.1 million. Not bad for a – at the time – $23m operation out of Coolgardie, WA. It took until today for its price to move up 17% though. It’s now in a trading halt at its own request pending what could be an interesting announcement, scheduled for release by or on Thursday.

Monday’s winner’s list was almost entirely populated by resources stocks, and another winner was Metalhawk (ASX:MHK), which announced that aircore drilling has resumed at its Berehaven nickel project in the WA goldfields.

MHK added that reverse-circulation drilling has also commenced at Commodore South project, where the company announced a high-grade nickel sulphide discover in late-September.

Two weeks prior to that September 28 announced, MHK shares soared from ~20c to more than 70c before falling back towards 20c through to the end of the year.

 

YESTERDAY’S BIGGEST SMALL CAP LOSERS

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

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It was a rough Monday for Argonaut Resources (ASX:ARE), which got some bad news out of Zambia when its lawyers said the licence for its Lumwana West copper-cobalt project wouldn’t be renewed.

Not only that, but “a new licence over the Lumwana West area was hurriedly and potentially corruptly granted to a recently registered company with no apparent financial or technical capacity”.

Argonaut plans to appeal the ruling but in the meantime, its share price fell by 50% to 0.3c.