On Stockhead today, the ultimate investor’s guide to ASX battery metals, why NOT banning new fossil fuels makes sense, and the big names on the card at Diggers and Dealers.

But first, the day ahead.

 

TRADING HALTS

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

Antilles Gold (ASX:AAU) – Capital raise

Cobre (ASX:CBE) – Info incoming about results from the Ngami Copper Project in the Kalahari Copper Belt in Botswana

Maas Group (ASX:MGH) – Capital raise

Spenda (ASX:SPX) – Announcement incoming regarding the company’s new debt warehouse facilities

Vital Metals (ASX:VML) – Capital raise

Pure Foods Tasmania (ASX:PFT) – Capital raise

QMines (ASX:QML) – Capital raise

American West Metals (ASX:AW1) – Capital raise

Medallion Metals (ASX:MM8) – Capital raise

Castile Resources (ASX:CST) – Capital raise

Titanium Sands (ASX:TSL) – Capital raise

Siren Gold (ASX:SNG) – Capital raise

New World Resources (ASX:NWC) – Capital raise

Cygnus Gold (ASX:CY5) – Capital raise

K-Tig (ASX:KTG) – Material agreement

Way 2 Vat (ASX:W2V) – Proposed acquisition

DorsaVi (ASX:DSV) – Capital raise

Linius Technologies (ASX:LNU) – Capital raise

Memphasys (ASX:MEM) – Capital raise

 

COMMODITY/FOREX/CRYPTO MARKET PRICES

Gold: $US1,746.11 (+0.51%)

Silver: $US19.37 (+1.15%)

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): $US98.86 (+1.84%)

Oil (Brent): $US108.22

Iron 62pc Fe: $US110.00

AUD/USD: 0.6985 (-0.20%)

Bitcoin: $US22,957 (+0.80%)

 

WHAT GOT YOU TALKING YESTERDAY?

It’s reporting season and for those of you who missed it, Fortescue Metals (ASX:FMG) hit yet another iron ore record after beating guidance with 189Mt for FY22.

 

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YESTERDAY’S BIGGEST SMALL CAP WINNERS

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MC Mining (ASX:MSM)  shot up 50% on no immediately visible news.

And look who’s back in business – Kogan (ASX:KGN) – boosted by a decent July Business Update.

 

YESTERDAY’S BIGGEST SMALL CAP LOSERS

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Real estate firm Acumentis Group (ASX:ACU), down sharply, we’re not all over why, and Godolphin Resources (ASX:GRL), down 22% after sharing news of the completion of a $1.6m raise to keep its highly prospective Narraburra Rare Earths Project going.