On Stockhead today, how to bet on the RBA’s next rates move, who dumped $830m out of a single ETF, and why Saas stocks are smelling just lovely.

But first, the day ahead.

Local shares are set to open modestly higher today. At 8am AEST, the ASX 200 September futures contract was pointing up by just 2 points.

TRADING HALTS

Adherium Limited (ASX: ADR) – Capital raise

Dotz Nano (ASX:DTZ) – Proposed placement with a US based institutional fund

Whitebark Energy (ASX:WBE) – Capital raising

Techgen Metals (ASX:TG1) – Capital raising

 

COMMODITY/FOREX/CRYPTO MARKET PRICES

Gold: $US1,697.80 (-0.22%)

Silver: $US19.65 (+1.69%)

Nickel (3mth): $US24,415/t (+0.55%)

Copper (3mth): $US7,785.50/t (-1.05%)

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): $US89.09 (+2.02%)

Oil (Brent): $US94.48 (+.141%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US100.43 (-0.99%)

AUD/USD: 0.67356 (+0.3%)

Bitcoin: $US20,273 (+0.52%)

 

WHAT GOT YOU TALKING YESTERDAY?

A bunch of tech stocks caught your eye.

 

 

And of course, lithium never disappoints – Barry Fitz sits down with Essential Lithium to discuss the latest at the company’s Pioneer Dome Project near Kalgoorlie in WA.

 

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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.

 

YESTERDAY’s BIGGEST SMALL CAP WINNERS

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

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Story of the day was the Tetris Affair over at Australian Pacific Coal (ASX:AQC)

The JV comprising private Aussie co Tetra and Javelin – which calls itself “one of the world leaders in coal” – is proposing a JV between Tetra (40%) and the shellshocked AQC (60%) with respect to the mothballed Dartbrook coal project.

Unlike previous bids from Nathan Tinkler and M Resources this is a JV proposal, not a change-of-control transaction.

“Given the non-binding indicative proposal needs the support of the [major shareholder] Trepang Parties to proceed, AQC intends to seek advice from the Trepang Parties as to whether the Trepang Parties are willing to support the proposal,” the AQC board said.

 

YESTERDAY’S BIGGEST SMALL CAP LOSERS

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

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