On Stockhead today, five big tech shifts coming this quarter, the ASX stocks fighting Alzheimer’s, and iron ore miners zoom out.

But first, the day ahead.

Local shares are set to fall on Wednesday despite a rise on Wall St. At 8am AEST, the ASX 200 October futures contract was pointing down by 0.40%.

TRADING HALTS

Pharmaxis (ASX:PXS) – Capital raise by way of a placement of fully paid ordinary shares to institutional investors.

Theta Gold Mines (ASX:TGM) – Pending the release of an announcement about a funding transaction for the TGME Gold Project.

C29 Metals (ASX:C29) – An announcement pending relating to a material acquisition.

Wellnex Life (ASX:WNX) – Capital raise.

Next Science (ASX:NXS) – a significant new commercial development in the United States.

Resource Mining Corporation (ASX:RMI) – Capital raising

Peppermint Innovation (ASX:PIL) – Regarding the signing of an important agreement for the company in the Philippines.

Frontier Energy (ASX:FHE) – Capital raising

Lithium Energy (ASX:LEL) – Pending the release of a market announcement in relation to the Solaroz Lithium Brine Project in Argentina.

Beston Global Food Company (ASX:BFC) – Capital raising

AuKing Mining (ASX:AKN) – Regarding a project acquisition

Duke Exploration (ASX:DEX) – Proposed material transaction to acquire a portfolio of Queensland copper assets

 

COMMODITY/FOREX/CRYPTO MARKET PRICES

Gold: $US1,652.05 (+0.13%)

Silver: $US18.73 (+0.30%)

Nickel (3mth): $US21,810/t (+1.25%)

Copper (3mth): $US7,447.50/t (-1.52%)

Lithium Carbonate, China (Benchmark Minerals Intelligence, OCT 12): $US72,200/t (+108.2% year-to-date)

Lithium Hydroxide, China (Benchmark Minerals Intelligence, OCT 12): $US71,850/t (+146.9% year-to-date)

Oil (WTI): $US83.44 (-2.36%)

Oil (Brent): $US90.53 (-1.15%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US95.21 (+0.30%)

AUD/USD: 0.6311 (+0.2%)

Bitcoin: $US19,300 (-1.50%)

 

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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 ASX SMALL CAP LEADERS

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A couple of stocks – KEY Petroluem (ASX:KEY) and health-tech bizzo Medibio (ASX:MEB) closed some 50% higher on no news.

Meanwhile, shares in ~$8.95m market cap explorer African Gold (ASX:A1G) rose 20% after discovering “significant gold potential” at the Didievi Project in Côte d’Ivoire.

Exploration work generated an abundance of new targets within Didievi, which require follow-up in the upcoming dry season, the company said.

Results at the Blaffo Gueto prospect include:

  • 10m at 123g/t gold from 66m, including 2m at 613g/t gold; and
  • 17g/t gold from 244m including 1m at 216g/t gold.

 

YESTERDAY’S ASX SMALL CAP LAGGARDS

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