On Stockhead today, has Guy Le Page found a risk-free REE explorer, who won the ASX in October, and cobalt eyes 2023 as a breakout year.

But first, the day ahead.

Australian shares are poised to open flattish on Wednesday.  At 8am AEST, the ASX 200 Dec futures contract was pointing up by 0.05%.

TRADING HALTS

My Foodie Box (ASX:MBX) – Capital raise.

Belararox (ASX:BRX) – Belararox has news on the way about a maiden mineral resource update.

Elsight (ASX:ELS) – Convertible note capital raise.

Icon Energy (ASX:ICN) – Icon has news incoming about the renewal of tenement ATP 855 in the Cooper Basin.

Alto Metals (ASX:AME) – Capital raise.

BikeExchange (ASX:BEX) – Material equity capital raise.

Aguia Resources (ASX:AGR) – News of a development in relation to environmental permitting around the company’s Phosphate Project.

WA1 Resources (ASX:WA1) – The ASX has a price query for WA1. Not sure why – it’s only climbed more than 1,300% this week…

Azure Minerals (ASX:AZS) – Azure’s got drilling results from the Andover Nickel Project on the way.

Oar Resources (ASX:OAR) – Project acquisition. Oar yeah.

Carbon Revolution (ASX:CBR) – Pending the release of a supplementary announcement by Carbon Revolution in response to ASX’s queries.

Todd River Resources (ASX:TRT) – Capital raising.

 

COMMODITY/FOREX/CRYPTO MARKET PRICES

Gold: $US1,646.20 (+0.79%)

Silver: $US19.60 (+2.39%)

Nickel (3mth): $US23,450/t (+7.52%)

Copper (3mth): $US7,660/t (+2.82%)

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): $US88.66 (+2.47%)

Oil (Brent): $US94.80 (+2.15%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US92.43 (+0.60%)

AUD/USD: 0.6391 (-0.1%)

Bitcoin: $US20,453.80 (+0.07%)

 

WHAT GOT YOU TALKING YESTERDAY?

Chinese inventories of natural graphite are at unseasonably low levels, which is raising concerns about shortages of graphite – a critical battery anode feedstock material.

 

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YESTERDAY’S ASX SMALL CAP LEADERS

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WA1 Resources (ASX:WA1) is now a 14-bagger – the stock has gained ~1,300% since announcing a niobium-REE discovery mid last week.

In the world of ASX tech stocks Nuheara (ASX:NUH) managed to close 31% higher after receiving FDA clearance for a Self-Fitting OTC hearing aid on Monday.

It plans to launch its Self-Fitting OTC Hearing Aid as the HP Hearing PRO, which includes a 30% improvement in speech in noise with the use of Focus directional microphones.

 

YESTERDAY’S ASX SMALL CAP LAGGARDS

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