On Stockhead today, fertiliser prices keep hitting record highs, kaolin debutant has a good day at the office, and why inflation could still cause grief in 2022.

But first, the day ahead.

Local shares are set to open lower today. At 8am AEDT, the ASX 200 April futures is pointing down by 0.64%.

It’s a quiet day on the local data front, with interim March manufacturing and services data due out across the US, UK, Europe and Japan.

TRADING HALTS

The following companies went into trading halts yesterday, and are expected out in the next few days:

Chimeric Therapeutics (ASX:CHM) – Placement shortfall.

Eagle Mountain Mining Limited (ASX:EM2) –  Capital raise.

Mandrake Resources Ltd (ASX:MAN) – Announcement in relation to an acquisition.

Rafaella Resources (ASX:RFR) – trading halt, RFR says it is aware shareholders have been contacted by letter ‘purporting certain matters regarding the San Finx and Santa Comba projects.’ The Board is seeking a temporary suspension of trading pending a clarifying announcement to the market.

AdRabbit Limited (ASX:RAB) – Application to be removed from the Official List of the ASX.

Bannerman Energy Ltd (ASX:BMN) –  Capital raise.

MARKETS (updated at 8am AEDT)

Gold: $US1,937.44 (+0.83%)

Silver: $US25.07 (+1.24%)

Oil (WTI): $US113.79 (+4.14%)

Oil (Brent): $US120.57 (+4.41%)

Aust Coking Coal (steelmaking): $607.00/t (-1.2%)

Newcastle Coal (thermal): $325.00/t (-1.5%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US149.57 (-0.07%)

AUD/USD: $US0.7497 (-0.03%)

Bitcoin: $US42,323 (-0.58%)

WHAT GOT YOU TALKING YESTERDAY?

A recap of the ASX’s biggest battery metals winners for 2022 so far, and the latest edition of Eye on Lithium, which highlighted that Korean giant Posco has plans to spend $US4 billion on a major new project in Argentina.

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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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Code Description Price % Volume
RGL Riversgold 0.065 47.7% 45,441,115
ARL Ardea Resources Ltd 1.74 43.8% 4,382,932
VMG VDM Group Limited 0.002 33.3% 2,419,488
MIO Macarthur Minerals 0.62 27.8% 1,216,292
LSR Lodestar Minerals 0.014 27.3% 58,457,170
MBX Myfoodieboxlimited 0.17 25.9% 34,112
IPB IPB Petroleum Ltd 0.015 25.0% 924,469
EVE EVE Health Group Ltd 0.0025 25.0% 1,550,000
MR1 Montem Resources 0.042 23.5% 282,723
CNJ Conico Ltd 0.016 23.1% 17,747,045
BNR Bulletin Res Ltd 0.19 22.6% 7,808,863
FAU First Au Ltd 0.011 22.2% 5,540,053
BIR BIR Financial Ltd 0.033 22.2% 446,336
RTH Ras Tech 1 22.0% 33,507
LSA Lachlan Star Ltd 0.023 21.1% 13,017,243
GGX Gas2Grid Limited 0.003 20.0% 10,680,200
OAR OAR Resources Ltd 0.006 20.0% 792,000
VPR Volt Power Group 0.003 20.0% 4,717,911
PNT Panthermetalsltd 0.275 19.6% 2,064,922
IMR Imricor Med Sys 0.5 19.0% 524,975
ENA Ensurance Ltd 0.285 18.8% 951,421
AEV Avenira Limited 0.019 18.8% 6,476,841
IEC Intra Energy Corp 0.019 18.8% 324,378
RLC Reedy Lagoon Corp. 0.032 18.5% 4,591,419
TDO 3D Oil Limited 0.071 18.3% 4,227,099
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ASX-listed fintech Plenti Group (ASX:PLT) jumped higher after announcing its maiden cash profit and a $1bn loan portfolio – shareholders liking the group’s ability to deliver on some big promises.

And medtech Imugene Therapies (ASX:IMU) rose on news it will start a phase 1 clinical trial of its cancer drug candidate Vaxinia in the States.

The US bit of the Phase I trial will be run under the Food and Drug Administration’s investigational new drug  process following FDA clearance in December. Shares were more than 10% stronger in afternoon business.

YESTERDAY’S BIGGEST SMALL CAP LOSERS

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

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Code Company Price % Volume
CCE Carnegie Cln Energy 0.002 -33.3% 3,743,491
SAN Sagalio Energy Ltd 0.015 -28.6% 50,000
ALT Analytica Limited 0.0015 -25.0% 14,600
ANL Amani Gold Ltd 0.0015 -25.0% 2,050,712
AUK Aumake Limited 0.009 -25.0% 2,027,516
UUL Ultima Utd Ltd 0.235 -21.7% 70,138
GO2 Thego2People 0.022 -21.4% 2,800,240
TTA TTA Holdings Ltd 0.036 -20.0% 130,020
OVT Ovato Limited 0.16 -15.8% 7,854
ABV Adv Braking Tech Ltd 0.032 -15.8% 186,833
DDD 3D Resources Limited 0.003 -14.3% 14,010,590
TIG Tigers Realm Coal 0.012 -14.3% 3,178,538
GBR Greatbould Resources 0.125 -13.8% 7,681,049
CTT Cettire 1.345 -13.2% 3,834,442
YRL Yandal Resources 0.23 -13.2% 124,300
MRZ Mont Royal Resources 0.24 -12.7% 130,381
MLM Metallica Minerals 0.028 -12.5% 563,504
TSC Twenty Seven Co. Ltd 0.0035 -12.5% 1,580,005
OXX Octanex Ltd 0.022 -12.0% 56,704
88E 88 Energy Ltd 0.037 -11.9% 342,717,972
PRX Prodigy Gold NL 0.023 -11.5% 2,017,639
ASB Austal Limited 1.775 -11.3% 4,261,707
CLE Cyclone Metals 0.004 -11.1% 6,174,528
ADY Admiralty Resources. 0.017 -10.5% 83,925
OEL Otto Energy Limited 0.017 -10.5% 7,240,949
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