On Stockhead today: Narcos on notice, Mexico considers legalising pot, why Konekt was the unlikely leader of small caps last fortnight and Tim Treadgold’s quarter time mining sector preview.

But first:

The day ahead

Domestically today, it’s the main event on this week’s data calendar with the release of September employment figures from the ABS (11:30am eastern).

The median forecast is for 15,000 jobs to be added, with the unemployment rate holding steady at 5.3 per cent.

Also this morning, RBA deputy governor Guy Debelle is scheduled to give a speech in Sydney at 9:15am (eastern time). And with the title of “Housing and the Economy”, Debelle’s speech is likely to get plenty of attention among market analysts.

Elsewhere, the two-day EU Summit will kick off later tonight, amid ongoing Brexit negotiations ahead of the looming October 31 deadline.

And there’s a raft of data out of the US, with housing starts and building permits for September, along with industrial production figures and the Philly Fed’s monthly manufacturing index.

The following companies are in trading halts and are expected to exit in the next 48 hours:

Thursday:

Magmatic Resources (ASX:MAG) – capital raising
IMF Bentham (ASX:IMF) – capital raising
Swift Media (ASX:SW1) – capital raising
CCP Technologies (ASX:CT1) – capital raising
Northern Cobalt (ASX:N27) – capital raising
Paringa Resources (ASX:PNL) – capital raising

Friday:

Alloy Resources (ASX:AYR) – capital raising
Fluence Corp (ASX:FLC) – capital raising
Parazero (ASX:PRZ) – capital raising
Fiji Kava (ASX:FIJ) – distribution agreement
Geopacific Resources (ASX:GPR) – capital raising

Markets

Gold: $US1,493.89 (0.01%)

Silver: $US17.68 (+0.14%)

Oil (WTI): $US53.22 (-0.71%)

Oil (Brent): $US58.90 (-0.79%)

Coal: $US68.06 (-0.54%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US91.50 (1.11%)

AUD/USD: $US0.6772 (-0.04%)

Bitcoin: $US8,322.18 (+0.23%)

What got you talking yesterday

On Twitter, readers took an interest in our analysis of the recent run of gains among life sciences stocks.

These were the six most-tipped stocks (weekly) on Stocks in Play:

 

 

 

Yesterday’s winners

Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
XST XState Resources Ltd 0.002 +100.00% $2.3M 8.0M
CMD Cassius Mining Ltd 0.01 +42.86% $2.6M 2.2M
DTC Damstra Holdings Ltd 1.23 +36.67% $169.0M 6.1M
ADR Adherium Ltd 0.06 +36.59% $9.7M 728.2k
LCD Latitude Consolidated Ltd 0.02 +33.33% $4.4M 6.8M
SRO Shareroot Ltd 0.002 +33.33% $5.9M 41.1M
VIC Victory Mines Ltd 0.002 +33.33% $7.4M 7.8M
KEY Key Petroleum Ltd 0.009 +28.57% $15.2M 4.6M
BAS Bass Oil Ltd 0.0025 +25.00% $7.8M 3.0M
CCJ County International Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $1.2M 200.0k
INV Investsmart Group Ltd 0.1 +23.75% $13.5M 55.9k
CYM Cyprium Metals Ltd 0.21 +23.53% $9.5M 176.6k
VN8 Vonex Ltd 0.12 +21.05% $17.2M 489.4k
ANL Amani Gold Ltd 0.003 +20.00% $15.6M 2.4M
ENT Enterprise Metals Ltd 0.012 +20.00% $4.8M 1.9M
GBZ GBM Resources Ltd 0.006 +20.00% $7.1M 2.9M
IMS Impelus Ltd 0.006 +20.00% $4.2M 674.3k
MGT Magnetite Mines Ltd 0.006 +20.00% $4.8M 1.0M
VML Vital Metals Ltd 0.006 +18.18% $22.7M 42.6M
ICQ iCar Asia Ltd 0.32 +18.18% $137.9M 3.9M

Yesterday’s losers

Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
FGO Flamingo AI Ltd 0.002 -33.33% $2.2M 31.0M
ENX Enegex Ltd 0.009 -25.00% $724K 55.7k
TMX Terrain Minerals Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $2.1M 1.0M
GLV Global Vanadium Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $4.7M 52.9k
BPH BPH Energy Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $4.5M 2.0M
AQD AusQuest Ltd 0.014 -22.22% $7.7M 2.6M
SRN Surefire Resources NL 0.008 -20.00% $5.0M 8.2M
RFN Reffind Ltd 0.004 -20.00% $2.6M 5.8M
EFE Eastern Iron Ltd 0.004 -20.00% $1.6M 45.0k
AAJ Aruma Resources Ltd 0.004 -20.00% $2.6M 1.1M
FFG Fatfish Blockchain Ltd 0.009 -18.18% $6.7M 3.3M
CNJ Conico Ltd 0.009 -18.18% $3.5M 329.9k
AAU Adcorp Australia Ltd 0.009 -18.18% $4.1M 368.5k
NAG Nagambie Resources Ltd 0.05 -17.19% $23.2M 498.8k
AHZ Admedus Ltd 0.06 -17.14% $34.3M 3.0M
PDI Predictive Discovery Ltd 0.01 -16.67% $3.0M 4.9M
MTH Mithril Resources Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $2.5M 500.0k
HWK Hawkstone Mining Ltd 0.01 -16.67% $8.2M 2.4M
BNL Big Star Energy Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $2.9M 100.0k
ANW Aus Tin Mining Ltd 0.0025 -16.67% $5.9M 5.1M