On Stockhead today, the giant new vanadium redox flow batteries under construction, Barry Fitz gets fireside with Bellevue Gold MD Steve Parsons, and the Singapore-focused ASX small caps cashing in on Hong Kong’s troubles.

But first:

The day ahead

There’s nothing much of note on the data calendar today (both locally and abroad), aside from a raft of preliminary July PMI numbers in the US, Europe and Japan.

Company news

The following companies are scheduled to come out of a trading halt or voluntary suspension over the next 48 hours:

Wednesday:
Exopharm (ASX: EX1) – capital raising
Simble Solutions (ASX: SIS) – capital raising
Agency Group (ASX: AU1) – capital raising
Dreamscape Networks (ASX: DN8) – control transaction
Lindian Resources (ASX: LIN) – capital raising.

Thursday:
Pacific Energy (ASX: PEA) – change of control transaction
Alliance Mineral Assets (ASX: A40) – corporate update
Marenica energy (ASX: MEY) – capital raising.

Markets

Gold: $US1,416.97 ($2,023.66) -0.09%

Silver: $US16.36 +0.01%

Oil (Brent): $US64.22 +1.52%

Oil (WTI): $US57.11 +1.58%

Coal: $US75.25 +0.18%

Iron ore 62pc fe: $US119.50 -1.65%

AUD/USD: $US0.7002 -0.48%

What got you talking yesterday

Over on Stockhead’s Facebook group chat, new member Jesse Schmidt asked how investors should go about locking in returns on their small cap investments.

“Should I have a plan in place when I see a return or just assess every week as I go? What are the main things you all look for when timing a sell and moving onto the next?,” he asked.

And there were plenty of fellow Stockheads willing to offer some advice. You can sign up to the Stockhead member’s page here.

These were the five most-discussed stocks among ASX small-cap investors on Tuesday, July 23:

$AJM — Altura Mining
$JAT — Jat Energy Ltd
$LTR — Liontown Resources
$ECT — Environmental Clean Technologies Ltd
$AUZ — Australia Mines Ltd

Yesterday’s winners

There were a couple of double-ups among the penny stocks, while Amplia Therapeutics (ASX: ATX) — which rocketed up in morning trade after getting positive pre-clinical data on its cancer-fighting drug — cooled off to close 24 per cent higher.

These were the best performing stocks at the close of trade on Tuesday, July 23:

Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
SHK Stone Resources Australia Ltd 0.002 +100.00% $1.6M 955.1k
XST XState Resources Ltd 0.002 +100.00% $2.3M 5.3M
CAD Caeneus Minerals Ltd 0.0015 +50.00% $3.2M 750.0k
CAV Carnavale Resources Ltd 0.003 +50.00% $2.2M 10.6k
CZN Corazon Mining Ltd 0.003 +50.00% $4.9M 6.4M
DTR Dateline Resources Ltd 0.003 +50.00% $24.4M 31.0M
INK Indago Energy Ltd 0.07 +40.38% $18.5M 320.0k
UCW UCW Ltd 0.18 +38.46% $19.9M 1.2M
BMG BMG Resources Ltd 0.0015 +36.36% $8.4M 46.1M
BUY Bounty Oil & Gas NL 0.004 +33.33% $3.8M 500.0k
MZN Marindi Metals Ltd 0.002 +33.33% $4.5M 3.5M
SHH Shree Minerals Ltd 0.008 +33.33% $4.9M 9.3M
ZEU ZEUS Resources Ltd 0.009 +28.57% $1.6M 86.0k
AXE Archer Exploration Ltd 0.14 +27.27% $27.6M 2.6M
BNR Bulletin Resources Ltd 0.02 +26.67% $3.4M 700.0k
PAA PharmAust Ltd 0.07 +25.93% $19.1M 3.4M
BLZ Blaze International Ltd 0.03 +25.00% $5.3M 562.5k
PCL Pancontinental Oil & Gas NL 0.0025 +25.00% $13.5M 3.1M
SI6 Six Sigma Metals Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $2.8M 2.2M
ATX Amplia Therapeutics Ltd 0.16 +24.00% $8.1M 1.4M

Yesterday’s losers

These were the worst performing stocks at the close of trade on Tuesday, July 23:

Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
GPP Greenpower Energy Ltd 0.002 -50.00% $2.0M 100.0k
QGL Quantum Graphite Ltd 0.001 -33.33% $15.3M 400k
PCH Property Connect Holdings Ltd 0.001 -33.33% $1.4M 11.7k
LKO Lakes Oil NL 0.002 -33.33% $33.4M 43.8M
CLZ Classic Minerals Ltd 0.003 -33.33% $3.8M 3.1M
RFN Reffind Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $1.8M 94.5k
KEY Key Petroleum Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $4.6M 250.0k
IVO Invigor Group Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $8.6M 4.4M
AKN Auking Mining Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $1.4M 250.0k
AIR Astivita Ltd 0.8 -21.57% $15.2M 17.5k
NWE Norwest Energy NL 0.002 -20.00% $6.8M 350.0k
MAY Melbana Energy Ltd 0.008 -20.00% $15.0M 14.7M
EVE EVE Investments Ltd 0.004 -20.00% $10.0M 645.0k
DTZ Dotz Nano Ltd 0.06 -18.99% $14.0M 1.8M
ALC Alcidion Group Ltd 0.16 -18.42% $125.7M 15.3M
NAG Nagambie Resources Ltd 0.04 -18.37% $17.5M 31.0k