On Stockhead today, July’s top 50 small cap miners and explorers, the Commonwealth Bank does something well, and it’s time for ASX stocks to step up into space.

But first:

The day ahead

Australia gets another important economic update, with the release of June retail sales data which will include quarterly volume numbers.

And the US will round out the week with all-important monthly employment figures. The median forecast is for the US economy to add 160,000 jobs in June, with the unemployment rate holding steady at 3.7 per cent and annual wage growth edging higher to 3.2 per cent.

Company news

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

Friday:
Resolute Mining (ASX: RSG) – proposed acquisition
Sabre Resources (ASX: SBR) – capital raising
Peak Resources (ASX: PEK) – capital raising
SportsHero (ASX: SHO) – strategic partnership
Altura Mining (ASX: AJM) – changes to offtake arrangements
Liontown Resources (ASX: LTR) – capital raise
Alt Resources (ASX: ARS) – capital raise
Droneshield (ASX: DRO) – capital raise
South Pacific Resources (ASX: SPB) – proposed acquisition
Clancy Exploration (ASX: CLY) – acquisition

Monday:
Big River Gold (ASX: BRV) – capital raising
Bounty Mining (ASX: B2Y) – capital raising
New Century Resources (ASX: NCZ) – capital raising
Galan Liathium (ASX: GLN) – capital raising
Coziron Resources (ASX: CZR) – capital raising
Vango Mining (ASX: VAN) – exploration results
Anglo Australian Resources (ASX: AAR) – capital raise
ReNu Energy (ASX: RNE) – material transaction

Markets

Gold: $US1,439.62 ($2,116.22) +2.53%

Silver: $US16.29 -0.19%

Oil (Brent): $US61.02 -0.13%

Oil (WTI): $US54.33 -0.35%

Coal: $US74.80 +0.61%

Iron ore 62pc fe: $US112.20 -3.8%

AUD/USD: $US0.6801 -0.64%

What got you talking yesterday

These were the five most-discussed stocks among ASX investors on Thursday, August 1:

$STX – Strike Energy
$ADN – Andromeda Metals
$BOT – Botanix Pharma
$LTR – Liontown Resources
$AJM – Altura Mining

Yesterday’s winners

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks for Thursday, August 1:

Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
AKN Auking Mining Ltd 0.002 +100.00% $1.9M 1.0M
P2P P2P Transport Ltd 0.17 +50.00% $14.7M 739.4k
IAM Intiger Group Ltd 0.0015 +50.00% $2.5M 800.0k
SUR Sun Resources NL 0.003 +50.00% $2.9M 11.4M
TPD Talon Petroleum Ltd 0.003 +50.00% $5.3M 2.7M
VMG VDM Group Ltd 0.003 +50.00% $18.8M 1.0M
HOR Horseshoe Metals Ltd 0.0145 +40.00% $2.7M 100.0k
RDN Raiden Resources Ltd 0.0095 +35.71% $3.9M 11.7M
OAR Oakdale Resources Ltd 0.013 +33.33% $2.5M 260.0k
NWE Norwest Energy NL 0.004 +33.33% $13.5M 101.0M
RNX Renegade Exploration Ltd 0.004 +33.33% $2.9M 400.0k
TSC Twenty Seven Co Ltd 0.004 +33.33% $3.9M 11.5M
COY Coppermoly Ltd 0.002 +33.33% $17.0M 944.6k
MLS Metals Australia Ltd 0.008 +33.33% $5.9M 3.0M
AHQ Allegiance Coal Ltd 0.15 +30.43% $81.9M 1.4M
WLL Wellcom Group Ltd 6.79 +29.33% $268.7M 402.8k
AO1 AssetOwl Ltd 0.01 +25.00% $3.0M 7.0M
AAJ Aruma Resources Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $3.3M 480.0k
DTM Dart Mining NL 0.005 +25.00% $5.1M 365.1k
SRN Surefire Resources NL 0.005 +25.00% $2.5M 1.5M
IP1 Integrated Payment Technologies 0.04 +23.33% $11.4M 6.4M
NWC New World Cobalt Ltd 0.02 +23.08% $12.4M 598.3k

Yesterday’s losers

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks for Thursday, August 1:

Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
LKO Lakes Oil NL 0.001 -33.33% $33.4M 14.1M
RD1 Registry Direct Ltd 0.01 -29.41% $2.1M 15.6k
JHL Jayex Healthcare Ltd 0.05 -25.71% $9.0M 463.2k
VIC Victory Mines Ltd 0.001 -25.00% $2.0M 2.7M
EER East Energy Resources Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $9.6M 20.0k
DDD 3D Resources Ltd 0.001 -25.00% $1.7M 806.0k
AGE Alligator Energy Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $3.1M 376.7k
ADR Adherium Ltd 0.02 -20.69% $4.0M 290.3k
AYR Alloy Resources Ltd 0.002 -20.00% $3.4M 90.0k
DRE Dreadnought Resources Ltd 0.004 -20.00% $5.9M 7.8M
TV2 TV2U International Ltd 0.01 -18.18% $23.2M 41.5M
RGL Riversgold Ltd 0.02 -18.18% $1.8M 1.1M
LNY Laneway Resources Ltd 0.01 -18.18% $33.1M 38.5M
PWN Parkway Minerals NL 0.005 -16.67% $3.2M 200.0k
LML Lincoln Minerals Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $2.9M 580.9k
AHL AHAlife Holdings Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $5.0M 2M
OEX Oilex Ltd 0.002 -16.67% $6.5M 760.8k
CCJ County International Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $1.2M 380.0k
IXU IXUP Ltd 0.1 -16.67% $15.8M 23.0k