On Stockhead today we look at the opportunity the NSX offers companies and investors, The Secret Broker give us his (quite unusual) insights into the bond market and Tim Treadgold runs through why it’s time to “buy the (nickel) sector”.

But first here’s what you need to know.

The day ahead

There’s no economic data due out in Australia today although New Zealand’s quarterly retail sales will be released — which is a significant market for several ASX small caps.

Over the weekend, investors will be watching the Jackson Hole symposium and the speeches the world’s central bankers will deliver.

Among today’s small cap earnings are neo-lender Resimac (ASX:RMC), bug-killer Next Science (ASX:NXS) and Perseus Mining (ASX:PRU).

You can view a full list of upcoming earnings here.

Company news

The following companies are due out of trading halts in the next 48 hours.

Due out Friday: 

Moreton Resources (ASX:MRV) – company update

Weebit Nano (ASX:WBT) – capital raising

Prodigy Gold (ASX:PRX) – capital raising

Metalicity (ASX:MCT) – capital raising

Fraser Range Metals (ASX:FRN) – acquisition

Due out Monday:

Gateway Mining (ASX:GML) – capital raising

88 Energy (ASX:88E) – farm-out update

Resapp Health (ASX:RAP) – outcome of CE Mark Application

Bryah Resources (ASX:BYH) – capital raising

Saturn Metals (ASX:STN) – capital raising

G Medical Innovations (ASX:GMV) – NASDAQ update

Markets

Gold: $US1,499.64 ($2,219.52) -0.28%

Silver: $US17.04 -0.41%

Oil (Brent): $US60.07 +0.36%

Oil (WTI): $US55.31 +0.47%

Coal: $US67.25 +0.07%

Iron ore 62pc FE: $US87.00 -5.43%

AUD/USD: $US0.6755 -0.03%

Bitcoin: $US10,124.16 +0.75%

What got you talking yesterday

Yesterday’s lead by Dan Paproth got members of our Small and Micro Cap chat Facebook group talking about the meat-substitutes market.

Roots Sustainable Agricultural Technology (ASX:ROO) announced it was entering the field on Monday and it has continued to soar this week. If you wish to discuss events like this you can apply to join here.

The ASX rebounded yesterday from Wednesday’s decline. The ASX Small Ords gained 0.16 per cent, closing at 2,820 points while the ASX 200 gained 0.29 per cent, closing at 6,502 points.

These were the five most discussed stocks among ASX investors yesterday:

$RAP – Resapp Health

$PLS – Pilbara Minerals

$A2M – A2 Milk

$ADN – Andromeda Metals

$Z1P – Zip Co

 

Here is how our sectors performed:

Communications: +0.96%

Consumer discretionary: -0.04%

Consumer Staples: +0.65%

Energy: +1.43%

Financials: 0.51%

Healthcare: +0.96%

Industrials: -0.63%

IT: +1.29%

Materials: -0.50%

Utilities: -0.84%

 

Yesterday’s winners

OptiComm (ASX:OPC) made a solid debut on the ASX finishing up over 50 per cent.

Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
BPH BPH Energy Ltd 0.002 +100.00% $5.7M 10.7M
OPC OptiComm Ltd 3.08 +54.00% $320.6M 4.9M
SRO Shareroot Ltd 0.0015 +50.00% $4.3M 1.2M
EPW ERM Power Ltd 2.45 +42.44% $613.2M 18.4M
DRE Dreadnought Resources Ltd 0.004 +33.33% $5.9M 4.2M
LAA LatAm Autos Ltd 0.06 +31.11% $31.2M 1.4M
ICS ICSGlobal Ltd 1.2 +29.89% $12.6M 54.7k
SMD Syndicated Metals Ltd 0.01 +28.57% $6.0M 3.2M
BSX Blackstone Minerals Ltd 0.14 +26.09% $23.3M 2.0M
MNC Metminco Ltd 0.0025 +25.00% $14.1M 868.5k
BAU Bauxite Resources Ltd 0.04 +22.86% $9.2M 40.4k
KPO Kalina Power Ltd 0.03 +22.73% $19.6M 1.8M
BLZ Blaze International Ltd 0.02 +22.22% $4.6M 230.5k
SPQ Superior Resources Ltd 0.011 +22.22% $8.2M 10.9M
BXN Bioxyne Ltd 0.02 +21.05% $14.7M 328.2k
BNL Big Star Energy Ltd 0.006 +20.00% $2.8M 9.0M
IDA Indiana Resources Ltd 0.02 +20.00% $3.6M 97.7k
TPD Talon Petroleum Ltd 0.003 +20.00% $5.3M 5.0M
VAL Valor Resources Ltd 0.006 +20.00% $11.4M 9.8M
PIO Pioneer Resources Ltd 0.02 +20.00% $27.2M 48.0M

Yesterday’s losers

Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
VPR Volt Power Group Ltd 0.002 -33.33% $8.2M 13.0M
MTB Mount Burgess Mining NL 0.002 -33.33% $1.0M 714
CZN Corazon Mining Ltd 0.002 -33.33% $3.3M 7.7M
CYQ Cycliq Group Ltd 0.002 -33.33% $1.1M 220.0k
DNA Donaco International Ltd 0.07 -30.48% $60.1M 16.1M
BPL Broken Hill Prospecting Ltd 0.03 -29.55% $4.6M 2.1M
MVF Monash IVF Group Ltd 1.04 -26.50% $245.2M 6.5M
ROG Red Sky Energy Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $1.9M 5.0k
MSR Manas Resources Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $7.9M 415.8k
GPP Greenpower Energy Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $3.0M 3.5M
FTT Factor Therapeutics Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $3.1M 616.0k
ECT Environmental Clean Technologi 0.003 -25.00% $14.4M 437.5k
ALT Analytica Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $10.6M 2.7M
MAM Microequities Asset Management 0.25 -24.24% $33.3M 3.0k
CAF Centrepoint Alliance Ltd 0.12 -22.58% $17.9M 4.0M
AGD Austral Gold Ltd 0.07 -21.74% $38.5M 40.0k
SIL Smiles Inclusive Ltd 0.08 -21.00% $5.3M 14.5k
SI6 Six Sigma Metals Ltd 0.004 -20.00% $2.6M 1.0M
QFY Quantify Technology Holdings L 0.004 -20.00% $6.0M 4.0M
BUY Bounty Oil & Gas NL 0.004 -20.00% $3.8M 25.0k
AVE Avecho Biotechnology Ltd 0.004 -20.00% $6.3M 15.0k