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But first here’s what you need to know.

The day ahead

It’s a relatively quiet day on the data & events front, both locally and abroad.

Domestic data will be led by Q2 construction figures, which is expected to fall again due to the ongoing downturn in the residential construction cycle.

Company news

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

Wednesday:

Freehill Mining (ASX:FHS) – capital raising
Macmahon Holdings (ASX:MAH) – Newcrest discussions update
Mali Lithium (ASX:MLL) – award of exploration permit
Pioneer Credit (ASX:PNC) – financial adjustments
SciDev (ASX:SDV) – commercial transaction

Thursday:

Cogstate (ASX:CGS) – commercial contract
Crowd Media Holdings (ASX:CM8) – major alliance & capital raising
Australian Potash (ASX:APC) – DFS
Platina Resources (ASX:PGM) – joint venture opportunity
Argent Minerals (ASX:ARD) – capital raising

Markets

Gold: $US1,541.49 ($2,282.67) +1.26%

Silver: $US18.18 -0.10%

Oil (Brent): $US59.59 +1.52%

Oil (WTI): $US55.66 +3.3%

Coal: $US66.30 -0.59%

Iron ore 62pc FE: $US82.35 -3%

AUD/USD: $US0.6754 -0.30%

Bitcoin: $US10,123.44 -1.6%

What got you talking yesterday

The ASX Small Ords gained ground to close 0.43 per cent higher, after a rocky start to the week which saw the index fall 1.11 per cent amid trade war fears on Monday.

These were the five most discussed stocks among ASX investors on Monday:

$PLS – Pilbara Minerals
$STX – Strike Energy
$EAR – Echo Resources Ltd
$WGO – Warrego Energy
$GXY – Galaxy Resources

Yesterday’s winners

Strike Energy Ltd (ASX:STX) and Warrego Energy (ASX:WGO) turned heads yesterday, both surging higher after a big gas discovery at their 50/50 joint venture project in WA’s North Perth Basin.

Warrego CEO Dennis Donald said the discovery was “material and has the potential to convert the fields from exploration to production assets in short order”.

Strike Energy shares rose by more than 89 per cent, while Warrego shares closed 67.57 per cent higher.

Ticker Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
GPP Greenpower Energy Ltd 0.002 +100.00% $4.0M 500.0k
STX Strike Energy Ltd 0.28 +89.66% $427.9M 110.3M
WGO Warrego Energy Ltd 0.31 +67.57% $194.7M 46.3M
XST XState Resources Ltd 0.003 +50.00% $3.4M 1.5M
KEY Key Petroleum Ltd 0.005 +42.86% $8.4M 93.9M
NWE Norwest Energy NL 0.01 +40.00% $23.7M 77.1M
DDD 3D Resources Ltd 0.004 +33.33% $2.3M 18.6M
EER East Energy Resources Ltd 0.004 +33.33% $12.8M 19.2k
NOR Norwood Systems Ltd 0.004 +33.33% $8.3M 595.3k
SYT Syntonic Ltd 0.004 +33.33% $6.8M 3.8M
EAR Echo Resources Ltd 0.32 +30.00% $224.6M 144.5M
AZI Alta Zinc Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $4.6M 358.8k
IVO Invigor Group Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $7.1M 1.1M
MLS Metals Australia Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $7.3M 3.9M
TYX Tyranna Resources Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $4.7M 423.3k
LMW LandMark White Ltd 0.12 +23.66% $17.9M 480.2k
HT8 Harris Technology Group Ltd 0.02 +23.08% $3.0M 6.1k
PO3 Purifloh Ltd 6.22 +20.78% $195.2M 24.7k
AHQ Allegiance Coal Ltd 0.15 +20.00% $82.0M 662.1k
CZN Corazon Mining Ltd 0.003 +20.00% $4.9M 2.7M

Yesterday’s losers

Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
VAR Variscan Mines Ltd 0.001 -50.00% $1.6M 400.0k
CAD Caeneus Minerals Ltd 0.001 -50.00% $2.1M 700.0k
RPM RPM Automotive Group Ltd 0.17 -44.26% $1.6M 1.2M
RXH Rewardle Holdings Ltd 0.003 -40.00% $1.6M 333.4k
XST XState Resources Ltd 0.002 -33.33% $2.3M 750.0k
SDA SpeedCast International Ltd 0.75 -33.19% $181.0M 46.4M
AJL AJ Lucas Group Ltd 0.13 -30.56% $93.8M 705.3k
MMR MEC Resources Ltd 0.01 -25.00% $3.8M 100.0k
PEC Perpetual Resources Ltd 0.03 -25.00% $9.3M 100.0k
TSC Twenty Seven Co Ltd 0.004 -20.00% $4.0M 3.1M
SPQ Superior Resources Ltd 0.008 -20.00% $6.0M 2.4M
IVO Invigor Group Ltd 0.002 -20.00% $5.7M 43.5k
DTM Dart Mining NL 0.004 -20.00% $4.1M 47.9k
BUY Bounty Oil & Gas NL 0.004 -20.00% $3.8M 1.7M
CVL Civmec Ltd 0.25 -19.05% $127.8M 136.5k
ATP Atlas Pearls Ltd 0.01 -18.18% $3.9M 900.0k
IME ImExHS Ltd 0.04 -17.31% $39.8M 4.0M
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