On Stockhead today: September’s top 10 oil and gas small caps, Robin Hood trading app to steal from the rich brokers, a preview of the Biotech Lunch in Perth and fortnight’s biggest tech winners were fintechs.

But first:

The day ahead

Australia will get a key domestic data update with the release of August retail sales.

Markets are forecasting growth of 0.5 per cent after July’s 0.1 per cent fall, with the federal government tax cuts to provide a “temporary boost”, Westpac said.

The RBA will also be in focus, with the central bank set to release its half-yearly Financial Stability Review at 11:30am (eastern time).

Then once Asian markets close, all eyes will be on US employment data in September. The median forecast is for 140,000 jobs to be added, with unemployment to remain unchanged at 3.7 per cent.

Global stocks slumped mid-week after US private payrolls — a lead indicator for Friday’s jobs data — came in weaker than expected.

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

Today:

Otto Energy (ASX: OEL) – well update

Monday:

Big Star Energy (ASX: BNL) – capital raising
Veriluma (ASX: VRI) – acquisition
MedAdvisor (ASX: MDR) – capital raising
Force Commodities (ASX: 4CE) – trading compliance
BidEnergy (ASX: BID) – capital raising

Markets

Gold: $US1,476.18 (-0.18%)

Silver: $US17.20 (-0.01%)

Oil (WTI): $US54.29 (+1.25%)

Oil (Brent): $US59.43 (-0.78%)

Coal: $US69.62 (-2.87%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US92.16 (-0.81%)

AUD/USD: US67.07c (+0.04%)

Bitcoin: $US8,206.59 (-2.28%)

What got you talking yesterday

Yesterday’s top story was our latest review of the semiconductor industry. Stockhead’s Nick Sundich took a closer look at the sector, and whether or not the market is due for a rebound.

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

Yesterday’s winners

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
NSE New Standard Energy Ltd 0.005 +66.67% $4.1M 400.0k
ACP Audalia Resources Ltd 0.008 +60.00% $5.1M 63.0k
WBA Webster Ltd 1.94 +52.76% $702.8M 3.4M
ENX Enegex Ltd 0.012 +33.33% $966K 80.0k
ADV Ardiden Ltd 0.004 +33.33% $6.8M 7.0M
ALT Analytica Ltd 0.004 +33.33% $14.1M 2.5M
BPH BPH Energy Ltd 0.004 +33.33% $6.0M 475.3k
KEY Key Petroleum Ltd 0.008 +33.33% $13.5M 38.2M
FSG Field Solutions Holdings Ltd 0.03 +25.00% $10.8M 746.3k
PBX Pacific Bauxite Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $2.0M 500.0k
ACW Actinogen Medical Ltd 0.05 +23.68% $52.6M 105.8M
MJC Mejority Capital Ltd 0.02 +23.53% $2.6M 660.4k
CZN Corazon Mining Ltd 0.003 +20.00% $6.1M 500.0k
SHH Shree Minerals Ltd 0.006 +20.00% $3.6M 3.1M
TMK Tamaska Oil & Gas Ltd 0.006 +20.00% $2.9M 83.7k
TPD Talon Petroleum Ltd 0.003 +20.00% $5.3M 500.0k
TRL Tanga Resources Ltd 0.003 +20.00% $4.7M 520.0k
BSR Bassari Resources Ltd 0.02 +20.00% $41.5M 10.3M

 

Yesterday’s losers

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
VIC Victory Mines Ltd 0.001 -50.00% $3.0M 57.5k
SRO Shareroot Ltd 0.002 -33.33% $2.9M 32.8M
TMG Trigg Mining Ltd 0.14 -30.00% $8.1M 1.0M
LHB LionHub Group Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $2.5M 1.0k
IVO Invigor Group Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $4.6M 52.0k
AWV Anova Metals Ltd 0.01 -23.08% $6.4M 300.4k
IMC Immuron Ltd 0.14 -20.00% $24.7M 4.5M
IP1 Integrated Payment Technologies 0.02 -19.05% $5.3M 6.4M
8CO 8common Ltd 0.08 -17.53% $12.5M 200k
AZS Azure Minerals Ltd 0.19 -17.39% $26.3M 1.1M
RMX Red Mountain Mining Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $4.2M 794.7k
PWN Parkway Minerals NL 0.005 -16.67% $6.1M 19.8k
NCL Netccentric Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $1.3M 10.0k
GLV Global Vanadium Ltd 0.0025 -16.67% $7.8M 6.5M
LER Leaf Resources Ltd 0.03 -16.67% $9.8M 524.4k
BUG Buderim Group Ltd 0.19 -15.91% $15.9M 255k
LMG Latrobe Magnesium Ltd 0.02 -15.79% $20.7M 2.0M
MGU Magnum Mining and Exploration 0.05 -15.38% $16.7M 541.2k
AER Aeeris Ltd 0.11 -15.38% $6.6M 300.0k