On Stockhead today: will the run of luck for small cap gold stocks continue, Tim Treadgold says rare earth could be another ‘buy the sector’ situation and 534 million shares in escrow to be released this fortnight.

But first:

The day ahead

It’s another quiet session on the local data front, while globally there’s a raft of flash PMI numbers for October due out in the US, Europe and Japan.

Key events will be led by the European Central Bank’s monthly policy announcement, which will mark the last press conference of outgoing ECB President Mario Draghi.

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

Thursday:

Orion Minerals (ASX:ORN) – capital raising
BlueChiip (ASX:BCT) – capital raising
St George Mining (ASX:SGQ) – capital raising
Impression Healthcare (ASX:IHL) – capital raising

Friday:

Alta Zinc (ASX:AZI) – capital raising
Karoon Energy (ASX:KAR) – capital raising
Digital Wine Ventures (ASX:DW8) – capital raising
Tao Commodities (ASX:TAO) – acquisition
Ironbark Zinc (ASX:IBG) – capital raising
Althea Group Holdings (ASX:AGH) – supply agreement
Serko (ASX:SKO) – capital raising

Markets

Gold: US$1,488.62 (+0.13%)

Silver: $17.61 (+0.21%)

Oil (WTI): $53.12 (-1.12%)

Oil (Brent): $58.91 (-1.04%)

Coal: $69.37 (+0.83%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $85.50 (unchanged)

AUD/USD: 0.6880 (+0.17%)

Bitcoin: $US8,215.95 (-0.35%)

What got you talking yesterday

Over on Stockhead’s small cap Facebook group it was all about fintech — namely, what companies are doing to engage with baby boomer investors who may not be as well-versed in the latest technology. Join here for a daily recap of our best stories and plenty of small cap discussion.

Yesterday’s winners

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
BPH BPH Energy Ltd 0.002 +33.33% $6.0M 21.0M
ANW Aus Tin Mining Ltd 0.0025 +25.00% $5.9M 4.6M
PCL Pancontinental Oil & Gas NL 0.0025 +25.00% $13.5M 21.0M
VAL Valor Resources Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $9.5M 900.0k
RBL Redbubble Ltd 1.77 +21.58% $457.3M 3.1M
MCT Metalicity Ltd 0.006 +20.00% $4.1M 330.0k
ADR Adherium Ltd 0.05 +19.57% $9.6M 258.8k
PO3 Purifloh Ltd 5.94 +18.80% $186.4M 48.9k
ACR Acrux Ltd 0.22 +18.42% $37.5M 307.2k
CGS Cogstate Ltd 0.33 +17.86% $50.0M 503.1k
ENR Encounter Resources Ltd 0.17 +17.86% $46.3M 437.2k
BBX BBX Minerals Ltd 0.2 +17.65% $82.2M 424.2k
AMI Aurelia Metals Ltd 0.48 +17.07% $419.2M 22.6M
ARS ALT Resources Ltd 0.02 +16.67% $12.0M 11.2M
GMC Gulf Manganese Corp Ltd 0.007 +16.67% $35.3M 21.7M
HSC HomeStay Care Ltd 0.007 +16.67% $5.8M 5.6M
PNX PNX METALS Ltd 0.007 +16.67% $17.0M 105.5k
INR ioneer Ltd 0.22 +15.79% $325.0M 5.4M
ST1 Spirit Telecom Ltd 0.22 +15.38% $76.4M 353.8k

Yesterday’s losers

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
BOT Botanix Pharmaceuticals Ltd 0.13 -47.92% $120.6M 138.8M
MRV Moreton Resources Ltd 0.002 -42.86% $6.2M 26.1M
CDD Cardno Ltd 0.62 -33.51% $273.5M 613.7k
VIC Victory Mines Ltd 0.0015 -25.00% $5.2M 3.3M
SUR Sun Resources NL 0.002 -20.00% $2.6M 5.0M
MGT Magnetite Mines Ltd 0.004 -20.00% $3.2M 305.5k
GBZ GBM Resources Ltd 0.004 -20.00% $4.7M 10.0k
CZN Corazon Mining Ltd 0.002 -20.00% $4.1M 13.0M
A1G African Gold Ltd 0.17 -19.05% $9.4M 77.7k
TTT Titomic Ltd 0.94 -18.18% $120.2M 957.8k
ROO Roots Sustainable Agricultural 0.05 -18.18% $4.2M 2.4M
RD1 Registry Direct Ltd 0.01 -16.67% $1.7M 242.0k
NWE Norwest Energy NL 0.005 -16.67% $16.9M 1.0M
LNY Laneway Resources Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $18.6M 661.0k
LML Lincoln Minerals Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $2.9M 4.2k
ENA Ensurance Ltd 0.02 -16.67% $6.3M 308.8k
DDT DataDot Technology Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $4.1M 705.0k
CTO Citigold Corp Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $12.0M 690.2k
ARE Argonaut Resources NL 0.005 -16.67% $7.8M 844.4k
TNY Tinybeans Group Pty Ltd 2.03 -15.77% $77.2M 428.3k