On Stockhead today, nickel volatility is still very much a thing but we have some tips on how to make the right pick, innovative wheel maker Carbon Revolution soars 30 per cent on ASX debut and Visioneering is going up against the big boys in a bid to take a share of the $US2 billion kids contact lens market.

But first…

 

The week ahead

It is a busy week in economic data. Today we’ll see CoreLogic monthly house prices, Melbourne Institute’s inflation expectations, ANZ monthly job advertisements and building approvals (both monthly and yearly).

On Tuesday the Reserve Bank will meet for the final time in 2019. Economists expect interest rates to remain unchanged but are anticipating cuts in the next year.

Also this week we’ll see quarterly net exports and the current account balance on Tuesday, quarterly and yearly GDP on Wednesday as well as our trade balance on Thursday.

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

Monday:

Noxopharm (ASX:NOX) – DARRT-1 results
Imugene (ASX:IMU) – capital raising
Legend Mining (ASX:LEG) – exploration results
Blackstone Minerals (ASX:BSX) – MOU relating to alliance
NTM Gold (ASX:NTM) – exploration results
Cobalt Blue Holdings (ASX:COB) – independent expert determination of dispute

Tuesday:
Mach7 Techologies (ASX:M7T)
– capital raising
Dimerix (ASX:DXB) – capital raising
IMF Bentham (ASX:IMF) – response to court ruling
Legacy Iron Ore (ASX:LCY) – capital raising
Zip Co (ASX:Z1P) – capital raising
Triton Minerals (ASX:TON) – completion of subscription agreement
Resource Generation (ASX:RES) – project funding
Murray River Organics (ASX:MRG) – capital management initiatives
Vonex (ASX:VN8) – announcement
Manhattan Corp (ASX:MHC) – acquisition

 

Markets

Gold: $US1,457.31 ($2,150.82) (+0.09%)

Silver: $US16.99 (+0.20%)

Oil (WTI): $US58.09 (-0.25%)

Oil (Brent): $US63.64 (-0.56%)

Coal: $71.55 (-0.65%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $84.42 (+0.08%)

AUD/USD: $0.6771 (+0.01%)

Bitcoin: $US7,518.57 (+0.29%)

 

What got you talking last week

Our readers always like hearing experts’ views on what’s hot and last week was no different. We spoke with Simon Popple from Brookville Capital who thinks gold is still very hot.

We have a small and micro cap chat group on Facebook. Join here for a recap of our best stories and plenty of small cap discussion.

There were the most tipped stocks (weekly) on Stocks in Play:

 

Last week’s winners

Code Name Price last Friday Price this Friday % Return Market Cap
SVA SIMAVITA LTD-CDI 0.005 0.040 700 16.71M
AYM AUSTRALIA UNITED MINING LTD 0.001 0.003 200 5.53M
VMG VDM GROUP LTD 0.001 0.002 100 13.86M
CNJ CONICO LTD 0.008 0.013 62 5.00M
N1H N1 HOLDINGS LTD 0.041 0.062 51 5.06M
GBP GLOBAL PETROLEUM LTD 0.020 0.030 50 6.08M
ROG RED SKY ENERGY LTD 0.002 0.003 50 4.70M
VPR VOLT POWER GROUP LTD 0.001 0.002 50 13.49M
MTB MOUNT BURGESS MINING NL 0.002 0.003 50 1.60M
IVT INVENTIS LTD 0.004 0.006 50 4.68M
ID8 IDENTITII LTD 0.270 0.400 48 21.81M
SIL SMILES INCLUSIVE LTD 0.031 0.045 45 6.00M
ZEU ZEUS RESOURCES LTD 0.007 0.010 43 1.80M
KAS KASBAH RESOURCES LTD 0.020 0.028 40 3.73M
BNL BIG STAR ENERGY LTD 0.005 0.007 40 4.11M
KZA KAZIA THERAPEUTICS LTD 0.440 0.615 40 44.38M
NSX NSX LTD 0.145 0.200 38 38.92M
MEB MEDIBIO LTD 0.008 0.011 37 10.95M
MRQ MRG METALS LTD 0.008 0.011 37 9.82M
AHL AHALIFE HOLDINGS LTD 0.008 0.011 37 11.10M
RHT RESONANCE HEALTH LTD 0.160 0.215 34 91.83M

 

Last week’s losers

Code Name Price last Friday Price this Friday % Return Market Cap
IMU IMUGENE LTD 0.057 0.044 -23 164.69M
TTB TOTAL BRAIN LTD 0.105 0.080 -24 76.31M
AWN AROWANA INTERNATIONAL LTD 0.185 0.140 -24 22.14M
SBR SABRE RESOURCES LTD 0.004 0.003 -25 2.53M
PWN PARKWAY MINERALS NL 0.008 0.006 -25 7.32M
PCL PANCONTINENTAL OIL & GAS NL 0.002 0.002 -25 8.11M
AAJ ARUMA RESOURCES LTD 0.004 0.003 -25 2.13M
AYR ALLOY RESOURCES LTD 0.002 0.002 -25 3.13M
NWE NORWEST ENERGY NL 0.004 0.003 -25 12.13M
SUR SUN RESOURCES NL 0.002 0.002 -25 1.98M
BLT BENITEC BIOPHARMA LTD 0.046 0.031 -33 9.83M
REF REVERSE CORP LTD 0.009 0.006 -33 557.16k
MSR MANAS RESOUCES LTD 0.003 0.002 -33 5.29M
SYT SYNTONIC LTD 0.002 0.001 -33 3.47M
GGX GAS2GRID LTD 0.006 0.004 -33 5.03M
BPH BPH ENERGY LTD 0.002 0.001 -33 3.56M
KGM KALNORTH GOLD MINES LTD 0.006 0.004 -33 3.58M
SRN SUREFIRE RESOURCES NL 0.003 0.002 -33 1.26M
LHM LAND & HOMES GROUP LTD 0.011 0.007 -36 7.35M
CAN CANN GROUP LTD 0.735 0.465 -37 65.97M
MTC METALSTECH LTD 0.068 0.041 -40 4.80M
APG AUSTPAC RESOURCES NL 0.002 0.001 -50 2.91M
ARO ASTRO RESOURCES NL 0.002 0.001 -50 1.27M