On Stockhead today, these 10 small cap miners and explorers outgunned everyone in 2019, even though it’s been a tough year for battery metals players, there have been some performers and spy tech software firm iCetana lights up the boards.

But first…

The day ahead

The ASX will be open today but will close early at 2.10pm. It will not re-open until Friday December 27.

When our markets re-open on Friday, the US markets will have potential to play into the trading day because Boxing Day is not a market holiday in the US.

The following companies are in trading halts and are expected to exit in the next two trading days:

Tuesday:

Kangaroo Plantation Timbers (ASX:KPT) – fire situation update

Friday:

Argent Minerals (ASX:AAR) – board and management changes
Paringa Resources (ASX:PNL) – operational update
Big River Gold (ASX:BRV) – DFS update
ARQ Group (ASX:ARQ) – financier discussions
Law Finance (ASX:LAW) – capital raising
Pacific Bauxite (ASX:PBX) – board and financial matters review

 

Markets

Gold: $US1,488.22 ($2,150.16) (+0.53%)

Silver: $US17.45 (+1.43%)

Oil (WTI): $US60.54 (+0.61%)

Oil (Brent): $US65.74 (+0.87%)

Coal: $US68.00 (+0.62%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US91.74 (-0.28%)

AUD/USD: $US0.6921 (+0.30%)

Bitcoin: $US7249.76 (-0.93%)

 

What got you talking yesterday

After hearing S&P’s bad news on lithium prices last week, our Twitter followers liked a good news story on iron ore.

It’s up 35 per cent this year and Stockhead columnist Barry Fitzgerald hinted at the stocks that stand to gain.

 

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

 

Yesterday’s winners

Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
ANW Aus Tin Mining Ltd 0.002 +100.00% $5.2M 6.2M
VAR Variscan Mines Ltd 0.002 +100.00% $8.2M 431.0k
GIB Gibb River Diamonds Ltd 0.05 +81.48% $8.8M 7.7M
OEX Oilex Ltd 0.005 +66.67% $16.5M 2.9M
KFE Kogi Iron Ltd 0.08 +52.94% $57.2M 1.7M
RNX Renegade Exploration Ltd 0.003 +50.00% $2.1M 170.0k
VIC Victory Mines Ltd 0.003 +50.00% $4.7M 980.1k
KEY Key Petroleum Ltd 0.007 +40.00% $12.0M 7.3M
MRQ MRG Metals Ltd 0.02 +35.29% $23.6M 131.6M
FGO Flamingo AI Ltd 0.002 +33.33% $2.2M 2.0M
ZNO Zoono Group Ltd 0.56 +28.41% $92.3M 2.5M
NGY NuEnergy Gas Ltd 0.01 +25.00% $14.8M 40.0k
MMR MEC Resources Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $3.4M 200.0k
TSC Twenty Seven Co Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $6.1M 43.0M
OPL Opyl Ltd 0.16 +23.08% $4.7M 40.9k
AFR African Energy Resources Ltd 0.02 +22.22% $13.7M 3.2M
MAY Melbana Energy Ltd 0.011 +22.22% $20.7M 11.9M
OLV Otherlevels Holdings Ltd 0.011 +22.22% $3.2M 1.3M
NVO NVOI Ltd 0.02 +21.43% $25.2M 4.9M

 

Yesterday’s losers

Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
DCG Decmil Group Ltd 0.42 -38.52% $99.3M 17.3M
PBX Pacific Bauxite Ltd 0.003 -33.33% $793K 449.7k
CCE Carnegie Clean Energy Ltd 0.001 -33.33% $11.1M 5.6M
PNC Pioneer Credit Ltd 1.76 -28.46% $111.6M 4.1M
AWV Anova Metals Ltd 0.009 -25.00% $5.8M 2.4M
ALT Analytica Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $10.6M 160.0k
LRS Latin Resources Ltd 0.006 -25.00% $2.1M 1.2M
MGT Magnetite Mines Ltd 0.004 -20.00% $3.9M 169.9k
BUG Buderim Group Ltd 0.22 -20.00% $18.9M 5.6k
REF Reverse Corp Ltd 0.004 -20.00% $371K 60.0k
EFE Eastern Iron Ltd 0.004 -20.00% $1.6M 75.0k
BMG BMG Resources Ltd 0.004 -20.00% $2.3M 3.4M
ARE Argonaut Resources NL 0.004 -20.00% $6.3M 247.0k
MYQ MyFiziq Ltd 0.22 -18.52% $23.4M 696.8k
ARM Aurora Minerals Ltd 0.009 -18.18% $2.1M 285.7k
RMX Red Mountain Mining Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $4.4M 2.4M
QFY Quantify Technology Holdings Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $7.5M 4.3M
GGE Grand Gulf Energy Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $1.9M 5.2M