On Stockhead today, five tech trends we’ll see more of in 2020 and the small caps that are front and centre, millennials rate responsible investing more highly than anticipated returns and The Secret Broker gives his tips on the investment trends likely to emerge in the new year.

But first…

 

The week ahead

The week in economic data will begin with consumer confidence and ANZ Job Advertisements on Tuesday. However, the Reserve Bank board will not be meeting this month – it is in recess until February.

On Wednesday we will see construction data including month-on-month building approvals and on Thursday trade data including our trade balance, all for the month of November. Finally on Friday we will see monthly retail sales figures.

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

Monday:

Cape Lambert Resources (ASX:CFE) – financing facility

Mincor Resources (ASX:MCR) – material exploration results

Tuesday:

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

 

Markets

Gold: $US1,548.22 ($2,230.45) (+1.33%)

Silver: $US18.01 (-0.03%)

Oil (WTI): $US62.86 (+3.04%)

Oil (Brent): $US68.62 (+3.58%)

Coal: $US69.47 (-0.30%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US93.41 (+0.83%)

AUD/USD: $US0.6941 (-0.13%)

Bitcoin: $US7388.25 (+0.60%)

 

What got you talking during the break

There was a lot to talk about on the ASX in the last two weeks. Taking the title on Twitter was Byte Power’s (ASX:BPG) launch of its Singaporean cryptocurrency exchange. Despite this Byte Power is all but certain to be delisted from the ASX on January 31.

Meanwhile our Facebook small and micro cap chat most liked Rachel Williamson’s recap of the most interesting biotech bosses on the ASX. If you are a reader but not already a member we would love to have you join – you can join here.

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

 

Holiday winners

These were the best performing ASX stocks over the last two weeks.

Code Name Price 20-Dec Price 3-Jan 2 Week Return % Market Cap
PCL PANCONTINENTAL OIL & GAS NL 0.001 0.002 150 13.52M
GIB GIBB RIVER DIAMONDS LTD 0.027 0.065 141 11.64M
TSC TWENTY SEVEN CO LTD 0.004 0.009 125 10.97M
IGE INTEGRATED GREEN ENERGY SOLU 0.110 0.245 123 96.50M
NGY NUENERGY GAS LTD 0.008 0.017 113 25.18M
DDD 3D RESOURCES LTD 0.001 0.002 100 2.31M
XST XSTATE RESOURCES LTD 0.002 0.004 100 5.70M
AFR AFRICAN ENERGY RESOURCES-CDI 0.018 0.035 94 21.80M
FRX FLEXIROAM LTD 0.016 0.028 75 8.55M
CAN CANN GROUP LTD 0.470 0.805 71 114.65M
SYA SAYONA MINING LTD 0.010 0.016 60 33.11M
MRQ MRG METALS LTD 0.017 0.027 59 27.66M
TDL TBG DIAGNOSTICS LTD 0.018 0.027 50 5.87M
ZNO ZOONO GROUP LTD 0.440 0.660 50 107.79M
AUL AUSTAR GOLD LTD 0.220 0.330 50 11.70M
TRL TANGA RESOURCES LTD 0.002 0.003 50 5.60M
ELT ELEMENTOS LTD 0.002 0.003 50 4.63M
EPM ECLIPSE METALS LTD 0.004 0.006 50 7.41M
VPR VOLT POWER GROUP LTD 0.001 0.002 50 13.49M
XPE XPED LTD 0.001 0.002 50 2.64M
PNN PEPINNINI LITHIUM LTD 0.002 0.003 50 4.30M
MRD MOUNT RIDLEY MINES LTD 0.002 0.003 50 8.05M
IVR INVESTIGATOR RESOURCES LTD 0.016 0.024 50 20.30M
LKE LAKE RESOURCES NL 0.025 0.037 48 19.59M
SIL SMILES INCLUSIVE LTD 0.047 0.069 47 9.19M
AHZ ADMEDUS LTD 0.083 0.120 45 70.90M
PDI PREDICTIVE DISCOVERY LTD 0.007 0.010 43 6.07M
VAL VALOR RESOURCES LTD 0.004 0.005 43 9.47M
SCL SCHROLE GROUP LTD 0.020 0.028 40 24.91M
RAG RAGNAR METALS LTD 0.005 0.007 40 2.19M
MMM MARLEY SPOON AG-CDI 0.250 0.350 40 55.48M

 

Holiday losers

These were the worst performing ASX stocks over the last two weeks.

Code Name Price 20-Dec Price 3-Jan 2 Week Return Market Cap
TNR TORIAN RESOURCES LTD 0.010 0.008 -20 2.53M
REF REVERSE CORP LTD 0.005 0.004 -20 371.44k
APG AUSTPAC RESOURCES NL 0.002 0.002 -20 5.82M
EFE EASTERN IRON LTD 0.005 0.004 -20 1.65M
BUY BOUNTY OIL & GAS NL 0.005 0.004 -20 3.81M
BUG BUDERIM GROUP LTD 0.275 0.220 -20 18.92M
MPR MPOWER GROUP LTD 0.025 0.020 -20 3.18M
SVD SCANDIVANADIUM LTD 0.009 0.007 -22 2.46M
ATP ATLAS PEARLS LTD 0.009 0.007 -22 3.00M
RMI RESOURCE MINING CORP LTD 0.009 0.007 -22 2.07M
AVC AUCTUS ALTERNATIVE INVESTMEN 0.260 0.200 -23 7.87M
DCG DECMIL GROUP LTD 0.675 0.515 -24 123.22M
GID GI DYNAMICS INC-CDI 0.020 0.015 -25 27.39M
ICG INCA MINERALS LTD 0.002 0.002 -25 6.24M
TYX TYRANNA RESOURCES LTD 0.004 0.003 -25 2.92M
ALT ANALYTICA LTD 0.004 0.003 -25 10.56M
PXX POLARX LTD 0.056 0.042 -25 17.48M
AWV ANOVA METALS LTD 0.012 0.009 -25 5.75M
AQC AUSTRALIAN PACIFIC COAL LTD 0.190 0.140 -26 7.07M
PNC PIONEER CREDIT LTD 2.460 1.795 -27 113.80M
XTD XTD LTD 0.043 0.031 -28 4.28M
TD1 TALI DIGITAL LTD 0.064 0.046 -28 34.47M
OAR OAKDALERESOURCES LTD 0.007 0.005 -29 2.68M
OKR OKAPI RESOURCES LTD 0.135 0.096 -29 3.46M
PTX PRESCIENT THERAPEUTICS LTD 0.079 0.054 -32 21.29M
PBX PACIFIC BAUXITE LTD 0.003 0.002 -33 793.23k
SZL SEZZLE INC-CDI 2.150 1.395 -35 277.47M
CSD CONSOLIDATED TIN MINES LTD 0.170 0.110 -35 72.58M
MHI MERCHANT HOUSE INTL LTD 0.115 0.073 -37 6.88M
LRS LATIN RESOURCES LTD 0.008 0.005 -38 1.74M
REZ RESOURCES & ENERGY GROUP LTD 0.025 0.015 -40 5.82M