On Stockhead today, the prospects for mining services companies are looking good in 2020, Dr Nigel Finch puts EdTech under the magnifying glass in our inaugural StockDoc podcast and one fund is promising 7 per cent returns for solar power investments.

But first…

 

The week ahead

This week in economic data begins with the Melbourne Institute’s monthly and yearly inflation gauges for December. On Tuesday we’ll see ANZ-Roy Morgan’s weekly consumer confidence index.

On Thursday, the RBA is releasing forex transactions as well as housing loan data (both owner occupier and investor). Finally on Friday, Bloomberg will release its monthly economic survey.

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

Monday:

Consolidated Zinc (ASZ:CZL) – mining contractor update

Anglo Australian Resources (ASX:AAR) – capital raising

Quantify Technology Holdings (ASX:QFY) – capital raising

Challenger Exploration (ASX:CEL) – capital raising

Austar Gold (ASX:AUL) – capital raising

 

Tuesday:

Prospect Resources (ASX:PSC) – capital raising

Coziron Resources (ASX:CZR) – assay results

New World Resources (ASX:NWC) – project acquisition

 

Markets

Gold: $US1,560.30 ($2,262.29) (+0.55%)

Silver: $US18.05 (+0.69%)

Oil (WTI): $US59.08 (-0.78%)

Oil (Brent): $US65.02 (-0.48%)

Coal: $US74.12 (+4.10%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US93.56 (-0.02%)

AUD/USD: $US0.6897 (-0.06%)

Bitcoin: $US8,128.38 (-0.19%)

 

What got you talking last week

Last week’s biggest talking point on Twitter was Lake Resources (ASX:LKE). It confirmed its disruptive lithium brine processing tech really does make battery-grade lithium.

We have a Facebook Small and Micro cap chat group. If you’re not already a member we’d love to have you join – which you can do here.

These 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
ADD ADAVALE RESOURCES LTD 0.016 0.034 113 5.41M
MNS MAGNIS ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES L 0.081 0.140 73 87.23M
ACP AUDALIA RESOURCES LTD 0.006 0.010 67 6.42M
CXX CRADLE RESOURCES LTD 0.030 0.045 50 8.54M
LCY LEGACY IRON ORE LTD 0.002 0.003 50 10.28M
IKW IKWEZI MINING LTD 0.002 0.003 50 12.20M
BPH BPH ENERGY LTD 0.001 0.002 50 5.01M
RNX RENEGADE EXPLORATION LTD 0.002 0.003 50 2.14M
GTG GENETIC TECHNOLOGIES LTD 0.005 0.008 45 32.51M
ICU ISENTRIC LTD 0.007 0.010 43 1.84M
AEE AURA ENERGY LTD 0.005 0.007 40 9.97M
EVE EVE INVESTMENTS LTD 0.005 0.007 40 21.24M
LKE LAKE RESOURCES NL 0.037 0.051 38 27.01M
ACB A-CAP ENERGY LTD 0.008 0.011 37 9.59M
OLL OPENLEARNING LTD 0.175 0.240 37 33.52M
MRR MINREX RESOURCES LTD 0.009 0.012 33 1.15M
RAN RANGE INTERNATIONAL LTD 0.018 0.024 33 4.83M
ICG INCA MINERALS LTD 0.002 0.002 33 8.10M
ALT ANALYTICA LTD 0.003 0.004 33 14.08M
FGO FLAMINGO AI LTD 0.002 0.002 33 2.24M
UUV UUV AQUABOTIX LTD 0.003 0.004 33 2.07M
SZL SEZZLE INC-CDI 1.395 1.855 33 368.97M
CXU CAULDRON ENERGY LTD 0.019 0.025 32 8.57M
CP1 CANNPAL ANIMAL THERAPEUTICS 0.115 0.150 30 13.97M
RIE RIEDEL RESOURCES LTD 0.010 0.013 30 5.43M
SHO SPORTSHERO LTD 0.031 0.040 29 13.13M
ID8 IDENTITII LTD 0.295 0.380 29 20.72M
ATP ATLAS PEARLS LTD 0.007 0.009 29 3.85M
ICE ICETANA LTD 0.190 0.240 26 32.89M
KTE K2 ENERGY LTD 0.004 0.005 25 1.50M
TMX TERRAIN MINERALS LTD 0.004 0.005 25 3.62M

Last week’s losers

Code Name Price last Friday Price this Friday % Return Market Cap
ORM ORION METALS LTD 0.019 0.015 -21 7.65M
GIB GIBB RIVER DIAMONDS LTD 0.065 0.050 -23 8.95M
NAE NEW AGE EXPLORATION LTD 0.004 0.003 -25 2.67M
GLV GLOBAL OIL & GAS LTD 0.002 0.002 -25 4.69M
OEX OILEX LTD 0.004 0.003 -25 10.28M
GSM GOLDEN STATE MINING LTD 0.070 0.052 -26 1.90M
REY REY RESOURCES LTD 0.290 0.215 -26 45.62M
NZS NEW ZEALAND COASTAL SEAFOODS 0.015 0.011 -27 5.83M
IRD IRON ROAD LTD 0.083 0.059 -29 40.93M
E2E EON NRG LTD 0.006 0.004 -33 3.08M
ROG RED SKY ENERGY LTD 0.003 0.002 -33 3.25M
VPR VOLT POWER GROUP LTD 0.002 0.001 -33 8.99M
XPE XPED LTD 0.002 0.001 -33 1.76M
PNN PEPINNINI LITHIUM LTD 0.003 0.002 -33 2.87M
MRD MOUNT RIDLEY MINES LTD 0.003 0.002 -33 5.37M
MLS METALS AUSTRALIA LTD 0.002 0.001 -33 3.21M
TRL TANGA RESOURCES LTD 0.003 0.002 -33 3.74M
SRN SUREFIRE RESOURCES NL 0.003 0.002 -33 1.26M
CAE CANNINDAH RESOURCES LTD 0.015 0.010 -33 1.93M
MRQ MRG METALS LTD 0.027 0.018 -33 18.73M
VAR VARISCAN MINES LTD 0.040 0.025 -38 5.15M
TNP TRIPLE ENERGY LTD 0.014 0.008 -43 575.97k
CCE CARNEGIE CLEAN ENERGY LTD 0.002 0.001 -50 11.14M