On Stockhead today, Escrow Watch (our fortnightly recap of the small caps releasing shares locked away in escrow), Trading Places (the week’s substantial buyers and sellers), and a look at how coronavirus fears are hammering commodity prices.

But first…

The day ahead

Australia’s Q4 trade figures are scheduled for release from the ABS at 11:30am EST. Exports are expected to fall sharply, in line with the pullback in iron ore prices during the December quarter.

Looking abroad, the Bank of England will make its policy announcement, with rates expected to stay on hold at 0.75 per cent.

There’s also December employment data out of the Eurozone along with US Q4 GDP figures.

The following ASX companies are in trading halts and are expected to exit in the next 2 trading days:

Thursday:

Krakatoa Resources (ASX:KTA) – capital raising
Amani Gold (ASX:ANL) – capital raising
Syndicated Metals (ASX:SMD) – capital raising
Emeco Holdings (ASX:EHL) – capital raising
Hammer Metals (ASX:HMX) – SPP shortfall
Sovereign Metals (ASX:SVM) – capital raising
HGL (ASX:HNG) – capital raising

Friday:

Tinybeans (ASX:TNY) – acquisition and capital raising
Oceania Healthcare (ASX:OCA) – share sell down
Technology Metals Australia (ASX:TMT) – capital raising
PTB Group (ASX:PTB) – capital raising
Emeco Holdings (ASX:EHL) – service agreement
Norwood Systems (ASX:NOR) – capital raising
Korab Resources (ASX:KOR) – company announcement

Markets

Gold: $US1,577.06 ($2,335.35) (+0.78%)

Silver: $US17.56 (+0.01%)

Oil (WTI): $US53.09 (-0.73%)

Oil (Brent): $US58.66 (-0.69%)

Coal: $US67.50 (-0.55%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US93.60 (-0.44%)

AUD/USD: $US0.6753 (-0.13%)

Bitcoin: $US9,364.58 (+3.50%)

What got you talking yesterday

Readers took an interest in our more detailed recap of 2019 IPO activity, along with what could be in store for the year ahead.

Also worth a look; the latest edition of IPO watch.

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

Yesterday’s winners

Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
HSC HomeStay Care Ltd 0.007 +75.00% $11.6M 42.4M
RIM Rimfire Pacific Mining NL 0.003 +50.00% $4.5M 2.2M
OKU Oklo Resources Ltd 0.25 +48.48% $101.1M 8.8M
LMG Latrobe Magnesium Ltd 0.02 +33.33% $20.7M 1.1M
NCL Netccentric Ltd 0.02 +33.33% $5.3M 936.6k
UNL United Networks Ltd 0.04 +33.33% $15.7M 335.0k
RFR Rafaella Resources Ltd 0.14 +28.57% $9.5M 87.0k
SND Saunders International Ltd 0.56 +27.59% $58.1M 156.3k
BMG BMG Resources Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $2.9M 300.0k
CAV Carnavale Resources Ltd 0.0025 +25.00% $3.7M 82.0k
IP1 Integrated Payment Technologies 0.01 +25.00% $3.1M 110.1k
MSR Manas Resources Ltd 0.0025 +25.00% $6.6M 500.0k
SER Strategic Energy Resources Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $4.8M 200.0k
UUV UUV Aquabotix Ltd 0.0025 +25.00% $1.3M 702.5k
LAA LatAm Autos Ltd 0.03 +23.08% $18.9M 350.0k
CXX Cradle Resources Ltd 0.05 +21.95% $9.5M 202.7k
BSM Bass Metals Ltd 0.006 +20.00% $16.9M 2.9M
GMC Gulf Manganese Corp Ltd 0.006 +20.00% $31.4M 5.0M
WNB Wellness and Beauty Solutions 0.012 +20.00% $12.4M 3.5M
AC8 Auscann Group Holdings Ltd 0.34 +19.64% $106.2M 3.3M
AIS Aeris Resources Ltd 0.06 +19.61% $27.8M 612.1k
ANR Anatara Lifesciences Ltd 0.45 +18.42% $22.4M 221.2k

Yesterday’s losers

Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
FRX Flexiroam Ltd 0.03 -34.21% $7.6M 125.0k
TYX Tyranna Resources Ltd 0.002 -33.33% $1.9M 4.4M
CCE Carnegie Clean Energy Ltd 0.001 -33.33% $11.1M 285.2k
TTM Titan Minerals Ltd 0.12 -29.41% $70.0M 951.2k
TWE Treasury Wine Estates Ltd 12.35 -25.96% $8.9B 44.6M
RHT Resonance Health Ltd 0.19 -25.49% $81.9M 8.5M
SI6 Six Sigma Metals Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $1.9M 683.3k
RFN Reffind Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $2.0M 2.6M
OEX Oilex Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $10.3M 6.7k
MRV Moreton Resources Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $9.3M 205.2k
CAD Caeneus Minerals Ltd 0.0015 -25.00% $4.0M 260.0k
NSX NSX Ltd 0.12 -25.00% $23.4M 24.0k
ODM Odin Metals Ltd 0.08 -25.00% $11.5M 78.3k
TMR Tempus Resources Ltd 0.19 -24.00% $8.1M 1.8M
NXE New Energy Minerals Ltd 0.008 -20.00% $1.3M 329.0k
ENX Enegex Ltd 0.008 -20.00% $644K 12.5k
CZN Corazon Mining Ltd 0.004 -20.00% $8.4M 18.1M
SVA Simavita Ltd 0.02 -17.24% $10.0M 1.3M
ADY Admiralty Resources NL 0.005 -16.67% $5.8M 188.0k
ZNO Zoono Group Ltd 0.66 -16.46% $107.8M 7.6M