On Stockhead today, the curious case of the vanishing female executive, the small cap biotechs trying to make a buck from coronavirus and these five lithium explorers are outperforming in 2020.

But first…

 

The week ahead

Much of this week’s economic data is about confidence and lending. It begins with NAB’s business confidence on Tuesday and Westpac Consumer confidence on Wednesday.

Also on Wednesday will be the value of home and investor loans for the month of January. Finally on Thursday consumer inflation expectations are due out.

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

Monday:

Selfwealth (ASX:SWF) – capital raising
Consolidated Zinc (ASX:CZL) – capital raising
Medlab Clinical (ASX:MDC) – clinical trial result

Tuesday:

Pensana Rare Earths (ASX:PM8) – capital raising

 

Markets

Gold: $US1,673.70 ($2,528.80) (+0.11%)

Silver: $US17.34 (-0.81%)

Oil (WTI): $US41.56 (-9.44%)

Oil (Brent): $US45.5 (-8.87%)

Coal: $US66.27 (-1.27%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US89.18 (-1.04%)

AUD/USD: $US0.6617 (+0.05%)

Bitcoin: $US8,301.06 (-6.58%)

 

What got you talking last week

With markets falling and life as we know it being more disrupted by the day, people just want to know when we’ll have a coronavirus vaccine. Unsurprisingly news out of Israel that a research institute thinks it will have one within 90 days was most popular on Twitter last week.

Also popular was news on Friday out of Tesoro Resources (ASX:TSO) that it was onto something at its El Zorro project in Chile. It hit 23m at 7 grams per tonne gold. 

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

Last week’s winners

CODE NAME RETURN % PRICE THIS FRIDAY [INTRADAY] MARKET CAP
RMT RMA ENERGY LTD 100 0.002 4.20M
OAR OAKDALERESOURCES LTD 100 0.004 2.25M
SE1 SENSERA LTD 87 0.015 4.83M
GSM GOLDEN STATE MINING LTD 71 0.120 4.40M
UUV UUV AQUABOTIX LTD 67 0.002 1.49M
SOP SYNERTEC CORP LTD 65 0.033 7.28M
HT8 HARRIS TECHNOLOGY GROUP LTD 60 0.016 3.05M
TSL TITANIUM SANDS LTD 59 0.059 45.94M
SCI SILVER CITY MINERALS LTD 57 0.011 3.78M
RGS REGENEUS LTD 57 0.083 23.06M
FAM FAMILY INSIGHTS GROUP LTD 50 0.060 3.96M
QFY QUANTIFY TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS 50 0.003 5.83M
YPB YPB GROUP LTD 50 0.003 5.08M
ABL ABILENE OIL AND GAS LTD 50 0.003 1.19M
XTC XANTIPPE RESOURCES LTD 50 0.003 9.97M
MTB MOUNT BURGESS MINING NL 50 0.003 1.60M
TRL TANGA RESOURCES LTD 50 0.002 2.80M
RDN RAIDEN RESOURCES LTD 40 0.007 3.02M
CTE CRYOSITE LTD 40 0.070 3.28M
QGL QUANTUM GRAPHITE LTD 39 0.050 10.94M
AEI AERIS ENVIRONMENTAL LTD 39 0.700 149.70M
SPT SPLITIT PAYMENTS LTD 38 0.510 158.88M
DXB DIMERIX LTD 38 0.165 29.95M
NZS NEW ZEALAND COASTAL SEAFOODS 37 0.011 5.83M
WKT WALKABOUT RESOURCES LTD 36 0.190 66.34M
JRL JINDALEE RESOURCES LTD 35 0.350 13.47M

 

Last week’s losers

CODE NAME RETURN % PRICE THIS FRIDAY [INTRADAY] MARKET CAP
BIR BIR FINANCIAL LTD -25 0.060 4.88M
ECS ECS BOTANICS HOLDINGS LTD -25 0.030 15.23M
ECG ECARGO HOLDINGS LTD -25 0.030 18.46M
WBE WHITEBARK ENERGY LTD -25 0.006 18.15M
FPL FREMONT PETROLEUM CORP LTD -25 0.003 5.01M
AVZ AVZ MINERALS LTD -26 0.067 154.72M
ADO ANTEOTECH LTD -26 0.018 27.65M
DVL DORSAVI LTD -29 0.015 3.47M
ICU ISENTRIC LTD -30 0.007 1.43M
JAY JAYRIDE GROUP LTD -30 0.175 17.69M
JXT JAXSTA LTD -30 0.053 13.08M
IGN IGNITE LTD -31 0.011 985.40k
JPR JUPITER ENERGY LTD -33 0.006 920.27k
RLC REEDY LAGOON CORP LTD -33 0.002 804.54k
ELT ELEMENTOS LTD -33 0.002 5.09M
AYR ALLOY RESOURCES LTD -33 0.001 2.09M
ICG INCA MINERALS LTD -33 0.001 4.05M
GGX GAS2GRID LTD -33 0.002 2.76M
E2E EON NRG LTD -33 0.002 1.54M
MRD MOUNT RIDLEY MINES LTD -33 0.002 5.37M
HWK HAWKSTONE MINING LTD -33 0.004 5.09M
PRM PROMINENCE ENERGY LTD -33 0.001 1.32M
RFN REFFIND LTD -33 0.002 2.05M
TGA THORN GROUP LTD -35 0.110 35.46M
VRS VERIS LTD -37 0.034 12.70M
IKW IKWEZI MINING LTD -50 0.001 4.07M
MRG MURRAY RIVER ORGANICS GROUP -53 0.012 26.47M