On Stockhead today, why copper looms as the biggest potential winner post-COVID-19, gold is at record prices but mid-tier producers might be looking undervalued and the latest RockTalk — battery metals stocks and the “new energy world”.

But first…

 

The week ahead

The local data schedule will be highlighted by March employment numbers on Thursday. However, the Westpac economics team expects the unemployment rate “to see a more significant hit in April” from the COVID-19 fallout.

There’s also the monthly survey results due out from NAB (business confidence on Tuesday) and Westpac (consumer confidence on Wednesday).

Looking abroad, markets will be focused on a data deluge out of the US, starting with the federal government’s monthly budget statement for March on Monday night.

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

Tuesday:

Neurotech (ASX:NTI) – price query response
People Infrastructure (ASX:PPE) – capital raising
Anova Minerals (ASX:AWV) – capital raising update
Pioneer Credit (ASX:PNC) – acquisition update

Wednesday:

Superior Lake Resources (ASX:SUP) – consolidation
Mandrake Resources (ASX:MAN) – nickel project transition
Spirit Telecom (ASX:ST1) – capital raising

 

Markets

Gold: $US1,712.46 ($2,660.31) (+1.30%)

Silver: $US15.37 (-0.52%)

Oil (WTI): $US22.38 (-1.63%)

Oil (Brent): $US31.84 (+1.14%)

Coal: $US61.00 (+0.00%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US83.35 (+0.58%)

AUD/USD: $US0.6385 (+0.57%)

Bitcoin: $US6,831.00 (-4.06%)

 

What got you talking last week

Among the key talking points on Stockhead last week, readers took an interest in our latest look at market opportunities for companies in the online learning space.

And in case you missed it, here’s Rachel Williamson’s weekly wrap of all the main COVID-19 news affecting ASX small caps.

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

 

Last week’s winners

CODE NAME RETURN % PRICE THIS FRIDAY [INTRADAY] MARKET CAP
RXH REWARDLE HOLDINGS LTD 500 0.006 3.16M
AO1 ASSETOWL LTD 275 0.015 4.52M
SHO SPORTSHERO LTD 233 0.010 3.28M
GMV G MEDICAL INNOVATION HOLDING 200 0.125 57.62M
NTI NEUROTECH INTERNATIONAL LTD 200 0.012 2.58M
SIH SIHAYO GOLD LTD 160 0.013 27.27M
PNN PEPINNINI LITHIUM LTD 100 0.002 2.93M
TMZ THOMSON RESOURCES LTD 100 0.020 2.38M
WNB WELLNESS AND BEAUTY SOLUTION 83 0.011 11.37M
CNB CARNABY RESOURCES LTD 83 0.064 6.14M
HNR HANNANS LTD 75 0.007 13.92M
HSC HOMESTAY CARE LTD 71 0.005 10.05M
TOU TLOU ENERGY LTD 70 0.068 30.61M
ANA ANSILA ENERGY NL 67 0.010 5.09M
MTC METALSTECH LTD 64 0.165 14.62M
SKN SKIN ELEMENTS LTD 64 0.059 18.74M
TDY THEDOCYARD LTD 63 0.155 20.58M
AHZ ADMEDUS LTD 63 8.140 46.44M
ATC ALTECH CHEMICAL LTD 61 0.057 51.81M
TRT TODD RIVER RESOURCES LTD 60 0.017 3.95M
FFG FATFISH BLOCKCHAIN LTD 60 0.008 6.51M
WTL WT FINANCIAL GRP LTD 58 0.038 5.72M
HCD HYDROCARBON DYNAMICS LTD 54 0.020 5.92M
CAP CARPENTARIA RESOURCES LTD 53 0.023 6.33M
MOZ MOSAIC BRANDS LTD 52 0.770 74.55M
CPV CLEARVUE TECHNOLOGIES LTD 51 0.110 12.23M
NXS NEXT SCIENCE LTD 50 1.875 294.66M

Last week’s losers

CODE NAME RETURN % PRICE THIS FRIDAY [INTRADAY] MARKET CAP
NGI NAVIGATOR GLOBAL INVESTMENTS -25 1.500 275.65M
HGL HUDSON INVESTMENT GROUP -26 0.350 20.78M
IPB IPB PETROLEUM LTD -27 0.008 1.85M
MCM MC MINING LTD -27 0.220 28.22M
ENX ENEGEX LTD -29 0.005 402.50k
ICU ISENTRIC LTD -33 0.006 1.22M
ASP ASPERMONT LTD -33 0.006 12.73M
TIG TIGERS REALM COAL LTD -33 0.006 37.86M
BAS BASS OIL LTD -33 0.002 3.34M
ADV ARDIDEN LTD -33 0.003 3.58M
OEX OILEX LTD -33 0.002 6.85M
AHL AHALIFE HOLDINGS LTD -33 0.004 5.32M
FAM FAMILY INSIGHTS GROUP LTD -33 0.020 1.32M
MPH MEDILAND PHARM LTD -33 0.100 31.28M
HPR HIGH PEAK ROYALTIES LTD -33 0.060 11.34M
KAS KASBAH RESOURCES LTD -34 0.025 3.38M
PEK PEAK RESOURCES LTD -35 0.017 22.19M
SUH SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE MINING -38 0.010 1.09M
EMU EMU NL -38 0.013 3.87M
VMG VDM GROUP LTD -50 0.001 6.93M
AVW AVIRA RESOURCES LTD -50 0.001 1.13M
88E 88 ENERGY LTD -62 0.007 56.88M
ENE ENEVIS LTD -64 0.055 3.86M