On Stockhead today, our new expert column “Guy on Rocks”, why iron ore is looking like one of the (very) few hot commodities right now and StockTalk: The beneficiaries of China’s economic bounce-back.

But first…

The day ahead

After yesterday’s historically bad results for NAB’s March business survey, Westpac is due to follow up with its monthly gauge of consumer confidence this morning.

There’s also a data deluge out of the US, including March data for retail sales and industrial production, which should provide further context around the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the US economy.

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

Wednesday:

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

Thursday:

BrainChip (ASX:BRN) – capital raising
Cobre (ASX:CBE) – exploration results
Virgin Australia (ASX:VAH) – financial assistance
Panoramic Resources (ASX:PAN) – financial and operational update
Capitol Health (ASX:CAJ) – capital raising
Threat Protect Australia (ASX:TPS) – financing facility
Predictive Discovery (ASX:PDI) – drilling results

 

Markets

Gold: $US1,728.93 ($2,660.31) (+0.68%)

Silver: $US15.77 (+2.45%)

Oil (WTI): $US20.70 (-7.63%)

Oil (Brent): $US30.02 (-5.36%)

Coal: $US59.62 (-2.26%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US83.84 (+0.59%)

AUD/USD: $US0.6443 (+0.96%)

Bitcoin: $US6,874.77 (+0.60%)

 

What got you talking yesterday

Readers took an interest in our latest look at the copper sector, and why it could be poised to benefit in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.

Meanwhile, senior journalist Rachel Williamson asked the question everyone wants an answer to: How far are we from a COVID-19 vaccine, really?

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

Yesterday’s winners

Code Company Price % Change Market Cap Volume
T3D 333D 0.002 100.00% $1.1M 10.25M
HRR Heron Resources 0.053 96.30% $22.7M 1.45M
SHO SportsHero 0.023 91.67% $7.6M 2.93M
MAN Mandrake Resources 0.024 80.77% $6.1M 94.84M
SE1 Sensera 0.005 66.67% $1.6M 2.06M
ICG Inca Minerals Ltd 0.002 50.00% $4.1M 1.36M
MPH Mediland Pharm 0.15 50.00% $46.9M 13.50K
AGE Alligator Energy Ltd 0.003 50.00% $4.3M 25.00K
AVE Avecho Bio 0.006 50.00% $9.5M 24.23M
CDT Castle Minerals Ltd 0.006 50.00% $1.4M 1.02M
ADO Anteo Diagnostics 0.027 50.00% $29.6M 12.71M
ADV Ardiden 0.004 33.33% $5.4M 31.88M
NET Netlinkz 0.066 43.48% $140.7M 19.91M
MMJ MMJ Phytotech 0.13 41.30% $21.2M 2.74M
EMU Emu NL 0.024 41.18% $5.1M 561.09K
BLY Boart Longyear 0.84 40.00% $52.7M 20.07K
LAA Latam Autos Ltd 0.021 40.00% $8.9M 1.03M
GML Gateway Mining Ltd 0.014 40.00% $13.4M 2.37M
TNY Tinybeans Group 1.425 39.71% $46.4M 234.18K
TNR Torian Resources Ltd 0.011 37.50% $3.0M 3.14M
BXN Bioxyne Ltd 0.015 36.36% $7.0M 215.01K
SXL Southern Cross Media 0.175 34.62% $100.0M 54.04M
VRT Virtus Health 2.74 34.98% $163.2M 1.55M

Yesterday’s losers

Code Company Price % Change Market Cap Volume
PNC Pioneer Credit Ltd 0.28 -55.56% $39.9M 4.50M
LNG Liquefied Natural Gas 0.05 -52.38% $66.3M 35.16M
DCN Dacian Gold Ltd 0.45 -47.06% $102.7M 26.19M
KAS Kasbah Resources 0.014 -44.00% $3.4M 29.00K
CLZ Classic Minerals Ltd 0.001 -33.33% $7.4M 28.35M
CCE Carnegie Clean 0.001 -33.33% $11.1M 7.90M
MRD Mount Ridley Mines Ltd 0.001 -33.33% $2.7M 131.67K
UUV UUV Aquabotix 0.001 -33.33% $682K 4.29M
VAL Valor Resources 0.001 -33.33% $1.9M 10.50M
BSM Bass Metals Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $11.2M 1.57M
ICI iCandy Interactive 0.021 -25.00% $9.5M 727.95K
CE1 Calima Energy 0.003 -25.00% $8.6M 2.27M
NUH Nuheara 0.014 -22.22% $19.5M 3.96M
AWV Anova Metals Ltd 0.008 -20.00% $5.5M 66.19K
SER Strategic Energy Resources 0.004 -20.00% $4.8M 312.21K
MHC Manhattan 0.004 -20.00% $5.6M 2.55M
FTT Factor Therapeutics 0.002 -20.00% $2.1M 2.00M
ATH Alterity Therapeutics 0.016 -20.00% $18.0M 20.00K
CML Chase Mining 0.009 -18.18% $2.3M 238.10K
KEY Key Petroleum Ltd 0.003 -16.67% $5.1M 472.20K
GNM Great Northern Minerals 0.005 -16.67% $2.6M 900.75K
RXH Rewardle Holdings Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $3.2M 906.76K
NTL New Talisman Gold 0.005 -16.67% $16.2M 550.00K