On Stockhead today, oil’s rally may be overblown but gas still offers some interesting plays, two investment managers on the top tech sector takeover targets and WA’s historic Kookynie is a hotspot for high-grade gold and grade-A steak sandwiches.

But first…

The day ahead

The local market looks unlikely to take its direction from any key data or events, with a quiet day ahead on the local calendar.

Looking abroad, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand will make its policy announcement with two committee members of the US Federal Reserve — Charles Evans and James Bullard — also scheduled to speak.

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

Wednesday:

Bowen Coking Coal (ASX:BCB) – acquisition and capital raising
Saturn Metals (ASX:STN) – capital raising
Energy Technologies (ASX:EGY) – capital raising
Technology Metals (ASX:TMT) – supplier selection
Coziron Resources (ASX:CZR) – capital raising
Ionic Rare Earths (ASX:IXR) – mineral resource estimate
Delecta (ASX:DLC) – capital raising
Leigh Creek Energy (ASX:LCK) – capital raising

Thursday:

Latin Resources (ASX:LRS) – capital raising
Dart Mining (ASX:DTM) – capital raising
Great Northern Minerals (ASX:GNM) – capital raising
Vonex (ASX:VN8) – capital raising

 

Markets

Gold: $US1,766.69 ($2,549.69) (+0.70%)

Silver: $US17.94 (+0.67%)

Oil (WTI): $US39.99 (-1.16%)

Oil (Brent): $US42.34 (-1.60%)

Coal: $US53.35 (-1.53%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US102.93 (-0.11%)

AUD/USD: $US0.6929 (+0.30%)

Bitcoin: $US9,645.96 (+0.25%)

 

What got you talking yesterday

The surge in trading activity among retail investors has developed into a key talking point in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We spoke to two trading platforms operating in the Australian market to get their insight on changing investor behaviour. Catch up on our analysis here.

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Also, be sure to check in at 10.20am each morning for our daily 10 at 10 column — a live summary of winners & losers at the opening bell.

 

Yesterday’s winners

Code Company Price Change Volume
CLZ Classic Minerals 0.002 100.00% 40.0M
FE8 Faster Enterprises 0.01 66.67% 100.0k
KZR Kalamazoo Resources 0.73 50.52% 4.8M
PDZ Prairie Mining 0.19 46.15% 896.8k
SHE Stonehorse Energy 0.007 40.00% 727.7k
SGC SACGASCO 0.04 34.62% 1.3M
FTT Factor Therapeutics 0.003 33.33% 19.3M
SHH Shree Minerals 0.003 33.33% 120.0k
DW8 Digital Wine Ventures 0.02 31.25% 210.6M
AUC Ausgold 0.03 28.57% 36.2M
OKR Okapi Resources 0.15 25.00% 50.0k
HIP Hipo Resources 0.015 25.00% 310.0k
NGY NuEnergy Gas 0.01 25.00% 443.5k
OAR Oakdale Resources 0.0025 25.00% 2.6M
DTS Dragontail Systems 0.16 24.00% 3.6M
FZR Fitzroy River Corp 0.13 23.81% 35.2k
PGM Platina Resources 0.03 22.22% 3.6M
AWV Anova Metals 0.03 21.74% 4.9M
BSM Bass Metals 0.003 20.00% 10.6M
DCL DomaCom 0.05 20.00% 301.6k
RAG Ragnar Metals 0.006 20.00% 220.0k
ONX Orminex 0.03 18.52% 744.1k
SOR Strategic Elements 0.06 18.18% 2.7M

 

Yesterday’s losers

Code Company Price Change Volume
VMG VDM Group 0.001 -50.00% 250.0k
GGX Gas2Grid 0.001 -50.00% 1.1M
YPB YPB Group 0.002 -33.33% 1.7M
ICG Inca Minerals 0.001 -33.33% 156.8k
CZN Corazon Mining 0.002 -33.33% 5.4M
CAV Carnavale Resources 0.002 -33.33% 246.3k
AUH AustChina Holdings 0.002 -33.33% 666.7k
INV Investsmart Group 0.07 -26.32% 64.2k
QFY Quantify Technology 0.0015 -25.00% 2.7M
DDT DataDot Technology 0.003 -25.00% 570.2k
AVW Avira Resources 0.003 -25.00% 2.1M
PKO Peako 0.01 -23.08% 19.5k
DAV Davenport Resources 0.04 -22.00% 65.4k
VAL Valor Resources 0.002 -20.00% 1.4M
IMS Impelus 0.004 -20.00% 393.7k
HSC HomeStay Care 0.004 -20.00% 5.8M
ESH Esports Mogul 0.004 -20.00% 1.6M
BMG BMG Resources 0.004 -20.00% 84.7k
ALT Analytica 0.002 -20.00% 15.0k
ALY Alchemy Resources 0.02 -19.05% 3.6M
KRR King River Resources 0.03 -18.42% 7.7M
ZER Zeta Resources 0.14 -18.18% 9.0k
TOU Tlou Energy 0.05 -18.18% 66.7k