On Stockhead today — Money Talks: 3 biotechs chasing the dream; House prices in Aussie cities are diverging; and here’s how Australia offers a strong operating environment for cannabis biotech stocks.

But first…

The day ahead

The RBA will be in focus domestically, with the central bank scheduled to make its quarterly Statement on Monetary Policy.

This will include an updated set of forecasts on key economic variables including GDP, inflation and employment.

That will be followed by all-important US jobs data later tonight.

“A further gain in employment is anticipated in July, though the stalling of the downtrend in initial claims highlights that job creation from here will be much more muted,” Westpac said.

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

Friday:

Ragnar Metals (ASX:RAG) – proposed transaction
MGC Pharmaceuticals (ASX:MXC) – pre-clinical test results
Pantoro (ASX:PNR) – capital raising
Great Western Exploration (ASX:GTE) – capital raising
Global Oil and GAS (ASX:GLV) – capital raising
Nanoveu (ASX:NVU) – capital raising
Alicanto Minerals (ASX:AQI) – capital raising
Droneshield (ASX:DRO) – capital raising

Monday:

Orion Minerals (ASX:ORN) – capital raising
Malachite Resources (ASX:MAR) – capital raising
XTEK (ASX:XTE) – capital raising
Genex Power (ASX:GNX) – capital raising
Xanadu Mines (ASX:XAM) – capital raising
Farm Pride Foods (ASX:FRM) – influenza outbreak response
Caeneus Minerals (ASX:CAD) – license applications

Markets

Gold: $US2,062.85 ($2,850.86) (+1.28%)

Silver: $US28.86 ($39.88) (+7.29%)

Oil (WTI): $US41.95 (-0.57%)

Oil (Brent): $US45.09 (-0.18%)

Coal: $US55.50 (-1.68%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US116.27 (+0.62%)

AUD/USD: $US0.7236 (+0.61%)

Bitcoin: $US11,853.75 (+1.69%)

What got you talking yesterday

Readers took an interest in our latest look at the battery metals sector, as lithium stocks come back into focus with electric vehicle manufactures such as Elon Musk’s Tesla climbing to new record highs.

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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 Name Price % Chg Volume
MTB Mount Burgess Mining NL 0.003 +200.00% 500.0k
IHR intelliHR Ltd 0.19 +160.27% 25.6M
APG Austpac Resources NL 0.002 +100.00% 250.0k
CRS Caprice Resources Ltd 0.4 +58.00% 6.6M
MRR MinRex Resources Ltd 0.029 +52.63% 8.0M
ICG Inca Minerals Ltd 0.003 +50.00% 14.4M
MLS Metals Australia Ltd 0.003 +50.00% 25.5M
XST XState Resources Ltd 0.003 +50.00% 1.9M
ESH Esports Mogul Ltd 0.013 +44.44% 247.0M
HT8 Harris Technology Group Ltd 0.12 +40.24% 64.1M
CAQ CAQ Holdings Ltd 0.007 +40.00% 1.0k
CGO CPT Global Ltd/Australia 0.17 +34.62% 371.2k
GLA Gladiator Resources Ltd 0.002 +33.33% 37.3M
PNN PepinNini Lithium Ltd 0.002 +33.33% 5.4M
RXH Rewardle Holdings Ltd 0.004 +33.33% 155.0k
SHH Shree Minerals Ltd 0.008 +33.33% 35.1M
AGS Alliance Resources Ltd 0.24 +33.33% 871.0k
GSM Golden State Mining Ltd 0.47 +32.86% 3.3M
PUA Pure Alumina Ltd 0.027 +28.57% 16.3M
ANA Ansila Energy NL 0.023 +27.78% 10.1M
IXU IXUP Ltd 0.028 +27.27% 23.7M
KGM KalNorth Gold Mines Ltd 0.014 +27.27% 905.8k
TSC Twenty Seven Co Ltd 0.014 +27.27% 102.7M
AR9 Archtis Ltd 0.38 +27.12% 13.8M
LVH LiveHire Ltd 0.4 +26.98% 1.9M

Yesterday’s losers

Code Name Price % Chg Volume
IVT Inventis Ltd 0.005 -37.50% 3.0M
IKW Ikwezi Mining Ltd 0.002 -33.33% 250.0k
SBR Sabre Resources Ltd 0.003 -25.00% 10.3M
ANL Amani Gold Ltd 0.0015 -25.00% 36.4M
ODM Odin Metals Ltd 0.03 -22.50% 20.6M
XTC Xantippe Resources Ltd 0.002 -20.00% 3.6M
OEX Oilex Ltd 0.002 -20.00% 6.9M
PO3 Purifloh Ltd 2.35 -18.97% 21.3k
DTI DTI Group Ltd 0.02 -16.67% 466.7k
CLZ Classic Minerals Ltd 0.0025 -16.67% 94.3M
CP1 CannPal Animal Therapeutics Lt 0.12 -14.29% 28.2k
IMS Impelus Ltd 0.006 -14.29% 1.5M
ADV Ardiden Ltd 0.013 -13.33% 51.5M
KTE K2 Energy Ltd 0.02 -13.04% 5.3M
KIS King Island Scheelite Ltd 0.06 -12.86% 13.7k
HNR Hannans Ltd 0.007 -12.50% 4.5M
ELT Elementos Ltd 0.007 -12.50% 9.0M
ATH Alterity Therapeutics ltd 0.06 -12.50% 41.0M
1AD Adalta Ltd 0.1 -12.50% 1.3M
GWR GWR Group Ltd 0.07 -12.50% 461.0k