On Stockhead today, China’s back into buying all the iron, cobalt and copper, it’s been a good fortnight for health stocks, and the sectors watching the Budget closely when it finally drops.

But first…

 

The day ahead

Today’s potentially market moving economic data is jobs data due out at 11.30am. This includes the headline unemployment rate which economists are expecting to edge slightly higher.

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

Thursday:

Webcentral Group (ASX:WCG) – update on acquisition offer
Ironbark Zinc (ASX:IBG) – ASX query response
Vintage Energy (ASX:VEN) – capital raising
Jupiter Energy (ASX:JPR) – price query
Eastern Iron (ASX:EFE) – price query
Kaiser Reef (ASX:KAU) – acquisition
Fe (ASX:FEL) – acquisition

Friday:
Grand Gulf Energy (ASX:GGE) – price query response
East Energy Resources (ASX:EER) – price query response
Ardea Resources (ASX:ARL) – capital raising
Great Northern Minerals (ASX:GNM) – ASX queries
Next Science (ASX:NXS) – capital raising
Surefire Resources (ASX:SRN) – fundraising action
Pacifico Minerals (ASX:PMY) – capital raising

 

Markets

Gold: $US1,959.30 ($2,682.14) (-0.19%)

Silver: $US27.15 ($37.17) (-0.31%)

Oil (WTI): $US40.17 (+4.94%)

Oil (Brent): $US44.28 (+3.98%)

Coal: $US57.65 (+3.78%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US121.42 (-5.31%)

AUD/USD: $US0.7306 (+0.05%)

Bitcoin: $US10,991.45 (+1.53%)

 

What got you talking yesterday

Yesterday, we held our latest V-Con which is always a hit with our readers and Twitter followers. This one was focused on the rare earths market.

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Yesterday’s winners

Note: Stocks in yellow made market moving announcements yesterday
TICKER NAME PRICE % Chg VOLUME
EER East Energy Resource 0.036 1100% 7,363,202
SAN Sagalio Energy Ltd 0.087 988% 5,532,262
GGE Grand Gulf Energy 0.017 240% 103,429,126
BAS Bass Oil Ltd 0.002 100% 8,103,350
T3D 333D Limited 0.002 100% 1,475,000
ICI Icandy Interactive 0.053 77% 126,432,319
GGX Gas2Grid Limited 0.0035 75% 44,360,828
CLA Celsius Resource Ltd 0.037 61% 99,193,429
ALT Analytica Limited 0.003 50% 843,000
ANW Aus Tin Mining 0.0015 50% 31,717,050
PCL Pancontinental Oil 0.0015 50% 53,756,019
ROG Red Sky Energy. 0.003 50% 125,281,116
PRM Prominence Energy NL 0.01 43% 17,783,263
LIO Lion Energy Limited 0.024 41% 845,000
TMK Tamaska Oil Gas Ltd 0.007 40% 60,002,642
HYD Hydrix Limited 0.365 38% 3,621,227
TNP Triple Energy Ltd 0.0015 36% 72,416
AUH Austchina Holdings 0.004 33% 1,046,700
FPL Fremont Petroleum 0.004 33% 69,629,616
MRQ Mrg Metals Limited 0.008 33% 78,048,371
NWE Norwest Energy NL 0.004 33% 150,839,791

 

Yesterday’s losers

TICKER NAME PRICE % Chg VOLUME
ECT Env Clean Tech Ltd. 0.002 -33.00% 21,475,000
QPR Quattro Plus Estate 0.7 -26.00% 36,000,000
PSL Paterson Resources 0.003 -25.00% 5,330,999
EGR Ecograf Limited 0.16 -22.00% 14,350,569
FFR Firefly Resources 0.018 -22.00% 29,954,579
CZN Corazon Ltd 0.002 -20.00% 11,728,325
PAB Patrys Limited 0.014 -18.00% 30,436,598
JXT Jaxstaltd 0.14 -18.00% 13,823,884
RNO Rhinomed Ltd 0.14 -17.24% 3,973,693
CFO Cfoam Limited 0.025 -16.67% 787,181
ACS Accent Resources NL 0.01 -16.67% 4,000,000
BRV Big River Gold Ltd 0.05 -15.25% 3,473,868
PO3 Purifloh Ltd 1.86 -15.07% 28,026
DDT DataDot Technology 0.006 -14.29% 2,443,666
BAT Battery Minerals Ltd 0.014 -12.50% 4,268,851
DCX Discovex Res Ltd 0.007 -12.50% 1,621,086
DLC Delecta Limited 0.007 -12.50% 7,247,095
CP1 Cannpal Animal 0.105 -12.50% 98,533
CDX Cardiex Limited 0.049 -12.50% 15,865,081
CVV Caravel Minerals Ltd 0.092 -12.38% 2,717,614