On Stockhead today, the quick guide to the new trading platforms, the 20 best and worst ASX shares in COVID-hit 2020 so far, and all you need to know about potash.

But first…

The day ahead

There are no data updates scheduled for the local market, with key events abroad likely to centre around comments from four separate committee members of the US Federal Reserve who are scheduled to speak later tonight.

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

Tuesday:

Big Star Energy (ASX:BNL) – mineral lease acquisitions
Carawine Resources (ASX:CWX) – capital raising
Vital Metals (ASX:VML) – capital raising

Wednesday:

Lithium Australia (ASX:LIT) – Age article response
Antisense Therapeutics (ASX:ANP) – FDA ruling response
Marvel Gold (ASX:MVL) – mineral resource estimate
MoneyMe (ASX:MME) – warehouse funding structural change
Starpharma (ASX:SPL) – capital raising

Markets

Gold: $US1,880.75 ($2,658.42) (+1.11%)

Silver: $US23.64 ($33.41) (+3.38%)

Oil (WTI): $US40.57 (+0.80%)

Oil (Brent): $US42.42 (+1.19%)

Coal: $US60.13 (+1.07%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US124.21 (+0.32%)

AUD/USD: $US0.7075 (+0.06%)

Bitcoin: $US10,883.10 (+1.19%)

What got you talking yesterday

Readers followed up with Stockhead‘s coverage of Piedmont Lithium’s landmark sales deal with Tesla. Catch up on the details — including analysis and insights from market commentators — here.

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Also, be sure to check in at 10.20am each day 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
CLZ Classic Min Ltd 0.002 100% 23572881
PLL Piedmont Lithium Ltd 0.275 83% 73180926
UNL United Networks Ltd 0.082 74% 361315
FYI FYI Resources Ltd 0.295 55% 6377014
ENA Ensurance Ltd 0.026 44% 2304194
MRQ Mrg Metals Limited 0.013 44% 127628816
CE1 Calima Energy 0.008 33% 1784579
NWM Norwest Minerals 0.16 33% 75250
ICU Isentric Ltd. 0.155 29% 21474449
ICT Icollege Limited 0.11 28% 2509165
3DP Pointerra Limited 0.61 26% 10612707
JXT Jaxstaltd 0.13 24% 5388290
SCN Scorpion Minerals 0.099 24% 5238483
HTG Harvest Tech Grp Ltd 0.34 24% 4003987
EMU EMU NL 0.038 23% 6860598
PUA Peak Minerals Ltd 0.036 20% 25075757
BOT Botanix Pharma Ltd 0.09 20% 18142278
EGR Ecograf Limited 0.18 20% 9252010
CNJ Conico Ltd 0.019 19% 1638655
WEL Winchester Energy 0.038 19% 1755287
RHT Resonance Health 0.16 19% 1228394
IXR Ionic Rare Earths 0.013 18% 29951211

Yesterday’s losers

Code Name Price % Chg Volume
MCX Mariner Corp Ltd 0.028 -65% 5842
CCE Carnegie Cln Energy 0.001 -50% 19782098
ANW Aus Tin Mining 0.001 -33% 10530000
VMG VDM Group Limited 0.002 -33% 450000
ANL Amani Gold Ltd 0.0015 -25% 108196933
PSL Paterson Resources 0.003 -25% 5651069
AQC Australia Pacific Coal Ltd 0.11 -21% 59966
MRD Mount Ridley Mines 0.002 -20% 3000000
VAL Valor Resources Ltd 0.004 -20% 16417782
VPR Volt Power Group 0.002 -20% 200000
ADX ADX Energy Ltd 0.005 -17% 384786
BRK Brookside Energy Ltd 0.005 -17% 4758393
MLS Metals Australia 0.0025 -17% 1474429
ROG Red Sky Energy. 0.0025 -17% 1125000
WCN White Cliff Min Ltd 0.011 -15% 1836503
SXA Strata-X Energy Ltd 0.061 -15% 267000
DDD 3D Resources Limited 0.006 -14% 18973349
IBG Ironbark Zinc Ltd 0.012 -14% 3127680
VLS Vita Life Sciences.. 0.815 -14% 16405
ZMI Zinc of Ireland NL 0.043 -14% 630166
ARE Argonaut Resources 0.007 -13% 9321378