On Stockhead today, the experts who say Covid won’t kill the bull case for gold, Bitcoin hits a three-year high, and Bottom Picker has a day out on the Pfizer.

But first…

The week ahead

The RBA will be in focus in the early part of the week, with governor Philip Lowe scheduled to give a speech on Monday night called ‘Covid, Our Changing Economy and Monetary Policy’.

Lowe will also make a panel appearance on Wednesday night, while the minutes from the central bank’s November meeting are out on Tuesday.

The headline data release of the week will be the October jobs report, where Westpac expects the national unemployment rate to tick higher to 7.2 per cent.

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

Monday:

Crater Gold Mining (ASX:CGN) – price query response
Webcentral (ASX:WCG) – capital raising
Security Matters (ASX:SMX) – capital raising
Gold Mountain (ASX:GMN) – capital raising
Havilah Resources (ASX:HAV) – capital raising
Aurelia Metals (ASX:AMI) – capital raising

Tuesday:

Tempest Minerals (ASX:TEM) – capital raising
Crowd Media (ASX:CM8) – capital raising
Elixinol (ASX:EXL) – capital raising
CannPal (ASX:CP1) – transaction
AusCann (ASX:AC8) – transaction
Land & Homes Group (ASX:LHM) – financing options
Bryah Resources (ASX:BYH) – manganese rights update
Mayor Resources (ASX:MRL) – capital raising
Protean Energy (ASX:POW) – price query response

Markets

Gold: $US1,888.95 ($2,597.65) (+0.70%)

Silver: $US24.63 ($33.88) (+1.65%)

Oil (WTI): $US40.13 (-2.41%)

Oil (Brent): $US42.65 (-2.02%)

Coal: $US62.70 (+0.16%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US120.80 (-0.17%)

AUD/USD: $US0.7270 (0.00%)

Bitcoin: $US15,849.07 (-0.35%)

What got you talking last week

Readers took an interest in our latest deep dives on gold and cannabis, as well as which US stocks Aussie investors were interested in during October.

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Also, be sure to check in at 10.15am each day for our daily 10 at 10 column — a summary of the top winners and losers at the ASX opening using live data.

Last week’s winners

Note: Stocks in yellow made market moving announcements yesterday
Code Company Price ReturnWRoll% MktCap$
CGN Crater Gold Min Ltd 0.04 264 $ 60,147,297.48
PPY Papyrus Australia 0.059 195 $ 18,178,301.94
AZS Azure Minerals 0.705 117 $ 157,425,201.05
CLT Cellnet Group 0.085 98 $ 9,958,879.81
ANX Anax Metals Ltd 0.048 96 $ 11,655,269.89
VOL Victory Offices Ltd 0.395 88 $ 32,720,000.00
TMZ Thomson Res Ltd 0.125 81 $ 18,073,685.50
RHY Rhythm Biosciences 0.37 68 $ 84,628,240.62
VUL Vulcan Energy 1.83 66 $ 124,566,381.42
JHC Japara Healthcare Lt 0.605 57 $ 146,986,030.40
RXP RXP Services Ltd 0.525 54 $ 90,022,076.56
STG Straker Translations 1.5 54 $ 79,714,980.00
SHK Stone Resources Aus 0.055 53 $ 43,474,792.82
CM8 Crowd Media Limited 0.064 52 $ 25,251,986.75
LOV Lovisa Holdings Ltd 11.27 50 $ 1,077,820,249.38
NSX NSX Limited 0.21 50 $ 52,747,715.24
ANL Amani Gold Ltd 0.0015 50 $ 14,080,495.12
CFO Cfoam Limited 0.024 50 $ 4,996,524.68
CLZ Classic Min Ltd 0.0015 50 $ 13,339,139.73
MEB Medibio Limited 0.012 50 $ 14,824,288.26
PBX Pacific Bauxite Ltd 0.003 50 $ 1,189,842.10
UUV UUV Aquabotix Ltd 0.0015 50 $ 3,582,562.22
VMG VDM Group Limited 0.003 50 $ 20,782,982.86
MPR Mpower Group Limited 0.05 47 $ 7,942,320.80
WCG Webcentral Group Ltd 0.235 47 $ 25,647,536.04
ADY Admiralty Resources. 0.016 45 $ 17,387,020.49
TLG Talga Resources 1.8 45 $ 459,980,588.83
CT1 Constellation Tech 0.026 44 $ 33,937,692.25
CNJ Conico Ltd 0.043 43 $ 27,615,732.38
RXH Rewardle Holding Ltd 0.01 43 $ 4,210,571.90
EVZ EVZ Limited 0.15 43 $ 12,975,759.09
ALC Alcidion Group Ltd 0.1775 42 $ 173,371,459.10
IXU Ixup Limited 0.096 41 $ 53,015,548.12
POW Protean Energy Ltd 0.013 41 $ 3,579,693.12
TMT Technology Metals 0.45 41 $ 49,280,000.00

Last week’s losers

Code Company Price ReturnWRoll% MktCap$
IS3 I Synergy Group Ltd 0.045 -40 $ 13,745,106.60
IEC Intra Energy Corp 0.008 -33 $ 3,101,792.24
BIR BIR Financial Ltd 0.04 -33 $ 3,250,014.80
TOM Tomizone Limited 0.002 -33 $ 850,401.35
MRM MMAOffShor 0.042 -28 $ 59,246,853.38
CMD Cassius Mining Ltd 0.011 -27 $ 3,446,956.68
ADV Ardiden Ltd 0.027 -25 $ 57,322,670.87
OEX Oilex Ltd 0.0015 -25 $ 6,179,445.00
PCH Property Connect 0.0015 -25 $ 1,028,795.21
CXU Cauldron Energy Ltd 0.044 -24 $ 19,711,978.53
REZ Resourc & En Grp Ltd 0.066 -23 $ 30,649,336.02
ALK Alkane Resources Ltd 1.03 -22 $ 610,273,520.00
GSW Getswift Limited 0.275 -21 $ 64,606,325.70
NCL Netccentric Ltd 0.037 -21 $ 8,662,500.00
CGS Cogstate Ltd 1.02 -21 $ 173,524,097.28
GLV Global Oil & Gas 0.0095 -21 $ 6,209,433.02
HRN Horizon Gold Ltd 0.36 -20 $ 31,607,548.92
BBL Brisbane Broncos 0.40 -20 $ 39,216,252.40
LMG Latrobe Magnesium 0.02 -20 $ 27,226,564.45
NOR Norwood Systems Ltd. 0.028 -20 $ 6,939,874.90
TYM Tymlez Group 0.076 -20 $ 16,698,295.24
KSS Kleos 0.70 -19 $ 92,261,588.21
CAV Carnavale Resources 0.009 -18 $ 20,422,303.03
4CE Force Com Ltd 0.014 -18 $ 13,741,862.02
MMM Marley Spoon 2.11 -17 $ 421,563,960.00
GLA Gladiator Resources 0.0025 -17 $ 4,655,668.34
GTE Great Western Exp. 0.20 -17 $ 23,239,612.20
MGU Magnum Mining & Exp 0.04 -17 $ 14,456,946.60
ECG Ecargo Hldg 0.015 -17 $ 11,074,500.00
SVA Simavita Ltd 0.015 -17 $ 17,307,988.65
ZMI Zinc of Ireland NL 0.047 -16 $ 5,712,135.18
ENV Enova Mining Limited 0.027 -16 $ 9,143,788.79
TKM Trek Metals Ltd 0.065 -16 $ 13,651,323.27
KP2 Kore Potash PLC 0.011 -15 $ 2,533,579.70
DCL Domacom Limited 0.068 -15 $ 20,744,659.77
ICR Intelicare Holdings 0.235 -15 $ 8,960,459.04