Rise and Shine: What you need to know before the ASX opens
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Today will see the final full trading day before Christmas. Tomorrow markets will open for a shorter day from 10am to 2.10pm (AEDT) before re-opening on Tuesday December 28.
Also today will be two of the 2020’s last IPOs in Benz Mining Corp (ASX:BNZ) and Payright (ASX:PYR) which are due to list at 11am and 11.30am respectively
The following companies are in trading halts and are expected to exit in the next two trading days:
Australian Vanadium (ASX:AVL) – updated pre-feasibility study
Dubber Corporation (ASX:DUB) – acquisition
Rafaella Resources (ASX:RFR) – capital raising
BuildingIQ (ASX:BIQ) – receivership appointment
Douugh (ASX:DOU) – acquisition
Rex Minerals (ASX:RXM) – project update
Gold: $US1,864.54 ($2,476.22) (-0.62%)
Silver: $US25.28 ($33.57) (-3.37%)
Oil (WTI): $US46.91 (-1.74%)
Oil (Brent): $US49.98 (-1.83%)
Coal: $US84.27 (+1.23%)
Iron 62pc Fe: $US154.49 (-0.40%)
AUD/USD: $US0.7527 (-0.79%)
Bitcoin: $US23,415.78 (+2.65%)
Piquing our readers’ interest yesterday was the latest news on gold prices. Earlier this week spot gold hit a five-week high and for owners of a handful of ASX gold stocks with news, it was perfect timing.
Gold has risen to a five-week high of $US1,895 per ounce ($2,494/oz) in the lead-up to Christmas supported by a weak US dollar and talk of an incoming stimulus package for the US economy. https://t.co/2tm0pmjbpH #ASX #gold #silver $CDV $LCD $SLR pic.twitter.com/B1iKTFK0ip
— Stockhead (@StockheadAU) December 21, 2020
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.