On Stockhead today, Annapurna’s magical microcap picks, all the holiday IPOs you’ll be missing, and why China may have to dial back the bully act.

But first…

 

The day ahead

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:

 

WEDNESDAY: 

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

THURSDAY:

Brainchip (ASX:BRN) – material customer contract
Design Milk (ASX:DMC) – capital raising
Bigtincan (ASX:BTH) – capital raising

 

Markets

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%)

 

What got you talking yesterday

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.

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Yesterday’s winners

Note: Stocks in yellow made market moving announcements yesterday
CODE COMPANY PRICE % VOLUME MARKET CAP
PNN PepinNini Minerals 0.31 107 20056053 $4,958,178.00
KP2 Kore Potash PLC 0.034 70 9705247 $4,659,889.44
LER Leaf Res Ltd 0.037 66 29702291 $18,959,275.22
BAS Bass Oil Ltd 0.0015 50 749000 $3,342,140.10
CZN Corazon Ltd 0.003 50 5743082 $6,506,718.29
UUV UUV Aquabotix Ltd 0.0015 50 19691464 $2,388,374.81
TGO Growthops Ltd 0.062 38 322025 $6,837,515.91
BUG Buderim Group Ltd 0.23 28 1587636 $22,107,732.84
AOA Ausmon Resorces 0.005 25 25303952 $2,722,637.37
DTR Dateline Resources 0.003 20 390000 $20,525,195.19
HNR Hannans Ltd 0.006 20 13171518 $9,976,022.70
DM1 Desert Metals 0.605 20 677943 $17,675,000.00
FIJ Fiji Kava Limited 0.11 18 2023648 $10,110,228.28
COB Cobalt Blue Ltd 0.135 17 800463 $27,970,512.41
MSG Mcs Services Limited 0.041 17 577730 $6,519,609.50
CUL Cullen Resources 0.021 17 603210 $5,398,517.83
GME GME Resources Ltd 0.058 16 125002 $27,843,346.50
FRX Flexiroam Limited 0.022 16 21257898 $9,512,293.57
BOA Boadicea Resources 0.22 16 18600 $11,750,691.74
GTG Genetic Technologies 0.008 14 621333 $57,832,087.20
TAR Taruga Minerals 0.051 13 2386059 $20,574,067.77
KTE K2 Energy Ltd 0.027 12 1046390 $7,215,771.62

 

Yesterday’s losers

CODE COMPANY PRICE % VOLUME MARKET CAP
CLZ Classic Min Ltd 0.001 -50 78633649 $30,536,536.61
CCE Carnegie Cln Energy 0.0015 -25 3730500 $22,659,571.56
RFN Reffind Limited 0.0015 -25 1000000 $3,364,873.41
ROG Red Sky Energy 0.0015 -25 174133 $4,092,366.55
XST Xstate Resources 0.003 -25 31812580 $7,244,963.59
RLC Reedy Lagoon Corp 0.015 -25 13287737 $9,394,675.68
LSR Lodestar Minerals 0.013 -24 3289797 $14,497,633.90
YPB YPB Group Ltd 0.002 -20 2250000 $10,570,897.45
INV Investsmart Group 0.082 -18 6666 $13,853,953.50
CGN Crater Gold Min Ltd 0.014 -18 962820 $20,867,429.74
SMI Santana Minerals 0.145 -17 589004 $19,955,711.30
LCD Latitude Consolidated 0.025 -17 10326010 $8,387,723.01
NPM Newpeak Metals 0.0025 -17 5563016 $14,004,487.53
VPR Volt Power Group 0.0025 -17 1762883 $27,508,600.67
CVV Caravel Minerals 0.18 -16 4464327 $61,786,681.30
DEX Duke Exploration 0.34 -16 839941 $24,436,489.46
AVW Avira Resources 0.006 -14 1976435 $9,625,280.00
CGB Cann Global 0.006 -14 36406929 $35,584,012.57
BKY Berkeley Energia 0.64 -14 104068 $191,368,010.80
CPT Cipherpoint 0.045 -13 3540779 $7,284,010.14