On Stockhead today, the cobalt surge is coming, the pro investors’ key theme in 2021 and pot stocks that love the US Senate result.

But first… the day ahead.
 
TRADING HALTS

The following companies are in trading halts and are expected to exit over the next two trading days:

Today:

Eclipse Metals (ASX:EPM) – announcement of new exploration tenure in Greenland
Prairie Mining (ASXS:PDZ) – responding to a price query
Sayona Mining (ASX:SYA) – announcements regarding funding, two company projects and to respond to an ASX price query
 

MARKETS

Gold: $US1,914.82 ($2,467.03 ) (-0.21%)

Silver: $US27.17 (-0.49%)

Oil (WTI): $US50.93 (+0.61%)

Oil (Brent): $US54.50 (+0.37%)

Coal: $US80.50 (+4.55%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US165.50

AUD/USD: $US0.7760 (-0.54%)

Bitcoin: $US38,616.31 (+8.32%)

 

WHAT GOT YOU TALKING YESTERDAY

All things crypto whetted the appetites of Stockhead readers as Bitcoin made more mouth-watering gains, and was up to $47,820 in Australian dollars at the time of writing.

The roller-coaster ride that is Bitcoin continues into 2021.


Another hot topic for readers’ comments on the Stockhead Facebook page was the opportunities for ASX coal miners with North American projects.

Five ASX coal companies have coking coal projects on the go in western Canada which has been gaining market share in the lucrative China market.

Our story details the dynamics of the Asian seaborne market and the headwinds affecting Australian coal producers.

China’s paying twice as much for US coking coal… but these ASX coal stocks are benefiting

Rise and shine

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YESTERDAY’S WINNERS

Code Company Price % Volume Market Cap
APG Austpac Resources NL 0.002 100.00 250,000 3,165,663
DVN Devine Limited 0.19 90.00 174,060 15,873,056
BLY Boart Longyear 1.19 72.46 1,019,297 61,073,142
RNE Renu Energy Ltd 0.057 54.05 5,413,512 3,929,783
ECG Ecargo Hldg 0.032 52.38 84,643 12,920,250
TRN Torrens Mining 0.295 47.50 4,704,311 13,292,887
PUR Pursuit Minerals 0.034 41.67 77,287,739 17,653,767
KOR Korab Resources 0.018 38.46 8,026,891 4,322,409
ANL Amani Gold Ltd 0.002 33.33 4,222,936 14,080,495
MLS Metals Australia 0.002 33.33 11,512,611 6,286,355
OEX Oilex Ltd 0.002 33.33 50,000 6,243,195
ATP Atlas Pearls Ltd 0.017 30.77 3,333,753 5,562,333
PXX Polarx Limited 0.043 30.30 4,155,243 17,882,004
CGB Cann Global Limited 0.009 28.57 100,193,004 35,954,370
GTR Gti Resources 0.03 27.66 41,154,922 15,146,173
ECS ECS Botanics Holding 0.051 27.50 33,072,610 17,912,907
CHK Cohiba Min Ltd 0.042 27.27 58,456,765 45,042,284
88E 88 Energy Ltd 0.01 25.00 163,313,083 85,292,723
ARO Astro Resources NL 0.005 25.00 16,781,891 11,982,772
KGL KGL Resources Ltd 0.33 24.53 602,559 88,973,226
CSE Copper Strike Ltd 0.12 23.71 121,893 10,363,947
SCU Stemcell United Ltd 0.021 23.53 75,240,646 13,143,717
EXL Elixinol Global 0.21 23.53 8,619,586 53,271,239
CAU Cronos Australia 0.135 22.73 357,946 5,348,750
ARE Argonaut Resources 0.011 22.22 119,661,098 26,215,843

Among stocks with intra-day announcements, drilling services company Boart Longyear (ASX:BLY) jumped the most after announcing it had engaged banking firm Rothschild & Co as an advisor, to “support the evaluation of potential options in anticipation of the maturation of the company’s debt facilities through the second half of 2022”.

 

YESTERDAY’S LOSERS

Code Company Price % Volume Market Cap
BIR BIR Financial Ltd 0.017 -57.50 39,474 3,250,015
RMI Resource Mining Corp 0.012 -20.00 477,690 4,444,010
ELT Elementos Limited 0.009 -18.18 82,147,909 35,709,591
CDX Cardiex Limited 0.067 -17.28 6,257,170 67,864,858
FGO Fargo Enterprises 0.0025 -16.67 1,703,875 3,557,270
XTC Xantippe Res Ltd 0.0025 -16.67 4,049,683 12,223,693
KTE K2 Energy Ltd 0.045 -15.09 7,085,401 15,934,829
EMT Emetals Limited 0.023 -14.81 1,100,452 10,805,400
NAE New Age Exploration 0.014 -12.50 19,990,292 18,992,487
TYX Tyranna Res Ltd 0.007 -12.50 2,445,694 10,258,885
WNB Wellness and Beauty 0.075 -11.76 720,494 5,729,787
VTI Vision Tech, Inc 0.023 -11.54 3,965,324 25,836,865
KP2 Kore Potash PLC 0.016 -11.11 3,222,748 4,193,900
ADR Adherium Ltd 0.025 -10.71 889,431 19,028,688
KRM Kingsrose Mining Ltd 0.043 -10.42 7,700,203 35,040,353
PYR Payright Limited 0.85 -10.05 264,187 56,096,845
PTG Proptech Group 0.36 -10.00 157,569 21,624,123
IVX Invion Ltd 0.009 -10.00 181,081 55,377,923
PUA Peak Minerals Ltd 0.028 -9.68 2,048,965 19,055,712
MRL Mayur Resources Ltd 0.335 -9.46 7,500 72,153,583
PO3 Purifloh Ltd 1.325 -9.25 42,013 46,024,307
PKD Parkd Ltd 0.04 -9.09 452,557 3,306,600
RNX Renegade Exploration 0.01 -9.09 14,507,931 9,488,893
RXH Rewardle Holding Ltd 0.01 -9.09 1,765,749 5,789,536
VAL Valor Resources Ltd 0.005 -9.09 2,600,075 10,564,664