On Stockhead today, the battery sector cries out for more graphite as shortfall looms, ASX lenders on the rise, and will Australians ever get to ride the SPACs boom?

But first…

 

Trading halts

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

Today:

Energy Technologies (ASX:EGY) – grant news

Anova Metals (ASX:AWV) – exploration results

Lindian Resources (ASX:LIN) – test work results

 

Wednesday: 

Australian Primary Hemp (ASX:APH) – capital raising and contract

Red Mountain Mining (ASX:RMX) – capital raising

European Lithium (ASX:EUR) – capital raising

Norwest Energy (ASX:NWE) – capital raising

Pensana Rare Earths (ASX:PM8) – delisting application

Red Sky Energy (ASX:ROG) – capital raising

Theta Gold Mines (ASX:TGM) – investment

Delecta (ASX:DLC) – acquisition

Venture Minerals (ASX:VMS) – capital raising

Tao Commodities (ASX:TAO) – capital raising

 

Markets

Gold: $US1,837.65 ($2,392.12) (+0.61%)

Silver: $US25.31 ($32.95) (+2.33%)

Oil (WTI): $US52.27 (-0.17%)

Oil (Brent): $US54.65 (-0.82%)

Coal: $US89.00 (+0.42%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US169.97 (+0.10%)

AUD/USD: $US0.7679 (-0.28%)

Bitcoin: $US35,998.94 (+1.19%)

 

What got you talking yesterday:

Lithium stocks are red, red hot. EU-facing Vulcan (ASX:VUL) is leading the charge, up almost 300 per cent in the last month alone.

The FOMO train has entered the station.

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Yesterday’s winners:

Code Company Price % Volume
ANL Amani Gold Ltd 0.002 100 27865408
ASN Anson Resources Ltd 0.105 75 80821327
ENV Enova Mining Limited 0.031 72 3681312
SPQ Superior Resources 0.02 43 103492412
BRL Bathurst Res Ltd. 0.077 43 5562574
AUZ Australian Mines Ltd 0.034 42 122869920
VUL Vulcan Energy 9.02 40 4565867
HNR Hannans Ltd 0.007 40 18393470
HWK Hawkstone Mng Ltd 0.025 39 297220369
LIT Lithium Australia NL 0.135 36 42981555
EGR Ecograf Limited 0.245 36 7648872
LKE Lake Resources 0.155 35 39958585
GLB Globe International 4.5 34 54708
OXX Octanex Ltd 0.021 31 44500
GLV Global Oil & Gas 0.017 31 35582834
ATC Altech Chem Ltd 0.052 27 29336166
VIA Viagold Rare Earth 0.035 25 74000
RLC Reedy Lagoon Corp. 0.021 24 23532115
PWN Parkway Minls NL 0.011 22 16241150
SYA Sayona Mining Ltd 0.055 22 265285417
GBR Greatbould Resources 0.054 20 3910762

Biotech newcomer Chimeric Therapeutics (ASX:CHM) finished the day at 29.5 cents – up nearly 50 per cent from its 20 cent IPO price.

The other winners with news were all in resources – particularly gold.

Queensland focused Superior Resources (ASX:SPQ) finished up 42 per cent thanks to an exploration update at its Steam Engine Gold deposit in Queensland.

WA focused Great Boulder Resources (ASX:GBR) also announced an exploration update and rose 20 per cent.

 

Yesterday’s losers:

Code Company Price % Volume
SI6 SI6 Metals Limited 0.025 -36 304207828
AUH Austchina Holdings 0.006 -25 1080000
EWC Energy World Corpor. 0.061 -25 4832585
ARE Argonaut Resources 0.012 -20 54566733
FPL Fremont Petroleum 0.004 -20 3151000
KNM Kneomedia Limited 0.014 -18 2750854
AUQ Alara Resources Ltd 0.015 -17 3305000
OEL Otto Energy Limited 0.011 -15 7646027
PNN PepinNini Minerals 0.28 -15 1960210
GTG Genetic Technologies 0.0085 -15 9168158
BDM Burgundy D Mines Ltd 0.18 -14 791721
NAE New Age Exploration 0.012 -14 2736797
NPM Newpeak Metals 0.003 -14 64904157
VIC Victory Mines Ltd 0.003 -14 2461699
VPR Volt Power Group 0.003 -14 1733333
KPE Kina Petroleum Corp 0.16 -14 1703
OKR Okapi Resources 0.21 -13 133956
WTL Wt Financial Grp Ltd 0.065 -13 80000
TSL Titanium Sands Ltd 0.026 -13 3282562
CZR CZR Resources Ltd 0.014 -13 2096590