On Stockhead today, the best-performing ETFs on the ASX, January’s top 50 stocks, and the IPO train rumbles into February.

But first…

 

The day ahead

The following companies are in trading halts and are expected out in the next two trading days:

TODAY: 

Orion Minerals (ASX:ORN) – project acquisition agreement
dorsaVi (ASX:DVL) – capital raising shortfall
BPH Energy (ASX:BPH) – capital raising
Core Lithium (ASX:CXO) – capital raising
Talon Petroleum (ASX:TPD) – capital raising
Odyssey Gold (ASX:ODY) – exploration results
Torian Resources (ASX:TNR) – assay results
Xstate Resources (ASX:XST) – capital raising
Botanix (ASX:BOT) – study results
Sacgasco (ASX:SGC) – capital raising
Pacific Nickel Mines (ASX:PNM) – cancellation of PL
Apollo Consolidated (ASX:AOP) – transaction
Myanmar Metals (ASX:MYL) – political situation update
AuStar Gold (ASX:AUL) – transaction

THURSDAY:

Pathfinder Resources (ASX:PF1) – ASX query
Anteotech (ASX:ADO) – Ellume COVID test update
BlackEarth Minerals (ASX:BEM) – graphite MOU
Vulcan (ASX:VUL) – capital raising
HeraMED (ASX:HMD) – capital raising
MGC Pharmaceuticals (ASX:MXC) – proposed dual listing
Marmota (ASX:MEU) – assay results

Markets

Gold: $US1,836.82 ($2,420.08) (-1.25%)

Silver: $US26.78 ($35.28) (-7.57%)

Oil (WTI): $US54.70 (+2.13%)

Oil (Brent): $US57.44 (+1.92%)

Coal: $U79.50 (-3.58%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US148.42 (-4.08%)

AUD/USD: $US0.7590 (-0.36%)

Bitcoin: $US35,805.37 (+5.72%)

 

What got you talking yesterday

Billionaire investor Chamath Palihapitiya — who helped drive up GameStop shares — is checking out battery metals now.

 

Yesterday’s winners

Code Company Price % Volume
RNT Rent.Com.Au Limited 0.13 202 89,256,332
ANW Aus Tin Mining 0.002 100 58,535,476
EMP Emperor Energy Ltd 0.053 83 79,810,338
ANL Amani Gold Ltd 0.0015 50 13,039,945
PCL Pancontinental Oil 0.0015 50 1,277,575
AGE Alligator Energy 0.016 45 74,568,960
PXX Polarx Limited 0.045 41 63,710,911
GGE Grand Gulf Energy 0.014 40 10,734,057
CLZ Classic Min Ltd 0.002 33 42,132,525
T3D 333D Limited 0.002 33 5,050,875
CAF Centrepoint Alliance 0.295 31 887,808
PDN Paladin Energy Ltd 0.34 31 32,218,617
PEN Peninsula Energy Ltd 0.155 29 21,955,711
LGP Little Green Pharma 0.79 26 3,539,375
MRR Minrex Resources Ltd 0.03 25 41,924,238
AVE Avecho Biotech Ltd 0.025 25 9,676,357
ARO Astro Resources NL 0.005 25 1,771,804
BMN Bannerman Resources 0.13 24 11,254,672
PRM Prominence Energy NL 0.011 22 23,943,713
GTE Great Western Exp. 0.31 22 552,680
GMR Golden Rim Resources 0.012 20 9,084,394
TOU Tlou Energy Ltd 0.067 20 110,000

Online rental platform rent.com.au (ASX:RNT) jumped at the opening bell and kept climbing to close 200 per cent higher, after the company took a strategic investment from high profile investor Bevan Slattery.

Emperor Energy (ASX:EMP) was also a big mover, although the company responded to an ASX price query by saying it wasn’t aware of any news that prompted its ~80 per cent gain.

 

Yesterday’s losers

Code Company Price % Volume
CCE Carnegie Cln Energy 0.002 -33 16,839,050
EQE Equus Mining Ltd 0.016 -27 89,603,551
TMZ Thomson Res Ltd 0.165 -27 56,624,470
ARD Argent Minerals 0.067 -26 36,534,983
SVL Silver Mines Limited 0.27 -26 59,136,032
MTH Mithril Resources 0.026 -26 34,602,168
ONE Oneview Healthcare 0.071 -24 17,057,385
IVR Investigator Res Ltd 0.091 -21 37,023,060
DTR Dateline Resources 0.002 -20 1,000,000
PNX PNX Metals Limited 0.008 -20 79,331,020
XTC Xantippe Res Ltd 0.002 -20 171,919,292
TMH The Market Herald 0.37 -18 42,932
BIR BIR Financial Ltd 0.025 -17 3,750
XPE Xped Limited 0.0025 -17 230,192
YPB YPB Group Ltd 0.0025 -17 22,124,872
IRD Iron Road Ltd 0.29 -16 417,091
GO2 Thego2People 0.032 -16 459,221
RDM Red Metal Limited 0.135 -16 11,344,693
HWK Hawkstone Mng Ltd 0.045 -15 80,398,528
SKS SKS Tech Group Ltd 0.17 -15 31,820