On Stockhead today, the problem with high lithium prices, how to invest in investing and the hottest stocks on the ASX right now.

But first…

 

THE WEEK AHEAD

This week’s potentially market-moving economic data is headlined by the December quarter’s GDP which is due at 11.30am on Wednesday.

Also the RBA will meet on Tuesday and while there is little room to cut interest rates further, it is expected to clarify its next move in its quantitative easing program.

In IPOs this week, additive manufacturer 3D Metalforge (ASX:3MF) is listing on Tuesday at 12pm (AEDT) and expected to list on Friday is online food delivery business My Food Bag Group (ASX:MFB).

 

TRADING HALTS

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

Monday: 

Enterprise Metals (ASX:ENT) – price query
Arrow Minerals (ASX:AMD) – joint venture formation
Roto-Gro (ASX:RGI) – query
Tombador Iron (ASX:TI1) – capital raising
Black Cat Syndicate (ASX:BC8) – milling facility acquisition
Redstone Resources (ASX:RDS) – capital raising
Avita Medical (ASX:AVH) – US capital raising
Afterpay (ASX:APT) – capital raising
Novonix (ASX:NVX) – capital raising

Tuesday

Australian Potash (ASX:APC) – debt funding
Micro-X (ASX:MX1) – Medical Research Future Fund application
Australian Strategic Materials (ASX:ASM) – scoping study
EMVision Medical Devices (ASX:EMV) – funding application
Mesoblast (ASX:MSB) – capital raising
Anax Metals (ASX:ANX) – capital raising
AppsVillage (ASX:APV) – capital raising
Neurotech (ASX:NTI) – financing
4D Medical (ASX:4DX) – grant application
Palla Pharma (ASX:PAL) – capital raising

 

MARKETS

Gold: $US1,734.39 ($2,250.05) (-2.01%)

Silver: $US26.66 ($34.59) (-2.69%)

Oil (WTI): $US61.50 (-3.20%)

Oil (Brent): $US64.42 (-2.56%)

Coal: $US81.00 (+1.76%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US165.61 (+0.36%)

AUD/USD: $US0.7706 (+0.02%)

Bitcoin: $US44,371.41 (-6.28%)

 

What got you talking last week

BNPLs. Until they released their half yearly results and dropped.

But copper was hot for the entire week after a JP Morgan report tipped that this is the start of a 10-year super cycle.

Our most popular podcast last week was the Rock Yarns Podcast in which Peter Strachan spoke to Chris Lewis – CEO of Ansila Energy (ASX:ANA).

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LAST WEEK’S WINNERS

 

LAST WEEK’S LOSERS