On Stockhead today, ASX contech stocks ready for the boom, is gold on the rebound, and a new ETF for a greener planet.

But first…

 

The day ahead

The All Ordinaries index finished Thursday in the green, just, with the broad market index up a mere 5.7 points at 6,952.

Airline stocks like Qantas Airways (ASX:QAN) and Regional Express (ASX:REX) and travel operator Flight Centre Travel Group (ASX:FLT) did well.

The Australian government’s $1.2bn subsidy to fund the domestic tourism sector, allowing airlines to offer 800,000 cheap flights, may have provided a boost.

The broad index of Australian shares has hugged the 7,000 points level since early December and is waiting for a breakout like its American cousins.

Speaking of which, the Dow Jones Industrial Average nudged to a new record of 32,297 points overnight, marking a rise of 1.5 per cent from Wednesday.

The Nasdaq index for tech stocks like Tesla was marginally in the red Wednesday at 13,068, down 5 points on day.

US 10-year Treasury bond yields were steady at 1.5 per cent in Thursday trade before US markets opened.

 

TRADING HALTS

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

 

Friday:

Aldoro Resources (ASX:ARN) – FLTEM survey
Hexagon Energy (ASX:HXG) – change to nature of activities
Jindalee Resources (ASX:JRL) – final assay results from drilling program

 

Monday:

MetalsTech (ASX:MTC) – spin out of assets
Credit Intelligence (ASX:CI1) – capital raising
Xstate Resources (ASX:XST) – drilling update
Sacgasco (ASX:SGC) – drilling update
Accent Resources (ASX:ACS) – ASX query
Theta Gold Mines (ASX:TGM) – capital raising
EQ Resources (ASX:EQR) – capital raising
ECS Botanics (ASX:ECS) – capital raising
Vortiv (ASX:VOR) – capital return

 

 

MARKETS

Gold: $US1,722.82 ($2,210.91) (-0.19%)

Silver: $US26.12 ($33.52) (-0.18%)

Oil (WTI): $US66.09 (+2.56%)

Oil (Brent): $US69.71 (+2.67%)

Coal: $US83.75 (+1.60%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US171.28 (+1.69%)

AUD/USD: $US0.7790 (+0.73%)

Bitcoin: $US57,217.65 (+1.67%)

 

What got you talking yesterday

Stockhead readers were eager to learn more about the direction of cryptocurrencies as the sector’s king moved closer to $US60,000 while other coins went backwards.
Rise and Shine

And, iron ore’s unrelenting supply tightness is drawing new producers to the market including several new entrants in the past months like Fenix Resources and GWR Group.
Rise and Shine

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Yesterday’s winners

Stocks highlighted in yellow made market moving announcements
Code Company Price % Volume
CLZ Classic Min Ltd 0.0015 50 37,225,000
MTC Metalstech Ltd 0.17 42 9,874,706
PRL Province Resources 0.12 32 79,831,165
KP2 Kore Potash PLC 0.018 29 5,924,980
RBR RBR Group Ltd 0.0115 28 25,440,417
AUH Austchina Holdings 0.014 27 9,395,172
PKO Peako Limited 0.029 26 2,551,869
NPM Newpeak Metals 0.0025 25 5,100,000
SBR Sabre Resources 0.005 25 2,118,164
WWI West Wits Mining Ltd 0.097 24 40,035,002
RSH Respiri Limited 0.16 23 4,582,644
EVS Envirosuite Ltd 0.15 20 4,615,207
JCS Jcurve Solutions 0.06 20 1,618,348
AZI Alta Zinc Ltd 0.006 20 748,166
IVZ Invictus Energy Ltd 0.105 19 27,632,206
PSL Paterson Resources 0.053 18 8,357,921
YOW Yowie Group 0.047 18 1,018,518
BIT Biotron Limited 0.077 17 9,023,464
AAU Antilles Gold Ltd 0.105 17 214,780
DLC Delecta Limited 0.007 17 33,415,858
TPD Talon Petroleum Ltd 0.007 17 26,981,097

 

Yesterday’s losers

Stocks highlighted in yellow made market moving announcements
Code Company Price % Volume
APG Austpac Resources NL 0.003 -25 156,419,910
ARC Aust Rural Cap Ltd 0.23 -21 32,527
ROG Red Sky Energy. 0.002 -20 3,708,863
MHI Merchant House 0.046 -18 1,200,000
VIC Victory Mines Ltd 0.0025 -17 652,310
MAM Microequities 0.5 -16 100,000
MHK Metalhawk. 0.17 -15 367,952
MRD Mount Ridley Mines 0.003 -14 3,225,000
NCL Netccentric Ltd 0.2 -13 488,499
EME Energy Metals Ltd 0.14 -13 210,986
HXL Hexima 0.145 -12 10,000
MAG Magmatic Resrce Ltd 0.11 -12 1,331,255
AGR Aguia Res Ltd 0.097 -12 589,089
MAN Mandrake Res Ltd 0.15 -12 6,477,048
LCT Living Cell Tech. 0.015 -12 738,392
MGU Magnum Mining & Exp 0.115 -12 3,696,215
GMR Golden Rim Resources 0.008 -11 5,571,987
LAW Lawfinance Ltd 0.016 -11 714,876
NTL New Talisman Gold 0.004 -11 10,000,958
MRZ Mont Royal Resources 0.25 -11 40,000
CXM Centrex Metals 0.059 -11 2,919,129