On Stockhead today, why central bank forecasts are so crucial for investors, how housing could slow down, and three under-the-radar green energy plays.

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:

Singular Health (ASX:SHG) – acquisition
Roto-Gro (ASX:RGI) – acquisition
Stellar Resources (ASX:SRZ) – capital raising
De.mem (ASX:DEM) – capital raising
Perpetual Resources (ASX:PEC) – maiden ore reserve

Thursday

Helios Energy (ASX:HE8) – s.708A(5)(e) breach verification
Armour Energy (ASX:AJQ) – capital raising
Minotaur Exploration (ASX:MEP) – market update
Australian Pacific Coal (ASX:AQC) – capital raising
Adherium (ASX:ADR) – capital raising
Strandline Resources (ASX:STA) – project financing
Andromeda Metals (ASX:ADN) – market update

 

Markets

Gold: $US1,732.01 ($2,236.01) (+0.01%)

Silver: $US25.95 ($33.50) (-1.20%)

Oil (WTI): $US64.67 (-1.10%)

Oil (Brent): $US68.27 (-0.89%)

Coal: $US85.85 (-0.26%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US168.26 (-1.76%)

AUD/USD: $US0.7745 (-0.09%)

Bitcoin: $US56,281.58 (-1.15%)

 

What got you talking yesterday?

What commodities is world #2 economy China gonna need more of out to 2025?

Uranium for more nuclear plants, iron ore for steel, and battery metals for lithium—ion batteries.

Also – is it time to get excited about vanadium again?

 

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Yesterday’s Winners

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Fertiliser play Kore Potash (ASX:KP2) ripped higher on no news, and held its gains through the close of trade. KP2 told the ASX shortly after midday (EST) it wasn’t sure what had prompted the spike.

The $5m nanocap has two potash projects in the Republic of Congo, and yesterday’s gains saw KP2 shares rise to their highest level since December when the stock briefly surged to above 4c.

All five companies that finished on the winner’s list after making announcements yesterday were resources stocks.

Also rising strongly was tungsten company King Island Scheelite (ASX:KIS), which rose sharply after announcing that Swiss investment fund D.A.CH.S Capital had increased its stake to 6.8 per cent.

 

Yesterday’s Losers