On Stockhead today, small caps ready to go large in China, Element gets a $35m battery boost, and a sign the gas apocalypse is coming?

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:

Thursday 

Pan Asia Metals (ASX:PAM) – drilling update
Sayona Mining (ASX:SYA) – capital raising
Calidus Resources (ASX:CAI) – capital raising
Australian Potash (ASX:APC) – s.708A(f)(e) resolution
Xanadu Mines (ASX:XAM) – drilling results
Oceania Healthcare (ASX:OCA) – capital raising

Friday 

Rewardle Holdings (ASX:RXH) – update to investor presentation
Resolute Mining (ASX:RSG) – Bibiani mine update
Genex Power (ASX:GNX) – capital raising
Australian Strategic Materials (ASX:ASM) – capital raising
Creso Pharma (ASX:CPH) – capital raising
SG Fleet Group (ASX:SGF) – material transaction
Kopore Metals (ASX:KMT) – asset divestment
Bass Metals (ASX:BSM) – acquisition
Lotus Resources (ASX:LOT) – interest acquisition

 

Markets

Gold: $US1,734.21 ($2,285.57) (+0.41%)

Silver: $US25.06 ($33.03) (+0.09%)

Oil (WTI): $US60.84 (+5.33%)

Oil (Brent): $US64.09 (+5.43%)

Coal: $US92.00 (+0.35%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US167.34 (+0.20%)

AUD/USD: $US0.7586 (-0.59%)

Bitcoin: $US54,043.08 (-0.11%)

 

What got you talking yesterday?

Some muppet trying the parallel park in the Suez Canal.

Myanmar, and now Ghana – dicey jurisdictions are ‘high risk, high reward’ for a reason.

Yesterday’s Winners

Airtasker (ASX:ART) confirmed its standing as the hottest tech stock on the ASX, after ripping higher in the wake of Tuesday’s strong IPO.

After raising $83.65 million at 65 cents per share, ART closed yesterday at $1.75 to kick of listed life with a two-day rally of 169 per cent.

Also on the winner’s list was medtech company Alcidion (ASX:ALC), which jumped after announcing another new network agreement with the UK National Health Service (NHS).

The latest deal is a $2.2m contract to roll out its Patientrack and Smartpage systems at five sites in the East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.

 

Yesterday’s Losers