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

Code Company Price % Volume
ART Airtasker Limited 1.75 67 113,607,269
APG Austpac Resources NL 0.003 50 33,333
SAN Sagalio Energy Ltd 0.033 50 329,027
RXH Rewardle Holding Ltd 0.016 45 18,565,552
ERM Emmerson Resources 0.09 32 20,993,039
REY REY Resources Ltd 0.215 30 20,713
GLE GLG Corp Ltd 0.32 28 14,500
KP2 Kore Potash PLC 0.035 25 27,687,133
MLS Metals Australia 0.0025 25 1,720,500
AAJ Aruma Resources Ltd 0.071 25 4,593,851
FNT Frontier Resources 0.021 24 14,708,271
LAW Lawfinance Ltd 0.018 20 235,221
VIC Victory Mines Ltd 0.003 20 6,008,333
DUG DUG Tech 1.15 19 820,024
MGT Magnetite Mines 0.044 19 84,816,274
ALC Alcidion Group Ltd 0.33 18 3,956,786
IDT IDT Australia Ltd 0.45 17 5,567,533
MSR Manas Res Ltd 0.007 17 5,975,302
AOU Auroch Minerals Ltd 0.25 16 12,122,027
PRM Prominence Energy NL 0.015 15 22,700,716
GO2 Thego2People 0.038 15 45,300

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

Code Company Price % Volume
AFA ASF Group Limited 0.04 -35 1,780
ENA Ensurance Ltd 0.025 -29 11,050,366
WTL Wt Financial Grp Ltd 0.053 -24 9,300
XPE Xped Limited 0.002 -20 931,150
CDT Castle Minerals 0.014 -18 31,792,805
SP3 Specturltd 0.075 -17 3,913,978
CCE Carnegie Cln Energy 0.005 -17 289,553,654
TDO 3D Oil Limited 0.061 -15 573,700
AER Aeeris Ltd 0.098 -15 41,667
RDG Res Dev Group Ltd 0.041 -15 79,585
MRD Mount Ridley Mines 0.003 -14 8,661,000
TNR Torian Resources Ltd 0.05 -14 8,403,533
BMN Bannerman Resources 0.13 -13 6,103,354
CVV Caravel Minerals Ltd 0.205 -13 3,424,312
CGB Cann Global Limited 0.007 -13 24,282,462
NTL New Talisman Gold 0.0035 -13 1,016,022
YPB YPB Group Ltd 0.0035 -13 14,786,213
HPP Health Plant Protein 0.245 -13 481,893
DRX Diatreme Resources 0.021 -13 4,815,359
LMG Latrobe Magnesium 0.022 -12 24,166