On Stockhead today, the small caps that won April, what you might be missing about semiconductor stocks, and the boom in ETFs keeps booming.

But first…

 

THE DAY AHEAD

Look out for the IPO of Black Canyon (ASX:BCA) which is listing at 12pm (AEST).

The company is a manganese play that has secured an option from Carawine Resources (ASX:CWX) to acquire the Carawine project in WA and has agreed to acquire a private explorer with tenure over the Lofty Range project – 30km west of Element 25’s (ASX:E25) Butcherbird project.

Potentially market-moving economic data due out today includes monthly building approvals, the Performance Manufacturing Index for Services and the AIG Construction Index.

 

TRADING HALTS

Wednesday:

Race Oncology (ASX:RAC) – capital raising
Surefire Resources (ASX:SRN) – drilling results
Clean Seas Seafood (ASX:CSS) – capital raising
New World Resources (ASX:NWC) – capital raising
Total Brain (ASX:TTB) – commercial contract
Carbonxt (ASX:CG1) – capital raising
Black Cat Syndicate (ASX:BC8) – capital raising
Octanex (ASX:OXX) – capital raising

Thursday

Mobilicom (ASX:MOB) – capital raising
Magnum Mining & Exploration (ASX:MGU) – capital raising
MedAdvisor (ASX:MDR) – funding facility
Ardiden (ASX:ADV) – project update

 

MARKETS

Gold: $US1,778.70 ($2,306.71) (-0.76%)

Silver: $US26.49 ($34.35) (-1.40%)

Oil (WTI): $US66.12 (+2.56%)

Oil (Brent): $US69.31 (+2.59%)

Coal: $US89.60 (-0.55%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US189.72 (+2.53%)

AUD/USD: $US0.7709 (-0.65%)

Bitcoin: $US54,616.16 (-4.01%)

 

WHAT GOT YOU TALKING YESTERDAY?

If you thought COVID-19 was the only virus or bug potentially able to adapt itself to resist vaccines or treatments, think again.

There’s a whole category of bugs so-called “superbugs” that have thus far eluded defeat. But Recce Pharmaceuticals (ASX:RCE) and Botanix Pharmaceuticals (ASX:BOT) are fighting them and our readers liked our coverage of both companies’ updates yesterday.

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Also, be sure to check in at 10.20am each day for our daily 10 at 10 column — a live summary of winners & losers at the opening bell.

 

YESTERDAY’S WINNERS

Note: Stocks in yellow made market moving announcements

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Yesterday it was all about gold.

Leading the pack was Odyssey Gold (ASX:ODY), which pulled up a chunky core of gold from its Bottle Dump deposit in WA.

 

YESTERDAY’S LOSERS

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