On Stockhead today, under the radar recruiter ready for ASX launch, Anteotech’s acing the Covid test benchmarks and UniSwap shakes up crypto exchanges.

But first…

THE WEEK AHEAD

All eyes will be on Canberra on Tuesday night, when Treasurer Josh Frydenberg hands down the federal budget.

The government is “expected to make use of the much better than anticipated conditions Australia is experiencing, to provide further support for the economy in pursuit of full employment”, Westpac said.

Plenty of speakers from the US Federal Reserve will also be on deck this week, including vice chair Richard Clarida who will discuss the US economic outlook on Wednesday night.

That follows a big miss in US employment data last Friday night, with the economy adding 266,000 jobs against a forecast of 1 million.

TRADING HALTS

Monday

MGC Pharmaceuticals (ASX:MXC) – ArtemiC findings
Sportshero (ASX:SHO) – partnership
Australian Rural Capital (ASX:ARC) – capital raising
Neometals (ASX:NMT) – battery recycling study

Tuesday 

Challenger Exploration (ASX:CEL) – tenement position update
Victory Mines (ASX:VIC) – assay results
Health House (ASX:HHI) – acquisition
New Age Exploration (ASX:NAE) – capital raising
DomaCom (ASX:DCL) – media clarification
Inventis (ASX:IVT) – capital raising

MARKETS

Gold: $US1,830.95 ($2,332.69) (+0.87%)

Silver: $US27.42 ($34.93) (+0.46%)

Oil (WTI): $US64.81 (-0.14%)

Oil (Brent): $US68.28 (+0.28%)

Coal: $US91.75 (-1.10%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US204.35 (+3.37%)

AUD/USD: $US0.7848 (+0.07%)

Bitcoin: $US57,957.92 (-1.65%)

WHAT GOT YOU TALKING LAST WEEK?

The second coming of lithium, for one thing.

And these five nickel explorers which could provide multi-bag returns in the event of a big strike, with nickel prices back above $US17,000 per tonne.

And something about Shiba Inu hunting dogs and Elon Musk (say no more).

For another marquee run down on the week that was, feast your eyes on the latest edition of Kick Back.

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LAST WEEK’S WINNERS

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LAST WEEK’S LOSERS

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