On Stockhead today, the battery metals you didn’t know you were looking for, the gold boost no-one’s talking about (yet), and how defi can cure crypto volatility.

But first…
 

THE WEEK AHEAD

Most key updates this week are coming out of US markets, starting on Monday night when four committee members of the US Federal Reserve are scheduled to talk.

US inflation updates are likely to get plenty of attention from markets in the months ahead, and Friday night will see the release of PCE inflation data — the preferred measure of the US Fed — for April.

 

TRADING HALTS

The following companies are in trading halts and are expected to exit over the next two trading days:

Monday

Australian Bauxite (ASX:ABX) – capital raising
Zeotech (ASX:ZEO) – capital raising
Australian Potash (ASX:APC) – capital raising
Lucapa Diamond Company (ASX:LOM) – acquisition and capital raising
Dynamic Drill & Blast (ASX:DDB) – capital raising
Jayex Healthcare (ASX:JHL) – capital raising
Mayur Resources (ASX:MRL) – capital raising

Tuesday 

Freedom Foods Group (ASX:FNP) – capital raising
Salt Lake Potash (ASX:SO4) – capital raising
Sayona Mining (ASX:SYA) – NAL bid update
Anteris Technologies (ASX:AVR) – capital raising

 

MARKETS

Gold: $US1,881.10 ($2,433.66) (+0.23%)

Silver: $US27.54 ($35.63) (-0.72%)

Oil (WTI): $US63.58 (+2.65%)

Oil (Brent): $US66.44 (+2.04%)

Coal: $US102.50 (+4.06%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US209.13 (-0.96%)

AUD/USD: $US0.7726 (-0.03%)

Bitcoin: $US34,430.74 (-9.63%)

 

WHAT GOT YOU TALKING LAST WEEK?

If it wasn’t the Wood Mac fun police crashing the copper party, it was probably our chat with an ASX lithium CEO about what sets good companies in the sector apart.

Then again, it may have why investors have been shunning down-and-out travel stocks. Here’s Stockhead’s Nick Sundich on why they might be wrong.

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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

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YESTERDAY’S LOSERS

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