On Stockhead today, all about yesterday’s red-letter day for greenlit clinical trials, Animoca catches the eye of a Silicon Valley whale, and the education election promises that will affect ASX stocks.

But first, here’s what you need to know about the day ahead.

 

The day ahead in data

Tuesday sees the Australian Bureau of Statistics go to work with retail sales data as well as import and export data, while the RBA hands down its monthly rate decision. It has not moved from its current 1.5 per cent level since August 2016, an unprecedented period of no change.

This time around, there is some noise that the RBA may cut the rate to 1.25 per cent, which would be a new record low. There has not been an increase in nearly a decade.

 

Company news

Just one company with shares out of escrow today:

  • Moho Resources (ASX:MOH) – 869,192

The following 11 companies are due out of a trading halt in the next 48 hours:

Tuesday:

  • Magnetic Resources (ASX:MAU) – capital raising
  • Walkabout Resources (ASX:WKT) – capital raising
  • Actinogen Medical (ASX:ACW) – phase 2 clinical trial results
  • Troy Resources (ASX:TRY) – capital raising
  • Fenix Resources (ASX:FEX) – joint venture

Wednesday:

  • Impression Healthcare (ASX:IHL) – clarification of securities issue
  • Terracom (ASX:TER) – refinancing
  • Jaxsta (ASX:JXT) – capital raising
  • Xplore Wealth (ASX:XPL) – updated earnings guidance
  • Lepidico (ASX:LPD) – capital raising
  • Anteo Diagnostics (ASX:ADO) – capital raising

 

Commodities

Gold: $US1281.31 ($1,831.25) +0.11%

Silver: $US14.86 -0.17%

Oil (Brent): $US71.36 +0.92%

Oil (WTI): $US62.62 +1.13%

Coal: $US88.95 -0.84%

Iron ore 62pc fe: $US93.81 +0.22%

AUD/USD: $US0.6997

 

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What got you talking yesterday

New member Nathan Lee was generating some chat with his hello post on the Stockhead Facebook chat forum.

“Hello everyone. I’m a young investor who is looking to invest a couple of thousand dollars into shares. Any recommendations would be much appreciated 🙂 I am looking for long-term growth shares and I have a shortlist however I have been unable to build up enough courage to invest in them yet.”

If you’ve got some advice for Nathan, or looking for advice yourself, jump on the forum and join up!

These were the five most-discussed stocks on trading gossip forum HotCopper at close on Monday:

 

Yesterday’s winners

No surprise FBR (ASX:FBR) was amongst the most-discussed stocks on HotCopper, after it announced a joint venture with Brickworks (ASX:BKW). FBR shares rose 21 per cent to 9c.

Brickworks will supply bespoke bricks for FBR exclusively in Australia, and FBR will be the exclusive user for an initial three-year period.

Not a surprise for Bubs Australia (ASX:BUB), either, whose shares have once again hit a new all-time high after launching a new range of organic, grass-fed cattle milk infant formula.

They closed up 11 per cent to $1.48.

CodeNamePrice% ChgMarket CapVolume
SROShareroot Ltd0.00213100000250.0k
PBXPacific Bauxite Ltd0.0110.5744000001.3M
ADDAdavale Resources Ltd0.0030.53330004.3k
AYRAlloy Resources Ltd0.0030.5470000010.0k
NVONVOI Ltd0.020.412490000087.0M
PWNParkway Minerals NL0.0040.3324000001.3M
TMXTerrain Minerals Ltd0.0040.332600000250.0k
CULCullen Resources Ltd0.0130.3220000071.7k
ETEEntek Energy Ltd0.0090.29440000039.0M
MCTMetalicity Ltd0.0090.2954000001.5M
LTRLiontown Resources Ltd0.050.257550000081.8M
SKFSkyFii Ltd0.20.25632000001.2M
GGEGrand Gulf Energy Ltd0.0050.253800000483.4k
PSMPeninsula Mines Ltd0.0050.2543000001.6M
SYTSyntonic Ltd0.0050.251620000012.8M
UWLUniti Wireless Ltd0.760.24996000002.1M
BIDBidEnergy Ltd0.930.221019000001.3M
FBRFBR Ltd0.090.2112350000020.5M
AUTAuteco Minerals Ltd0.0060.26000000575.2k
DW8Digital Wine Ventures Ltd0.0060.247000005.4M
EPMEclipse Uranium Ltd0.0030.234000001.0M
RFNReffind Ltd0.0060.231000001.0M

 

Yesterday’s losers

There were plenty of movers on little news yesterday, however shares in ImpediMed (ASX:IPD) dropped 21 per cent to 21c after its PREVENT trial failed to produce results of statistical significance.

CodeNamePrice% ChangeMarket CapVolume
TMKTamaska Oil & Gas Ltd0.001-0.5200000014.0M
AROAstro Resources NL0.002-0.332500000520.0k
QTGQ Technology Group Ltd0.006-0.3390100030.0k
KKLKollakorn Corp Ltd0.007-0.3150000059.4k
ABVAdvanced Braking Technology Lt0.007-0.32100000451.3k
BTCBTC Health Ltd0.07-0.2691000009.7k
PCHProperty Connect Holdings Ltd0.003-0.252100000183.3k
MSRManas Resources Ltd0.003-0.257900000214.1k
LRSLatin Resources Ltd0.003-0.25510000014.2M
GESGenesis Resources Ltd0.006-0.25470000030.0k
DREDreadnought Resources Ltd0.003-0.25330000025.5k
CADCaeneus Minerals Ltd0.003-0.2528000002.1M
CGAContango Asset Management Ltd0.34-0.24167000002.4k
SCNScorpion Minerals Ltd0.007-0.2212000008.8k
ESREstrella Resources Ltd0.011-0.2158000001.7M
CI1Credit Intelligence Ltd0.011-0.2190000002.3M
IPDImpediMed Ltd0.21-0.21798000005.1M
KWRKingwest Resources Ltd0.12-0.2610000050.0k
UTRUltracharge Ltd0.004-0.23800000497.8k
IECIntra Energy Corp Ltd0.02-0.262000003.1M
AULAustar Gold Ltd0.004-0.2136000001.9M

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