On Stockhead today, why lithium’s got at least three years to run, but iron ore could be on a cliff-edge. And why big tech is still worth a punt.


But first … the day ahead.

Scheduled to list today is Balkan Mining and Minerals (ASX:BMM), a borate and lithium explorer with projects in Serbia.



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


Leaf Resources (ASX:LER) – business update
Caspin Resources (ASX:CPN) – capital raising
NewPeak Metals (ASX:NPM) – capital raising
Cirralto (ASX:CRO) – referral agreement revenues
Liontown Resources (ASX:LTR) – capital raising
Cokal (ASX:CKA) – financing arrangement
Frugl (ASX:FGL) – capital raising
Field Solutions (ASX:FSG) – business update
Indiana Resources (ASX:IDA) – drilling results
iCar Asia (ASX:ICQ) – change of control transaction
Xstate Resources (ASX:XST) – acquisition


BSP Financial (ASX:BFL) – PNG legal action
Castillo Copper (ASX:CCZ) – exploration results
Tian Poh Resources (ASX:TPO) – director appointment
Swift Media (ASX:SW1) – price query



Gold: $US1,807.62 ($2,427.64) (+0.10%)

Silver: $US25.97 ($34.43) (-0.78%)

Oil (WTI): $US75.23 (+1.54%)

Oil (Brent): $US75.26 (+1.73%)

Coal: $US136.65 (-0.06%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US218.26 (+0.43%)

AUD/USD: $US0.7478 (-0.09%)

Bitcoin: $US32,471.79 (-1.32%)



Good question.

Also, this: Only four battery gigafactories — super-sized producers of lithium-ion battery cells — were being planned in 2015.

In July 2021 that number hit 232.

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Stocks highlighted in yellow rose (or fell) after making announcements during intraday trade.

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Youfoodz (ASX:YFZ) received a takeover bid from HelloFresh at 93 cents per share, which came after a horror seven months for shareholders as a listed company since debuting at $1.50 a pop.

Today’s new listee, WA mineral sands company Industrial Minerals (ASX:IND), rose by over 70% on its first trading day.

Among other winners were resources stocks such as Indiana Resources (ASX:IDA) and Kula Gold (ASX:KGD) both with exploration results.

And almond company Select Harvests (ASX:SHV) says the company is set to harvest a record almond crop of 28,250 metric tonnes in 2021 and is seeing solid progress being made towards next year’s crop.



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Uranium aspirant Berkeley Energia (ASX:BKY), received news that it was not granted a permit to build its proposed uranium concentrate plant as a radioactive facility.