On Stockhead today, all the ASX winners from August, NASDAQ ETFs that are doing better than the NASDAQ, and the ultimate guide to the ‘forgotten battery metal’.
But first … the day ahead.



Ballymore Resources (ASX:BMR), led by proven company-maker Nick Jorss.

The explorer’s portfolio of Queensland gold and base metals projects includes Dittmer (a historic high-grade goldfield), Ruddygore (a large copper porphyry target) and Ravenswood (a bunch of drill ready targets in a 17moz gold province).



The following companies are in trading halts and are expected out in the next two trading days:


Ultima United (ASX:UUL) – price query
Structural Monitoring Systems (ASX:SMN) – acquisition
Mosaic Brands (ASX:MOZ) – capital raising
Plexure (ASX:PX1) – capital raising


Diatreme Resources (ASX:DRX) – capital raising
Houston We Have (ASX:HWH) – material contract
Kaiser Reef (ASX:KAU) – capital raising
Pan Asia Metals (ASX:PAM) – capital raising
Kleos Space (ASX:KSS) – capital raising



Gold: $US1,809.56 ($2,444.99) (-0.23%)

Silver: $US23.90 ($32.29) (-1.12%)

Oil (WTI): $US69.78 (+1.73%)

Oil (Brent): $US72.81 (+1.70%)

Coal: $US174.60 (+1.51%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US140.54 (-1.78%)

AUD/USD: $US0.7395 (+0.38%)

Bitcoin: $US49,623.77 (+2.75%)





And the uranium story, which is just getting started.


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Gold explorer Great Boulder Resources (ASX:GBR) held its gains from morning trade and was the standout performer on Thursday, closing more than 100% higher.

The company returned ‘bonanza’ grade gold hits at its Mulga Bill project which CEO Andrew Paterson said “has the potential to have a plus million-ounce gold endowment”.

$5m market cap retail minnow TTA Holdings (ASX:TTA) also closed sharply higher after coming out of a trading halt following a 127% surge at the opening bell. Was it targeted as a ‘pump and dump?’. Possibly (read more here).

Elsewhere, ASX debutante Rubicon Water (ASX:RWL) made an auspicious start to listed life.

The company, which operates irrigation automation technology that aims to help with water scarcity, raised $42.6m at $1 per share and closed more than 50% higher.



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Among the laggards, gold player West Wits Mining (ASX:WWI) lost ground after announcing the results of a DFS (definitive feasibility study) by third party mine engineering firm, Bara Consulting. WWI said the DFS “confirmed the robust economic viability of Qala Shallows”, one of five projects the company operates.