On Stockhead today, how lithium stocks reacted to the Pilbara auction, silver bugs say the precious metal’s time is coming, and ARKK invest says Bitcoin is going to US$500k.

But first …

THE DAY AHEAD

Jobs data for August will be released at 11:30am AEST, with the economy expected to take a hit from the Delta variant which will see the unemployment rate rise back towards 5%.

On the IPO front, iron ore play Pearl Gull Iron (ASX:PLG) is scheduled to list today, after raising $4m from investors at 20c.

TRADING HALTS

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

Thursday

Vulcan (ASX:VUL) – capital raising
A-Cap Energy (ASX:ACB) – capital raising
Jadar Resources (ASX:JDR) – acquisition

Friday

Fe (ASX:FEL) – potential acquisition
Eastern Iron (ASX:EFE) – capital raising
intelliHR (ASX:IHR) – capital raising
Sky Network Television (ASX:SKT) – share consolidation

MARKETS

Gold: $US1,792.50 ($2,443.80) (-0.65%)

Silver: $US23.84 ($32.50) (+0.01%)

Oil (WTI): $US72.59 (+3.05%)

Oil (Brent): $US75.42 (+2.47%)

Coal: $US177.45 (-0.03%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US124.16 (-3.08%)

AUD/USD: $US0.7329 (+0.16%)

Bitcoin: $US47,985.70 (+2.49%)

WHAT GOT YOU TALKING YESTERDAY?

The  Sprott Physical Uranium Trust (SPUT) has been buying up physical uranium — a key catalyst which has sent ASX uranium stocks into a frenzy.

But veteran investor and Sprott director Rick Rule reckons things have overcooked — here’s what he had to say on uranium stock prices.

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YESTERDAY’S BIGGEST WINNERS

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YESTERDAY’S BIGGEST LOSERS

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