On Stockhead today, your guide to bargain barrel uranium and rare earths stocks, could gold break out post-stimulus, and some ‘basic and boring’ stock tips.

But first … the day ahead.



Scheduled to list today at 12pm AEST is WA gold play IRIS Metals (ASX:IR1).

The explorer’s focus is the Kookynie district, which has a reputation for hosting high grade gold. Close neighbours include yesterday’s biggest small cap winner Genesis Minerals (ASX:GMD).

You can read more here.



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

AusNet Services (ASX:AST) – response to APA announcement
TransUrban (ASX:TCL) – capital raising
Metals Australia (ASX:MLS) – capital raising
Technology Metals Australia (ASX:TMT) – capital raising


Jaxsta (ASX:JXT) – capital raising
State Gas (ASX:GAS) – capital raising
Threat Protect (ASX:TPS) – capital raising



Gold: $US1,767.87 ($2,441.69) (-0.36%)

Silver: $US22.68 ($31.32) (+0.92%)

Oil (WTI): $US71.98 (+2.11%)

Oil (Brent): $US75.92 (+2.10%)

Coal: $US180.00 (+0.28%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US120.73 (+1.45%)

AUD/USD: $US0.7237 (+0.08%)

Bitcoin: $US43,556.17 (+8.29%)



Lithium prices have now soared past 2018 levels, and it looks like supply could only going to get tighter from here.



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Explorer Genesis Minerals (ASX:GMD) held its gains and was the standout performer all day, more than doubling after announcing a $20.8m funding package.

The money will be used to fund additional exploration and feasibility studies for GMD at its 1.6Moz (and growing) Ulysses project.

GMD’s capital raise will be cornerstoned by mining luminary Raleigh Finlayson, who will be joined on the board by former Fortescue boss Neville Power.

Among stocks with news, all the morning resources winners held their gains to populate the top end of yesterday’s Closing Bell winner’s list. Get the full resources wrap here.

Outside of resources, biotech stock Rhythm Biosciences (ASX:RHY) was among the leaders after providing an update on the clinical trial for its ColoSTAT test kit used in the detection of colorectal cancer.

RHY said it’s enlisted 815 patients across 11 Australian sites for the trail for coloSTAT — a low-cost, simple blood test to early detect colorectal cancer, which is aimed at mass-market screening.



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Shares in Blue Energy (ASX:BLU) dipped after the company announced a $10m share placement at 5c per share, a discount to the previous day’s close of 6.6c.

BLU said it will use the funds to embark on a gas reserve build drilling program with the goal of converting its contingent resources into proved and probably gas reserves.