On Stockhead today, crypto loans that repay themselves are real, an eye-opening Q+A with Yandal Resources’ Lorry Hughes, and why Canary Capital’s Paul Hart is bullish on biotech.

But first, the day ahead.

Today in economic data, we get the RBA’s statement on monetary policy, where we get more detail on why it decided to stick with its 0.1% cash rate target for the time being, while hinting it might rise earlier than the 2024 target.

US international trade figures will be out this morning and tonight it’s the big one in a rocky week for President Joe – US non-farm payrolls.

In IPOs, listing today on the ASX is Green Technology Metals (ASX:GT1). A mineral explorer that raised $24m at 25c a share.

What does Green Technology Metals specialise in?

But we’re going to let you figure that one out all by yourselves.

To markets…

 

TRADING HALTS

Today

Emu (ASX:EMU) – capital raising
Fiji Kava (ASX:FIJ) – acquisition
E&P Financial (ASX:EP1) – legal proceedings

Monday

Amplia Therapeutics (ASX:ATX) – capital raising
Hiremii (ASX:HMI) – acquisition
Aurora Labs (ASX:A3D) – capital raising
Strickland Metals (ASX:STK) – capital raising

 

MARKETS (prices updated 7.30am AEDT)

Gold: $US1,792.10 ($2,420.81) (+1.28%)

Silver: $US23.77 ($32.11) (+1.17%)

Oil (WTI): $US79.19 (-2.04%)

Oil (Brent): $US80.77 (-1.49%)

Coal: $US154.75 (-1.62%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US97.17 (-2.19%)

AUD/USD: $US0.7400 (-0.67%)

Bitcoin: $US61,140.36 ($82,589.74) (-2.86%)

 

WHAT GOT YOU TALKING YESTERDAY?

Yellow fever. Sprott keeps stuffing bags of yellowcake under its mattress. Why? Because it’s easier – and cheaper – to buy than it is to mine… and prices are rising.

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YESTERDAY’S WINNERS

(Stocks highlighted in yellow rose after making announcements during the trading day).

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Star Combo Pharma (ASX:S66) climbed 19% after winning its largest contract ever, a $5m order to manufacture approximately 290 million bulk capsules by Q3 of FY22.

And goldie Ardiden (ASX:ADV) also popped 19% after it received the first tranche of a promised $9.2 million with local partner Green Technology Metals (GTM) to explore and potentially develop its non-core lithium assets in Ontario.

 

YESTERDAY’S LOSERS

(Stocks highlighted in yellow fell after making announcements during the trading day).

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Semiconductor company 4DS Memory (ASX:4DS) plunged off the back of testing results from its Third Non-Platform Lot and Second Platform Lot wafers. Plunged as in “halved”.

And Domino’s (ASX:DMP) fell after warning shareholders to brace for energy price and food cost increases to hit its earnings.