On Stockhead today, Cynata’s CEO on its new mega deal with FujiFilm, is cobalt ready for its own ‘lithium moment’, and Twiggy’s really, really ridiculously big year.

But first, the day ahead.

 

The ASX will be closing early – at 2.10pm (AEDT). It will then be closed for the New Years’ long weekend before re-opening on Tuesday January 4.

 

WHO’S LISTING TODAY?

No one. Everyone’s on the beers, silly. But the first IPO of the new year will be GreenTech Metals (ASX:GRE) which will list at 12.30pm on Tuesday.

And in case you can’t wait, here’s a look back at how this year’s crop of ASX debutants fared.

 

MARKETS (updated at 7.30am AEDT)

Gold: $US1,815.94 ($2,502.17) (+0.68%)

Silver: $US23.07 ($31.79) (+1.15%)

Oil (WTI): $US76.60 (+0.05%)

Oil (Brent): $US79.11 (-0.15%)

Coal: $US171.10 (+0.06%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US112.24 (-0.09%)

AUD/USD: $US0.7257 (+0.11%)

Bitcoin: $US47,600.94 ($65,589.10) (+0.59%)

 

WHAT GOT YOU TALKING YESTERDAY?

Readers couldn’t get enough reminders about small caps they missed the boat on that went on to be solid four- and five-baggers for the year:

And Sandfire closing in on a $2.57bn acquisition of the MATSA copper mining complex, which has now been approved by Spanish authorities.

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Also, be sure to check in at 10.20am each day for our daily ‘10 at 10’ column — a live summary of winners & losers at the opening bell.

 

YESTERDAY’S WINNERS

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

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There were very few announcements, and only one stock rose off the back of one – medtech Resonance Health (ASX:RHT). Its LiverSmart AI medical device obtained US regulatory clearance.

Oh, and Superior (ASX:SPQ) responded to a price rise query with a shrug, and buyers responded by sending it up another 43pc after news late last week of a big copper hit.

 

YESTERDAY’S LOSERS

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

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Alderan Resources (ASX:AL8) fell after an exploration update on its Detroit gold project in Utah. The company told shareholders it was changing its focus to a couple of new prospects, following lower-than-expected gold grades at previous prospects.