On Stockhead today, how to survive a crypto decline, hydrogen transport proves viable(ish) and is Telstra going to space war with Elon Musk?

But first, the day ahead.

 

TRADING HALTS

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

3D Resources (ASX:DDD) – capital raise

Arcadia Minerals (ASX:AM7)  — drill results from Swanson Tantalum project

3D Oil (ASX:TDO)  — exploration permit

Powerhouse Ventures (ASX:PVL) – capital raise

Emperor Energy (ASX:EMP) – capital raise

 

MARKETS (prices updated at 8am AEDT)

Gold: $US1,806.90 ($2,530.67) (+0.35%)

Silver: $US22.65 (+0.09%)

Oil (WTI): $US88.32 (+0.12%)

Oil (Brent): $US89.57 (+0.46%)

Coal: $US220 (+0.00%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US139.98 (+0.86%)

AUD/USD: $US0.7140 (+0.15%)

Bitcoin: $US37,593 ($52,651) (-3%%)

 

WHAT GOT YOU TALKING YESTERDAY?

January was all about the lithium stocks. Feb has started much the same, with ‘white gold fever’ expected to keep pushing prices higher for the foreseeable.


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YESTERDAY’S BIGGEST SMALL CAP WINNERS

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

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Technical studies highlight “excellent prospectivity” for lithium at Shree Minerals’ (ASX:SHH) ‘Dundas’ project in WA.

2021 punter favourite Renascor Resources (ASX:RNU) was conditionally approved for a $185m government loan to build its Siviour graphite project in South Australia.

(Fellow graphite stock Ecograf (ASX:EGR) and rare earths play Hastings Technology Metals (ASX:HAS) also made gains after being approved for big government loans.)

Musgrave Minerals (ASX:MGV) pulled up “exceptional” gold grades up to 381g/t at the new ‘Mosiac Lode’ and GWR Group (ASX:GWR) says the ‘C4’ iron ore mine is now back at full production following the restart of operations in early Jan.

In non-resources, pot stock Avecho Biotech (ASX:AVE) secured a product licence and supply agreement for the lucrative US recreational cannabis market.

And labour hire business Ashley Services Group (ASX:ASH) announced a 3c interim dividend – a 66.7% increase on the prior year.

 

YESTERDAY’S BIGGEST SMALL CAP LOSERS

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

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