On Stockhead today, how to invest in the chip crisis, Ron Shamgar’s inflation stock tips, and why palladium’s on a rocket.

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

Javelin Minerals (ASX:JAV) – capital raising

Laneway Resources (ASX:LNY) – proposed acquisition of gold assets

Comms Group (ASX:CCG) – acquisition

 

MARKETS (prices updated at 8am AEDT)

Gold: $US1,805.97 ($2,532.56) (-0.03%)

Silver: $US22.39 (-1.04%)

Oil (WTI): $US90.04 (+2.04%)

Oil (Brent): $US90.95 (+1.65%)

Coal: $US216 (-1.82%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US139.98 (+0.00%)

AUD/USD: $US0.7131 (-0.08%)

Bitcoin: $US36,403 ($51,049) (-2.72%)

 

WHAT GOT YOU TALKING YESTERDAY?

Meta/Facebook was crushed after missing analyst expectations, and Mark Zuckerberg lost ~$US24bn in personal wealth (on paper). Has the tech behemoth peaked?

 

Here’s a peek at what the top 10 resources IPOs of 2021 are doing in 2022 to keep their share prices movin’.

 

 

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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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Code Company Price % Volume
WOO Wooboard Tech Ltd 0.002 100.0% 623,379
SRN Surefire Rescs NL 0.015 36.4% 32,567,596
XST Xstate Resources 0.004 33.3% 14,894,784
ICN Icon Energy Limited 0.014 27.3% 314,555
BNZ Benzmining 0.71 25.7% 1,073,855
CCE Carnegie Cln Energy 0.0025 25.0% 32,437,198
YPB YPB Group Ltd 0.0025 25.0% 700,000
NUF Nufarm Limited 5.58 20.0% 7,382,477
EVZ EVZ Limited 0.155 19.2% 66,563
TBA Tombola Gold Ltd 0.032 18.5% 2,871,947
PRM Prominence Energy 0.013 18.2% 10,559,960
KGD Kula Gold Limited 0.049 16.7% 24,307,446
X2M X2M Connect Limited 0.175 16.7% 142,171
ARE Argonaut Resources 0.0035 16.7% 8,726,120
CT1 Constellation Tech 0.007 16.7% 1,270,781
GLV Global Oil & Gas 0.028 16.7% 19,492,127
PCL Pancontinental Energ 0.0035 16.7% 24,706,492
LAW Lawfinance Ltd 0.65 16.1% 11,070
JXT Jaxstaltd 0.045 15.4% 1,177,454
ADY Admiralty Resources. 0.016 14.3% 437,024
AO1 Assetowl Limited 0.004 14.3% 3,220,260
AXP AXP Energy Ltd 0.008 14.3% 5,318,568
CAD Caeneus Minerals 0.008 14.3% 19,244,391
NZS New Zealand Coastal 0.008 14.3% 1,223,227
DEX Duke Exploration 0.16 14.3% 282,020

Surefire Resources (ASX:SRN) defined a large exploration target (educated guess prior to drilling) at the ‘Perenjori’ iron ore project in WA.

TSX-ASX listed Benz Mining (ASX:BNZ) stumbled upon a high-grade lithium outcrop at its ‘Ruby Hill West’ (RHW) prospect, part of the ‘Eastmain’ gold project in Quebec, Canada.

Similarly, ‘augur’ drilling defined a +1.5km-long lithium cluster at Kula Gold’s (ASX:KGD) ‘Rankin Dome’ project in WA.

Agricultural stock Nufarm (ASX:NUF) says business is good, with the outlook for soft (coffee, canola, corn, lumber wheat, etc) commodity prices remaining positive. This is driving increased plantings, resulting in strong demand for crop protection products.

X2M Connect (ASX:X2M) — an IoT (Internet of Things) company which monitors and controls smart devices in the gas, water and electricity sectors — says Q2 revenues are up over 31%.

 

YESTERDAY’S BIGGEST SMALL CAP LOSERS

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

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Code Company Price % Volume
NPM Newpeak Metals 0.001 -33.3% 1,578,139
ANL Amani Gold Ltd 0.0015 -25.0% 39,991,892
RAB Adrabbit Limited 0.033 -23.3% 936,165
CTT Cettire 2.38 -21.2% 6,812,317
OEX Oilex Ltd 0.004 -20.0% 2,044,118
SCT Scout Security Ltd 0.038 -15.6% 1,169,590
ATU Atrum Coal Ltd 0.022 -15.4% 1,650,424
TKM Trek Metals Ltd 0.075 -15.3% 1,612,317
RFR Rafaella Resources 0.073 -15.1% 6,539,101
HMI Hiremii 0.053 -14.5% 2,348,342
ARO Astro Resources NL 0.006 -14.3% 2,025,168
NVX Novonix Limited 6.63 -13.9% 6,572,229
WIA WIA Gold Limited 0.069 -13.8% 608,543
AHI Adv Human Imag Ltd 0.41 -13.7% 1,497,206
WC8 Wildcat Resources 0.033 -13.2% 2,336,878
CRR Critical Resources 0.1 -13.0% 8,542,771
AEF Australian Ethical 8.64 -13.0% 520,475
DMM Dmcmininglimited 0.135 -12.9% 66,902
STP Step One Limited 1.32 -12.9% 502,809
MRL Mayur Resources Ltd 0.205 -12.8% 36,915
CHR Charger Metals 0.785 -12.3% 711,308
LIO Lion Energy Limited 0.05 -12.3% 1,607,507
M3M M3Mininglimited 0.395 -12.2% 433,195
AV1 Adveritas Ltd 0.11 -12.0% 206,907