On Stockhead today, can sports betting stocks bounce back, market volatility hits ETF sector, and just how big a deal is that extra Pilbara port capacity?

But first … the day ahead.


The following companies are in Trading Halts and are expected out in the coming days.

Bowen Coking Coal (ASX:BCB) – capital raise

Critical Resources (ASX:CRR) – capital raise

Advanced Human Imaging (ASX:AHI) – pending announcement

Greenstone Resources (ASX:GSR) – capital raising

Avira Resources (ASX:AVW) – capital raising, project acquisition

Rafaella Resources Ltd (ASX:RFR) – capital raising


MARKETS (update at 7.30am AEDT)

Gold: US$1853.50 (-0.92%)

Silver: US$23.37 (-1.91%)

Oil (WTI): $US91.84 (-3.79%)

Oil (Brent): US$93.10 (-3.50%)

Aust Coking Coal (steelmaking): $432.30/t (+0.5%)

Newcastle Coal (thermal): $197/t (0.00%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US144.89 (-1.27%)

AUD/USD: 0.7151 (+0.34%)

Bitcoin: US$44,135 ($61,718) (+1.37%)

ASX 200 Mar Futures: 7,166 (+0.88%)



Has war been averted? It is too early to say for sure, but oil dropped and US Futures immediately jumped +300 points on news Russia was pulling back some troops.


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

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Oar Resources (ASX:OAR) is about to fly an EM survey over the ‘Crown’ nickel-copper-cobalt project, just 8km from Chalice Mining’s (ASX:CHN) world-class ‘Gonneville’ polymetallic discovery in WA.

The EM survey is aimed at identifying maiden drilling targets.

A company controlled by billionaire prospector Mark Creasy has scooped up a 9.6% stake in gold-lithium explorer Peregrine Gold (ASX:PGD) for $2.25m.

Cashed-up PGD now has ~$5.5m to accelerate exploration on its portfolio of gold and lithium projects, which has rapidly expanded since listing in March 2021.

Small gas producer AXP Energy (ASX:AXP) has permission to use its stranded natural gas assets in Colorado to power a third party cryptocurrency mining operation.

“While initial gas sales volumes are modest, delivering reliable supply to [crypto miner] EMI in the first instance is the key catalyst to then scaling up operations and thus production and we look forward to updating shareholders on progress,” CEO Tim Hart says.

And recycling specialist Sims Ltd (ASX:SGM) jumped 16% after delivering revenues of $4.26b, up 73.9% on the prior corresponding period (pcp). Bottom line earnings before interest and tax was $361.7m — up a massive 541% on pcp.



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