On Stockhead today, ASX cybersecurity stocks in the spotlight as global conflict intensifies, and a markets deep dive with Arian Neiron — managing director at VanEck Australia.

But first…the day ahead.

Local shares are set to open higher today, with ASX 200 March futures contracts trading at 7,119 — an indicative gain of 0.4%.

The ASX’s commodity-heavy index could benefit in morning trade, after gold and oil prices roared higher on Friday night as the Russia-Ukraine conflict continues to escalate.

TRADING HALTS

The following companies went into trading halts on Friday and are expected out in the next few days:

Structural Monitoring Systems (ASX:SMN) — US Federal Aviation Authority certification
Intra Energy Corp (ASX:IEC) — Cleansing prospectus
Vimy Resources (ASX:VMY) — Capital raising
Lucapa Diamond Company (ASX:LOM) — Capital raising

MARKETS (updated at 8am AEDT)

Gold: $US1,970.64 (+1.8%)

Silver: $US234.85 (+1.33%)

Oil (WTI): $US1118.03 (+6.85%)

Oil (Brent): $US125.03 (+6.84%)

Coal: $US418.75 (+13.18%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US156 (+3.31%)

AUD/USD: $US0.7371 (+0.57%)

Bitcoin: $US38,750 (-1.38%)

WHAT GOT YOU TALKING LAST WEEK?

All the February winners, from ASX resources stocks to the best (and worst) performing commodities.

And as the Russia-Ukraine crisis escalates, commodity prices were under the microscope on Friday as uranium stocks fell sharply while Wall Street traders sent gold and oil surging higher again.

For all you crypto lovers Stockhead’s Coinhead Facebook group is the place to share your views, insights, tips and ideas.

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.

LAST WEEK’S BIGGEST WINNERS

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

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LAST WEEK’S BIGGEST LOSERS

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

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