On Stockhead today, why energy and gold are the markets to play right now, the tree-free future of fashion, and who’s got a slice of a $32bn tech opportunity?

But first…the day ahead.

Local shares are set to open lower today. At 7.45am AEDT, the ASX 200 March futures is pointing down by 0.36%.


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

Tower Ltd (ASX:TWR) — Capital return to shareholders
Pioneer Credit (ASX:PNC) — Share placement
Calidus Resources (ASX:CAI) — Lithium exploration results

MARKETS (updated at 7.45am AEDT)

Gold: $US1,997.07 (+1.34%)

Silver: $US25.55 (-0.43%)

Oil (WTI): $US120.22 (+3.52%)

Oil (Brent): $US123.59 (+4.64%)

Coal: $US418.75 (+0.00%)

Aust Coking Coal (steelmaking): $435.70/t (0.00%)

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

Iron 62pc Fe: $US158.82 (+4.29%)

AUD/USD: $US0.7316 (-0.73%)

Bitcoin: $US37,545.40 (-3.32%)


Mainly, commodities.

Oil surged again, gold stocks caught a bid and a number of coal stocks also rose as the Russia-Ukraine conflict wreaks havoc on spot commodity prices.

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

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Code Company Price % Volume
SMR Stanmore Resources 1.95 70.3% 850,699
SMN Structural Monitoring 0.965 41.9% 1,470,580
SIX Sprintex Ltd 0.07 27.3% 658,452
PRM Prominence Energy 0.014 27.3% 9,371,764
SHP South Harz Potash 0.215 26.5% 13,558,073
POD Podium Minerals 0.44 25.7% 773,551
CLE Cyclone Metals 0.005 25.0% 41,139,050
KP2 Kore Potash PLC 0.021 23.5% 33,650,334
IPT Impact Minerals 0.016 23.1% 16,878,402
MAY Melbana Energy Ltd 0.1125 22.3% 86,636,429
INP Incentiapay Ltd 0.018 20.0% 1,334,051
XTE Xtek Limited 0.24 20.0% 453,445
AVW Avira Resources Ltd 0.006 20.0% 17,062,458
ESH Esports Mogul Ltd 0.006 20.0% 3,185,696
OAR OAR Resources Ltd 0.006 20.0% 19,728,700
VPR Volt Power Group 0.003 20.0% 30,000
OZZ OZZ Resources 0.11 19.6% 9,828
IVT Inventis Limited 0.105 19.3% 3,225
EMU EMU NL 0.019 18.8% 552,233
GME GME Resources Ltd 0.07 18.6% 82,723
BRX Belararoxlimited 0.82 18.0% 673,575
BRK Brookside Energy Ltd 0.02 17.6% 80,122,939
DEG De Grey Mining 1.36 17.2% 16,483,288
FME Future Metals NL 0.275 17.0% 6,865,992
RSG Resolute Mining 0.32 16.4% 18,508,847
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nvestors were pumped about Stanmore Resources (ASX:SMR), which managed to sell its full quota of shares in connection with the US$1.2bn acquisition of BHP’s Queensland coal prices.

And out of a trading halt is Structural Monitoring Systems (ASX:SMN), which only got its spurs back to the ASX on February 25 and has ripped higher on some key regulatory news from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

“This approval marks an extraordinary milestone in aviation history, the first-ever in the world regulatory agency approved sensor technology validated and certified for detecting critical structural cracks on aircraft,” SMN said


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

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