On Stockhead today, 3 experts, 6 battery metals picks for the EV boom, who’s listing on the ASX this month, and 5 ways the budget may boost your portfolio.

But first … the day ahead.

 

TRADING HALTS

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

Air New Zealand Limited (ASX: AIZ) –  trading halt, pending an announcement on recapitalisation plans

Winsome Resources Limited (ASX:WR1) – trading halt, pending an announcement regarding a capital raising

Musgrave Minerals Limited (ASX:MGV) –  trading halt, pending an announcement regarding a capital raising

TasFoods Limited (ASX: TFL) –  trading halt, pending an announcement regarding a capital raising

 

MARKETS

Gold: $US1,921.66 ($2,557.59) (+0.13%)

Silver: $US24.83 ($33.04) (+0.35%)

Oil (WTI): $US106.37 (+205%)

Oil (Brent): $US112.08 (+1.68%)

Coal: $US258 (-1.15%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US147.50 (0%)

AUD/USD: $US1.33 (-0.15%)

Bitcoin: $US47,447.21 (+0.09%)

 

WHAT GOT YOU TALKING YESTERDAY?

Culpeo Resources’ (ASX:CPO) copper hit was the talk of the town.

 

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YESTERDAY’s BIGGEST SMALL CAP WINNERS

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Yesterday the copper-showstopper (and our third of the week) was Culpeo Minerals (ASX:CPO).

Like the two before it, COP smacked into the copper motherlode – also in its very first drillhole at the ‘Lana Corina’ project in Chile. It’s up about 112%. On Monday, Tempest Minerals (ASX:TEM) jumped circa 265% after doing exactly the same at ‘Orion’.

And on Tuesday, newly listed Recharge Metals (ASX:REC) ran headlong into 300m of copper mineralisation in drilling at its West Aussie flagship ‘Brandy Hill South’ project.

And remember, Culpeo only got all ASX-y in September, listing on the 10th with a couple of porphyry projects, and only got its hands on 80% of Lana Corina earlier this month.

Still underground, and Cosmo Metals (ASX:CMO) is having a good dig, 3,000m of it in fact as it kicks off at CMO’s twin ‘Mt Venn’ and ‘Eastern Mafic’ copper-nickel projects also in the Greatest State.

The program is expected to take about three weeks and looks to back up resource studies after a previous drill program completed in late 2021 returned several wide, higher-grade intersections of…  (pauses, cleans glasses, sighs. puts them back on end of nose, continues…) copper.

More high-grade lithium from Brazil for Latin Resources (ASX:LRS) peaking at 3.22%. Ore grade is usually around 1%, so it’s the really good stuff.

First assay results from the initial two drill holes at the ‘Southern Target’ area of the ‘Salinas’ project “have confirmed a potential new high-grade lithium discovery”, the company said.

Tesoro Resources (ASX: TSO) has nailed some ‘sensational’ intercepts – the best to date – from its flagship El Zorro gold project in Chile.

Diamond drill assays returned “multiple wide gold intercepts from high-grade, strike-extensive zones which remain open at depth and to the south.” Shares are climbing higher at lunch.

Firefinch (ASX:FFX) is up well into double digits as the goldie continues to unpack the monster inside the Morila gold mine in Mali. It’s now secured a mining licence for its Finkola permit, allowing work to begin at the Beledjo-Koting deposit, the fourth satellite ore source for Firefinch to feed the Morila mill.

Beledjo-Koting contains an ore reserve of 20,000oz including 0.63Mt at 0.98g/t gold, with inferred and indicated resources of 0.93Mt at 1.01g/t for 30,000oz of gold.

 

YESTERDAY’S BIGGEST SMALL CAP LOSERS

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