On Stockhead today, why hydrogen’s probably not as clean as you think, the most in-demand stocks on the ASX right now, and six startup founders on the toughest questions investors ask.

But first:

The week ahead

With the RBA now expected to cut rates further in 2019, markets will look at Tuesday’s minutes from this month’s board meeting for any extra clues as to the central bank’s thinking.

Also this week, RBA governor Philip Lowe will give a speech on Thursday called “The labour market & spare capacity” (11:15 AEST).

As the global rates outlook readjusts, Wednesday night’s policy decision from the US Federal Reserve will also get plenty of attention.

The Aussie dollar will start the week back below US69 cents, after the greenback strengthened following a strong US retail sales report on Friday night.

Company news

The following companies are scheduled to come out of a trading halt or voluntary suspension over the next 48 hours:

Tuesday:

IntelliHR Holdings (ASX: IHR) – Capital raising
Southern Gold (ASX: SAU) – Capital raising
Ramelius Resources (ASX: RMS) – Capital raising.

Wednesday:

Prospect Resources (ASX: PSC) – Capital raising
Kore Potash (ASX: KP2) – Capital raising
Bard1 Life Sciences (ASX: BD1) – Capital raising
Xanadu Mines (ASX: XAM) – Capital raising.

Markets

Gold: $US1,341.33 ($1,951.42) -0.05%

Silver: $US14.87 -0.20%

Oil (Brent): $US62.01 +1.14%

Oil (WTI): $US52.51 +0.44%

Coal: $US73.00 -0.92%

Iron ore 62pc fe: $US104.33 -1.84%

AUD/USD: $US0.6874

What got you talking last week

There was plenty of chatter on Stockhead’s Facebook chat group, with members weighing in on our stories covering everything from gaming in Africa, big base metals discoveries in WA and Rachel Williamson’s piece running the numbers on what hydrogen can (and can’t) do.

These were the five most-discussed stocks on trading gossip forum HotCopper at close on Friday, June 14:

Last week’s winners

Leading the way last week were Marquee Resources (ASX:MQR) and AustChina Holdings (ASX:AUH), which both posted weekly gains of at least 100 per cent.

Marquee shares raced ahead after the company announced it was acquiring Centenario Lithium, an Argentina-based explorer.

As part of the deal MQR said it will receive commitments for a capital raising of not less than $500,000 at 10c per share from the Centenario Lithium shareholders

Ticker Name Price last Friday Price this Friday % change Market Cap
MQR MARQUEE RESOURCES LIMITED 0.063 0.130 107% 2569658
AUH AUSTCHINA HOLDINGS LTD 0.005 0.010 100% 3082924
EVE EVE INVESTMENTS LTD 0.007 0.010 50% 9922681
FAM FAMILY INSIGHTS GROUP LTD 0.001 0.002 50% 2591250
VPR VOLT POWER GROUP LTD 0.001 0.001 50% 8545459
DDD 3D RESOURCES LTD 0.001 0.002 50% 1147635
CUP COUNTPLUS LTD 0.501 0.740 48% 52486977
ADR ADHERIUM LTD 0.021 0.030 43% 4094392
KTE K2 ENERGY LTD 0.007 0.010 43% 2077541
FGO FLAMINGO AI LTD 0.007 0.010 38% 6966074
NAG NAGAMBIE RESOURCES LTD 0.036 0.050 38% 14205692
ARU ARAFURA RESOURCES LTD 0.087 0.120 38% 78292681
CLA CELSIUS RESOURCES LTD 0.044 0.060 35% 30347785
AVW AVIRA RESOURCES LTD 0.003 0.004 33% 2764000
DRE DREADNOUGHT RESOURCES LTD 0.002 0.003 33% 3066607
CIO CONNECTED IO LTD 0.003 0.004 33% 5011367
ARN ALDORO RESOURCES LTD 0.120 0.160 33% 3927644
PSM PENINSULA MINES LTD 0.003 0.004 33% 2744298
IS4 I SYNERGY GROUP LIMITED 0.150 0.200 33% 25300008
XPE XPED LTD 0.001 0.002 33% 2082440
PWN PARKWAY MINERALS NL 0.003 0.004 33% 1681416
DAF DISCOVERY AFRICA LTD 0.008 0.010 33% 1007393
GSM GOLDEN STATE MINING LTD 0.060 0.080 33% 2003966
EQE EQUUS MINING LTD 0.008 0.010 33% 4960146
OLI OLIVER'S REAL FOOD LTD 0.038 0.050 32% 8662788
RGL RIVERSGOLD LTD 0.023 0.030 32% 1576371

Last week’s losers

Three penny stocks trading below one cent lost half their value on no news.

And communications company Flexiroam (ASX: FRX), which provides data-roaming plans for mobile phone customers, has had enough — it wants to delist.

The company cited a number of factors in its decision, including low liquidity and the extra fees associated with maintaining a listed structure.

Ticker Name Price last Friday Price this Friday % change Market Cap
CWX CARAWINE RESOURCES LTD 0.126 0.100 -21% 3665546
IDZ INDOOR SKYDIVING AUSTRALIA G 0.013 0.010 -21% 1416859
BNO BIONOMICS LTD 0.076 0.060 -21% 23711808
OLV OTHERLEVELS HOLDINGS LIMITED 0.013 0.010 -21% 2180282
NTI NEUROTECH INTERNATIONAL LTD 0.026 0.020 -22% 1688382
AVZ AVZ MINERALS LTD 0.077 0.060 -22% 88505428
GIB GIBB RIVER DIAMONDS LTD 0.039 0.030 -22% 3464829
AO2 ASSETOWL LTD 0.013 0.010 -22% 1457005
HCO HYLEA METALS LTD 0.013 0.010 -24% 899550
MLS METALS AUSTRALIA LTD 0.003 0.002 -25% 3034040
AAJ ARUMA RESOURCES LTD 0.004 0.003 -25% 1362819
SYT SYNTONIC LTD 0.004 0.003 -25% 6816620
RIM RIMFIRE PACIFIC MINING NL 0.005 0.004 -25% 2217318
GPP GREENPOWER ENERGY LTD 0.003 0.002 -25% 2014134
VTG VITA GROUP LTD 1.580 1.180 -25% 132185102
RFR RAFAELLA RESOURCES LTD 0.164 0.120 -27% 2891705
LHB LIONHUB GROUP LTD 0.007 0.005 -29% 2855038
AD2 APPLYDIRECT LTD 0.014 0.010 -30% 4119723
WLD WELLARD LTD 0.043 0.030 -30% 10278631
LRS LATIN RESOURCES LTD 0.001 0.001 -33% 2492731
UTR ULTRACHARGE LTD 0.004 0.003 -33% 1483412
FRX FLEXIROAM LTD 0.045 0.030 -34% 5520229
NES NELSON RESOURCES LTD 0.077 0.050 -35% 1606738
MTB MOUNT BURGESS MINING NL 0.004 0.002 -50% 657665
CYQ CYCLIQ GROUP LTD 0.006 0.003 -50% 671630
IAM INTIGER GROUP LTD 0.004 0.002 -50% 1159426