On Stockhead today, near-record ASX200 highs doesn’t mean small cap investors can relax, what Australia can do to fix its poor EV take-up, and what does a travel agent founder want with $4.9m of stock in State Gas?

But first:

The day ahead

RBA governor Philip Lowe is scheduled to give a speech at 11:15am (eastern time) called “The labour market & spare capacity”.

Markets will be watching for any extra colour from the governor on the bank’s view of employment, given that it’s highlighted changes in the jobs market are now the primary catalyst for further changes in the official cash rate.

Elsewhere, the central banks of Japan and the UK will both make interest rate policy announcements.

Company news

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

Thursday:

St George Mining (ASX:SGQ) – capital raising
Arafura Resources (ASX:ARU) – capital raising
Pure Minerals (ASX:PM1) – capital raising

Friday:

Emu (ASX:EMU) – outcome of exploration tenement negotiations
Syrah Resources (ASX:SYR) – capital raising outcome
KneoMedia (ASX:KNM) – capital raising
Calidus Resources (ASX:CAI) – response to price query

Markets

Gold: $US1358.03 ($1,972.47) +1.06%

Silver: $US15.16 +1.03%

Oil (Brent): $US62.22 +0.11%

Oil (WTI): $US54.23 +0.45%

Coal: $US69.68 -1.23%

Iron ore 62pc Fe: $US105.79 +1.56%

AUD/USD: $US0.6881

What got you talking yesterday

These were the five most-discussed stocks on trading gossip forum HotCopper at close on Wednesday, June 19:

Yesterday’s winners

Oil and gas explorer and developer Red Sky Energy (ROG: ASX) finished top of the pops, nipping up 50 per cent to 3 cents after announcing the results of a strategic review on its fully owned Flax oil & gas project in the Cooper Basin.

The company said it can commence an early development phase that could produce oil revenues within six months, while also further proving up the Flax resource which may hold up to 9.9 million barrels of oil.

These were the best performing stocks at market close on Wednesday, June 19:

TickerNamePrice% ChgVolumeMarket Cap
ROGRed Sky Energy Ltd0.003+50.00%4.3M$3.8M
OAUOra Gold Ltd0.01+42.86%446.2k$6.5M
IAMIntiger Group Ltd0.002+33.33%1.3M$3.4M
XPEXped Ltd0.002+33.33%1.4M$3.0M
SGCSACGASCO Ltd0.02+33.33%2.7M$5.3M
PVLPowerhouse Ventures Ltd0.06+30.00%106.4k$1.9M
WMLWoomera Mining Ltd0.03+25.00%144.2k$2.8M
ANLAmani Gold Ltd0.0025+25.00%3.9M$13.0M
CTOCitigold Corp Ltd0.005+25.00%2.2M$10.8M
ENXEnegex Ltd0.01+25.00%66.2k$805K
EQEEquus Mining Ltd0.01+25.00%1.8M$9.0M
GBZGBM Resources Ltd0.005+25.00%95.6k$5.5M
GTEGreat Western Exploration Ltd0.005+25.00%1.8M$5.0M
MNCMetminco Ltd0.0025+25.00%4.8M$3.0M
OVLOro Verde Ltd0.0025+25.00%3.5M$3.9M
TNRTorian Resources Ltd0.01+25.00%1.2M$2.6M
ABVAdvanced Braking Technology Lt0.02+23.53%621.9k$6.2M
RHPRhipe Ltd2.98+23.14%1.9M$414.2M
RANRange International Ltd0.03+21.74%641.5k$5.6M
AVCAuctus Alternative Investments0.31+21.57%10.0k$9.0M
AO1AssetOwl Ltd0.0085+21.43%281.2k$2.6M
OBJOBJ Ltd0.02+21.43%22.2M$30.8M

Yesterday’s losers

These were the worst performing stocks at market close on Wednesday, June 19:

TickerCompanyPrice ($)% ChgVolumeMarket Cap
AKNAuking Mining Ltd0.001-50.00%15.0k$933K
OLHOldfields Holdings Ltd0.04-36.36%223.4k$2.9M
SYTSyntonic Ltd0.002-33.33%52.6M$6.6M
SANSagalio Energy Ltd0.002-33.33%64.0k$409K
EMPEmperor Energy Ltd0.002-33.33%2.0M$2.0M
CAVCarnavale Resources Ltd0.002-33.33%200.0k$1.5M
KTEK2 Energy Ltd0.006-33.33%250.0k$1.8M
AEVAvenira Ltd0.007-30.00%2.1M$7.4M
KKLKollakorn Corp Ltd0.012-29.41%415.0k$2.5M
AQXAlice Queen Ltd0.009-25.00%3.0M$5.9M
TOMTomizone Ltd0.003-25.00%2.4M$1.3M
SRNSurefire Resources NL0.003-25.00%580.3k$1.5M
RIMRimfire Pacific Mining NL0.003-25.00%630.0k$3.2M
MLSMetals Australia Ltd0.0015-25.00%647.0k$4.4M
CIOConnected IO Ltd0.003-25.00%10.5M$5.4M
CADCaeneus Minerals Ltd0.0015-25.00%1.6M$3.2M
AAJAruma Resources Ltd0.003-25.00%2.0M$2.0M
KGDKula Gold Ltd0.02-23.08%194.9k$7.5M
ERGEneco Refresh Ltd0.05-22.86%12.0k$14.7M
PGRPAS Group Ltd/The0.12-22.58%96.6k$16.4M
IMCImmuron Ltd0.1-22.22%3.2M$17.1M
AHNAthena Resources Ltd0.02-20.83%200.0k$5.1M