On Stockhead today, how will global finance regulators keep up with Facebook’s new crypto, using the power of the crowd to disrupt mineral exploration, and science finds a way to make hydrogen with less energy.

But first:

The day ahead

It’s a relatively quiet day of data in Australia before a speech from RBA assistant governor Michelle Bullock called “Modernising the Australian Payments System” (5:05pm AEST).

Overnight, all eyes will be on US Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell when he gives a speech on the US economy in New York.

Company news

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

Tuesday:

Spectur (ASX: SP3) – capital raising
Alice Queen (ASX: AQX) – capital raising
Comet Resources (ASX: CRL) – capital raising

Wednesday:

Bionomics (ASX: BNO) – clinical trial results
Superior Lake Resources (ASX: SUP) – capital raising
Arrow Minerals (ASX: AMD) – capital raising
Rimfire Pacific Mining (ASX: RIM) – capital raising
Indiana Resources (ASX: IDA) – capital raising
Archer Exploration (ASX: AXE) – development update

Markets

Gold: $US1,422.31 ($2,042.60) +1.50%

Silver: $US15.46 +0.58%

Oil (Brent): $US64.84 -0.66%

Oil (WTI): $US57.78 +0.56%

Coal: $US71.02 -1.53%

Iron ore 62pc fe: $US107.54 +0.31%

AUD/USD: $US0.6963 +0.53%

What got you talking yesterday

These were the five most-discussed stocks on trading gossip forum HotCopper at close on Monday, June 24:

Yesterday’s winners

One stock which didn’t get a guernsey on the most-discussed list — but arguably should’ve — was Hylea Metals (ASX:HCO), the battery metals play which has just made a small pivot to nuclear with a majority-acquisition of the Kayelekera uranium mine in Malawi.

Clearly investors are getting an itchy trigger finger in the uranium space, because the $10m deal was the catalyst for HCO shares to rocket higher by more than 330 per cent.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks for Monday, June 24:

Ticker Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
HCO Hylea Metals Ltd 0.06 +330.77% $5.6M 17.3M
VAR Variscan Mines Ltd 0.002 +100.00% $2.5M 900.0k
GGX Gas2Grid Ltd 0.003 +50.00% $5.2M 233.3k
GLV Global Vanadium Ltd 0.0015 +50.00% $4.2M 2.6M
IPT Impact Minerals Ltd 0.006 +50.00% $7.9M 1.2M
AD1 ApplyDirect Ltd 0.02 +33.33% $6.8M 309.1k
MSR Manas Resources Ltd 0.004 +33.33% $10.6M 11.3M
PCL Pancontinental Oil & Gas NL 0.002 +33.33% $10.8M 9.0M
MQR Marquee Resources Ltd 0.13 +32.98% $5.3M 413.7k
KGD Kula Gold Ltd 0.03 +26.09% $10.9M 261.7k
ARU Arafura Resources Ltd 0.14 +25.91% $105.5M 19.7M
BAS Bass Oil Ltd 0.0025 +25.00% $6.5M 6.6M
LCY Legacy Iron Ore Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $7.3M 4.1M
PPY Papyrus Australia Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $1.2M 20.0k
ROG Red Sky Energy Ltd 0.0025 +25.00% $3.1M 500.0k
SVD ScandiVanadium Ltd 0.01 +25.00% $3.5M 1.2M
VMC Venus Metals Corp Ltd 0.16 +24.00% $17.5M 518.0k
EQE Equus Mining Ltd 0.013 +23.81% $11.7M 2.0M
GPR Geopacific Resources Ltd 0.02 +22.22% $57.0M 9.4M
TNR Torian Resources Ltd 0.011 +22.22% $2.8M 223.8k
MOY Millennium Minerals Ltd 0.1 +21.95% $89.1M 17.1M

Yesterday’s losers

Leading the laggards was energy minnow NuEnergy Gas (ASX: NGY), which lost more than half its value on no news and low volumes with just 7,900 shares trading hands.

It was also a rough session for Harris Technology (ASX: HT8), which slumped by 55 per cent. Earlier this month, the IT company announced the cancellation of joint venture projects in China and Hong Kong.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks for Monday, June 24:

Ticker Company Price ($) % Chg Volume Market Cap
NGY NuEnergy Gas Ltd 0.005 -58.33% $7.4M 7.9k
HT8 Harris Technology Group Ltd 0.012 -55.56% $2.2M 136.3k
TRM Truscott Mining Corp Ltd 0.007 -53.33% $825K 800.0k
TMX Terrain Minerals Ltd 0.002 -33.33% $1.3M 570.0k
SYT Syntonic Ltd 0.002 -33.33% $6.6M 3.6M
MTB Mount Burgess Mining NL 0.002 -33.33% $970K 200.0k
GPP Greenpower Energy Ltd 0.001 -33.33% $1.9M 756.4k
ADV Ardiden Ltd 0.002 -33.33% $3.4M 4.1M
SER Strategic Energy Resources Ltd 0.005 -28.57% $4.5M 7.0M
CLA Celsius Resources Ltd 0.03 -27.50% $22.0M 75.7M
RES Resource Generation Ltd 0.13 -25.71% $75.6M 7.5M
MLS Metals Australia Ltd 0.0015 -25.00% $4.4M 2.7M
EFE Eastern Iron Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $1.2M 25.0k
CIO Connected IO Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $5.4M 1.3M
ORM Orion Metals Ltd 0.01 -25.00% $7.2M 149.8k