Rise and Shine: What you need to know before the ASX opens
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On Stockhead today, traps investors need to look out for in the record Aussie dollar gold price, how federal bureaucrats nearly crippled Australia’s heavy rare earths industry before it has even begun, and everything you need to know about online stockbroking platforms in Australia.
It’s a quiet schedule of data both in Australia and across the Asia region.
Looking abroad, Germany has June inflation data while the US has the third estimate of Q1 GDP along with initial jobless claims and the Kansas City Fed manufacturing index.
The following 13 companies are scheduled to come out of a trading halt or voluntary suspension over the next 48 hours:
Impedimed (ASX: IPD) – capital raising
Speciality Metals (ASX: SEI) – capital raising
Genex Power (ASX: GNX) – capital raising
Oakdale Resources (ASX: OAR) – acquisition
Discovery Africa (ASX: DAF) – legal proceedings
BrainChip Holdings (ASX: BRN) – contract and capital raising
Infinity Lithium (ASX: INF) – capital raising
Wattle Health (ASX: WHA) – proposed acquisition
Animoca Brands (ASX: AB1) – proposed transaction
Jervois Mining (ASX: JRV) – capital raising
Triton Minerals (ASX: TON) – capital raising and partnership
Rumble Resources (ASX: RTR) – results
Sun Resources (ASX: SUR) – capital raising
Gold: $US1406.63 ($2,014.03) -0.95%
Silver: $US15.25 -0.55%
Oil (Brent): $US66.37 +1.88%
Oil (WTI): $US59.27 +2.44%
Coal: $US69.50 -0.57%
Iron ore 62pc fe: $US107.93 -0.97%
AUD/USD: $US0.6984 +0.33%
Over on the Stockhead Facebook group chat, Nick Sundich’s post discussing whether established car makers have a competitive advantage over Tesla created a talking point.
“Cars are built from components, generally component manufacturers build to their spec and supply. So the expertise in building cars is not in the battery but the design and assembly line, and that is where Tesla is new,” group member Eric Frei commented.
“Therefore the existing manufacturers will win, hands down, and have a lot more techy cool gear to bolt in. Their supply chains are in place, their supply chain kept in the loop and tooling up.”
And these were the five most-discussed stocks on trading gossip forum HotCopper at close on Wednesday, June 26:
— HotCopper (@HotCopper) June 26, 2019
There weren’t many key developments of note among today’s winners, with Global Vanadium (ASX: GLV) doubling up while Property Connect Holdings (ASX: OLV) and Otherlevels Holdings (ASX: OLV) both climbed more than 40 per cent on no news.
Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks for Wednesday, June 26:
Leading the laggards was IT company Arq Group (ASX: ARQ), which fell sharply following an operational update which resulted in another earnings downgrade amid continued uncertainty about the prospective loss of a major client.
Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks for Wednesday, June 26: