On Stockhead today, we check out what’s happening with fintechs and analysts’ predictions, Barry FitzGerald is fireside with Musgrave Minerals boss Robert Waugh, and is hydrogen vital to the energy revolution or just a pipedream?

But first:

The day ahead

As a consumption-led slowdown continues to put the brakes on the Australian economy, markets will get an update on sentiment among Aussie households this morning with the release of Westpac’s monthly consumer confidence index.

Looking abroad there’s Chinese inflation data for June during Asian trade, then key events overnight will be led by the release of the minutes from the US Fed’s June meeting. US Fed Chair Jerome Powell will also make his bi-annual testimony to Congress.

Company news

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

Wednesday:
UUV Aquabotix (ASX:UUV) – capital raising
Koppar Resources (ASX:KRX) – acquisition
Dacian Gold (ASX:DCN) – FY guidance and updated life of mine plan
Digital Wine Ventures (ASX:DW8) – logistics partnership

Thursday:
Elixir Energy (ASX:EXR) – government project approval

Markets

Gold: $US1,396.47 ($2,015.62) +0.82%

Silver: $US15.10 -0.07%

Oil (Brent): $US64.53 +0.66%

Oil (WTI): $US58.47 +1.4%

Coal: $US76.07

Iron ore 62pc fe: $US122.60 +4.1%

AUD/USD: $US0.6929 -0.62%

What got you talking yesterday

For those who like a bit of mining industry gossip, Mel Culley delivered the goods on Stockhead’s Facebook chat page yesterday afternoon:

“The rumour mill at BHP indicates they will be taking as much ore from the junior miners in the surrounding areas to current tenements as they can get their hands on 😉,” Culley said.

These were the five most-discussed stocks on trading gossip forum HotCopper at close on Tuesday, July 9:

Yesterday’s winners

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks for Tuesday, July 9:

Ticker Name Price % Chg Volume Market Cap
QTG Q Technology Group Ltd 0.01 +125.00% 221.5k $1.4M
AJC Acacia Coal Ltd 0.0015 +50.00% 7.5k $6.1M
LRS Latin Resources Ltd 0.0015 +50.00% 17.9M $5.8M
SGC SACGASCO Ltd 0.02 +42.86% 664.9k $5.3M
GTR GTI Resources Ltd 0.03 +38.89% 1.9M $4.1M
RDG Resource Development Group Ltd 0.02 +37.50% 150.0k $13.9M
AAJ Aruma Resources Ltd 0.004 +33.33% 875.0k $2.6M
AGE Alligator Energy Ltd 0.004 +33.33% 200.0k $4.1M
DDD 3D Resources Ltd 0.002 +33.33% 18.8k $2.2M
GIB Gibb River Diamonds Ltd 0.04 +29.03% 157.5k $7.2M
KGM KalNorth Gold Mines Ltd 0.01 +28.57% 130.0k $8.0M
BXN Bioxyne Ltd 0.03 +25.00% 457.3k $16.0M
DTM Dart Mining NL 0.005 +25.00% 750.0k $5.1M
DTR Dateline Resources Ltd 0.0025 +25.00% 1.0M $20.3M
RFN Reffind Ltd 0.005 +25.00% 4.1M $2.6M
TOM Tomizone Ltd 0.005 +25.00% 500.0k $2.1M
TRL Tanga Resources Ltd 0.0025 +25.00% 320.0k $3.2M
LER Leaf Resources Ltd 0.04 +23.33% 15.1k $11.3M
KWR Kingwest Resources Ltd 0.16 +23.08% 3.4M $8.1M
VRX VRX Silica Ltd 0.12 +21.05% 5.1M $46.5M

Yesterday’s losers

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks for Tuesday, July 9:

Ticker Company Price ($) % Chg Volume Market Cap
VIA Viagold Capital Ltd 0.03 -98.72% 600k $1.2M
CAS Crusader Resources Ltd 0.01 -55.00% 34.3M $9.3M
THD Thred Ltd 0.001 -50.00% 17.4M $1.8M
TMX Terrain Minerals Ltd 0.002 -33.33% 26.5k $1.3M
EMP Emperor Energy Ltd 0.002 -33.33% 4.0M $2.3M
CZN Corazon Mining Ltd 0.002 -33.33% 333.3k $2.9M
SRO Shareroot Ltd 0.0015 -25.00% 2.0M $2.8M
CAD Caeneus Minerals Ltd 0.0015 -25.00% 669.7k $3.2M
AVE Avecho Biotechnology Ltd 0.003 -25.00% 10.0k $4.7M
AUL Austar Gold Ltd 0.003 -25.00% 2.4M $10.2M
OVL Oro Verde Ltd 0.004 -20.00% 6.2M $6.2M
ALT Analytica Ltd 0.004 -20.00% 1.4M $14.1M
RNX Renegade Exploration Ltd 0.0025 -16.67% 850.0k $1.8M
LML Lincoln Minerals Ltd 0.005 -16.67% 40.0k $2.9M
KMT Kopore Metals Ltd 0.01 -16.67% 1.7M $6.4M
SP3 Spectur Ltd 0.1 -16.67% 2.5M $6.5M
SDV SciDev Ltd 0.13 -16.13% 268.1k $13.9M
SKN Skin Elements Ltd 0.02 -16.00% 100.0k $3.4M