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:

TickerNamePrice% ChgVolumeMarket Cap
QTGQ Technology Group Ltd0.01+125.00%221.5k$1.4M
AJCAcacia Coal Ltd0.0015+50.00%7.5k$6.1M
LRSLatin Resources Ltd0.0015+50.00%17.9M$5.8M
SGCSACGASCO Ltd0.02+42.86%664.9k$5.3M
GTRGTI Resources Ltd0.03+38.89%1.9M$4.1M
RDGResource Development Group Ltd0.02+37.50%150.0k$13.9M
AAJAruma Resources Ltd0.004+33.33%875.0k$2.6M
AGEAlligator Energy Ltd0.004+33.33%200.0k$4.1M
DDD3D Resources Ltd0.002+33.33%18.8k$2.2M
GIBGibb River Diamonds Ltd0.04+29.03%157.5k$7.2M
KGMKalNorth Gold Mines Ltd0.01+28.57%130.0k$8.0M
BXNBioxyne Ltd0.03+25.00%457.3k$16.0M
DTMDart Mining NL0.005+25.00%750.0k$5.1M
DTRDateline Resources Ltd0.0025+25.00%1.0M$20.3M
RFNReffind Ltd0.005+25.00%4.1M$2.6M
TOMTomizone Ltd0.005+25.00%500.0k$2.1M
TRLTanga Resources Ltd0.0025+25.00%320.0k$3.2M
LERLeaf Resources Ltd0.04+23.33%15.1k$11.3M
KWRKingwest Resources Ltd0.16+23.08%3.4M$8.1M
VRXVRX Silica Ltd0.12+21.05%5.1M$46.5M

Yesterday’s losers

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

TickerCompanyPrice ($)% ChgVolumeMarket Cap
VIAViagold Capital Ltd0.03-98.72%600k$1.2M
CASCrusader Resources Ltd0.01-55.00%34.3M$9.3M
THDThred Ltd0.001-50.00%17.4M$1.8M
TMXTerrain Minerals Ltd0.002-33.33%26.5k$1.3M
EMPEmperor Energy Ltd0.002-33.33%4.0M$2.3M
CZNCorazon Mining Ltd0.002-33.33%333.3k$2.9M
SROShareroot Ltd0.0015-25.00%2.0M$2.8M
CADCaeneus Minerals Ltd0.0015-25.00%669.7k$3.2M
AVEAvecho Biotechnology Ltd0.003-25.00%10.0k$4.7M
AULAustar Gold Ltd0.003-25.00%2.4M$10.2M
OVLOro Verde Ltd0.004-20.00%6.2M$6.2M
ALTAnalytica Ltd0.004-20.00%1.4M$14.1M
RNXRenegade Exploration Ltd0.0025-16.67%850.0k$1.8M
LMLLincoln Minerals Ltd0.005-16.67%40.0k$2.9M
KMTKopore Metals Ltd0.01-16.67%1.7M$6.4M
SP3Spectur Ltd0.1-16.67%2.5M$6.5M
SDVSciDev Ltd0.13-16.13%268.1k$13.9M
SKNSkin Elements Ltd0.02-16.00%100.0k$3.4M