On Stockhead today – mining lithium from seawater, our monthly dairy stocks update, and why Hot Copper’s not leading the stocks chat space anymore.

But first here’s what you need to know.

The day ahead

It’s the final day of Diggers and Dealers. Reuben Adams has been carrying the Stockhead flag – here is his Day 3 preview.

Releasing earnings today are tech plays Reckon (ASX: RKN) and Zip (ASX: Z1P) as well as big banks CBA & Suncorp.

We’ll see the Australian Industry Group’s Performance of Construction Index at 8.30am. Then at 11.30am brace yourself for month on month home loans and investment lending.

In the US there is the Canaccord Genuity Growth Conference. Among small caps presenting are Redbubble (ASX: RBL), Piedmont Lithium (ASX: PLL), EML Payments (ASX: EML) and Bigtincan Holdings (ASX: BTH).

The following companies are expected to come out of trading halts in the next 48 hours:

Wednesday: 

MRG Metals (ASX: MRQ) – capital raise

Opthea (ASX: OPT) – clinical trial results

Winchester Energy (ASX: WEL) – capital raise

Redbank Copper (ASX: RCP) – results of company review

Sun Resources (ASX: SUR) – capital raise

Sequoia Financial Group (ASX: SEQ) – capital raise

Thursday: 

Jatenergy (ASX: JAT) – acquisition

Ironbark Zinc (ASX: IBG) – result of case hearing with Glencore

Impression Healthcare (ASX: IHL) – supply agreement

Freedom Oil and Gas (ASX: FDM) – capital raising

Broo (ASX: BEE) – supply agreement

Rural Funds Group (ASX: RFF) – response to Bonitas’ allegations

Markets

Gold: $US1,475.72 ($2,182.95) +0.72%

Silver: $US16.45 +0.31%

Oil (Brent): $US58.66 -1.92%

Oil (WTI): $US53.54 -2.27%

Coal: $US73.20 -1.01%

Iron ore 62pc fe: $US100.34 -5.79%

AUD/USD: $US0.6759 -0.0002%

What got you talking yesterday

These were the five most discussed stocks among ASX investors on Tuesday August 6:

$AUZ – Australian Mines

$RFF – Rural Funds Group

$PLS – Pilbara Metals

$CXY – Cougar Energy

$CTM – Centaurus Metals

In case you missed it, here’s what made Rural Funds Group fall – a report by prominent short-sellers accused it of cooking its books. It fell in an hour before it halted until Thursday, by which Rural will respond.

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Yesterday’s winners

Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
MLS Metals Australia Ltd 0.002 +100.00% $5.9M 5.2M
GLV Global Vanadium Ltd 0.003 +50.00% $8.5M 37.8M
DTR Dateline Resources Ltd 0.004 +33.33% $32.5M 5.0M
BNR Bulletin Resources Ltd 0.03 +31.82% $5.2M 692.3k
AHK ARK Mines Ltd 0.03 +25.00% $1.4M 300.0k
OLV Otherlevels Holdings Ltd 0.011 +22.22% $3.2M 1.1M
AUZ Australian Mines Ltd 0.02 +16.67% $72.3M 92.9M
ANW Aus Tin Mining Ltd 0.007 +16.67% $15.5M 5.5M
MSM MSM Corp International Ltd 0.007 +16.67% $11.7M 4.8M
NWE Norwest Energy NL 0.0035 +16.67% $11.8M 3.9M
SCN Scorpion Minerals Ltd 0.008 +14.29% $1.4M 100.0k
SIH Sihayo Gold Ltd 0.02 +14.29% $37.1M 396.6k
SVT ServTech Global Holdings Ltd 0.02 +14.29% $10.5M 3.8M
BLZ Blaze International Ltd 0.03 +13.64% $5.3M 855.2k
ID8 Identitii Ltd 0.38 +13.64% $20.4M 10.3k
ASW Advanced Share Registry Ltd 0.77 +13.14% $33.1M 14.6k
KNL Kibaran Resources Ltd 0.1 +12.90% $30.7M 92.6k
EVE EVE Investments Ltd 0.0045 +12.50% $11.3M 1.1M
IPT Impact Minerals Ltd 0.009 +12.50% $11.9M 1.9M
SUD Suda Pharmaceuticals Ltd 0.0045 +12.50% $16.0M 9.4M

Yesterday’s losers

Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
VIC Victory Mines Ltd 0.001 -50.00% $1.4M 4.6M
RFF Rural Funds Group 1.36 -42.13% $455.5M 6.4M
XPE Xped Ltd 0.001 -33.33% $1.5M 272.6k
UTR Ultracharge Ltd 0.002 -33.33% $2.1M 1.2M
MNC Metminco Ltd 0.002 -33.33% $2.4M 255.4k
CLZ Classic Minerals Ltd 0.001 -33.33% $4.2M 23.2M
DRE Dreadnought Resources Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $4.4M 254.8k
AOA Ausmon Resources Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $1.6M 1.0M
ANL Amani Gold Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $15.6M 6.6M
WWG Wiseway Group Ltd 0.17 -22.73% $20.6M 100.8k
HIP Hipo Resources Ltd 0.007 -22.22% $2.7M 454.3k
CTM Centaurus Metals Ltd 0.007 -22.22% $19.0M 58.3M
COY Coppermoly Ltd 0.007 -22.22% $14.9M 502.3k
FHS Freehill Mining Ltd 0.011 -21.43% $9.0M 31.5k
CTE Cryosite Ltd 0.04 -20.00% $1.9M 234.1k
QGL Quantum Graphite Ltd 0.002 -20.00% $15.3M 1.8M
ECT Environmental Clean Technologies 0.004 -20.00% $19.2M 3.4M
E2E Eon NRG Ltd 0.004 -20.00% $3.1M 7.2M
CZN Corazon Mining Ltd 0.002 -20.00% $3.3M 600.0k
BUY Bounty Oil & Gas NL 0.004 -20.00% $3.8M 867.0k
AYR Alloy Resources Ltd 0.002 -20.00% $3.4M 540.0k

There you have it – all you need to know.