On Stockhead today, eight stocks to kick off your lithium portfolio, can gold break through $2K, and a new 3D imager enters the ASX.

But first…

 

The day ahead

The All Ordinaries index of ASX shares managed to stay over 7,000 points in Thursday trade, but it finished 11 points lower on day at 7,122.

Trading volumes were lower in regional stock markets in Asia because of the Lunar New Year holiday.

Gold miner Newcrest (ASX:NCM) was one of the ASX market’s standout performers Thursday, rising 4 per cent on an increased dividend and well-received first half-year results.

And another rise in iron ore prices to back over $US160 per tonne buoyed producers of the metal ore.

 

TRADING HALTS

The following companies are in trading halts and are expected to exit over the next two trading days:

 

FRIDAY

Sunshine Gold (ASX:SHN) – acquisition
EcoGraf (ASX:EGR) – capital raising
Challenger Exploration (ASX:CEL) – assay results
88 Energy (ASX:88E) – capital raising & board changes
Pilot Energy (ASX:PGY) – acquisition
Tyranna Resources (ASX:TYX) – price query

MONDAY

Silver Mines (ASX:SVL) – capital raising
Consolidated Zinc (ASX:CZL) – capital raising
Nearmap (ASX:NEA) – short seller response

 

MARKETS

Gold: $US1,823.79 ($2,352.56) (-1.00%)

Silver: $US26.99 ($34.82) (0.00%)

Oil (WTI): $US57.91 (-1.31%)

Oil (Brent): $US60.82 (-1.06%)

Coal: $US81.50 (-0.49%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US160.08 (+0.21%)

AUD/USD: $US0.7752 (+0.40%)

Bitcoin: $US48,204.31 (+7.07%)

 

What got you talking yesterday

Stockhead readers were enamoured to learn more about the strong performance of cannabis stocks on the ASX, and to get more detail on the top performing resources stocks.

They also wanted to know which ASX stocks currently have the most short trading positions against them.

(Hint, think travel and tourism).

Rise and Shine

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Yesterday’s winners

Stocks highlighted in yellow made market moving announcements
Code Company Price % Volume
BD1 Bard1 Life Sciences 1.6 114 17503826
TMH The Market Herald 0.78 86 448015
GGX Gas2Grid 0.013 63 94713615
A3D Aurora Labs 0.21 35 7972509
JXT Jaxstaltd 0.105 35 4720629
PCL Pancontinental Oil 0.002 33 2180000
LCT Living Cell Tech. 0.024 33 8577458
GLL Galilee Energy 0.81 32 3252536
IOU Ioupay 0.285 30 60351918
EVZ EVZ 0.135 29 483931
PRM Prominence Energy NL 0.015 25 55174429
BPM BPM Minerals 0.325 25 1384979
WOO Wooboard Tech 0.005 25 274192706
DM1 Desert Metals 0.62 24 465206
N1H N1 Holdings 0.105 24 33775
MYQ Myfiziq 1.76 23 2654197
MNB Minbos Resources 0.09 20 11670945
EN1 Engage:Bdr 0.006 20 55575999
FFG Fatfish Group 0.043 19 22931485
AQC Auspaccoal 0.155 19 15524
AQD Ausquest 0.026 18 7578323
GMR Golden Rim Resources 0.013 18 54831910

 

Yesterday’s losers

Stocks highlighted in yellow made market moving announcements
Code Company Price % Volume
TYX Tyranna Res 0.007 -33 32044151
ANL Amani Gold 0.001 -33 16328556
ANW Aus Tin Mining 0.001 -33 15953136
CLZ Classic Min 0.001 -33 5661458
VTG Vita Group 0.815 -28 7902255
XST Xstate Resources 0.016 -24 197266357
PIN Pinchme.Com 0.033 -23 4000
ARO Astro Resources NL 0.004 -20 380050
BPH BPH Energy 0.12 -17 35710214
EWC Energy World Corpor. 0.12 -17 2308643
BRK Brookside Energy 0.01 -17 71650106
SHE Stonehorse Energy 0.021 -16 5217299
MRL Mayur Resources 0.295 -16 55000
KTE K2 Energy 0.059 -16 4768557
RGI Roto-Gro Intl 0.06 -15 12111098
JHL Jayex Healthcare 0.045 -15 703073
TKL Traka Resources 0.017 -15 2080470
ALT Analytica 0.003 -14 400000
TMK Tamaska Oil Gas 0.012 -14 3341246
HWH Houston We Have 0.056 -14 1832843
VTI Vision Tech 0.019 14 1602401