On Stockhead today, the first jobs of five ASX CEOs, how to pick a ‘recession-proof’ stock, and has Samsung cracked the graphene battery code?

But first, here’s what you need to know.


The day ahead

Little in the way of data at home. The European Union is releasing trade balance data while Canada has foreign portfolio investment figures.

In small cap land, Cellnet Group (ASX:CLT), Chase Mining (ASX:CML), Konekt (ASX:KKT), Kip McGrath Education (ASX:KME), Northern Cobalt (ASX:N27), Visioneering Technologies (ASX:VTI) and Kogan.com (ASX:KGN) all have earnings reports out today.

Trading halts

Due out today:

Powerhouse Ventures (ASX:PVL) – capital raising

OreCorp (ASX:ORR) – capital raising

Ora Banda Mining (ASX:OBM) – capital raising

CV Check (ASX:CV1) – capital raising

Black Rock Mining (ASX:BKT) – capital raising

Schrole Group (ASX:SCL) – capital raising

Amani Gold (ASX:ANL) – capital raising

Due out Monday:

Kingston Resources (ASX:KSN) – capital raise

Rafaella Resources (ASX:RFR) – capital raise

Tempus Resources (ASX:TMR) – acquisition

MRG Metals (ASX:MRQ) – assay results

Beacon Minerals (ASX:BCN) – capital raise



Gold: $US1520/oz

Silver: $US17.26

Oil (Brent): $US58.40/bbl

Oil (WTI): $US54.80/bbl

Coal: $48.80/t

Iron ore 62pc fe: $93.76/t

AUD/USD: 67.7c

Bitcoin: $US10,387.50

* prices taken at 9amEST, 16/8/19

What got you talking yesterday

The ASX small ords closed down 77.9 points, or 2.7pc, to 2,787.1, while the ASX200 fell to two-month lows, closing down 187.8 points, or 2.9pc, to 6,408.1.

These were the five most discussed stocks among ASX investors on Thursday August 15:

$BRU – Buru Energy

$AUZ – Australian Mines

$ADN – Andromeda Metals

$LYC – Lynas Corp

$BCN – Beacon Minerals

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Sector movement

This how the ASX’s sectors moved yesterday:

Sector Change
Energy -5.27%
Materials -2.35%
Industrials -3.13%
Consumer discretionary -2.71%
Consumer staples -2.31%
Healthcare -2.91%
Financials -2.96%
IT -4.92%
Communications -2.67%
Utilities -1.97%
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Yesterday’s winners

Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
AKN Auking Mining Ltd 0.002 +100.00% $1.9M 21.1M
LKO Lakes Oil NL 0.0015 +50.00% $50.0M 6.7M
MTB Mount Burgess Mining NL 0.003 +50.00% $1.6M 61.8k
VPR Volt Power Group Ltd 0.0015 +50.00% $12.4M 7.2M
ESK Etherstack PLC 0.25 +36.11% $27.4M 70.0k
ROG Red Sky Energy Ltd 0.002 +33.33% $2.5M 1.0M
TRL Tanga Resources Ltd 0.004 +33.33% $5.1M 9.2M
AJL AJ Lucas Group Ltd 0.12 +33.33% $90.0M 84.5k
FRX Flexiroam Ltd 0.04 +30.00% $9.4M 45.4k
OVL Oro Verde Ltd 0.009 +28.57% $15.8M 14.2M
HRN Horizon Gold Ltd 0.3 +25.00% $23.0M 337.3k
CAV Carnavale Resources Ltd 0.006 +25.00% $2.8M 1.1M
GTE Great Western Exploration Ltd 0.006 +25.00% $6.5M 8.2M
MGT Magnetite Mines Ltd 0.006 +25.00% $4.0M 200.0k
KAM K2 Asset Management Holdings L 0.05 +20.00% $11.6M 251.9k
LML Lincoln Minerals Ltd 0.006 +20.00% $3.4M 218.9k
RFN Reffind Ltd 0.003 +20.00% $1.9M 5.2M
CWX Carawine Resources Ltd 0.16 +18.52% $8.9M 36.6k
THR Thor Mining PLC 0.013 +18.18% $10.7M 3.5M
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Yesterday’s losers

Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
MCX Mariner Corp Ltd 0.02 -55.56% $275K 3.3k
CLZ Classic Minerals Ltd 0.001 -50.00% $4.2M 32.9M
VIC Victory Mines Ltd 0.001 -33.33% $1.4M 1.6M
MZN Marindi Metals Ltd 0.001 -33.33% $2.2M 227.5k
OLV Otherlevels Holdings Ltd 0.006 -33.33% $1.7M 25.0k
AAJ Aruma Resources Ltd 0.005 -28.57% $3.3M 249.6k
SMI Santana Minerals Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $2.0M 213.0k
RNX Renegade Exploration Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $2.1M 1.0M
GLV Global Vanadium Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $8.5M 12.9M
IBN Ibuynew Group Ltd 0.02 -21.43% $479K 40.0k
SVA Simavita Ltd 0.012 -20.00% $5.0M 319.5k
WCN White Cliff Minerals Ltd 0.004 -20.00% $1.9M 250.0k
SPQ Superior Resources Ltd 0.008 -20.00% $6.0M 2.7M
QFY Quantify Technology Holdings L 0.004 -20.00% $4.9M 1.7M
MSR Manas Resources Ltd 0.004 -20.00% $10.6M 24.9M
DTM Dart Mining NL 0.004 -20.00% $4.1M 1.2M
ABV Advanced Braking Technology Lt 0.02 -19.23% $6.3M 453.6k
WML Woomera Mining Ltd 0.03 -18.98% $3.6M 913.6k
STA Strandline Resources Ltd 0.11 -18.52% $40.3M 227.1k
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There you have it – all you need to know.