On Stockhead today, how ASX small caps can use voice activated tech to their advantage, oil and gas expert Peter Strachan is putting aside the Bloomberg terminal and picking up the microphone for a new segment and this expert likes Aussie tech stocks that can compete on the global stage.

But first:

 

The week ahead in data

Australia’s August jobs data will attract the most attention this week, together with the minutes of the last Reserve Bank Board meeting, Commsec says.

But there’s a number of important global events happening, including the release of China’s monthly activity data and the US Federal Reserve policy meeting.

Commsec says the US Federal Reserve is expected to reduce interest rates by 25 basis points, but – despite Brexit uncertainty — the Bank of England is unlikely to do the same.

 

Company news

The following companies are in trading halts or suspensions and are expected to exit within the next 48 hours:

Monday: 

Warrego Energy (ASX:WGO) – capital raising

Open DNA (ASX:OPN) – acquisition proposal

Agrimin (ASX:AMN) – capital raising

Candy Club (ASX:CLB) – capital raising

Kalina Power (ASX:KPO) – answer to ASX query

Tuesday: 

Pacific Energy (ASX:PEA) – proposed control transaction

 

Markets:

Gold $US1,488.45 ($2,167.90)  -0.68%

Silver $US17.43 -3.70%

Oil (Brent) $US60.22 -0.27%

Oil (WTI) $US54.85 -0.44%

Coal $US70.47 +1.23%

Iron Ore 62% Fe $US94.77 +0.67%

AUD/USD: $US0.6880 +0.01%

Bitcoin: $US10,302.19 -0.47%

 

What got you talking last week:

On Twitter, it was all about nearology:

While our Small and Micro cap chat group members discussed advanced explorer Australian Vanadium (ASX:AVL), which enjoyed a +27 per cent bump the previous week on some solid news flow.

Join here for a daily recap of our best stories and plenty of small-cap discussion.

These were the five most-tipped stocks (weekly) on Stocks in Play:

 

Last week’s winners

Code Name Price Friday [intraday] Total Weekly Return % Market Cap
EVS ENVIROSUITE 0.280 115 $ 110,656,776.00
MAG MAGMATIC RESOURCES 0.038 111 $ 4,455,217.50
OEX OILEX 0.004 100 $ 11,512,258.00
EPM ECLIPSE METALS 0.002 100 $ 2,297,348.25
CAD CAENEUS MINERALS 0.002 100 $ 4,282,520.50
VAR VARISCAN MINES 0.002 100 $ 3,117,147.25
BPH BPH ENERGY 0.002 100 $ 5,980,555.50
VYS VYSARN 0.064 83 $ 19,050,128.00
LMG LATROBE MAGNESIUM 0.016 78 $ 20,744,050.00
WEL WINCHESTER ENERGY 0.079 68 $ 42,521,424.00
ALK ALKANE RESOURCES 0.635 65 $ 321,371,104.00
CCA CHANGE FINANCIAL 0.130 62 $ 12,849,672.00
RNX RENEGADE EXPLORATION 0.003 50 $ 2,137,880.00
ROG RED SKY ENERGY 0.003 50 $ 3,759,549.75
GGX GAS2GRID 0.003 50 $ 3,771,773.50
LKO LAKES OIL 0.002 50 $ 50,048,924.00
VMG VDM GROUP 0.003 50 $ 20,782,982.00
PNN PEPINNINI LITHIUM 0.003 50 $ 3,714,035.25
MEL METGASCO 0.050 43 $ 19,530,072.00
FPL FREMONT PETROLEUM 0.010 43 $ 16,683,354.00
ADV ARDIDEN 0.005 43 $ 8,452,601.00
BLG BLUGLASS 0.150 36 $ 62,764,060.00
LNG LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS 0.245 36 $ 141,116,928.00
IPD IMPEDIMED 0.195 34 $ 98,915,104.00
CCZ CASTILLO COPPER 0.024 33 $ 15,398,267.00
UTR ULTRACHARGE 0.002 33 $ 2,246,761.25
AUH AUSTCHINA HOLDINGS 0.004 33 $ 5,569,963.00

 

Last week’s losers

Code Name Price Friday [intraday] Total Weekly Return % Market Cap
MPR MPOWER GROUP 0.020 -20 $ 3,176,928.25
WKT WALKABOUT RESOURCES 0.185 -21 $ 58,628,136.00
RFR RAFAELLA RESOURCES 0.125 -22 $ 8,214,844.00
SYR SYRAH RESOURCES 0.550 -22 $ 227,355,920.00
CL8 COLLABORATE CORP 0.007 -22 $ 6,913,125.50
MCM MC MINING 0.505 -23 $ 71,144,192.00
LCT LIVING CELL TECHNOLOGIES 0.019 -24 $ 10,857,379.00
CTE CRYOSITE 0.043 -25 $ 2,014,961.25
RXH REWARDLE HOLDINGS 0.003 -25 $ 1,578,964.50
AKM ASPIRE MINING 0.012 -25 $ 39,918,492.00
IVO INVIGOR GROUP 0.003 -25 $ 8,572,313.00
AYR ALLOY RESOURCES 0.003 -25 $ 5,079,833.00
DDD 3D RESOURCES 0.002 -25 $ 1,735,831.63
SVA SIMAVITA 0.009 -25 $ 3,760,003.25
ARM AURORA MINERALS 0.011 -27 $ 2,576,932.25
SVL SILVER MINES 0.105 -28 $ 80,523,528.00
MMR MEC RESOURCES 0.005 -29 $ 3,196,295.00
IS3 I SYNERGY GROUP 0.170 -29 $ 31,155,574.00
GTR GTI RESOURCES 0.013 -30 $ 4,832,882.50
GLV GLOBAL VANADIUM 0.002 -33 $ 6,258,960.00
XPE XPED 0.001 -33 $ 1,506,830.75
8VI 8VIC HOLDINGS 0.200 -33 $ 8,109,124.50
PGY PILOT ENERGY 0.048 -36 $ 3,814,590.75
CYQ CYCLIQ GROUP 0.001 -50 $ 1,712,952.38
BNL BIG STAR ENERGY 0.007 -61 $ 3,287,187.75
VRI VERILUMA 0.049 -67 $ 12,509,734.00