To keep readers entertained during the Christmas season we’ve recapped our best-read stories of 2019.

The traditional 12 Days of Christmas covers things like partridges, golden rings, and milking maids. Our stocking is better — full to the brim with battery metals, infant formula, expert stock picks, and resources ‘movers and shakers’.

For our fourth Christmas pick…. no we don’t have four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree.

We have this:

For those hundreds of small caps on the ASX that don’t get analyst coverage, everyday investors have to rely on ‘word of mouth’, dodgy forums, and a company’s own long term vision to decide whether it’s a potential winner or loser.

But back in May, Stockhead’s Dr Data Nick Sundich found nearly 30 stocks covered by four firms or more in the prior 12 months.

The stock with the most reports was veteran oil explorer Senex Energy (ASX:SXY) — see who else was on our list.