Looking for an excuse to not mow your lawn? No Mow May, a movement that began in the UK with Plantlife and has spread throughout the US with Bee City USA encourages people to keep their mowers in the shed during the northern spring month of May.

The theory is letting manicured lawns become more wild will encourage native flowers to bloom and provide a feast of nectar for bees who in turn will thrive.

So, while not spring in Australia you could tell you’re neighbours you’re not being lazy but won’t mow the lawn this month to support No May May and then perhaps encourage a No Mow September, October or November for a break later in the year.

To markets….

It’s the day after the night before…. Australian’s and their equity markets are coming to terms with the RBA’s first rate hike in more than 11 years and business in not yet really bloomin`.

The RBA yesterday lifted rates 25-basis-points, increasing the cash rate to 0.35%  in it’s bid to halt rising inflation with consumer prices climbing 2.1% in the March quarter.

The ASX 200 was modestly up in morning trade before dipping by lunchtime, down 3.60 points 7312.60 points by 12.45pm (AEST). The ASX Emerging Companies (XEC) index is down 36 points or 1.42%.

The energy sector leads the gainers up 1%, along with financials up 0.65% and healthcare up 0.63%. Consumer discretionary leads the laggards, down 0.92% followed by real estate down 0.64%.

Iron ore is US$144.08 per dry metric tonne. Brent oil is down 0.22% to US$105.71 per barrel, while WTI has fallen 0.26% to US$103.22.

Gold is also down 0.21% to US$1,864. The Australian dollar has dropped 0.38% and is buying 71 US cents, while Bitcoin is down 1.58% to US$37,898.

ASX SMALL CAP WINNERS

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks for April 29 [intraday]:

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Code Company Price % Market cap
EVE EVE Health Group Ltd 0.002 100% $4,309,809
PBX Pacific Bauxite Ltd 0.23 53% $6,177,376
SIH Sihayo Gold Limited 0.003 50% $7,370,923
AZI Altamin Limited 0.099 38% $28,203,606
T3D 333D Limited 0.0025 25% $5,934,593
1VG Victory Goldfields 0.18 20% $5,768,722
NCR Nucoal Resources Ltd 0.012 20% $7,686,124
E33 East 33 Limited. 0.057 19% $12,910,152
OZM Ozaurum Resources 0.165 18% $8,010,240
KOB Kobaresourceslimited 0.235 18% $13,000,000
KFE Kogi Iron Ltd 0.007 17% $9,079,967
SPT Splitit 0.32 16% $129,341,635
HMI Hiremii 0.058 16% $5,293,358
AMD Arrow Minerals 0.004 14% $6,383,761
DCX Discovex Res Ltd 0.008 14% $17,980,649
MTH Mithril Resources 0.008 14% $20,441,631
BOT Botanix Pharma Ltd 0.088 14% $74,931,940
XTE Xtek Limited 0.33 14% $29,179,871
RLC Reedy Lagoon Corp. 0.033 14% $15,902,360
LAW Lawfinance Ltd 0.25 14% $10,313,563
WEL Winchester Energy 0.017 13% $15,153,297
AJQ Armour Energy Ltd 0.009 13% $15,955,611
DXN DXN Limited 0.009 13% $11,770,519
CUL Cullen Resources 0.019 12% $6,916,601
PIL Peppermint Inv Ltd 0.019 12% $33,781,959
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Pacific Bauxite (ASX:PBX) has seen its share price rise today after recommenced trading on the ASX following a recapitalisation, with $4m in cash to explore its PGE projects in WA.

Zinc player Altamin (ASX:AZI) has told shareholders to take no action regarding a $37.2 million takeover offer from its largest shareholder, VBS exchange.

VBS has offered to buy all remaining Altamin shares its doesn’t yet own for 9.5 cents each off-market.

Victory Goldfields (ASX:1VG) saw its share price climb after announcing “exeptional drilling results” including up to 54.3g/t gold intercepted at its 100% owned Coodardry project.

“Victory is very encouraged with the Coodardy assay results which provides evidence there is potential for the gold mineralisation to continue within the area covered by the RC drilling program which will commence around the middle of this month,” executive director Brendan Clark said.

ASX SMALL CAP LOSERS

Code Company Price % Market Cap
ANL Amani Gold Ltd 0.001 -50% $46,586,882
GCR Golden Cross 0.105 -28% $15,910,214
WRM White Rock Min Ltd 0.145 -28% $31,538,028
NZK NZK Salmon Ltd 0.22 -20% $38,675,368
MGTRE Magnetite Mines - Rights 06-May-22 0.004 -20% $3,159,747
AQC Auspaccoal Ltd 0.18 -18% $11,106,658
EQS Equitystorygroupltd 0.145 -17% $5,149,373
BASDA Bass Oil Ltd 0.05 -17% $9,225,363
CT1 Constellation Tech 0.005 -17% $8,827,202
NC1 Nicoresourceslimited 1.155 -16% $120,405,003
FLX Felix Group 0.28 -15% $35,996,654
BMM Balkanminingandmin 0.31 -15% $11,953,750
IMR Imricor Med Sys 0.4 -15% $67,348,150
FZO Family Zone Cyber 0.35 -15% $299,628,364
XST Xstate Resources 0.003 -14% $11,253,136
B4P Beforepay Group 0.31 -14% $11,755,921
BIO Biome Australia Ltd 0.0715 -14% $12,744,370
CRS Caprice Resources 0.1 -13% $9,455,699
LSA Lachlan Star Ltd 0.02 -13% $30,337,292
PNN PepinNini Minerals 0.77 -13% $54,012,769
WZR Wisr Ltd 0.105 -13% $162,744,567
HIO Hawsons Iron Ltd 0.635 -12% $514,838,124
RNO Rhinomed Ltd 0.19 -12% $59,672,229
MLS Metals Australia 0.115 -12% $49,852,827
KNO Knosys Limited 0.085 -11% $20,749,315
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