A Canadian researcher is doing what Canadian researchers do best – sounding the alarm bells of impending doom, because they’ve made a discovery that could fundamentally alter the future of the human race.

In this instance, it’s the upcoming Invasion of the Superpigs.

Ryan Brook, associate professor of agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan – it’s a real place… look it up – is shouting from the rooftop that the future of Canadian cities will include having to deal with enormous numbers of equally enormous feral pigs.

“Be calm and move slowly,”  Canada warns. “Do not corner or provoke the animal.”

Wait, that’s not right…

Residents of Alberta province are first on the list, Brook says. Indeed, residents of Lamont are already being schooled on how to cope with the incursion of super-massive oinkers within city limits.

Ah that’s better. Feral pig! Via Getty

As with all things that are trending in a certain direction, the obvious outcome of this terrifying news is that it will clearly continue to get worse, until every city in the world is overwhelmed and conquered by a drift of hogs and Orwell’s Animal Farm becomes a terrifying reality.

Either that, or the Canadians will figure out how to kill the animals, and the rest of the planet will be forced to endure the unrelenting horror that is Canadian bacon.

Anyway… to markets, to markets, to buy a fat pig.

To Markets

The ASX 200 is down a little from yesterday’s gains, and is looking like it’s going to see out the month with a whimper, not a bang.

Overall, the ASX has dropped ~0.25%, dragged down by an underperforming tech sector, even as steeply rising oil prices – up ~2.4% overnight – have helped buoy energy stocks.

The Australian market has also put in a tepid response to news out of Shanghai that a sizeable 50-point stimulus plan is set to be rolled out to help the city climb out of its Covid-slump.

The stimulus plan has helped Chinese lithium plays to gain steam, with the Chinese government announcing a $2,000 incentive to anyone who wants to trade in their old gas-guzzling beater for a shiny new EV.

AGL (ASX:AGL) continued to feel the fallout from yesterday’s pantsing at the hands of Atlassian’s bearded boardroom brawler, Mike Cannon-Brookes. AGL’s price dipped early but recovered in wobbly trade to be flat by lunchtime.

And the excitement appears to have worn off for Bubs Australia (ASX:BUB), as it dropped ~5.0% after yesterday’s stunning rush.

Overseas, and Wall Street had the day off for Memorial Day proceedings. Meanwhile, Asian markets are putting up mixed results, with Shanghai (+0.24%) and Hong Kong (+0.27%) inching into the green.

Taiwan has moved the other way, dropping 0.32% as the market reacted to yet another round of Chinese sabre-rattling, after Beijing sent a fleet of 30 military jets into Taiwan airspace on Monday.


Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks for May 31 [intraday]:
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Code Company Price % Market Cap
CCE Carnegie Cln Energy 0.002 33% 3,104,645
EVE EVE Health Group Ltd 0.002 33% 1,601,856
BRX Belararoxlimited 0.68 24% 206,563
TYX Tyranna Res Ltd 0.022 22% 101,590,280
NOX Noxopharm Limited 0.3 20% 274,846
PIM Pinnacleminerals 0.18 20% 18,298
LCT Living Cell Tech. 0.006 20% 11,415,404
BPH BPH Energy Ltd 0.019 19% 8,445,618
BBX BBX Minerals Ltd 0.195 18% 497,049
BXN Bioxyne Ltd 0.013 18% 94,630
ARU Arafura Resource Ltd 0.49 17% 14,283,611
DXN DXN Limited 0.007 17% 166,666
TD1 Tali Digital Limited 0.007 17% 931,350
WGN Wagners Hld Company 1.38 16% 211,359
WML Woomera Mining Ltd 0.03 15% 16,421,143
PRM Prominence Energy 0.008 14% 16,156,087
PUR Pursuit Minerals 0.024 14% 8,910,645
KLL Kalium Lakes Ltd 0.1 14% 5,770,551
AQC Auspaccoal Ltd 0.17 13% 2,500
OZZ OZZ Resources 0.13 13% 2,164,235
SLS Solsticeminerals 0.22 13% 123,944
CF1 Complii Fintech Ltd 0.09 13% 389,524
FTZ Fertoz Ltd 0.225 13% 198,247
ADX ADX Energy Ltd 0.009 13% 58,888
NES Nelson Resources. 0.018 13% 680,852
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Belarox limited (ASX:BRX) climbed ~25.0% on the back of an expansion of its resource and development area, in and – importantly, around – its Belara Exploration Area.

The company says it’s identified 34 new exploration targets outside the Belara and Native Bee resource area, including 11 new high priority targets with a combined strike of 8 kilometres, which is about eight times the length of currently known mineralisation.

And Tyranna Resources’ (ASX:TYX) news out of Angola has kept investors on the boil again this morning, adding another 22.0% to yesterdays impressive results.


Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks for May 25 [intraday]:

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Code Company Price % Market Cap
GPR Geopacific Resources 0.13 -38% $109,041,796
BUR Burleyminerals 0.085 -29% $4,118,766
SI6 SI6 Metals Limited 0.007 -18% $12,139,224
DAF Discovery Alaska Ltd 0.079 -17% $21,207,296
CTO Citigold Corp Ltd 0.006 -14% $19,835,614
MGG Mogul Games Grp Ltd 0.003 -14% $11,415,810
BYE Byron Energy Ltd 0.155 -14% $194,651,118
AUQ Alara Resources Ltd 0.058 -13% $47,263,759
SKS SKS Tech Group Ltd 0.13 -13% $16,197,540
ATV Activeportgroupltd 0.105 -13% $11,921,704
MKL Mighty Kingdom Ltd 0.064 -12% $9,255,745
APS Allup Silica Ltd 0.15 -12% $6,298,857
KPO Kalina Power Limited 0.023 -12% $39,393,978
PLG Pearlgullironlimited 0.031 -11% $1,921,581
KBC Keybridge Capital 0.08 -11% $18,615,405
RAS Ragusa Minerals Ltd 0.17 -11% $23,874,988
AVE Avecho Biotech Ltd 0.017 -11% $34,918,438
CXM Centrex Limited 0.14 -10% $94,063,285
TMK TMK Energy Limited 0.01 -9% $31,680,000
TMX Terrain Minerals 0.01 -9% $8,368,371
VOL Victory Offices Ltd 0.04 -9% $6,945,313
TDO 3D Oil Limited 0.05 -9% $14,585,360
AAJ Aruma Resources Ltd 0.081 -9% $13,969,574
CBY Canterbury Resources 0.052 -9% $7,022,316
HTG Harvest Tech Grp Ltd 0.105 -9% $67,726,552
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