Podcaster extraordinaire and coronavirus lockdown skeptic Joe Rogan caught COVID-19 last week.

He told his 13.1m Instagram followers that he’s now recovered, and he gave credit to a cocktail of drugs including the controversial Ivermectin for his recovery.

Ivermectin is commonly used by vets as a deworming treatment for animals. It’s been flagged by some experts as a snake oil cure, and hasn’t been approved for use as a COVID-19 treatment by the FDA.

“I really only had one bad day. Today I feel good … a wonderful, heartfelt thank you to modern medicine for pulling me out of this so quickly and easily,” Rogan said…

To the markets…

The ASX 200 is going into the midday session 0.5% higher, with miners and energy plays leading the way.

Both sectors were up by more than 1% at the half way mark.

Iron ore stocks such as Orocobre (ASX:ORE) was up 4%, while Rio Tinto (ASX:RIO) was up 2.31%.

Overnight, oil prices rose by around 2%, while the spot iron ore price dropped by another 3%, after plunging 6% on Wednesday.

ASX SMALL CAP WINNERS

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks for Friday September 3 [intraday]:

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Code Name Price % Change Volume
WOO Wooboard Tech Ltd 0.002 100 2421761
BMR Ballymore Resources 0.39 95 3134936
GES Genesis Resources 0.017 55 3790941
CLZ Classic Min Ltd 0.0015 50 43183486
NPM Newpeak Metals 0.0015 50 500000
92E 92Energy 0.43 39 4739107
VAL Valor Resources Ltd 0.014 27 71331483
MTC Metalstech Ltd 0.305 24 2492398
GLA Gladiator Resources 0.032 23 12016356
PDN Paladin Energy Ltd 0.77 22 40505896
LAM Laramide Res Ltd 0.67 22 66000
ACB A-Cap Energy Ltd 0.064 21 269860
CXU Cauldron Energy Ltd 0.036 20 2130098
CLE Cyclone Metals 0.006 20 7703666
ECT Env Clean Tech Ltd. 0.012 20 1717636
TOE Toro Energy Limited 0.0235 18 36258482
MNB Minbos Resources Ltd 0.135 17 3210491
AJJ Asian Amer Medical 0.034 17 27413
ICN Icon Energy Limited 0.014 17 306431
QXR Qx Resources Limited 0.014 17 1219230
TSC Twenty Seven Co. Ltd 0.0035 17 1124501
UUL Ultima Utd Ltd 0.72 16.129 77495
DM1 Desert Metals 0.405 15.7143 172055

 

MGC Pharma (ASX:MXC) rose by 15% after announcing that it has been granted government approval to import its phytomedicine CimetrA into India. This is the final step towards completing its application for Emergency Use Authorisation to treat patients with COVID‐19.

Fintech company Propell Holdings (ASX:PHL) rose by 15% after announcing it has continued its positive momentum across a number of key metrics during the month ended 31 August.

Propell reported strong growth in customers on its platform, up 26.6% vs July and approaching 1,000 customers. This represents total growth of greater than 275% since listing on ASX in April.

Property developer Ultima United (ASX:UUL) rose by 16% after coming out of a trading halt. The company says it will use $6.35m out of its recent capital raise to acquire plots in Hokkaido Development and TELLUS Villas.

Wealth management firm Clearview (ASX:CVW) rose by 13% after announcing it had begun a strategic review process to “maximise ClearView shareholder value” as well as determine the optimal future direction of the company.

 

ASX SMALL CAP LOSERS

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks for Friday September 3 [intraday]:

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CCE Carnegie Cln Energy 0.002 -33 3273329
ANL Amani Gold Ltd 0.0015 -25 6241335
MLS Metals Australia 0.0015 -25 1289525
ARO Astro Resources NL 0.004 -20 385115
RNX Renegade Exploration 0.005 -17 250000
CLT Cellnet Group 0.056 -13 2360358
WEC White Energy Company 0.105 -13 336
CZR CZR Resources Ltd 0.008 -11 15862439
AUN Aurumin 0.205 -11 166273
PTR Petratherm Ltd 0.06 -10 200000
TMK Tamaska Oil Gas Ltd 0.009 -10 50000
VOR Vortiv Ltd 0.036 -10 6500
NAE New Age Exploration 0.01 -9 238977
RWD Reward Minerals Ltd 0.15 -9 61000
NSX NSX Limited 0.105 -9 48428
FYI FYI Resources Ltd 0.795 -9 3027658
FFT Future First Tech 0.055 -8 284942
GME GME Resources Ltd 0.056 -8 20484
TTA TTA Holdings Ltd 0.056 -8 1671295
TG1 Techgen Metals Ltd 0.175 -8 94338
CT1 Constellation Tech 0.012 -8 201591
WSR Westar Resources 0.18 -8 6500
BDG Black Dragon Gold 0.061 -8 104775

Automotive care company AMA Group (ASX:AMA) lost almost 7% and put itself in a trading halt, after the company released a statement responding to an article on the AFR about its capital position.

In the release, the company says that it’s currently undertaking a capital structure review in order to manage the short-term disruptions associated with COVID-19.