A rough ‘n’ tumble first US Presidential debate confused everyone, including global equity markets.

Biden claims he won. Trump claims he won.

But most agreed with veteran CNN anchor Jake Tapper who called it “a hot mess inside a dumpster fire inside a train wreck”.

According to Fox News analysis, Biden interrupted Trump 49 times and moderator Chris Wallace 18 times, for a total of 67 times.

Trump interrupted Biden 71 times and Wallace 74 times, for a total of 145 times.

Election 2020: It only gets worse from here. Source

To Markets…

In September, Wall Street recorded its first monthly declines since March, but the major indexes still had a great quarter overall.

European markets finished flat yesterday but were boosted by Total SE — the latest oil supermajor to hike investments in renewable energy and electricity, amid gloomy long-term prospects for oil demand.

The ASX is rebounding strongly from yesterday’s losses. The ASX 200 Index was up +90 points, or 1.59 per cent, to 5,908.3 points by midday EST.

WINNERS

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Thursday, October 1:

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CODE COMPANY PRICE % CHANGE MARKET CAP
BAS Bass Oil 0.002 100 $ 3,342,140.10
HYD Hydrix 0.38 41 $ 33,985,755.90
SAM Siv Asset Mgmt 0.074 31 $ 5,910,958.43
NGY Nuenergy Gas 0.015 25 $ 17,771,465.96
AVW Avira Resources 0.01 25 $ 11,000,000.00
CZL Consolidated Zinc 0.005 25 $ 9,964,979.78
ELT Elementos 0.005 25 $ 12,426,414.94
ADY Admiralty Resources 0.018 20 $ 17,387,020.49
MLS Metals Australia 0.003 20 $ 9,120,881.94
RLE Real Energy 0.025 19 $ 7,417,076.75
PGY Pilot Energy 0.04 18 $ 3,601,585.12
PIQ Proteomics 0.61 17 $ 48,051,055.00
PFT Pure Foods Tas 1.48 17 $ 55,952,287.02
EVS Envirosuite 0.18 16 $ 158,826,315.43
AL8 Alderan Resources 0.15 15 $ 34,035,773.33
CCA Change Financial 0.14 15 $ 42,140,125.68
AO1 Assetowl 0.008 14 $ 3,433,000.32
CFE Cape Lambert Resources 0.008 14 $ 12,716,927.23
RVR Red River Resources 0.16 14 $ 72,488,411.38
PCG Pengana Capital 1.5 14 $ 135,994,738.44

Small cap gold and base metals miner Red River Resources (ASX:RVR) is now debt free after repaying a $US6m working capital facility from operating cashflows.

Fintech payments company Change Financial (ASX:CCA) s finalised the acquisition of Wirecard’s Australian and New Zeland assets.

Hydrix (ASX:HYD) has implanted its AngelMed Guardian heart-monitoring system in its first US patient.

And former money manager SIV Asset Management (ASX:SAM) will change its name to Ragusa Minerals (ASX:RAS) after buying a private explorer in Zimbabwe.

LOSERS

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Wednesday, September 30:

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CODE COMPANY PRICE % CHANGE MARKET CAP
ALT Analytica 0.002 -33 $ 10,558,837.00
ANW Aus Tin Mining 0.001 -33 $ 4,994,661.10
CYQ Cycliq Group 0.002 -33 $ 5,879,189.95
ANL Amani Gold 0.0015 -25 $ 15,676,393.49
PUR Pursuit Minerals 0.01 -23 $ 6,241,421.11
VRC Volt Resources 0.01 -23 $ 26,267,219.85
JAY Jayride Group 0.16 -22 $ 21,545,964.12
MNB Minbos Resources 0.002 -20 $ 16,256,403.30
QFY Quantify Tech 0.002 -20 $ 5,021,374.36
BSM Bass Metals 0.003 -14 $ 12,185,865.07
TMK Tamaska Oil Gas 0.006 -14 $ 6,230,000.00
XTC Xantippe Resources 0.003 -14 $ 14,260,975.41
YPB YPB Group 0.003 -14 $ 10,240,379.15
ANP Antisense Therapeutics 0.125 -14 $ 70,903,284.80
HLX Helix Resources 0.014 -13 $ 12,705,918.85
RDS Redstone Resources 0.014 -13 $ 8,322,080.26
MTH Mithril Resources 0.025 -11 $ 58,438,104.09
APV AppsVillage 0.085 -11 $ 7,654,689.32
BBX BBX Minerals 0.043 -10 $ 201,797,612.64