For younger small cap investors, familiarity around modern Coca Cola derivatives probably ends at Coke Zero.

But before Diet Coke (a 1980’s invention) there was Tab Cola — a no-sugar variety sweetened with saccharin which was first sold in 1963.

Although it’s assumed cult status among a small band of loyal drinkers, Tab stocks have steadily dwindled for years as production levels slowed.

And in the cold, hard reality that is 2020, the powers that be at Coke HQ have decided to kill it off for good.

No more Tab at the end of this year (pour one out for the beautiful people).

On markets, local stocks are surviving and thriving. Gains among the major miners paced returns on the ASX200.

Despite usually outperforming the big end of town in recent weeks, the ASX Emerging Companies Index lagged slightly with a morning gain of around 0.2 per cent.

Amid broader risk-on sentiment, the Aussie dollar also gained ground while US stock futures were up by around 0.5 per cent, indicating a solid session in Asia-Pac may flow through to global markets.

WINNERS:

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Monday, October 19:

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CODE COMPANY PRICE % CHANGE MARKET CAP
EM1 Emerge Gaming Ltd 0.083 54 $ 38,480,129
GEV Global Ene Ven Ltd 0.105 50 $ 27,088,476
PCL Pancontinental Oil 0.0015 50 $ 5,406,715
IOU Ioupay Limited 0.2 32 $ 55,284,966
AVE Avecho Biotech Ltd 0.009 29 $ 11,182,202
BAR Barra Resources 0.032 25 $ 18,889,027
TYX Tyranna Res Ltd 0.0075 25 $ 7,694,164
HCT Holista CollTech Ltd 0.09 25 $ 19,825,134
AOU Auroch Minerals Ltd 0.165 22 $ 31,218,513
ODA Orcoda Limited 0.2 21 $ 19,146,358
BRK Brookside Energy Ltd 0.006 20 $ 6,750,000
HXG Hexagon Energy 0.055 20 $ 13,451,936
TZN Terramin Australia 0.05 19 $ 88,895,634
SOR Strategic Elements 0.084 18 $ 20,332,972
NVA Nova Minerals Ltd 0.13 18 $ 170,105,896
TMR Tempus Resources Ltd 0.26 18 $ 17,492,759
ENX Enegex Limited 0.08 18 $ 9,112,052
SNG Siren Gold 0.57 18 $ 28,472,927
AVA AVA Risk Group Ltd 0.505 17 $ 102,933,143
CZN Corazon Ltd 0.0035 17 $ 9,760,077

Emerge Gaming (ASX:EM1) was among the leaders in morning trade, after announcing strong pre-registration activity for its MIGGSTER platform.

Based on a monthly subscription fee, the platform offers subscribers access to tournaments for their favourite mobile games with the opportunity to earn income.

EM1’s commercial partner, Tecnología de Impacto Múltiple SL, is aiming for 100,00 signups within the first six months of launch. And today, Emerge said pre-registrations for the platform had topped the 3 million mark.

That was enough for a morning gain of more than 50 per cent in EM1 shares, to a multi-year high above 8c.

LOSERS:

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Monday, October 19:

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CODE COMPANY PRICE % CHANGE MARKET CAP
ANW Aus Tin Mining 0.001 -33 $5,161,328
DTR Dateline Resources 0.002 -33 $24,630,234
QFY Quantify Tech Ltd 0.001 -33 $3,012,825
T3D 333D Limited 0.001 -33 $1,598,994
BKY Berkeley Energia Ltd 0.44 -27 $155,163,252
SKN Skin Elements Ltd 0.026 -26 $11,401,867
CLZ Classic Min Ltd 0.0015 -25 $26,678,279
MLS Metals Australia 0.002 -20 $9,120,882
ROG Red Sky Energy. 0.002 -20 $5,090,458
GLA Gladiator Resources 0.0025 -17 $6,983,503
NTL New Talisman Gold 0.005 -17 $16,753,352
PSC Prospect Res Ltd 0.13 -16 $44,320,161
PWN Parkway Minls NL 0.011 -15 $22,314,692
KEY KEY Petroleum 0.006 -14 $13,775,497
NPM Newpeak Metals 0.003 -14 $15,278,069
PRM Prominence Energy NL 0.006 -14 $3,430,505
SMI Santana Minerals Ltd 0.003 -14 $7,123,286
XST Xstate Resources 0.003 -14 $5,072,343
OPT Opthea Limited 2.38 -14 $748,258,598
CAV Carnavale Resources 0.014 -13 $32,643,685
MSR Manas Res Ltd 0.007 -13 $21,145,300