“I’m here live. I’m not a cat,” assures lawyer Rod Ponton as he struggles to deactivate a Zoom filter during a live court hearing.

“STOP KITTEN AROUND, ROD,” Judge Ferguson should’ve said, but didn’t.

The old boy blamed his secretary’s laptop.

“I was using her computer and for some reason she had that filter on,” Ponton told Vice.

“I took it off and replaced it with my face.”

 

To Markets …

European and US markets ended mixed yesterday, snapping a lengthy winning streak.

But money isn’t coming out of markets – it is just being alternated between sectors, Michael James, managing director of equity trading at Wedbush Securities told Morningstar.

That’s bullish.

Global oil prices rose again for the seventh straight day to fresh 13-month highs.

Both and iron ore and gold traded higher, as did base metals like nickel and zinc. Wins across the board.

After hitting 11-month highs yesterday the local bourse traded higher gain this morning, with the benchmark ASX 200 up 0.37 per cent by midday eastern time.

 

WINNERS

Here are the best performing ASX stocks at 12pm Wednesday FEBRUARY 10:

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CODE NAME PRICE % CHANGE VOLUME MARKET CAP
BEM Blackearth Minerals 0.21 126 76250521 $ 13,838,132.44
ANW Aus Tin Mining 0.0015 50 3250000 $ 7,002,913.98
BAS Bass Oil 0.0015 50 520000 $ 3,342,140.10
GGX Gas2Grid 0.008 33 12479617 $ 8,015,981.91
KOR Korab Resources 0.017 31 661263 $ 4,322,408.75
BSM Bass Metals 0.0065 30 17561372 $ 20,108,378.68
JAT Jatcorp 0.029 26 102690603 $ 28,176,732.50
EMD Emyria 0.195 26 3687046 $ 19,440,557.25
ARN Aldoro Resources 0.325 25 1602014 $ 17,545,008.78
CCE Carnegie Clean Energy 0.0025 25 2073523 $ 24,116,699.84
TYX Tyranna Resources 0.01 25 41494908 $ 10,258,885.34
XPE Xped 0.0025 25 1666666 $ 4,385,724.05
YPB YPB Group 0.0025 25 660000 $ 9,442,102.58
MPR Mpower Group 0.135 23 411360 $ 17,473,105.76
IHR intelliHR 0.42 22 1644846 $ 95,803,265.63
SCN Scorpion Minerals 0.06 20 1123558 $ 11,475,892.95
EN1 Engage:Bdr 0.006 20 3445136 $ 11,853,722.74
AQC Auspaccoal 0.13 18 8678 $ 5,553,329.10
WEL Winchester Energy 0.026 18 1605884 $ 15,177,790.06
BEX Bikeexchange 0.27 17 1207130 $ 31,667,237.66
VYS Vysarn 0.135 17 3052747 $ 40,842,924.36

A lot of stocks up on no news today.

In actual news, graphite minnow BlackEarth (ASX:BEM) signed a supply and marketing agreement with a big German-based graphite supply chain group.

BlackEarth is developing its Mainly graphite project in the African country of Madagascar.
 

LOSERS

Here are the worst performing ASX stocks at 12pm Wednesday FEBRUARY 10:

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CODE NAME PRICE % CHANGE VOLUME MARKET CAP
PCL Pancontinental Oil 0.0015 -25 10784000 $ 10,813,430.97
RLC Reedy Lagoon 0.037 -21 36414485 $ 22,077,487.85
NGY Nuenergy Gas 0.049 -18 8438943 $ 88,857,329.82
AUQ Alara Resources 0.014 -18 526619 $ 11,392,682.21
MLS Metals Australia 0.0025 -17 2564333 $ 12,572,710.73
MSR Manas Resources 0.005 -17 6524505 $ 16,561,641.59
CIM Cimic Group 21.85 -16 1304211 $ 8,093,703,436.00
PXX Polarx 0.04 -15 405122 $ 25,468,308.02
DRE Dreadnought Resources 0.019 -14 23935928 $ 49,760,643.70
MRD Mount Ridley Mines 0.0035 -13 285000 $ 15,522,497.30
WOO Wooboard Tech 0.0035 -13 4753750 $ 9,524,267.36
KIN KIN Min 0.14 -13 445479 $ 112,069,547.52
MTB Mount Burgess Mining 0.008 -11 5309592 $ 5,941,339.19
CCZ Castillo Copper 0.057 -11 15108635 $ 65,147,278.21
G88 Golden Mile Resources 0.042 -11 1174018 $ 5,781,861.42
JRL Jindalee Resources 1.7 -11 54677 $ 85,127,535.40
ASP Aspermont 0.018 -10 738979 $ 46,177,800.68
RIM Rimfire Pacific 0.009 -10 123000 $ 18,062,447.35
JCS Jcurve Solutions 0.037 -10 31811 $ 13,462,081.00
SCU Stemcell United 0.028 -10 23515697 $ 26,049,940.40
A3D Aurora Labs 0.14 -10 2482965 $ 23,698,952.85

Big contractor CIMIC (ASX:CIM) was the main weight on the market in the first hour of trade following a +20 per cent decline in revenues due to COVID-19.

Crown Resorts (ASX:CWN) nudged only slightly lower after a NSW government inquiry found the gambling house unsuitable for a Sydney casino license.