Welcome back – it’s the final sprint to 2021.

And it’s not been a sluggish start for the ASX 200, which has risen 35 pips on the back of an overnight US market buoyed by House support to increase $US600 stimulus cheques to $US2000.

Dr Patel’s going to have to revise his $TSLA upside AGAIN.

Meanwhile, everyone’s still talking about Bitcoin and its near-triple run over the past three months to $US27,081 overnight. (Especially those who run or are invested in these ASX crypto stocks.)

But there’s at least one expert farseer who reckons gold can wrestle back the safe haven mantle in 2021. David Hunter, chief macro strategist at Contrarian Macro Advisors, reckons the yellow metal can hit $US10,000 next year.

And silver? $US300.

That’s gains of 431% and 1,056% respectively. Why, David?

“We’re in the final stage of an equity melt-up,” he told Crux Investor’s Matthew Gordon during a video discussion.

This is proper doomcasting by a 47-year-old veteran. Hunter reckons the S&P 500 will hit 4,500 into early 2021 before a crash comes of “biblical proportions”.

Hunter said PE multiples began to expand from single digits in 1982 “to what’s now over 20”.

“You’re going to see the reverse of that in the next decade,” Business Insider reported him as saying.

And with it comes those 15% interest rates our parents and grandparents were battling back in the ’80s…

WINNERS

The biggest winner today has been Legacy Iron Ore (ASX: LCY).

There’s no obvious reason why. But Reuben Adams had a stab – he reckons with iron ore prices hitting record highs punters are speculating that the ostensibly gold focused explorer will dust off its Mt Bevan project in WA. Maybe.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Tuesday December 29:

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Code Name Price % Change Market Cap
IEC Intra Energy Corp 0.012 71 $ 2,714,068.21
PCL Pancontinental Oil 0.0015 50 $ 5,406,715.49
XPE Xped Limited 0.003 50 $ 3,585,724.05
LCY Legacy Iron Ore 0.047 38 $ 212,406,109.58
UUV UUV Aquabotix Ltd 0.002 33 $ 3,582,562.22
HAW Hawthorn Resources 0.15 25 $ 40,021,873.56
XST Xstate Resources 0.005 25 $ 7,244,963.59
TIG Tigers Realm Coal 0.011 22 $ 87,826,433.78
DCX Discovex Res Ltd 0.0085 21 $ 8,373,148.53
SMI Santana Minerals Ltd 0.175 21 $ 16,534,732.22
ADX ADX Energy Ltd 0.006 20 $ 9,791,499.25
ALT Analytica Limited 0.003 20 $ 8,799,030.83
AZI Alta Zinc Ltd 0.006 20 $ 18,053,495.88
AVZ AVZ Minerals Ltd 0.14 20 $ 329,762,328.42
HGH Heartland Group 1.56 18 $ 770,116,306.08
LMG Latrobe Magnesium 0.02 18 $ 22,040,552.17
MSR Manas Res Ltd 0.007 17 $ 16,561,641.59
NPM Newpeak Metals 0.0035 17 $ 14,004,487.53
TPD Talon Petroleum Ltd 0.0035 17 $ 13,055,368.58
RGI Roto-Gro Intl Ltd 0.066 16 $ 12,763,896.91
BSM Bass Metals Ltd 0.004 14 $ 14,075,865.07

LOSERS

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Tuesday December 29:

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Code Name Price % Change Market Cap
OVT Ovato Limited 0.006 -60 $ 130,992,183.78
VPR Volt Power Group 0.002 -33 $ 27,508,600.67
ATP Atlas Pearls Ltd 0.017 -23 $ 9,413,178.68
AOA Ausmon Resorces 0.005 -17 $ 4,083,956.06
MRD Mount Ridley Mines 0.0025 -17 $ 10,305,639.13
VIC Victory Mines Ltd 0.0025 -17 $ 13,248,964.47
RNX Renegade Exploration 0.006 -14 $ 6,038,386.47
MEL Metgasco Ltd 0.025 -14 $ 15,938,439.09
TKL Traka Resources 0.02 -13 $ 11,648,696.56
CZR CZR Resources Ltd 0.014 -13 $ 45,648,302.30
SPN Sparc Tech Ltd 0.31 -11 $ 18,820,130.70
TZN Terramin Australia 0.04 -11 $ 95,245,322.40
MEB Medibio Limited 0.008 -11 $ 12,128,963.12
RMI Resource Mining Corp 0.008 -11 $ 2,666,406.12
GGE Grand Gulf Energy 0.009 -10 $ 3,837,494.78
TMX Terrain Minerals 0.009 -10 $ 7,357,610.09
VAL Valor Resources Ltd 0.0045 -10 $ 9,604,240.43
AQI Alicanto Min Ltd 0.099 -10 $ 35,960,920.71
KP2 Kore Potash PLC 0.019 -10 $ 4,892,883.91
SHH Shree Minerals Ltd 0.019 -10 $ 16,993,974.73