Even if you got rekt lately on a small cap trade that turned sour, news out of Austria indicates it could always be worse.

A doctor in Freistadt received a fine for negligence after completing an amputation procedure… on the wrong leg.

Reports show an elderly patient attended at the hospital to have his left leg removed, only for doctors to mark up his right one instead.

Reasons for the mix-up weren’t clearly disclosed. Upon completion, the patient was then advised that his left leg would have to be amputated as well…

On markets, local stocks are yet to shrug off a case of the jitters this week, with the ASX 200 on track for its third fall in four days.

The selloff is heavier at the small end of town, as the ASX microcap Emerging Companies index fell by more than 2% in morning trade.

Following Jerome Powell’s comments earlier this week that the Fed may start tapering asset purchases earlier than expected, investor positioning looks to have centred around the idea of tighter liquidity.

In that environment, tech stocks came under pressure as the ASX 200 Information Technology index slumped by more than 3% (led by a sharp fall in Afterpay shares) — its fifth daily fall of at least 2% since the start of November.

Most of the major sectors are getting clipped, with gold stocks also down heavily again. Prices for the precious metal edged lower overnight as the USD continues to strengthen.

The only standout was banking stocks, as the ASX 200 Financials index posted a gain of around 0.4% in morning trade.


Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks for December 2 [intraday]:

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Code Name Price % Change Volume
ANL Amani Gold Ltd 0.0015 50.0% 8,935,038
AHI Adv Human Imag Ltd 0.925 45.7% 1,491,690
CCE Carnegie Cln Energy 0.0025 25.0% 1,898,131
YPB YPB Group Ltd 0.0025 25.0% 736,686
JDR Jadar Resources 0.066 22.2% 111,782,239
IR1 Irismetals 0.54 21.3% 341,960
ICN Icon Energy Limited 0.019 18.8% 247,789
GBE Globe Metals &Mining 0.12 17.5% 197,247
HSC HSC Technology Group 0.014 16.7% 1,050,000
API Australian Pharm. 1.74 16.1% 5,606,783
SKS SKS Tech Group Ltd 0.18 16.1% 13,844
AHN Athena Resources 0.016 14.3% 1,535,000
N1H N1 Holdings Ltd 0.16 14.3% 10,000
MEI Meteoric Resources 0.017 13.3% 1,260,396
ROO Roots Sustainable 0.009 12.5% 18,682
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Among ASX small caps with news, healthcare stock Advanced Human Imaging (ASX:AHI) (formerly MyFiziq) led the way after announcing its stitched up a definitive agreement with Canada-based health tech company Cubert Inc.

Under the terms of the deal, AHI’s body-scanning app will be integrated with Cubert’s FitTrack My Health, with access to Cubert’s global user base of more than 1.8m customers.

“The combined application will be made available in February 2022 across iOS and Android platforms,” AHI said.

Pharmacy distribution company Australian Pharma Industries (ASX:API) also rose sharply, following news it may become the subject of a bidding war between Wesfarmers and Woolworths.

Elsewhere, SME lender N1 Holdings rose by another 14% on no news. The stock has now risen by more than 200% since the end of June.

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Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks for December 2 [intraday]:

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Code Name Price % Change Volume
VIC Victory Mines Ltd 0.0015 -25.0% 500,000
TYM Tymlez Group 0.036 -20.0% 38,891,547
TPD Talon Energy Ltd 0.008 -20.0% 197,429,689
KNM Kneomedia Limited 0.016 -15.8% 1,671,101
SKN Skin Elements Ltd 0.062 -15.1% 346,399
CLA Celsius Resource Ltd 0.023 -14.8% 5,690,463
AMD Arrow Minerals 0.006 -14.3% 185,307
NKL Nickelxltd 0.12 -14.3% 225,039
LTR Liontown Resources 1.6575 -13.7% 17,127,661
TEG Triangle Energy Ltd 0.013 -13.3% 7,764,163
KWR Kingwest Resources 0.19 -11.6% 723,788
BEZ Besragoldinc 0.12 -11.1% 93,825
AYM Australia United Min 0.008 -11.1% 643,455
NZS New Zealand Coastal 0.008 -11.1% 180,486
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