“Well, there’s no point in dying now when I’ve lived this long, is there?”

That was 91 year old Martin Kenyon, one of the first people in the world to be vaccinated against COVID-19, despite running late for his London appointment because “I couldn’t damn well find a place to park my car”.

The whole interview is superb and wholesome and very English.

This recent wave of positive developments related to the COVID-19 vaccine have helped investors look past the global surge in infections and anticipate economic recovery next year.

Wall Street’s major indexes touched record highs yesterday. Again.

Morningstar analysts expect investor attention will now gradually shift from vaccine approvals “to their global distribution and any possible side effects that may occur”.

Meanwhile, a long awaited commodities ‘super cycle’ is probs upon us.

Base metals boom as oil recovers. “2020 poster child” gold climbs back towards ~$US1,900/oz. And iron ore prices just hit eight-year highs.

The Aussie bourse keeps climbing. The ASX 200 was up 0.67 per cent to 6,732.4 points by midday eastern time.

WINNERS

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Wednesday December 9:

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Code Name Price % Change Volume Market Cap
APG Austpac Resources 0.002 100 50000 $ 3,165,662.96
SCU Stemcell United 0.041 78 60045320 $ 15,446,992.37
CPH Creso Pharma 0.36 53 109052870 $ 161,778,328.00
CGB Cann Global 0.009 50 240280048 $ 23,661,025.73
RHT Resonance Health 0.23 48 5584065 $ 68,955,459.62
ELT Elementos 0.01 43 36817954 $ 22,724,284.95
AUN Aurumin 0.285 43 772086 $ 8,971,437.20
AVE Avecho Biotech 0.024 41 20380014 $ 27,156,776.14
CCE Carnegie Cln Energy 0.002 33 1547034 $ 16,994,678.67
CZN Corazon 0.004 33 3470011 $ 9,760,077.44
OEX Oilex 0.002 33 800000 $ 6,179,445.00
FMS Flinders Mines 1.12 32 76616 $ 142,677,047.57
MXC MGC Pharmaceuticals 0.034 26 47716501 $ 46,199,027.48
RGI Roto-Gro 0.095 25 29310046 $ 15,682,952.56
OEQ Orion Equities 0.1 25 7420 $ 1,425,151.12
NWE Norwest Energy 0.005 25 542857 $ 18,937,868.30
SI6 SI6 Metals Limited 0.027 23 54801835 $ 24,403,866.76
SRK Strike Resources 0.165 22 2363604 $ 33,363,126.18
GRV Greenvale Mining 0.14 22 1876273 $ 39,264,404.46
TOE Toro Energy Limited 0.017 21 33806083 $ 41,354,094.87
APH AP Hemp 0.45 20 359972 $ 21,031,926.00

Resonance Health (ASX:RHT) is the latest health stock to obtain FDA approval — the company can now market HepaFat-AI for commercial distribution in the US.

Cannabis stock Creso Pharma (ASX:CPH) says its Canadian subsidiary Mernova has received purchase orders. These mark Creso’s entry into Canada’s large recreational cannabis market.

Today, fresh WA goldie Aurumin (ASX:AUN) hit the bourse and immediately gained ~50 per cent.

Junior explorer Six Sigma Metals (ASX:SI6) announced plans to raise $2 million while updating shareholders on its suite of nickel copper projects this morning.

And you can officially add Toro Energy (ASX:TOE) to the stupidly long list of ‘WA explorers celebrating nickel discoveries in the last 12 months’.

LOSERS

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Wednesday December 9:

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Code Name Price % Change Volume Market Cap
CLZ Classic Minerals 0.001 -50 67216576 $ 30,536,536.61
MLS Metals Australia 0.001 -50 560000 $ 8,381,807.15
EM1 Emerge Gaming 0.058 -45 91036619 $ 84,589,152.59
SKN Skin Elements 0.071 -24 3129900 $ 30,622,157.41
AND Ansarada Group 1.58 -17 1651585 $ 154,309,410.10
VAL Valor Resources 0.005 -17 20113025 $ 11,525,088.51
SE1 Sensera 0.105 -16 11576489 $ 40,265,631.88
ALT Analytica 0.003 -14 2866703 $ 12,318,643.16
AFR African Energy Resources 0.019 -14 179965 $ 13,705,133.86
ADY Admiralty Resources 0.013 -13 479950 $ 17,387,020.49
NMR Native Mineral Resources 0.52 -13 484930 $ 17,144,032.50
SRY Story-I Limited 0.014 -13 9615 $ 5,918,668.62
ARN Aldoro Resources 0.14 -13 1833057 $ 10,620,928.48
CCZ Castillo Copper 0.035 -13 7306863 $ 40,497,548.88
CHK Cohiba Minerals 0.022 -12 15608139 $ 26,340,129.95
CGA Contango Asset 0.75 -12 40000 $ 40,366,997.25
PNM Pacific Nickel Mines 0.056 -11 226000 $ 8,730,199.04
MSG Mcs Services 0.04 -11 1886080 $ 8,382,355.07
ARO Astro Resources 0.001 -11 912500 $ 13,480,618.55

Today TheDocYard’s (ASX:TDY) merger with Ansarada took effect. Shares dropped from their effective price post a 10 for 1 consolidation.

Aldoro Resources (ASX:ARN) also fell after its latest exploration results.