Dressing for comfort, not style, has become a pandemic staple.

Multimillionaire coach of the New England Patriots Bill Belichick has never been a sharp dresser, says Deadspin’s Donovan Dooley.

Which is fine. But rolling into a press conference looking like “he was attacked by raccoons” is next level:

 

Time to put that thing out of its misery, Bill.

To markets:

While we’re the subject of looking dishevelled — a sell-off in global risk assets drove European equities to near three-month lows on Thursday.

And in a wild Wall Street trading session, Apple, Amazon, Nvidia and Facebook — stocks that have outperformed during increased economic uncertainty — all rose.

The market sentiment that drove momentum has sharply changed, says Bright Trading’s Dennis Dick via Morningstar.

“Fear of missing out has turned into fear of losing actual money,” Dick says.

“This is a shakeout of all the Robinhood traders, a shakeout of retail investors. They’re getting punished, and rightfully so, because you can’t just buy stocks out of a hat thinking stocks only go up.”

Despite this global market volatility, the ASX is rallying on Friday.

The benchmark ASX200 index is currently 92.6 points or 1.58 per cent higher to 5969.3 points at 12pm EST with the big banks – bolstered by the axing of responsible lending laws — leading the charge.

WINNERS

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Friday, September 25:

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TICKER NAME PRICE % CHANGE MARKET CAP
JRL Jindalee Resources 0.675 53% $ 18,792,804.80
OIL Optiscan Imaging 0.155 48% $ 50,166,774.00
SCT Scout Security 0.1 37% $ 6,944,637.61
BAS Bass Oil 0.002 33% $ 5,013,210.14
AVW Avira Resources 0.009 29% $ 9,625,000.00
HRR Heron Resources 0.055 28% $ 18,432,578.02
FGL Frugl Group 0.046 28% $ 3,564,000.00
ANL Amani Gold 0.0025 25% $ 15,676,393.49
CZN Corazon 0.0025 25% $ 6,506,718.29
PKO Peako 0.044 22% $ 5,682,213.68
IMS Impelus 0.006 20% $ 4,016,730.43
FAU First Au 0.019 19% $ 6,632,394.19
FUN Funtastic 0.065 18% $ 13,222,224.13
BAR Barra Resources 0.026 15% $ 14,841,378.22
VN8 Vonex 0.165 18% $ 26,251,281.28
NML Navarre Minerals 0.135 17% $ 62,380,847.37
HSC HSC Technology Group 0.0175 17% $ 22,625,795.96
CE1 Calima Energy 0.007 17% $ 13,004,845.36
GLA Gladiator Resources 0.035 17% $ 6,983,502.51
IBG Ironbark Zinc 0.014 17% $ 11,044,909.74

A belated Tesla ‘Battery Day’ mention has sent US lithium explorer Jindalee Resources (ASX:JRL) rocketing in early trade.

First Au’s (ASX:FAU) historic ‘Haunted Stream’ gold project area has now been granted by the Victorian government.

Optiscan Imaging (ASX:OIL) rose after a capital raising. Although the deal was done at a discount, global business group Clermont was an investor.

And home security platform Scout Security (ASX:SCT) has strengthened ties with global behemoth Amazon.

 

LOSERS

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Friday, September 25:

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TICKER NAME PRICE % CHANGE MARKET CAP
AMD Arrow Minerals 0.006 -25% $ 10,677,104.08
CLZ Classic Minerals 0.0015 -25% $ 26,084,103.96
ARO Astro Resources 0.008 -20% $ 14,629,119.12
RWD Reward Minerals 0.135 -16% $ 26,015,369.12
MTH Mithril Resources 0.036 -14% $ 87,657,156.13
KP2 Kore Potash 0.013 -13% $ 3,155,382.51
MGL Magontec 0.013 -13% $ 17,263,872.09
RIM Rimfire Pacific 0.013 -13% $ 23,768,572.91
RNE Renu Energy 0.027 -13% $ 3,739,664.57
PSL Paterson Resources 0.0035 -13% $ 16,013,417.82
LEX Lefroy Exploration 0.22 -12% $ 25,121,686.25
EAX Energy Action 0.215 -10% $ 6,228,988.08
SUP Superior Lake Resources 0.18 -10% $ 31,920,564.40
CGB Cann Global 0.0045 -10% $ 17,832,910.67
AJQ Armour Energy 0.02 -9% $ 23,667,522.98
SHE Stonehorse Energy 0.01 -9% $ 4,343,787.65
ONX Orminex 0.021 -9% $ 12,399,349.86
AVL Australian Vanadium 0.016 -9% $ 44,910,649.56