RentaHitman.com started as a joke but has since ensnared at least a dozen would-be assailants.

Really dumb assailants.

In addition to the customer testimonials (“Guido and his public relations crew were able to resolve a five year dispute in a matter of days. Highly recommended!”) RentAHitman offers group and senior discounts, and a free initial consultation.

“The interviews and the news media that have … aired stories, it’s not slowing down the number of solicitations that are received,” says website creator Bob Innes.

“I really didn’t think that people were gonna be that stupid. Boy, did they show me.”

Source: RentAHitman

To Markets:

European and US share markets softened on Monday.

It looks like that big ol’ US stimulus package – which was expected to give markets a nice boost – won’t be approved prior to the US election.

The number of new COVID-19 cases in the US is also approaching levels last seen during a summer peak, according to Reuters analysis.

Meanwhile, the ASX is running its own race.

Yesterday, the local bourse touched seven-month highs of 6247 points at 12.34pm, before closing 0.8 per cent higher at 6229.4 points. The benchmark ASX 200 index closed at its highest point since March 5.

Today, it quickly reversed early declines to bounce into the green, before falling again marginally by lunchtime. The ASX200 was down 20 points – or 0.31 per cent – to 6,209.8 by 12:30pm EDST.

The ‘Big Boys of BNPL’ made notable gains in early trade. Afterpay (ASX:APT) cracked the $100 per share mark after announcing a partnership with Westpac, while Zip Co (ASX:Z1P)  launched a new product called ‘Tap and Zip’.

 

WINNERS:

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Tuesday, October 20:

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CODE COMPANY PRICE % CHANGE MARKET CAP
REZ Resource & Energy Group 0.052 63 $12,405,784.64
RFN Reffind 0.0045 50 $ 3,729,775.86
VMG VDM Group 0.003 50 $ 13,855,321.90
SCT Scout Security 0.125 45 $ 8,181,353.89
SDG Sunland Group 1.92 44 $ 182,089,654.95
ESR Estrella Resources 0.215 39 $ 116,970,408.54
ATX Amplia Therapeutics 0.365 35 $ 29,009,070.00
CLZ Classic Minerals 0.002 33 $ 20,008,709.60
MRD Mount Ridley Mines 0.004 33 $ 8,048,381.86
SW1 Swift Media 0.043 26 $ 15,038,457.62
DTR Dateline Resources 0.0025 25 $ 16,420,156.15
MLS Metals Australia 0.0025 25 $ 7,296,705.55
QFY Quantify Tech 0.0025 25 $ 4,017,099.49
GLA Gladiator Resources 0.003 20 $ 5,819,585.43
TGN Tungsten Mining 0.19 19 $ 123,266,283.52
DAF Discovery Africa 0.038 19 $ 6,471,510.34
ICG Inca Minerals 0.066 18 $ 11,419,034.93
8VI 8Vi Holdings 2 18 $ 75,441,656.50
GBZ GBM Resources 0.175 17 $ 49,390,681.65
IPB IPB Petroleum 0.036 16 $ 8,760,750.91
CNB Carnaby Resources 0.58 15 $ 57,277,008.09

Resources & Energy Group’s (ASX:REZ) Gigante Grande prospect is living up to its name.

New hits like 20m at 5g/t gold show that Gigante Grande could host “a very large mineralised system”, says the explorer, which is up +70 per cent in morning trade to its highest point since September last year.

A downhole electromagnetic survey has put to rest any concerns about the scale of  Estrella Resources’ (ASX:ESR) recent high profile nickel discovery, chief exec Chris Daws says.

The explorer is now up ~1100 per cent since the start of the month.

Home Security firm Scout Security (ASX:SCT) clarified that a purchase order announced last week “will deliver approximately $US200,000 in revenue to the company”.

And a new strategic plan would return about $2.56 per share to Sunland Group (ASX:SDG) shareholders by way of progressive dividend and capital payments. This is a big premium to the 30-day volume weighted average price of $1.33 per share.

 

LOSERS:

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Tuesday, October 20:

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CODE NAME PRICE % CHANGE MARKET CAP
PCL Pancontinental Oil 0.001 -33 $ 8,110,073.23
UUV UUV Aquabotix 0.001 -33 $ 2,688,366.91
EOF Ecofibre 1.9 -23 $ 364,231,428.99
HCT Holista CollTech 0.135 -21 $ 46,809,344.79
ADX ADX Energy 0.004 -20 $ 8,573,607.93
CZL Consolidated Zinc 0.004 -20 $ 12,456,224.72
ECS ECS Botanics 0.028 -15 $ 11,803,564.58
CZN Corazon 0.003 -14 $ 11,386,757.01
TMG Trigg Mining 0.165 -13 $ 7,638,000.00
GEV Global Energy Ventures 0.086 -13 $ 38,310,844.08
WKT Walkabout Resources 0.17 -13 $ 68,081,060.78
RSH Respiri 0.205 -13 $ 153,152,975.65
ARE Argonaut Resources 0.007 -13 $ 23,302,971.59
IEC Intra Energy 0.007 -13 $ 3,101,792.24
MSR Manas Resources 0.007 -13 $ 21,145,299.90
TSC Twenty Seven Co. 0.007 -13 $ 13,663,208.73
DOU Douugh 0.225 -12 $ 77,736,330.78
FIN FIN Resources 0.03 -12 $ 9,917,508.89
ENR Encounter Resources 0.2 -11 $ 63,185,617.80
AVE Avecho Biotech 0.008 -11 $ 14,377,116.78