After a record stock rally in November, share market bulls are firmly in control in the lead up to Christmas.

While outsized daily gains have been less common in December, the ASX200 shrugged off a negative futures print this morning to rise slightly into midday trade.

If the local index closes higher, it will mark the sixth straight day of gains to kick off the month.

It was a similar story among the microcaps, where the ASX Emerging Companies Index edged higher to continue its winning ways following the big gains last month.

The consistent rally has left post-Covid market bears in a similar predicament to this California black bear on Thanksgiving.

The bear finally had a meal in its grip (in the form of a pitbull called Buddy), only for the dog’s owner to crash the scene, punch the bear in the face and rescue his beloved pet.

Buddy survived the ordeal with the help of some stitches from the local vet.

WINNERS

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Tuesday December 8:

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Code Name Price % Change Volume Market Cap
CLZ Classic Min Ltd 0.0015 50 12,575,000 $ 15,268,268.31
AGE Alligator Energy 0.0115 44 76,986,359 $ 16,986,406.54
CPH Creso Pharma Ltd 0.21 35 106,823,262 $ 106,704,854.64
CCE Carnegie Cln Energy 0.002 33 4,035,000 $ 16,994,678.67
TD1 Tali Digital Limited 0.049 32 37,458,113 $ 27,724,293.07
DAV Davenport Resources 64 28 189,365 $ 10,729,710.85
NMR Native Mineral Res 0.5 27 491,353 $ 11,381,332.50
LNU Linius Tech Limited 0.072 26 23,649,162 $ 85,735,299.88
ROG Red Sky Energy. 0.0025 25 510,000 $ 4,092,366.55
NTI Neurotech Intl 0.051 24 23,343,569 $ 20,527,123.22
CAP Carpentaria Resource 0.043 23 2,719,366 $ 10,819,638.66
GRV Greenvale Mining Ltd 0.12 21 1,062,760 $ 33,801,530.80
IMS Impelus Ltd 0.006 20 990,000 $ 4,016,730.43
MSM MSM Corporation Intl 0.049 20 1,880,863 $ 34,412,804.13
VIP VIP Gloves 0.074 19 2,360,965 $ 46,230,698.97
CZL Cons Zinc Ltd 0.0035 17 1,622,273 $ 9,512,026.15
AUH Austchina Holdings 0.008 14 4,425,451 $ 11,438,870.53
LCY Legacy Iron Ore 0.008 14 5,448,241 $ 43,730,669.62
LNK Link Admin Hldg 5.67 14 9,034,006 $ 2,653,365,957.44
IHL Incannex Healthcare 0.165 14 10,271,285 $ 148,266,725.16
OAU Ora Gold Limited 0.026 13 193,500 $ 19,339,440.11

Ed-tech platform TALi Digital (ASX:TD1) outperformed, after announcing it had received a strategic $US2m investment by the India-based Brand Capital International (BCI).

TALi, which provided digital cognitive learning tools for children with attention deficit disorders, said the investment will give the company a funding base to “accelerate the roll out of TALi products in the Indian market”.

The investment will give BCI a 9.84 per cent stake in the business. Shares in TALi rose above 5c in morning trade for the first time since January.

Another leader in morning trade was VIP Gloves (ASX:VIP), which jumped by around 20 per cent after announcing the board had approved a new dividend policy.

The company flagged an annual dividend payout ratio of between 20-40 per cent of earnings, which will be paid twice-yearly at the discretion of the directors.

LOSERS

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Tuesday December 8:

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Code Name Price % Change Volume Market Cap
YFZ Youfoodz 1.18 -22 1,734,504 $ 201,648,168.00
KEY KEY Petroleum 0.004 -20 50,005 $ 9,839,640.63
RFN Reffind Limited 0.002 -20 818,073 $ 4,206,091.76
TZL TZ Limited 0.079 -17 116 $ 8,946,379.14
XST Xstate Resources 0.0025 -17 2,167,000 $ 5,433,722.69
YPB YPB Group Ltd 0.0025 -17 6,043,333 $ 12,685,076.94
AO1 Assetowl Limited 0.006 -14 4,666,070 $ 3,433,000.32
RLC Reedy Lagoon Corp. 0.012 -14 20,000 $ 6,576,272.98
NSX NSX Limited 0.245 -14 4,221,635 $ 73,332,189.48
CE1 Calima Energy 0.007 -13 525,891 $ 17,535,505.66
EXL Elixinol Global 0.255 -12 7,191,028 $ 69,903,435.41
ENT Enterprise Metals 0.015 -12 1,627,443 $ 9,251,091.40
WC8 Wildcat Resources 0.0355 -11 3,405,433 $ 20,080,000.00
MRL Mayur Resources Ltd 0.325 -10 70,794 $ 69,704,876.00
SNS Sensen Networks Ltd 0.135 -10 264,008 $ 69,128,547.30
TNR Torian Resources Ltd 0.027 -10 7,665,970 $ 23,141,691.21
IPB IPB Petroleum Ltd 0.037 -10 23,000 $ 11,761,049.59
EDE Eden Inv Ltd 0.028 -10 2,984,369 $ 58,447,349.22
SIT Site Group Int Ltd 0.02 -9 425,001 $ 18,507,392.79
VRC Volt Resources Ltd 0.01 -9 3,010,000 $ 23,291,109.11

ASX debutante Youfoodz (ASX:YFX) led the laggards, as its shares fell on listing this morning.

The food-delivery platform raised $70 million from investors at $1.50 per share. At market open, shares fell to $1.16 per share – a decline of over 20 per cent.