What a way to finish the most disruptive year since someone wondered if they could collapse the World Trade Center towers with a couple of Boeing 767s.

Here we are facing much more restrictive lockdowns once again in NSW and Victoria after yet another coronavirus outbreak.

The Indians are on top in the cricket. Pete Evans is back on social media.

Oh, 2020. Even Kerri-Anne Kennerley had a nasty fall in the last 24 hours of you.

Australians will have to wait until March before lining up for the vaccine, so we’re afraid to report, it’s far from ended once midnight rolls around.

But if you need to focus on bright things, Byteside has this excellent list of shiny lights that shone in 2020, including the Dinosaurs in Love song.

There are 19 more beautiful things from 2020 where that came from, here.

Markets-wise, it’s almost over. The ASX shuts at 2pm, so get in.

It’s been a bit of a bum finish tbh, despite some nice gains on US markets overnight. Best to pop a bottle now.

Here are the last winners and losers for the day, and at the bottom, some extra special winners and losers for the year.

WINNERS

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Thursday December 24:

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Code Name Price % Change Market Cap
ANL Amani Gold Ltd 0.0015 50 $ 9,386,996.75
CLZ Classic Min Ltd 0.0015 50 $ 15,268,268.31
KTE K2 Energy Ltd 0.04 48 $ 8,117,743.08
CCE Carnegie Cln Energy 0.002 33 $ 16,994,678.67
BPH BPH Energy Ltd 0.044 26 $ 20,333,158.27
MRQ Mrg Metals Limited 0.01 25 $ 10,878,401.60
XPE Xped Limited 0.0025 25 $ 3,585,724.05
YPB YPB Group Ltd 0.0025 25 $ 8,456,717.96
RVS Revasum 0.33 25 $ 20,934,595.35
CXO Core Lithium 0.12 24 $ 96,789,541.14
ICN Icon Energy Limited 0.018 20 $ 8,964,104.07
AZI Alta Zinc Ltd 0.006 20 $ 18,053,495.88
GGX Gas2Grid Limited 0.003 20 $ 3,339,992.46
VIC Victory Mines Ltd 0.003 20 $ 11,040,803.73
EX1 Exopharm Limited 0.55 20 $ 64,130,286.82
PPY Papyrus Australia 0.056 19 $ 20,102,401.30
SNS Sensen Networks Ltd 0.16 19 $ 62,229,361.32
DLT Delta Drone Intl Ltd 0.042 17 $ 10,406,955.56
WWI West Wits Mining Ltd 0.07 17 $ 72,969,277.20
BUY Bounty Oil & Gas NL 0.014 17 $ 13,156,811.78
LNY Laneway Res Ltd 0.007 17 $ 22,650,395.60

 

The late bolter is Core Lithium (ASX:CXO), which has gained 24 per cent on no news. Well, none that was released to the ASX today. But forum fans are claiming CXO has an offtake deal to supply Yahua with lithium, and Yahua has just signed a supply agreement with Tesla.

(Note – “forum fans” – DYOR.)
 

LOSERS

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Thursday December 24:

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Code Name Price % Change Market Cap
PCL Pancontinental Oil 0.001 -33 $ 8,110,073.23
GPS GPS Alliance Ltd 0.041 -25 $ 6,487,727.90
RFN Reffind Limited 0.0015 -25 $ 3,364,873.41
CZN Corazon Ltd 0.002 -20 $ 8,133,397.86
NGY Nuenergy Gas Ltd 0.011 -15 $ 19,252,421.46
AQD Ausquest Limited 0.014 -13 $ 10,837,322.90
AUH Austchina Holdings 0.007 -13 $ 13,072,994.89
AQC Auspaccoal Ltd 0.175 -13 $ 10,096,962.00
LIO Lion Energy Limited 0.023 -12 $ 5,392,446.54
RLT Renergen Limited 1.01 -11 $ 19,539,583.71
MPR Mpower Group Limited 0.05 -11 $ 8,895,399.30
MEL Metgasco Ltd 0.026 -10 $ 15,938,439.09
GMR Golden Rim Resources 0.009 -10 $ 17,913,418.71
SOR Strategic Elements 0.195 -9 $ 81,351,676.57
IEC Intra Energy Corp 0.01 -9 $ 4,264,964.33
IVX Invion Ltd 0.01 -9 $ 60,915,715.25
RMP Red Emperor Resource 0.02 -9 $ 11,556,441.07
EDC Eildon Capital Group 1 -9 $ 45,028,612.20
ICE Icetana Limited 0.15 -9 $ 16,944,365.63
PGM Platina Resources 0.052 -9 $ 23,032,930.10
PAA Pharmaust Limited 0.11 -8 $ 37,977,590.40

 

And to sign off, The Secret Broker has dusted off his Tommy Nutter bag of fruit and already warned the dry cleaner, because he’s off to celebrate the TSB 2020 Awards.

Here’s the link to find out who’s taking home prestigious gongs, including the CU in the NT Award, the Dog Ate My ASX Lodgement Form Award and the coveted Arfur Daley Stocktake of the Year Award.

Thanks for being a Stockhead in 2020. See you next year.