In TGIF-related news — this guy committed to beer-only diet for 46 days and didn’t die.

Instead, he lost 20kg, says he’s healthier than when he started, and even washed his first post-fast meal down with a beer because “ after 46 days he still isn’t sick of it”.

If that’s a hoax, it’s a sick one.

Stock markets also shed some weight this week after the US President called for increased tariffs on Chinese goods because China “broke the deal”. Stocks plummeted, but then rebounded after Trump said he received a “beautiful letter” from the Chinese leader, again raising hopes that a deal may be done.

What a world we live in. So much drama, and probably not the greatest week for Uber to go public.

Locally, the ASX Small Ords index – which measures the health of the small cap space — fell 1.5 points in morning trade to 2793.2, which means a 2.6 per cent drop since the start of May.

Here’s all your small cap winners and losers to lunchtime on Friday, May 10:

GOING UP

9 Spokes (ASX:9SP) has gifted its shareholders a golden Friday with a piece of news that  sent its share price stratospheric.

Bank of New Zealand (BNZ — and owned by NAB) had “gone live” with a white label version of software that aggregates apps used by small businesses, such as payroll and accounting, so users can see all of the data on one platform.

Pure Alumina (ASX:PUA)  was up another 19 per cent this morning after a stellar day yesterday. Its Canadian acquisition had successfully run its HPA pilot plant at full capacity, enabling it to deliver almost 10 tonnes of 99.999 per cent (5N) high purity alumina over the past two weeks.

But the biggest winner is Genetic Technologies (ASX:GTG), which has developed two new tests for colorectal and breast cancer.

It followed a period of “substantial scientific research and genetic product development” and Genetic is now working on a commercialisation and distribution strategy for the products.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm on Friday, May 10.

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Ticker Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
GTG GENETIC TECHNOLOGIES 0.012 71 $29,900,000 133M
9SP 9 SPOKES INTERNATIONAL 0.027 69 $21,500,000 59M
RXH REWARDLE 0.003 50 $1,600,000 219.3K
AYR ALLOY RESOURCES 0.003 50 $4,700,000 330.0K
GAL GALILEO MINING LED 0.185 42 $22,900,000 584.8K
MLS METALS AUSTRALIA 0.002 33 $5,400,000 500.0K
CAD CAENEUS METALS 0.002 33 $3,700,000 1.0M
CTO CITIGOLD CORP 0.005 25 $10,800,000 400.0K
KEY KEY PETROLEUM 0.005 25 $7,700,000 250.0K
CAZ CAZALY RESOURCES 0.023 21 $6,000,000 89.6K
QGL QUANTUM GRAPHITE 0.003 20 $22,700,000 10.0M
HWK HAWKSTONE MINING 0.024 20 $13,700,000 911.2K
PUA PURE ALUMINIA 0.054 19 $10,100,000 4.6M
AEE AURA ENERGY 0.01 19 $11,500,000 27.0M
CLB CANDY CLUB HOLDINGS 0.13 18 $18,100,000 116.5K
JCS JCURVE SOLUTIONS 0.04 18 $13,100,000 175.4K
IAM INTIGER GROUP 0.007 17 $11,700,000 1.3M
E2E EON NRG 0.007 17 $4,600,000 700K
ADN ANDROMEDA METALS 0.007 17 $9,500,000 1.7M
PNN PEPINNINI LITHIUM 0.035 17 $4,300,000 155.2K

GOING DOWN

The losers column is a non-event, dominated by micro caps losing ground on no news.

Ticker Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
PCL PANCONTINENTAL OIL AND GAS 0.002 -33 $10,800,000 965.0K
MEB MEDBIO 0.009 -25 $2,200,000 1.1M
ANL AMANI GOLD 0.002 -20 $7,400,000 105.0K
TRM TRUSCOTT MINING 0.008 -20 $943,000 24.7K
MRQ MRG METALS 0.004 -20 $2,700,000 82.5K
MGT MAGNETITE MINES 0.004 -20 $3,000,000 1.0M
DDT DATADOT TECHNOLOGY 0.009 -18 $7,300,000 752.0K
BNL BIG STAR ENERGY 0.005 -17 $1,700,000 69.7K
CUX CROSSLAND STRATEGIC METALS 0.005 -17 $5,100,000 544.4K
VAL VALOR RESOURCES 0.005 -17 $9,500,000 2.4M
TRL TANGA RESOURCES 0.003 -17 $3,200,000 794.7K
ADV ARDIDEN 0.003 -14 $5,000,000 150.0K
IDA INDIANA RESOURCES 0.03 -14 $3,200,000 2.3K
WRM WHITE ROCK MINERALS 0.006 -14 $9,800,000 900.0K
SIS SIMBLE SOLUTIONS 0.043 -16 $4,300,000 252.7K
XTD XTD 0.026 -13 $3,500,000 214.7K
EQE EQUUS MINING 0.007 -13 $6,300,000 15.4K
MBK METALS BANK 0.007 -13 $6,200,000 516.1K
TGO TRITANIUM GROWTHOPS 0.35 -13 $48,700,000 1.5K

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm on Friday, May 10.

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That’s all.

Oh, alright then. Apparently Chelsea will play Arsenal in something called the Europa League final after winning their semi on penalties this morning.

Highlights were hard to come by, but here’s David Luiz saving the day in quite spectacular fashion: