It may not be Iron Man (the Marvel film series made famous by Robert Downey Jr), but a British inventor has come pretty close.

Richard Browning took off from Brighton Beach in the UK recently in his own personalised jet suit — and managed to break a new speed record while he was at it.

Browning, who’s fond of referring to himself as “Jetman”, reached a top speed of 85mph (around 135kph) — a significant improvement from his last flight in 2017 when he reached 32mph (around 50kph).

By any measure, that seems pretty quick for a solo flight through the air equipped with nothing but a jet-propelled air-suit. Browning said he wanted to prove how far the technology had progressed since his last flight.

Back on land, the ASX wasn’t setting any speed records this morning as the local index fell by 0.04 per cent into midday trade to 6,764. The Small Ords fared fractionally worse, down 0.07 per cent to 2,913 points.

 

Going up

Onling gaming company Esports Mogul (ASX:ESH) held its gains into midday trade, after announcing that Cameron Adams, co-founder of tech unicorn Canva, is joining the company’s board as a non-executive director.

The company cited Adams’ experience in scaling a tech company, while Adams said he was excited by the monetisation opportunities Esports has developed through its esports tournament platform.

And medtech company Admedus (ASX:AHZ), which makes structural components used to improve heart functions, also rose strongly but on no news.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Tuesday November 19:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
BAS Bass Oil Ltd 0.003 +50.00% $10.0M 1.5M
EPM Eclipse Uranium Ltd 0.004 +33.33% $4.9M 500.0k
GTE Great Western Exploration Ltd 0.004 +33.33% $5.0M 1.3M
ESH Esports Mogul Ltd 0.013 +30.00% $22.0M 99.4M
AHZ Admedus Ltd 0.1 +26.58% $59.1M 2.9M
ANL Amani Gold Ltd 0.0025 +25.00% $15.1M 1.5M
ARE Argonaut Resources NL 0.005 +25.00% $7.8M 75.2k
RGS Regeneus Ltd 0.08 +24.24% $22.5M 442.8k
A1G African Gold Ltd 0.19 +23.33% $10.7M 10.0k
RXL Rox Resources Ltd/Australia 0.02 +21.05% $33.5M 21.3M
CZN Corazon Mining Ltd 0.003 +20.00% $6.1M 2.1M
IMS Impelus Ltd 0.006 +20.00% $4.2M 216.4k
LSA Lachlan Star Ltd 0.006 +20.00% $4.5M 500.6k
MDI Middle Island Resources Ltd 0.006 +20.00% $6.3M 1.2M
APV Appsvillage Australia Ltd 0.4 +19.40% $27.3M 1.7M
MAG Magmatic Resources Ltd 0.19 +18.75% $25.9M 678.5k
MZZ Matador Mining Ltd 0.22 +18.42% $22.3M 500.0k
PKS PKS Holdings Ltd 0.2 +17.65% $23.0M 1.4M

 

Going down

A number of resources and energy minnows ticked lower in morning trade, although there were no key announcements this morning that formed the catalyst for a major fall.

Explorer Centrex Metals (ASX:CXM) continued its recent run of double-digit declines. The stock has now lost more than 60 per cent since announcing that Mr Poh Kiat had resigned as a director on November 7.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Tuesday November 19:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
GGE Grand Gulf Energy Ltd 0.002 -33.33% $1.5M 167.1k
CAD Caeneus Minerals Ltd 0.001 -33.33% $2.3M 1.9M
SKN Skin Elements Ltd 0.011 -31.25% $1.8M 210.0k
PGL Prospa Group Ltd 2.8 -27.46% $451.8M 982.5k
PNN PepinNini Lithium Ltd 0.002 -20.00% $2.5M 1.5M
MRD Mount Ridley Mines Ltd 0.002 -20.00% $5.4M 2.0M
AYR Alloy Resources Ltd 0.002 -20.00% $3.9M 4.0M
ANL Amani Gold Ltd 0.002 -20.00% $12.1M 83.1k
CZN Corazon Mining Ltd 0.002 -16.67% $5.1M 4.0M
SIQ SmartGroup Corp Ltd 9.27 -15.65% $1.2B 4.1M
SPQ Superior Resources Ltd 0.006 -14.29% $4.5M 25.0k
SMD Syndicated Metals Ltd 0.006 -14.29% $4.7M 1.3M
AD1 ApplyDirect Ltd 0.012 -14.29% $6.6M 98.5k
AX8 Accelerate Resources Ltd 0.04 -13.95% $1.8M 85.0k
CUX Crossland Strategic Metals Ltd 0.007 -12.50% $7.1M 255.8k
VBS Vectus Biosystems Ltd 0.5 -12.28% $11.7M 13.9k
RCW RightCrowd Ltd 0.22 -12.00% $43.5M 27.9k