Here’s an alarming trend — the decline in the number of children called Nigel.

Now there’s a bunch of Nigels doing something about it. British pub landlord Nigel Smith got 430 Nigels — some locals, others  as far away as Australia — to promote their names.

But this was not a Nigel-only affair. So-called “non-Nigels” went along and certified it as a Guinness World Record. One non-Nigel even ‘popped the question’ to a Nigel.

Today, the ASX Small Ords is up 0.31 per cent to 2,900 while the ASX200 is flat – only up 0.01 per cent to 6,717.

Tomorrow the Reserve Bank’s will meet and decide on interest rates. More and more economists are predicting interest rates will be cut to 0.75 per cent according to a Bloomberg survey.

Going up

Change Financial (ASX:CCA) led the charge of stocks today. Having finished its Mastercard payment processing platform it had gained 64 per cent by 12pm.

Paradigm Biopharmaceuticals (ASX:PAR) jumped 17 per cent after announcing its drug inhibits nerve growth factor in the bone cells of osteoarthritis sufferers.

Its rare to see a large cap jumping like this but Nufarm (ASX:NUF) is up 27 per cent after selling its South American crop protection operations to Sumitomo for nearly $1.2 billion.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Monday September 30:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
CCA Change Financial Ltd 0.2 +64.00% $20.8M 3.3M
SUR Sun Resources NL 0.003 +50.00% $4.0M 500.0k
VIC Victory Mines Ltd 0.0015 +50.00% $5.2M 6.0M
BSM Bass Metals Ltd 0.01 +28.57% $25.3M 4.8M
NUF Nufarm Ltd/Australia 5.66 +26.91% $2.1B 9.1M
CWX Carawine Resources Ltd 0.25 +25.00% $17.4M 530.3k
BAS Bass Oil Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $7.3M 661.4k
BMG BMG Resources Ltd 0.0025 +25.00% $2.9M 7.0M
EVZ EVZ Ltd 0.22 +22.22% $21.1M 41.1k
CZN Corazon Mining Ltd 0.003 +20.00% $6.1M 1.6M
PUR Pursuit Minerals Ltd 0.015 +20.00% $3.7M 1.4M
GBE Globe Metals & Mining Ltd 0.02 +20.00% $8.4M 330.0k
OAR Oakdale Resources Ltd 0.02 +20.00% $8.3M 5.4M
ANL Amani Gold Ltd 0.0035 +16.67% $18.2M 5.0M
AUT Auteco Minerals Ltd 0.007 +16.67% $7.0M 2.7M
BLY Boart Longyear Ltd 0.007 +16.67% $184.1M 3.1M
PAR Paradigm Biopharmaceuticals Ltd 2.95 +16.60% $560.3M 1.4M
PSA Petsec Energy Ltd 0.06 +16.00% $23.1M 51.3k
UNL United Networks Ltd 0.02 +15.00% $2.9M 704.1k

Going down

Copper explorer Inca Minerals (ASX: ICG) fell as it announced a $1.6 million rights issue.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Monday September 30:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
LKO Lakes Oil NL 0.001 -50.00% $33.4M 5.0M
TMK Tamaska Oil & Gas Ltd 0.005 -37.50% $2.5M 175.0k
ICG Inca Minerals Ltd 0.0025 -37.50% $7.8M 33.6M
PNN PepinNini Lithium Ltd 0.002 -33.33% $2.5M 1
MRD Mount Ridley Mines Ltd 0.001 -33.33% $2.3M 75.0k
SRZ Stellar Resources Ltd/Australi 0.012 -20.00% $4.6M 40.0k
CIO Connected IO Ltd 0.004 -20.00% $7.3M 310.0k
CFE Cape Lambert Resources Ltd 0.004 -20.00% $4.3M 1.1M
AVE Avecho Biotechnology Ltd 0.004 -20.00% $6.3M 1.1M
ERL Empire Resources Ltd 0.009 -18.18% $5.6M 315.0k
WRM White Rock Minerals Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $8.2M 2.3M
VAL Valor Resources Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $9.5M 657.7k
RFN Reffind Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $3.2M 885.0k
PWN Parkway Minerals NL 0.005 -16.67% $6.1M 373.9k
DTR Dateline Resources Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $20.3M 384.4k
AYS Amaysim Australia Ltd 0.29 -15.71% $87.1M 3.5M
CLZ Classic Minerals Ltd 0.003 -14.29% $14.7M 6.6M
CI1 Credit Intelligence Ltd 0.01 -14.29% $12.2M 152.1k
INP IncentiaPay Ltd 0.02 -13.64% $4.6M 120.6k