The ASX continued its Jekyll & Hyde act in the morning session, as stocks climbed by almost 4 per cent into midday trade before easing back.

The gains put the local index on track for its fourth straight day of see-saw price action, after a 2 per cent drop yesterday which was preceded by a 7 per cent surge on Monday.

Meanwhile, various Australian states have taken it upon themselves to introduce new containment measures as the number of positive COVID-19 tests moves past 2,000.

People in NSW without a reasonable excuse to be outside could face up to six months jail or fines of $11,000. Eight fines for failure to obey social distancing rules have already been issued in Victoria, where Premier Daniel Andrews instructed citizens to stay home unless it was absolutely necessary to leave.

Over in the US, Donald Trump has warned of a “painful” two weeks ahead as health authorities project the number of COVID-19 related deaths in the country will reach 100,000 (Australia’s death toll is 20).

A short time ago, the ASX200 was 2.3 per cent higher at 5,194 points. The ASX Small Ords Index was up by 1.36 per cent at 2,133.50 points.

 

WINNERS

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Wednesday April 1:

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CODE COMPANY PRICE % CHANGE MARKET CAP
RFN Reffind Ltd 0.002 100.00% $2.1M
PNN Pepinnini Minerals Ltd 0.002 100.00% $2.9M
FGO Flamingo 0.002 100.00% $2.2M
CLZ Classic Minerals Ltd 0.002 100.00% $14.8M
SHK Stone Resources Australia 0.003 50.00% $1.7M
ASP Aspermont 0.009 50.00% $12.7M
TD1 Tali Digital 0.029 45.00% $21.7M
LAW Lawfinance 0.035 40.00% $31.2M
RIM Rimfire Pacific Mining NL 0.004 33.33% $6.0M
PUR Pursuit Minerals 0.004 33.33% $1.4M
NOX Noxopharm 0.185 32.14% $29.7M
ATS Australis Oil & Gas 0.018 28.57% $16.8M
ICU Isentric Ltd 0.009 28.57% $1.8M
SDV Scidev 0.54 27.06% $76.1M
ARS Alt Resources Ltd 0.015 25.00% $8.8M
GTR GTI Resources Ltd 0.005 25.00% $2.3M
MLL Mali Lithium 0.058 23.40% $18.4M
BDA BOD Australia 0.24 23.08% $22.8M
EUC European Cobalt 0.011 22.22% $8.4M
SGQ St George Mining Ltd 0.077 22.22% $30.5M
OSL Oncosil Medical Ltd 0.165 22.22% $102.4M
AKP Audio Pixels 11.00 20.88% $311.3M

 

TALi Digital (ASX:TD1)

The health-tech platform jumped by more than 50 per cent in morning trade, after receiving a trademark in China for its TALi Train and TALi Detect products.

TD1’s products provide treatment solutions for children with autism spectrum disorder. The platform’s language translation capability is “already built for seamless translation initially to Mandarin”, and the trademark while give TD1 an avenue to seek partnership discussions in the Chinese market.

 

LOSERS

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Wednesday April 1:

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CODE COMPANY PRICE % CHANGE MARKET CAP
IDZ Indoor Skydive AUS Group 0.001 -50.00% $673K
RAN Range International 0.008 -33.33% $2.9M
LRS Latin Resources Ltd 0.002 -33.33% $729K
CCA Change Financial 0.057 -20.83% $6.1M
ADY Admiralty Resources 0.004 -20.00% $4.6M
A1G African Gold Ltd 0.041 -18.00% $2.4M
ICI iCandy Interactive 0.02 -16.67% $6.8M
PRX Prodigy Gold 0.041 -14.58% $23.8M
OVT Ovato 0.013 -13.33% $9.5M
SBW Shekel Brainweigh 0.065 -13.33% $9.0M
SRZ Stellar Resources Ltd 0.007 -12.50% $3.5M
DCL Domacom Australia 0.022 -12.00% $6.1M
MIL Millennium Services Group Ltd 0.215 -10.42% $11.0M
VRX VRX Silica 0.061 -10.29% $27.2M
MNY Money3 Corp 1.095 -10.61% $199.0M
ODM Odin Metals 0.027 -10.00% $4.8M
PVS Pivotal Systems 0.855 -10.00% $62.2M
AMS Atomos 0.41 -9.89% $75.6M
RMY RMA Global 0.28 -9.68% $106.6M
REG Regis Healthcare Ltd 1.38 -8.91% $455.6M