The Taurid Swarm, for those who don’t know, is remnant dust and debris from a massive ancient comet. The Earth passes pretty close to the Taurid Swarm twice a year, around June and October.

At the moment, passing by the swarm results in some speccy meteor showers. Nothing to worry about.

But put November 2032 into your diary, because that’s when we pass directly though the eye of the storm. Or whatever you call it.

How dicey will it get, you ask? In 1908, the so-called Tunguska Event in Russia flattened 2000 sq km of forest in a remote part of Siberia.

The circa-1900s photo doesn't really do it justice.
The circa-1900s photo doesn’t really do it justice.

And that meteor didn’t even impact. This carnage was probably caused by the air burst of a meteor that disintegrated 5-10km from the surface.

Then there’s the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, which is even more terrifying.

Onto (slightly) less distressing things, with both European and US share markets generally weaker on Friday as shaky Chinese production data reduced interest in trade-sensitive stocks.

The ASX Small Ords Index was down 22.8 points to 2819 by 11:45am EST.

Here are the key ASX small cap movers at lunchtime on Monday June 17:

GOING UP

Leading the charge this morning was Tomizone (ASX:TOM) with a 100 per cent gain.

Tomizone, which provides operating services for wifi software, told investors in early June that it was pursuing a number of business acquisitions.

Close behind were microcaps Amani Gold (ASX:ANL)), Terrain Minerals (ASX:TMX) and Volt Power (ASX:VPR), who were all up 50 per cent by 11:45pm EST on no news.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Friday June 14:

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Ticker Name Price Change Market Cap (AU$) Volume
TOM Tomizone 0.004 +100.00% $1.7M 2.0M
ANL Amani Gold 0.003 +50.00% $15.6M 166.7k
TMX Terrain Minerals 0.003 +50.00% $1.9M 1.2M
VPR Volt Power Group 0.0015 +50.00% $12.4M 7.1M
HCO Hylea Metals 0.02 +38.46% $1.8M 341.8k
FMS Flinders Mines 0.07 +34.62% $247.4M 2.7M
CZN Corazon Mining 0.004 +33.33% $5.5M 9.8M
RFN Reffind 0.005 +25.00% $2.1M 1.7M
ROG Red Sky Energy 0.0025 +25.00% $3.1M 5.2M
AIY Authorised Investment Fund 0.05 +21.95% $21.1M 30.0k
CAE Cannindah Resources 0.012 +20.00% $2.2M 100.0k
DTR Dateline Resources 0.003 +20.00% $23.9M 2.2M
TYX Tyranna Resources 0.006 +20.00% $5.7M 100.0k
SUP Superior Lake Resources 0.03 +18.18% $22.5M 700.0k
VML Vital Metals 0.013 +18.18% $22.7M 48.2M
GIB Gibb River Diamonds 0.03 +17.24% $6.1M 120.0k
AHL AHAlife 0.007 +16.67% $5.7M 500.0k
LMG Latrobe Magnesium 0.007 +16.67% $9.1M 1.9M
LML Lincoln Minerals 0.007 +16.67% $4.0M 30.0k
FGO Flamingo AI 0.008 +14.29% $9.0M 2.2M
KSN Kingston Resources 0.02 +14.29% $25.1M 225.0k
SPQ Superior Resources 0.008 +14.29% $5.5M 331.3k

 

GOING DOWN

Nothing newsworthy to see here guys, sorry.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Friday, June 14:

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Ticker Name Price Change Market Cap (AU$) Volume
KTE K2 Energy 0.01 -45.45% $1.8M 1.9M
FAM Family Insights Group 0.001 -33.33% $2.5M 280.0k
CAD Caeneus Minerals 0.001 -33.33% $2.1M 33.8k
RIM Rimfire Pacific Mining 0.003 -25.00% $3.2M 1.1M
PSM Peninsula Mines 0.003 -25.00% $3.0M 400.0k
CIO Connected IO 0.003 -25.00% $5.4M 1.5M
ENT Enterprise Metals 0.007 -22.22% $2.8M 200.0k
GPR Geopacific Resources 0.011 -21.43% $28.5M 162.3k
SAU Southern Gold 0.1 -19.23% $6.6M 366.4k
MGT Magnetite Mines 0.005 -16.67% $4.0M 137.5k
FPL Fremont Petroleum 0.01 -16.67% $18.4M 6.1M
EVE EVE Investments 0.005 -16.67% $12.0M 6.8M
DTM Dart Mining 0.005 -16.67% $5.1M 40.0k
AQC Australian Pacific Coal 0.47 -16.67% $24.0M 112
GUL Gullewa 0.03 -16.13% $4.0M 40.0k
ARM Aurora Minerals 0.011 -15.38% $1.4M 8.8k
NAG Nagambie Resources 0.04 -15.22% $17.1M 380.6k
SIV Silver Chef 0.5 -15.13% $19.8M 78.8k
VLT Vault Intelligence 0.17 -15.00% $17.5M 25.0k