We all respond to break ups in different ways. Some cherish the memories of the relationships, others just want to get rid of them.

British cooking show judge Paul Hollywood sold all of his luxury cars. Why? He wanted to get rid of anything that reminded them of his ex-girlfriend and she drove them all.

But don’t despair for him — he didn’t complete his overhaul without picking up a new set of wheels, a Land Rover.

Wall Street was back from the Labour Day long weekend and fell with the first chance to trade after the latest round of tariffs was implemented. The ASX Small Ords is down 0.67 per cent to 2,827 points whilst the ASX 200 is down 0.83 per cent to 6,519 points.

What concerned local investors more was our GDP figures. Australia’s economy grew 0.5 per cent in the June quarter and 1.4 per cent in the last year – the weakest in 10 years.

Government spending continued to take a higher share while consumer spending declined. On a brighter note, this morning’s release showed the mining sector is strong. Gross value added increased 3.4 per cent, profits rose 10.6 per cent and investment rose 2.4 per cent.

Going up

Oro Verde (ASX:OVL) climbed 14 per cent after announcing a defined exploration target at its rare earths project.

Lakes Oil (ASX:LKO) jumped 50 per cent having won a legal case involving its cancelled PNG licence.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Wednesday September 4:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
LKO Lakes Oil NL 0.0015 +50.00% $50.0M 4.1M
XST XState Resources Ltd 0.003 +50.00% $3.4M 84.7k
SVA Simavita Ltd 0.01 +42.86% $4.2M 587.4k
AKN Auking Mining Ltd 0.004 +33.33% $1.9M 294.0k
ALT Analytica Ltd 0.004 +33.33% $14.1M 2.5M
RFN Reffind Ltd 0.004 +33.33% $2.6M 9.1k
CLZ Classic Minerals Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $8.7M 128.1M
IMC Immuron Ltd 0.13 +19.05% $22.1M 522.7k
LAW LawFinance Ltd 0.06 +18.18% $30.0M 688.2k
LMW LandMark White Ltd 0.14 +17.39% $21.0M 124.6k
ANW Aus Tin Mining Ltd 0.007 +16.67% $15.8M 250.0k
DTR Dateline Resources Ltd 0.0035 +16.67% $28.5M 800.0k
FGO Flamingo AI Ltd 0.0035 +16.67% $3.9M 1.8M
BLY Boart Longyear Ltd 0.007 +16.67% $184.1M 6.6M
EHH Eagle Health Holdings Ltd 0.14 +16.00% $46.9M 466.1k
SVL Silver Mines Ltd 0.15 +15.38% $115.0M 11.7M
88E 88 Energy Ltd 0.015 +15.38% $95.0M 5.4M
YRL Yandal Resources Ltd 0.28 +14.58% $18.4M 176.9k
SHH Shree Minerals Ltd 0.008 +14.29% $4.9M 2.5M
ICG Inca Minerals Ltd 0.004 +14.29% $12.5M 183.3k
OVL Oro Verde Ltd 0.008 +14.29% $12.3M 270.4k

Going down

Battery metals explorer Lake Resources (ASX:LKE) dropped 20 per cent after announcing it was undertaking a capital raising to new investors at a discount.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Wednesday September 4:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
RPG Raptis Group Ltd 0.03 -46.81% $3.8M 3.0k
AYR Alloy Resources Ltd 0.002 -33.33% $3.4M 2.5M
GPP Greenpower Energy Ltd 0.0015 -25.00% $3.0M 447.8k
LKE Lake Resources NL 0.045 -19.64% $21.5M 3.9M
KIN Kin Mining NL 0.04 -18.37% $19.3M 2.7M
MLS Metals Australia Ltd 0.0025 -16.67% $7.3M 173.0k
GTG Genetic Technologies Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $14.7M 2.2M
AZI Alta Zinc Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $4.6M 55.0k
MNW Mint Payments Ltd 0.02 -16.00% $16.5M 31.8k
NOR Norwood Systems Ltd 0.003 -14.29% $6.2M 64.0k
CFE Cape Lambert Resources Ltd 0.006 -14.29% $6.2M 145.0k
FYI FYI Resources Ltd 0.05 -13.21% $9.8M 890.6k
KIS King Island Scheelite Ltd 0.07 -12.00% $17.4M 22.4k
IHR intelliHR Ltd 0.07 -12.00% $11.7M 62.1k
ADR Adherium Ltd 0.02 -11.54% $4.0M 7.5k
BDG Black Dragon Gold Corp 0.07 -11.25% $7.9M 105.5k