It’s quarterly season and therefore some shareholders are disappointed that their dreams aren’t happening.

But a handful of designers are doing likewise with an investment that could’ve been made but never was.

Other cities have their own bridges but the Sydney Harbour Bridge is the most iconic in Australia. Or is it? Some designers were invited by Budget Direct to envision what else it could have looked like.

Our favourite is this three-way prong proposed by Francis Stowe who envisioned Goat Island as the centrepiece and an ANZAC Memorial:

Pic: Budget Direct Travel

Other designs look like the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and Brisbane’s Story Bridge but another is essentially what is today without the arch. Clearly it could be better – but it could be worse.

Yet as we mentioned, much of today’s reflection will be on the ASX with today being the quarterly deadline – or as the Secret Broker calls it, ‘Duck Soup Day’.

The ASX Small Ords is down 0.42 per cent to 2,965 and the ASX 200 lost 0.26 per cent to be 6,827. Today’s biggest economic news was Australian inflation figures – the ABS reported it rose 0.6 per cent in the June quarter and 1.6 per cent in the last 12 months.

 

Going up

Sezzle (ASX: SEZ) is still running hot today having gained 23 per cent from yesterday’s closing price. Ord Minnett is the lead broker for Sezzle.

TV2U (ASX: TV2) rose 22 per cent after signing a deal with Swiss-registered Jay Plus to be its technology partner. All Jay Plus sports content will be streamed via TV2’s platforms and services.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Wednesday July 31:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
CAD Caeneus Minerals Ltd 0.002 100.00% $4.3M 750.0k
AUH AustChina Holdings Ltd 0.003 50.00% $3.3M 67.9k
MNC Metminco Ltd 0.002 33.33% $2.4M 2.0M
BRV Big River Gold Ltd 0.02 33.33% $19.5M 77.0M
SOR Strategic Elements Ltd 0.06 29.55% $14.1M 822.5k
RXL Rox Resources Ltd/Australia 0.03 25.00% $32.3M 65.6M
CIO Connected IO Ltd 0.0075 25.00% $13.6M 47.8M
VMC Venus Metals Corp Ltd 0.23 23.68% $26.6M 427.2k
SZL Sezzle Inc 2.71 23.18% $473.1M 4.7M
TV2 TV2U International Ltd 0.011 22.22% $28.3M 35.4M
MRQ MRG Metals Ltd 0.006 20.00% $4.0M 4.8M
FAU First Au Ltd 0.03 18.18% $7.3M 5.8M
KCN Kingsgate Consolidated Ltd 0.34 17.24% $73.5M 1.4M
AAR Anglo Australian Resources NL 0.07 16.95% $24.1M 316.1k
ANL Amani Gold Ltd 0.0035 16.67% $18.2M 4.7M
MCT Metalicity Ltd 0.014 16.67% $8.7M 6.9M
MSR Manas Resources Ltd 0.0035 16.67% $9.3M 1.0M
OVL Oro Verde Ltd 0.007 16.67% $12.3M 1.9M
RDN Raiden Resources Ltd 0.007 16.67% $2.9M 380.0k
IVO Invigor Group Ltd 0.004 14.29% $11.4M 170.0k
SGC SACGASCO Ltd 0.02 14.29% $4.3M 297.0k

Going down

Blockchain play Tymlex Group (ASX: TYM) lost nearly 30 per cent after cash receipts of just $100,000. It asserted sales “may have been delayed but they are not lost”.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Wednesday July 31:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
AVW Avira Resources Ltd 0.002 -33.33% $2.0M 203.0k
KGM KalNorth Gold Mines Ltd 0.005 -28.57% $4.5M 25.1k
TYM Tymlez Group Ltd 0.1 -25.93% $13.1M 632.6k
ICG Inca Minerals Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $9.3M 160.0k
ENE Enevis Ltd 0.15 -25.00% $10.0M 247.7k
MLL Mali Lithium Ltd 0.11 -21.43% $30.4M 1.4M
TYX Tyranna Resources Ltd 0.004 -20.00% $3.8M 29.5k
MMR MEC Resources Ltd 0.004 -20.00% $1.7M 22.5k
DTM Dart Mining NL 0.004 -20.00% $4.0M 116.5k
3DP Pointerra Ltd 0.05 -18.18% $23.5M 6.1M
PCH Property Connect Holdings Ltd 0.0025 -16.67% $1.7M 11.5M
OEX Oilex Ltd 0.0025 -16.67% $6.5M 7.5k
FDM Freedom Oil and Gas Ltd 0.015 -16.67% $16.2M 3.1M
FSG Field Solutions Holdings Ltd 0.02 -15.79% $6.9M 765.0k
WSI Weststar Industrial Ltd 0.04 -15.22% $24.0M 64.7M
RLE Real Energy Corp Ltd 0.03 -14.71% $10.1M 6.2M
FIJ Fiji Kava Ltd 0.08 -13.48% $5.4M 24.1k
EGA Egan Street Resources Ltd 0.33 -13.16% $43.0M 815.8k