Love or hate politicians, it’s nice to see them just as normal people. India’s Narendra Modi is no David Attenborough but he sure is trying.

Modi has gone on the Discovery Channel’s Man vs Wild and the trailer shows him hiking and kayaking in Indian forests.

He clearly wants to be seen as a strongman – one scene shows him holding an improvised spear. It will air in India next month. Here’s the trailer.

But of course we all know politicians can say one thing and do another. India is third last of 180 countries in 2018’s Environmental Performance Index.

As you may have heard this morning the ASX 200 reached its all time high, climbing 0.39 per cent to 6,853. The ASX Small Ords still has a fair way to recover from its pre-GFC high but it is up too today, by 0.13 per cent to 2,990.

Today’s rise came despite building approvals dropping 1.2 per cent in June. However, the big talking point today is the IPO of buy now pay later stock Sezzle (ASX: SZL) which debuted at 12pm. Market orders suggested the stock would surge on debut, and it did, hitting the boards at $2.50 from a listing price of $1.22. Ord Minnett is the lead broker for Sezzle.

Going up

Weststar Industrial (ASX: WSI) was up 69 per cent as at 12pm after a positive quarterly. Redbubble (ASX: RBL) similarly surged – by 28 per cent after a record quarterly.

Amongst the miners, Saturn Metals (ASX: STN) gained 23 per cent after positive gold drilling results.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Tuesday July 30:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
CLZ Classic Minerals Ltd 0.002 +100.00% $7.6M 139.2M
WSI Weststar Industrial Ltd 0.05 +68.97% $30.8M 159.1M
AJC Acacia Coal Ltd 0.0015 +50.00% $6.1M 1.5M
IAM Intiger Group Ltd 0.0015 +50.00% $2.5M 9.6M
LKO Lakes Oil NL 0.0015 +50.00% $50.0M 2.8M
PSM Peninsula Mines Ltd 0.003 +50.00% $3.0M 333.3k
AO1 AssetOwl Ltd 0.007 +40.00% $2.1M 655.0k
AKN Auking Mining Ltd 0.002 +33.33% $1.9M 250.0k
AHK ARK Mines Ltd 0.02 +33.33% $1.0M 374.3k
RBL Redbubble Ltd 1.29 +28.36% $330.4M 948.6k
EGA Egan Street Resources Ltd 0.39 +25.00% $50.2M 3.3M
AYR Alloy Resources Ltd 0.0025 +25.00% $4.2M 1.2M
PUR Pursuit Minerals Ltd 0.01 +25.00% $2.2M 1.0M
WJA Wameja Ltd 0.09 +23.38% $115.0M 10.8k
STN Saturn Metals Ltd 0.37 +23.33% $23.5M 311.1k
BRV Big River Gold Ltd 0.012 +20.00% $12.3M 28.2M
LML Lincoln Minerals Ltd 0.006 +20.00% $3.4M 630.0k
MRV Moreton Resources Ltd 0.006 +20.00% $18.6M 350.0k
SMD Syndicated Metals Ltd 0.006 +20.00% $3.3M 338.2k
DTR Dateline Resources Ltd 0.003 +20.00% $24.4M 25.9M

Going down

Fluence Corp (ASX: FLC) fell 16 per cent after it released a quarterly investors did not like.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Tuesday July 30:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
AUH AustChina Holdings Ltd 0.002 -33.33% $2.2M 100.0k
MLS Metals Australia Ltd 0.0015 -25.00% $4.4M 1.1M
GBZ GBM Resources Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $3.3M 4.0k
LER Leaf Resources Ltd 0.03 -24.24% $7.6M 412.0k
AAJ Aruma Resources Ltd 0.005 -20.00% $2.6M 640.5k
ATH Alterity Therapeutics ltd 0.03 -17.14% $25.0M 1.6M
WBE Whitebark Energy Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $9.8M 366.0k
UNL United Networks Ltd 0.01 -16.67% $1.3M 2.8M
SYT Syntonic Ltd 0.0025 -16.67% $8.4M 2.1M
MTH Mithril Resources Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $2.1M 165.0k
CAZ Cazaly Resources Ltd 0.02 -16.67% $5.8M 66.9k
FLC Fluence Corp Ltd 0.48 -15.79% $258.0M 2.2M
OVN Oventus Medical Ltd 0.55 -13.67% $59.3M 673.6k
G88 Golden Mile Resources Ltd 0.07 -13.58% $4.1M 67.0k
MQR Marquee Resources Ltd 0.1 -13.04% $4.6M 98.4k
DW8 Digital Wine Ventures Ltd 0.007 -12.50% $6.3M 9.6M
RSH Respiri Ltd 0.11 -12.50% $55.2M 180.0k
HOT HotCopper Holdings Ltd 0.16 -11.11% $17.1M 33.5k