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Good morning everyone, and welcome to 19 February, 2024 – a notable day in the annals of public health, as it was on this day in 1910 that someone decided that a young lady, who was carrying a highly contagious infection, should be allowed to leave detention – sparking further deadly outbreaks of typhoid in the United States.

She was, of course, Mary Mallon, but you probably know her better by her subsequent nickname, Typhoid Mary. A poorly-educated Irish immigrant, Mary was the first person in the United States to be identified as an “asymptomatic carrier” of typhoid.

Everywhere she went, she spread typhoid – a life-threatening infection caused by the bacterium Salmonella Typhi – which, as it turns out, a small portion of the population is effectively immune to.

People like Mary can carry it, and spread it around – which Mary did quite efficiently, to the point where she was forcibly detained in 1907 until 1910, when she was released.

Unable to accept or comprehend that she was carrying the disease, Mary would often change her name and change jobs to avoid being detained again, and for 5 more years she moved from household to household, infecting people along the way.

Authorities eventually managed to lock her up again in 1915, and she was kept in mandatory detention until 1938, until she died of pneumonia – becoming, unwittingly, the poster child for a generation of anti-mask Typhoid Mary-style “activists” who would, in a similar fashion, refuse to take basic precautions to stop the spread of Covid, often dying just to prove their point that wearing a mask was for idiots.

On a healthier note, we’ve got a bunch of wonderful work by the Stockhead team for you today, including Eddy Sunarto’s Hot Money Monday, Guy on Rocks and Christian Edwards’ take on what’s looming for the ASX this week.

And, as always there’s words and numbers down below to help you sound like you know what you’re doing when the market opens later on this morning.



Gold: US$2,013.43 (-0.00%)

Silver: US$23.41 (-0.00%)

Nickel (3mth): US$16,084.00/t (-0.95%)

Copper (3mth): US$8,321.15/t (+2.07%)

Oil (WTI): US$79.38 (+1.72%)

Oil (Brent): US$83.58 (+0.88%)

Iron 62pc Fe: US$1229.29/t (+0.09%)

AUD/USD: 0.6532 (+0.21%)

Bitcoin: US$51,925.70 (+0.55%)



Can Canberra’s superheroes swoop in to save the Aussie nickel industry? Josh Chiat’s unpacked a rapidly evolving issue facing a critical mineral.




Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks:

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Code Company Price % Volume MARKET CAP
JAV Javelin Minerals Ltd 0.002 100% 1,715,977 $1,633,729
RBR RBR Group Ltd 0.003 50% 7,977,562 $3,236,809
YPB YPB Group Ltd 0.003 50% 333,333 $1,580,923
R8R Regener8Resourcesnl 0.18 44% 54,928 $3,207,031
WAG Theaustralianwealth 0.35 40% 399,234 $18,591,250
ADS Adslot Ltd. 0.002 33% 7,086,018 $4,836,743
NET Netlinkz Limited 0.004 33% 500,000 $11,635,345
RML Resolution Minerals 0.004 33% 150,000 $3,779,990
LCL LCL Resources Ltd 0.013 30% 2,973,988 $9,552,255
ATH Alterity Therap Ltd 0.005 25% 207,512 $17,531,019
KNM Kneomedia Limited 0.0025 25% 367,747 $3,066,543
TAS Tasman Resources Ltd 0.005 25% 113,005 $2,850,677
TOY Toys R Us 0.01 25% 523,497 $7,859,708
NVX Novonix Limited 0.86 23% 9,613,063 $342,206,054
EAX Energy Action Ltd 0.225 22% 14,152 $5,571,016
ARR American Rare Earths 0.37 21% 10,763,041 $136,159,106
BRN Brainchip Ltd 0.345 21% 35,640,368 $514,657,185
RLG Roolife Group Ltd 0.006 20% 863,087 $3,612,791
TRI Trivarx Ltd 0.025 19% 423,147 $7,103,852
WR1 Winsome Resources 0.76 18% 2,698,802 $123,056,358
BMM Balkanminingandmin 0.08 18% 430,156 $4,830,755
SP3 Specturltd 0.02 18% 660,290 $3,942,655
LPM Lithium Plus 0.2 18% 63,818 $14,617,994
CCR Credit Clear 0.235 18% 569,740 $83,471,173
ATC Altech Batt Ltd 0.088 17% 15,523,002 $123,999,442
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Friday’s Small Cap Winners included:

The Australian Wealth Advisors Group (ASX:WAG) made its debut this morning, and was leading a clumsy rush up the small cap ladder through the afternoon session, up close to 50% from its $0.25 IPO price that brought in $5 million.

The company, which refers to itself as AWAG, was “founded in Melbourne in September 2021 by a group of experienced financial market professionals as a holding company”, and has a stated mission to “acquire and build upon sound, profitable and complementary Australian financial services businesses.”

Adslot (ASX:ADS) was up on news of the launch of a new wholly-owned subsidiary called Br1dge, a New York based tech company “established to capitalise on the significant opportunities emerging with the imminent deprecation of 3rd party cookies”.

Third party cookies are the privacy-invading snippets of code that websites leave on your computer so advertisers can continue beaming you ads for monster-sized sex toys long after you’re done with that part of your browsing for the evening and scuttled back to Reddit in shame.

Big tech is phasing out the use of those cookies – most browsers won’t accept them by the end of the year – but by the looks of things, Adslot (via Br1dge) has found a workaround that will keep the targeted ads rolling in, so… hooray?

Olympio Metals (ASX:OLY) saw a bit of a rush in the morning, after the company advised the market that it’s current diamond drilling programme at the Cadillac Project is “well advanced and ahead of schedule”, with 22 holes completed to date on four separate pegmatite targets.

Mighty Kingdom (ASX:MKL) climbed higher after informing the market after hours on Thursday of its intention to buy back all MKL shares held by Gamestar Studios – all 59,657,143 of them – for the princely sum of $1.

MKL said last month a “definitive proposal” – ie: restructuring, cap raising and board appointments was expected to be put to another EGM no later than February 28.



Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks:

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Code Company Price % Volume MARKET CAP
PRX Prodigy Gold NL 0.005 -38% 10,801,156 $14,008,863
BP8 Bph Global Ltd 0.001 -33% 928,307 $2,931,174
MTL Mantle Minerals Ltd 0.002 -33% 55,555 $18,592,338
JCS Jcurve Solutions 0.026 -28% 313,559 $11,820,364
NVQ Noviqtech Limited 0.003 -25% 315,960 $5,237,781
AUK Aumake Limited 0.004 -20% 11,800 $9,572,034
GMN Gold Mountain Ltd 0.004 -20% 5,170,000 $11,389,393
PUR Pursuit Minerals 0.004 -20% 767,373 $14,719,857
RR1 Reach Resources Ltd 0.002 -20% 2,432,539 $8,025,743
NEU Neuren Pharmaceut. 18.845 -18% 2,130,108 $2,935,317,832
WWG Wisewaygroupltd 0.05 -17% 13,530 $10,037,632
AMM Armada Metals 0.02 -17% 273,810 $4,992,000
PUA Peak Minerals Ltd 0.0025 -17% 849,475 $3,124,130
PHL Propell Holdings Ltd 0.011 -15% 956,863 $2,669,622
SHO Sportshero Ltd 0.011 -15% 263,535 $8,031,827
RSH Respiri Limited 0.023 -15% 124,844 $28,616,461
FRB Firebird Metals 0.12 -14% 247,091 $19,930,596
IS3 I Synergy Group Ltd 0.006 -14% 400,143 $2,128,563
RGS Regeneus Ltd 0.006 -14% 125,000 $2,145,058
8CO 8Common Limited 0.043 -14% 165,704 $11,204,745
CBY Canterbury Resources 0.026 -13% 72,659 $5,152,227
DGR DGR Global Ltd 0.013 -13% 234,615 $15,655,402
ZMI Zinc of Ireland NL 0.013 -13% 20,000 $3,197,164
RKT Rocketdna Ltd. 0.007 -13% 121,501 $5,248,919
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Pinnacle Investment (ASX:PNI) –  pending an announcement in relation to a proposed acquisition.

Symbio Holdings (ASX:SYM) – pending the outcome of today’s court hearing, at which Symbio will seek orders of the Federal Court of Australia approving Aussie Broadband‘s 100% acquisition of Symbio.

Toys R Us (ASX:TOY) – pending release of an announcement by TOY in connection with a private placement.