So, you’re stuck at home and worried about getting sick? Well one lady in the US has decided to mix up some gin and a vitamin supplement to make a “quarantini”.

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Gin and Vitamin C Pic: Marilyn Starkloff/Twitter

Doesn’t that sound like a genius idea?

Well Emergen-C, the maker of the pictured vitamin supplement disagreed, saying instead that it did not recommend taking any of its products with alcohol.

Aviation Gin, which is owned by Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds, predictably gave the thumbs up to the choice of alcohol before saying later that people who are feeling sick should not be drinking any alcohol.

So while you should hold off on any possibly controversial cocktail ideas, the ASX seems to have had its own vitamin boost after a week of horror, with the Small Ords gaining 2.4 per cent to 2,002.8 points today.

Here are some of the small cap movers at both ends of the market.

 

ASX SMALL CAP WINNERS

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks for March 13 – March 20 [intraday]:

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CODE NAME RETURN % PRICE THIS FRIDAY [INTRADAY] MARKET CAP
TDL TBG DIAGNOSTICS LTD 861.54 0.25 54.40M
WNB WELLNESS AND BEAUTY SOLUTION 150 0.005 5.17M
AGE ALLIGATOR ENERGY LTD 100 0.002 2.85M
VMG VDM GROUP LTD 100 0.002 13.86M
TKL TRAKA RESOURCES LTD 100 0.002 1.60M
OLL OPENLEARNING LTD 81.48 0.25 34.22M
IQ3 IQ3CORP LTD 78.57 0.13 12.99M
MEY MARENICA ENERGY LTD 72 0.04 5.03M
NES NELSON RESOURCES LTD 66.67 0.04 1.85M
LMG LATROBE MAGNESIUM LTD 60 0.008 10.37M
FRM FARM PRIDE FOODS LTD 50 0.24 13.24M
VPR VOLT POWER GROUP LTD 50 0.0015 13.49M
MRD MOUNT RIDLEY MINES LTD 50 0.0015 4.02M
ARO ASTRO RESOURCES NL 50 0.003 3.82M
KEY KEY PETROLEUM LTD 50 0.003 5.13M
ESH ESPORTS MOGUL LTD 50 0.003 9.16M
TGN TUNGSTEN MINING NL 40.74 0.19 146.38M
PSZ PS&C LTD 40 0.02 7.37M
QEM QEM LTD 40 0.07 7.00M
SAU SOUTHERN GOLD LTD 38.89 0.13 11.04M
CY5 CYGNUS GOLD LTD 36.36 0.004 2.05M
CZL CONSOLIDATED ZINC LTD 33.33 0.04 6.90M
ANL AMANI GOLD LTD 33.33 0.004 12.27M
UUV UUV AQUABOTIX LTD 33.33 0.004 1.19M
SRN SUREFIRE RESOURCES NL 33.33 0.004 1.26M
DTR DATELINE RESOURCES LTD 33.33 0.004 16.42M
MMM MARLEY SPOON AG-CDI 28.85 0.34 53.10M
S2R S2 RESOURCES LTD 28.57 0.09 22.31M
EMT EMETALS LTD 28.57 0.009 3.47M
RBR RBR GROUP LTD 28.57 0.009 7.10M
AEI AERIS ENVIRONMENTAL LTD 28.4 0.52 111.20M
AGD AUSTRAL GOLD LTD 27.27 0.14 78.32M
KIN KIN MINING NL 26.83 0.05 29.69M
FML FOCUS MINERALS LTD 26.67 0.19 34.72M
LSR LODESTAR MINERALS LTD 25 0.005 4.26M
XCD XCD ENERGY LTD 25 0.005 3.50M
DLC DELECTA LTD 25 0.005 3.48M
HWK HAWKSTONE MINING LTD 25 0.005 5.09M
OAR OAKDALERESOURCES LTD 25 0.005 1.41M
BBUS BETASHARES US EQ STR BEAR-CH 24.08 6.08 201.55M
POD PODIUM MINERALS LTD 23.53 0.02 3.41M
AMT ALLEGRA ORTHOPAEDICS LTD 23.08 0.16 15.93M
RCL READCLOUD LTD 21.57 0.31 30.35M
AQX ALICE QUEEN LTD 21.43 0.02 15.84M
OFX OFX GROUP LTD 21.29 1.23 304.70M

TBG Diagnostics (ASX:TDL) +861.54%

Shares in TBG skyrocketed this week leading the ASX speeding cops to issue a please explain notice on why it waited until Wednesday to reveal that a COVID19 diagnostics test had been approved for sale in Europe.

TBG owns 47 per cent of TBG Biotechnology Xiamen, which made the kit using RNA (ribonucleic acid) to detect the RDRP, N and E genes of the COVID-19 virus.

Wellness and Beauty Solutions (ASX:WNB) +150%

Given the ridiculous stockpiling of goods such as hand sanitiser and toilet paper (why?), it shouldn’t be any surprise at all that investors were clicking on the buy button after the beauty clinic salon operator said earlier this week that it was entering the hand sanitiser business.

And its MICRO19 product is likely to hit the shelves soon with Chemist Warehouse having already placed an order worth more than $400,000.

 

ASX SMALL CAP LOSERS

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks for March 13 – March 20 [intraday]:

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CODE NAME RETURN % PRICE THIS FRIDAY [INTRADAY] MARKET CAP
SWM SEVEN WEST MEDIA LTD -40 0.08 119.97M
GNX GENEX POWER LTD -40 0.09 36.17M
IHR INTELLIHR LTD -40 0.03 5.80M
MOE MOELIS AUSTRALIA LTD -40.13 1.85 279.61M
CCX CITY CHIC COLLECTIVE LTD -40.37 1.3 260.57M
XF1 XREF LTD -40.43 0.14 24.93M
PAR PARADIGM BIOPHARMACEUTICALS -41.01 1.16 230.45M
FUN FUNTASTIC LTD -41.18 0.01 2.39M
EML EML PAYMENTS LTD -41.3 1.45 471.86M
RMC RESIMAC GROUP LTD -41.61 0.44 176.86M
AJL AJ LUCAS GROUP LTD -42.31 0.05 53.83M
HLO HELLOWORLD TRAVEL LTD -42.38 0.94 117.86M
PNC PIONEER CREDIT LTD -42.75 0.73 46.28M
LNU LINIUS TECHNOLOGIES LTD -42.86 0.01 9.43M
FXL FLEXIGROUP LTD -43.33 0.6 234.66M
TPS THREAT PROTECT AUSTRALIA LTD -43.33 0.05 12.29M
TTM TITAN MINERALS LTD -43.48 0.04 29.74M
MOZ MOSAIC BRANDS LTD -43.75 0.45 43.57M
ONE ONEVIEW HEALTHCARE PLC-CDI -43.82 0.05 8.66M
EVS ENVIROSUITE LTD -44 0.07 71.28M
RNT RENT.COM.AU LTD -44.44 0.03 8.73M
FFL FOUNDERS FIRST LTD -44.64 0.16 19.16M
AD8 AUDINATE GROUP LTD -44.89 3.13 212.21M
OPT OPTHEA LTD -45.18 1.25 336.45M
TGA THORN GROUP LTD -45.71 0.04 12.25M
OML OOH!MEDIA LTD -45.81 0.84 203.60M
BTH BIGTINCAN HOLDINGS LTD -46.46 0.26 81.91M
SHO SPORTSHERO LTD -46.67 0.01 2.63M
HMC HOME CONSORTIUM -46.81 1.75 346.35M
SKF SKYFII LTD -46.9 0.08 26.46M
SXL SOUTHERN CROSS MEDIA GROUP L -47.12 0.28 211.48M
AMA AMA GROUP LTD -47.14 0.19 135.33M
KNO KNOSYS LTD -47.37 0.03 4.47M
RDC REDCAPE HOTEL GROUP -47.37 0.45 248.49M
CBR CARBON REVOLUTION LTD -47.81 1.31 166.89M
ATS AUSTRALIS OIL & GAS LTD -48 0.01 12.82M
PBH POINTSBET HOLDINGS LTD -48.33 1.24 189.52M
SGC SACGASCO LTD -50 0.01 2.16M
ALG ARDENT LEISURE GROUP LTD -50.68 0.18 86.35M
MNY MONEY3 CORP LTD -51.65 0.88 162.87M
SW1 SWIFT MEDIA LTD -52.38 0.02 3.84M
RFG RETAIL FOOD GROUP LTD -52.54 0.03 59.30M
IGL IVE GROUP LTD -52.89 0.57 84.48M
SYR SYRAH RESOURCES LTD -53.12 0.15 62.18M
ADH ADAIRS LTD -53.95 0.67 113.28M
ECX ECLIPX GROUP LTD -56.44 0.44 140.64M
TYR TYRO PAYMENTS LTD -56.89 0.97 482.43M
EXP EXPERIENCE CO LTD -58.52 0.06 31.13M
MYR MYER HOLDINGS LTD -58.7 0.09 78.02M
VRL VILLAGE ROADSHOW LTD -60.42 0.86 166.90M
LOV LOVISA HOLDINGS LTD -64.85 2.45 263.28M
IDZ INDOOR SKYDIVING AUSTRALIA G -66.67 0.002 673.40k
TMZ THOMSON RESOURCES LTD -85 0.003 356.44k

Lovisa Holdings (ASX:LOV) -64.85%

Shares in the specialist fast fashion jewellery retailer were pummelled after the company said traffic at its 449 global stores was falling due to COVID-19 concerns, causing a “significant deterioration in sales”.

All stores in France, Spain, and Malaysia are currently closed, it says. Another 25 stores in the US are closed or closing “as a result of local government directives for shopping malls”.

Myer Holdings (ASX:MYR) -58.7%

A decade ago, any suggestion that Myer’s market capitalisation would fall to that of a small cap would have been laughed out of the room.

Now with a market cap of just $78m, the once mighty retailer is actually trading below its net cash position, which stood at $103m at the end of December 2019.