Schools are gradually opening in Australia and that means kids will be back in their classrooms (not that EdTech stocks are worried).

Of greater interest though is this, did Dads or Mums do more of the home schooling while the kids were stuck at home?

A poll by the New York Times found that nearly half of all fathers with children under the age of 12 report spending more time on home schooling than their spouses.

The mothers rubbished this claim with just 3 per cent saying their partners do more and a whopping 80 per cent saying they do all the hard work.

To top it off, while both men and women are doing more housework and childcare during the lockdown, the amount of work is still not being split equally.

Seventy per cent of women say they are fully or mostly responsible for housework and 66 per cent for child care, while just 20 per cent of men say their spouses are fully or mostly responsible for both housework and child care.

So just who is right?

Well the evidence is against men, past research has consistently shown that men often overestimate the amount they do and there is little reason to believe that the lockdown restrictions have changed that.

What is not disputed though is that these are the biggest small cap movers on the ASX this week.

 

ASX SMALL CAP WINNERS

Alliance Resources (ASX:AGS) +122%

Rocking its way up to the second place this week is gold explorer Alliance Resources, which said its reverse circulation drilling program had identified significant intersections of high-grade gold at the Weednanna gold deposit in South Australia.

This included a top intersection of 2m at 154 grams per tonne (g/t) gold from a depth of 15m within a broader zone of 5m at 63.8g/t gold from 14m, which highlights the potential for a shallow, high-grade open pit at Shoot 10.

The company said it now plans to upgrade the mineral resource estimate for gold and iron ore at Weednanna, and “commence feasibility study level assessment of the commercial viability of the deposit”.

Golden Deeps (ASX:GED) +120%

Despite having its Chinese partner, the ironically-named Generous Metals Company, bail on their joint venture deal over the high-grade Abenab vanadium-lead-zinc project in Namibia, Golden Deeps was still one of the top small cap performers this week.

This might be due to the company’s move to review several Australia-based gold projects, which investors might consider to be less risky than a project in Africa with a commodity (vanadium) that is facing softer demand in the short to medium term.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks for May 1 – May 8 [intraday]:

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CODE NAME RETURN % PRICE THIS FRIDAY [INTRADAY] MARKET CAP
GES GENESIS RESOURCES LTD 129 0.016 12.53M
AGS ALLIANCE RESOURCES 122 0.110 30.8m
GED GOLDEN DEEPS LTD 120 0.011 3.09M
GTE GREAT WESTERN EXPLORATION LT 100 0.002 2.51M
GGE GRAND GULF ENERGY LTD 100 0.006 2.30M
VMG VDM GROUP LTD 100 0.002 13.86M
IPT IMPACT MINERALS LTD 87 0.015 23.33M
GIB GIBB RIVER DIAMONDS LTD 80 0.045 8.06M
GTR GTI RESOURCES LTD 77 0.023 10.69M
HCD HYDROCARBON DYNAMICS LTD 75 0.028 9.66M
AXE ARCHER MATERIALS LTD 73 0.320 67.97M
NVU NANOVEU LTD 71 0.084 11.13M
TAR TARUGA MINERALS LTD 67 0.015 4.87M
E2M E2 METALS LTD 67 0.150 13.78M
AGE ALLIGATOR ENERGY LTD 67 0.005 7.12M
MAY MELBANA ENERGY LTD 67 0.005 11.58M
ICN ICON ENERGY LIMITED 67 0.010 5.98M
SGC SACGASCO LTD 64 0.018 4.87M
RIM RIMFIRE PACIFIC MINING NL 62 0.007 9.81M
CHK COHIBA MINERALS LTD 60 0.008 6.65M
HWK HAWKSTONE MINING LTD 60 0.008 8.51M
ZNC ZENITH MINERALS LTD 60 0.072 17.52M
CY5 CYGNUS GOLD LTD 53 0.055 3.75M
RFG RETAIL FOOD GROUP LTD 52 0.076 160.97M
BKY BERKELEY ENERGIA LTD 51 0.295 76.29M
ROG RED SKY ENERGY LTD 50 0.002 2.44M
BAS BASS OIL LTD 50 0.002 5.01M
FGO FLAMINGO AI LTD 50 0.002 1.68M
MGT MAGNETITE MINES LTD 50 0.002 3.37M
ARO ASTRO RESOURCES NL 50 0.003 3.82M
XST XSTATE RESOURCES LTD 50 0.002 2.14M
SBR SABRE RESOURCES LTD 50 0.002 1.28M
ARS ALT RESOURCES LTD 45 0.042 25.51M
XF1 XREF LTD 44 0.140 24.93M
XCD XCD ENERGY LTD 43 0.010 7.00M
PRO PROPHECY INTERNATIONAL HLDGS 42 0.640 40.97M

 

ASX SMALL CAP LOSERS

Jupiter Energy (ASX:JPR) -74%

Kazakhstan-focused oil and gas stock Jupiter Energy (ASX:JPR) was the biggest loser on the ASX after blaming “recommendation or recommendations in relation to Jupiter lodged via social media” for why its share price spiked on big volumes on April 22-23.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks for May 1 – May 8 [intraday]:

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CODE NAME RETURN % PRICE THIS FRIDAY [INTRADAY] MARKET CAP
LVE LOVE GROUP GLOBAL LTD -21 0.050 2.03M
AO1 ASSETOWL LTD -21 0.009 3.50M
LSH LIFESPOT HEALTH LTD -21 0.030 2.63M
HIP HIPO RESOURCES LTD -21 0.011 4.25M
ARM AURORA MINERALS LTD -21 0.011 2.58M
AQD AUSQUEST LTD -21 0.011 7.45M
FAM FAMILY INSIGHTS GROUP LTD -22 0.029 2.21M
TOU TLOU ENERGY LTD -22 0.065 29.26M
KP2 KORE POTASH PLC - CDI -22 0.014 12.03M
IP1 INTEGRATED PAYMENT TECHNOLOG -22 0.007 2.16M
ABT ABUNDANT PRODUCE LTD -23 0.017 1.44M
ARD ARGENT MINERALS LTD -24 0.013 8.22M
AFR AFRICAN ENERGY RESOURCES-CDI -24 0.022 13.71M
CAD CAENEUS MINERALS LTD -25 0.002 5.25M
LRS LATIN RESOURCES LTD -25 0.003 1.09M
GID GI DYNAMICS INC-CDI -25 0.003 5.49M
VKA VIKING MINES LTD -25 0.006 1.88M
BSM BASS METALS LTD -25 0.003 8.43M
CTO CITIGOLD CORP LTD -25 0.003 7.26M
LAA LATAM AUTOS LTD -27 0.011 7.90M
PEC PERPETUAL RESOURCES LTD -27 0.022 7.81M
LNU LINIUS TECHNOLOGIES LTD -27 0.011 14.41M
BLV BLOSSOMVALE HOLDINGS LTD -28 0.180 11.06M
GO2 GO2 PEOPLE LTD/THE -28 0.036 5.13M
APC AUSTRALIAN POTASH LTD -32 0.052 22.76M
RLC REEDY LAGOON CORP LTD -33 0.002 804.54k
AAJ ARUMA RESOURCES LTD -33 0.002 1.42M
MNW MINT PAYMENTS LTD -33 0.004 3.64M
ICU ISENTRIC LTD -33 0.004 814.62k
ALT ANALYTICA LTD -33 0.002 7.04M
VAL VALOR RESOURCES LTD -33 0.001 1.92M
LIN LINDIAN RESOURCES LTD -35 0.011 6.40M
MAR MALACHITE RESOURCES LTD -39 0.061 4.15M
CUX CROSSLAND STRATEGIC METALS -40 0.003 3.03M
AVW AVIRA RESOURCES LTD -50 0.001 1.13M
VPR VOLT POWER GROUP LTD -50 0.001 8.99M
BMG BMG RESOURCES LTD -50 0.001 585.15k
PNN PEPINNINI LITHIUM LTD -50 0.001 1.47M
JPR JUPITER ENERGY LTD -74 0.039 5.98M