Tomorrow 150 passengers will take to the skies with Qantas after several months of travel restrictions.

And the passengers, one of which is yours truly, were that desperate to get back in the air they sold out the flight in just 10 minutes when it went on sale despite it being a flight to nowhere.

The “Great Southern Land” flight will depart Sydney at 10.30am tomorrow and land back in Sydney at 6pm.

But in between, the aircraft — which will be Qantas’ Indigenous livery painted 787 — will fly over a number of Australia’s land marks including the Great Barrier Reef and Uluru.

Passengers have been promised an inflight meal designed by Neil Perry, a surprise celebrity MC, a gift bag and an auction of 747 memorabilia.

Now to markets and this week’s winners and losers…

 

ASX SMALL CAP WINNERS

Estrella Resources (ASX:ESR) +467%

On Thursday Estrella revealed a spectacular nickel-copper-PGE intersection at its flagship Carr Boyd project.

Estrella’s boss said Carr Boyd could now join an elite list of recent Western Australian nickel discoveries such as Chalice Gold Mines’ (ASX:CHN) Julimar discovery. Shareholders evidently agreed.

Douugh (ASX:DOU) +152%

This fintech company was one of 2020’s strongest new listings having entered the bourse via a reverse takeover of Ziptel (ASX:ZIP).

Often labelled a “neobank”, the company describes itself as a wealth management and financial wellness platform.

It hopes to launch in the US before the year’s end and is aiming for 3 million customers in five years.

American Rare Earths (ASX:ARR) +150% 

As one of the few rare earths stocks based in the US it has surged in recent days on the potential for it to benefit from Donald Trump’s executive order on critical minerals supply.

The company has projects in Wyoming and Arizona.

Vection (ASX:VR1) +44%

While the virtual reality stock finished the week below its all time highs, it has been a solid week.

Vection started the week by announcing the North American 3D design platform it acquired in March, Mindesk, was joining a major Facebook program aimed at helping VR companies commercialising products.

Then on Thursday, it revealed its welcome into another program – run by Microsoft and building information modelling software maker Autodesk.

 

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks for October 5 – October 9 [intraday]:

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Code Company Price ReturnWRoll% MktCap$
ESR Estrella Res Ltd 0.068 467 $ 58,037,175.96
PPY Papyrus Australia 0.045 221 $ 11,909,921.96
GIB Gibb River Diamonds 0.145 209 $ 32,161,511.20
EMT Emetals Limited 0.052 189 $ 12,006,000.00
DOU Douugh Limited 0.078 152 $ 20,729,688.21
ARR American Rare Earths 0.135 150 $ 45,092,536.76
WCN White Cliff Min Ltd 0.024 85 $ 13,138,196.81
TAO TAO Commodities 0.4 78 $ 12,083,866.80
FIN FIN Resources Ltd 0.031 63 $ 9,917,508.89
ASN Anson Resources Ltd 0.04 60 $ 28,987,689.55
ENR Encounter Resources 0.29 57 $ 74,418,616.52
TI1 Tombador Iron 0.033 57 $ 24,104,016.26
MPP Metro Perf.Glass Ltd 0.31 55 $ 57,467,206.66
ENV Enova Mining Limited 0.034 55 $ 11,514,400.70
AJL AJ Lucas Group 0.049 53 $ 58,618,045.12
RAN Range International 0.021 50 $ 7,588,800.32
T3D 333D Limited 0.0015 50 $ 1,598,993.65
RMX Red Mount Min Ltd 0.012 50 $ 10,145,902.40
PBX Pacific Bauxite Ltd 0.003 50 $ 1,189,842.10
ECT Env Clean Tech Ltd. 0.0015 50 $ 14,401,549.18
MAR Malachite Resources 0.055 50 $ 5,109,555.30
PEK Peak Resources 0.04 48 $ 53,620,570.24
YRL Yandal Resources 0.355 48 $ 23,932,553.60
PLL Piedmont Lithium Ltd 0.54 44 $ 698,968,724.63
VR1 Vection Technologies 0.18 44 $ 170,083,606.25
MSI Multistack Internat. 0.023 44 $ 3,144,509.87
NXM Nexus Minerals Ltd 0.13 43 $ 22,235,442.17
NTM NTM Gold Ltd 0.12 40 $ 75,224,513.21
SIS Simble Solutions 0.039 39 $ 7,467,164.32
EGL Environmental Group 0.036 38 $ 8,772,574.16
GBR Greatbould Resources 0.069 38 $ 14,104,482.75
NTU Northern Min Ltd 0.04 38 $ 177,275,747.96
INR Ioneer Ltd 0.2 38 $ 328,020,695.73
IXU Ixup Limited 0.051 38 $ 31,571,056.75
CLT Cellnet Group 0.055 38 $ 12,738,102.08
STK Strickland Metals 0.096 37 $ 39,301,542.97
CV1 Cv Check Ltd 0.15 36 $ 40,907,674.64
AYM Australia United Min 0.004 33 $ 7,370,309.94
ENX Enegex Limited 0.068 33 $ 7,759,100.36
4DX 4Dmedical Limited 2.24 33 $ 313,910,994.70
WGN Wagners Hld Company 1.61 32 $ 290,155,174.85
CAV Carnavale Resources 0.0145 32 $ 20,453,762.46
RDN Raiden Resources Ltd 0.021 31 $ 11,310,046.71
WHK Whitehawk Limited 0.17 31 $ 29,690,477.03
IXR Ionic Rare Earths 0.017 31 $ 48,530,305.55
DDB Dynamic Drill 0.475 30 $ 12,848,166.32

 

ASX SMALL CAP LOSERS

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks for October 5 – October 9 [intraday]:

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Code Description Price ReturnWRoll% MktCap$
CML Chase Mining Limited 0.0015 -53 $ 4,461,833.61
HLX Helix Resources 0.009 -40 $ 7,147,079.35
NWM Norwest Minerals 0.1 -35 $ 7,992,105.90
MSB Mesoblast Limited 3.34 -34 $ 1,965,065,713.00
TOM Tomizone Limited 0.002 -33 $ 850,401.35
LIO Lion Energy Limited 0.017 -32 $ 3,525,830.43
PRX Prodigy Gold NL 0.046 -30 $ 29,612,007.91
AAJ Aruma Resources Ltd 0.007 -30 $ 11,125,897.33
ICI Icandy Interactive 0.061 -29 $ 31,002,604.95
GLA Gladiator Resources 0.0025 -29 $ 6,983,502.51
CZR CZR Resources Ltd 0.013 -28 $ 39,942,264.52
ANL Amani Gold Ltd 0.0015 -25 $ 11,757,295.12
CLZ Classic Min Ltd 0.0015 -25 $ 26,678,279.47
HNR Hannans Ltd 0.006 -25 $ 11,927,727.23
PCH Property Connect 0.0015 -25 $ 1,028,795.21
UUV UUV Aquabotix Ltd 0.0015 -25 $ 2,688,366.91
ARN Aldoro Resources 0.083 -25 $ 5,376,845.04
CHK Cohiba Min Ltd 0.013 -24 $ 12,422,996.66
COY Coppermoly Limited 0.013 -24 $ 31,908,209.84
FFG Fatfish Group 0.013 -24 $ 10,599,968.69
CPH Creso Pharma Ltd 0.03 -22 $ 12,774,924.45
KPE Kina Petroleum Corp 0.405 -22 $ 6,602,447.80
TNP Triple Energy Ltd 0.023 -21 $ 1,511,917.13
AAP Australian Agri Ltd 0.012 -20 $ 3,656,601.22
SVD Scandivanadium Ltd 0.012 -20 $ 5,379,678.92
BEM Blackearth Minerals 0.052 -20 $ 5,682,776.05
RVS Revasum 0.2 -20 $ 6,601,940.20
AVW Avira Resources Ltd 0.008 -20 $ 11,000,000.00
CZL Cons Zinc Ltd 0.004 -20 $ 9,964,979.78
MNB Minbos Resources Ltd 0.002 -20 $ 16,256,403.30
TYX Tyranna Res Ltd 0.004 -20 $ 5,129,442.67
VAL Valor Resources Ltd 0.004 -20 $ 9,604,240.43

 

Prodigy Gold (ASX:PRX) -30%

As hot as the gold sector has been, individual companies are not completely immune from hiccups and Prodigy Gold shareholders found that out earlier this week.

The company, which has projects in the Tanami gold province straddling the West Australian and Northern Territory border, left shareholders disappointed with its latest exploration results.

The best results were 3m at 0.15 grams per tonne (g/t) of gold at its Tulsa prospect and 1m at 0.27g/t at West Bonanza.