The ASX is up 21 points with the Financial sector driving the gains.

Of the 50 largest stocks, the most movement has been from Pilbara Minerals (ASX:PLS) which is higher by 6.31%, Allkem which is higher by 4.45%, and Meridian Energy which is higher by 2.54%.

As the Top 50 largest companies comprise almost 60% of the total market, any big changes to their share price may influence the overall market.

The biggest gainer on the ASX at mid-session is Cyclone Metals (ASX:CLE) - this is a micro cap company.

The biggest loser on the ASX at mid-session is Mount Burgess Mining (ASX:MTB) - this is a micro cap company.