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Dirk Graszt, CEO, Clean Logistics SE

Dirk Graszt
CEO | Clean Logistics SE
Trettaustr.32, 21107 Hamburg (DE)

info@cleanlogistics.de

+49-4171-6791300

Interview Clean Logistics: Hydrogen challenge to Daimler + Co.


Matthew Salthouse, CEO, Kainantu Resources

Matthew Salthouse
CEO | Kainantu Resources
3 Phillip Street #19-01 Royal Group Building, 048693 Singapore (SGP)

info@krl.com.sg

+65 6920 2020

Interview Kainantu Resources: "We hold the key to growth in the Asia-Pacific region".


Justin Reid, President and CEO, Troilus Gold Corp.

Justin Reid
President and CEO | Troilus Gold Corp.
36 Lombard Street, Floor 4, M5C 2X3 Toronto, Ontario (CAN)

info@troilusgold.com

+1 (647) 276-0050

Interview Troilus Gold: "We are convinced that Troilus is more than just a mine".


 

André Will-Laudien

  • Energy
  • Ressources
  • Technology

Born in Munich, he first studied economics and graduated in business administration at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in 1995. As he was involved with the stock market at a very early stage, he now has more than 30 years of experience in the capital markets. In the historic dot.com year 2000, he trained as a CEFA analyst in Frankfurt and has since then accompanied over 20 IPOs in Germany.

Until 2018, he held various positions at banks as an asset manager, capital market and macro expert as well as fundamental equity analyst. He is passionate about the energy, commodity and technology markets as well as the tactical and strategic asset allocation of liquid investment products. As an expert speaker at investment committee meetings of funds as well as at customer events, he can still describe the course of the 1987 crash, one of the major buying opportunities of the last 33 years on the stock market.

Today, he knows that the profit in shares is not necessarily the result of buying cheaply, but above all of avoiding mistakes and recognizing in good time when markets are ready to let air out. After all, in addition to basic fundamental analysis, investing in stocks is above all a phenomenon of global liquidity and this must be monitored regularly.


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20. October 2021 | 13:52 CET | by André Will-Laudien

SAP, wallstreet:online, Baidu - This is where the action is!

  • Technology

Anyone who wants to secure a piece of the market share in today's online business must develop good digital concepts and exceptional customer service. However, many of these models have simply been transformed from the old economy to the digital world and have significant breaking points in the day-to-day operational processing. Currently, the online world is at a standstill because the transfer of goods has to be confirmed manually at a warehouse exit. Many companies are working on a perfect digital flow. We take a look at some of them today.

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20. October 2021 | 12:56 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Varta, Graphano Energy, Nel ASA - Who will deliver the super battery?

  • graphite

The race for the most powerful battery stops at many stations. On the one hand, it is about battery efficiency as a basic fact of the climate discussion. On the other hand, many producers wonder where all the battery metals should come from if every second EU citizen switches to e-mobility in the next few years. Neither the charging infrastructure nor resilient batteries are available at the moment, so the whole planning is actually still fraught with a lot of dreaming - nevertheless, the necessary metals are going through the roof in terms of price. The reason is that those sitting on the metals are turning the price screw, even if the actual excess demand will probably only arise in 2-3 years. We are looking at values that are in the middle of the typhoon.

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19. October 2021 | 11:12 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Rock Tech Lithium, Barsele Minerals, Standard Lithium, Orocobre - Now the hunt is on!

  • Gold

The lithium herd has started to move tremendously with the federal election. With a Red-Green-Yellow coalition, the market is betting on a fast and consistent approach to implementing the 2030 climate targets. This includes promoting modern technologies from E-mobility to renewable energies and the expansion of hydrogen technology, which is still in its infancy. The protagonists expect the greatest boost to come from subsidies for electrically powered vehicles. In German industry, this was still causing stomach aches 18 months ago, but now the first lithium converter is being built in Brandenburg. We take a look at the hot stock market candidates.

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18. October 2021 | 13:37 CET | by André Will-Laudien

TeamViewer, Desert Gold, TUI - Full speed ahead to the turnaround?

  • Gold

Sometimes things do not work out as expected on the stock market. At the beginning of October, the DAX started a sell-off, the 200-day line was even clearly undercut twice at 14,850 points, and many crash prophets became quite loud again. However, as is so often the case, they were not right because the market left the October settlement on Friday with 15,594 points. Who would have thought it - a complete 700 point reversal, the proclaimed crash was again canceled without a sound. Despite this, however, individual stocks are struggling with lows right now. We take a look at some turnaround opportunities.

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15. October 2021 | 13:39 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Newmont Corp, Triumph Gold, Lufthansa, TUI - Dramatic turnaround in the course!

  • Gold

Gold and silver are turning in significantly, Lufthansa and TUI have gone through with their large capital increases - what is next here? Even if the major indices experienced a strong correction in October yesterday, there was a dramatic turnaround in several respects. Volatility as a fluctuation indicator even came back so strongly in the last few days that it fell below the threshold of 20 again. This indicator shows that the need for hedging is probably dwindling, i.e. the interest of the investment community tends to be directed upwards again. But inflation can still put a spoke in the party's wheel - but that would again be a buying argument for the precious metals! We direct our view on some turnaround candidates.

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14. October 2021 | 13:55 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Varta, Standard Lithium, Sierra Grande Minerals, Nordex - The next hype rolls in!

  • Copper

In Germany, politics is becoming significantly greener! But what do the mobility concepts of the climate protectors look like? In addition to the publicly demanded reduction of unnecessary business flights, the bicycle would also be an alternative for 30-kilometer journeys. Fossil energy has already become 50% more expensive in 2021, and gas prices are going through the roof. There is still a high demand for energy in Germany because we are currently buying cheap nuclear power abroad. This is how it can go when a botched energy policy is associated with climate protection goals. No matter how things go, the world needs copper for modern technologies, and this raw material, along with lithium and other critical metals, is just terribly scarce. How are the typical industry players doing?

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14. October 2021 | 11:27 CET | by André Will-Laudien

BioNTech, Cardiol Therapeutics, CureVac: A decade's worth of ideas!

  • Biotechnology

Biotechnology remains a hotly contested industry. In the fight against a wide range of diseases, biopharmaceuticals are the first port of call. It studies the relationship between drugs and excipients' chemical and physical properties and their form of administration in a living organism. By directly applying findings from biology and biochemistry, technically functional elements are identified. The central objectives are to research, improve and develop processes for the production of relevant substances. Often research goes nowhere; we take a look at the sector.

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13. October 2021 | 13:23 CET | by André Will-Laudien

BASF, Almonty Industries, Millennial Lithium, BYD - All sold out?

  • Tungsten

Anyone who can offer scarce raw materials today is in a fortunate position as far as business prospects are concerned. In particular, metals and battery raw materials are in high demand and have become a bone of contention in globalization. That is because many critical metals are majority-owned by China, meaning that the regime decides on potential allocations to foreign countries. Admittedly, the Middle Kingdom wants to stay in business with the West, so long-term contracts exist. Nevertheless, the domestic industry is naturally given preferential treatment; we can only hope for political stability and incremental improvements in the West. Who are the interesting players in the tight commodity market?

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12. October 2021 | 13:09 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Infineon, BrainChip, Palantir - Spoiled for choice!

  • Technology

The chip shortage is having an increasingly negative impact on supply chains. In Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, short-time work has now been declared at some suppliers to the automotive industry. First, the pandemic and the associated uncertainties among consumers caused less demand. Now, demand is suddenly back, but it cannot be satisfied because the supply chains from Asia are not yet functioning properly. Market observers expect these constraints to continue into next year. The chip crisis has now existed since the Evergreen disaster in the Suez Canal and seems to be with us for longer. We take a look at some tech stocks in the near vicinity.

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12. October 2021 | 11:32 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Alibaba, TalkPool AG, Deutsche Telekom - Here are reasons to buy!

  • Technology

Alibaba's share price has been firmly in the grip of the bears lately. With a loss of more than 60%, the share is one of the hardest-to-fall tech giants since the end of 2020. However, one of the world's fans is not fazed by the share price decline: Charlie Munger. Together with Warren Buffett, the 97-year-old still runs Berkshire Hathaway - one of the most successful investment companies of all time. Munger has already stealthily made another grab at Alibaba while others were saying goodbye. He is not alone on Wall Street in this, even if analysts are still holding back anxiously. We take a look at a few interesting IT players.

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11. October 2021 | 12:18 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Standard Lithium, Meta Materials, Varta - The race is still open!

  • Technology

Faster than expected, the shift toward electric drive is taking place among motorists. Political pressure and public opinion drive some car buyers to the alternative powertrain counter despite many technical hurdles. That is creating an increased demand for many critical raw materials, which is currently challenging to meet. As a result, prices for metals and battery materials have been going through the roof for several months now, and a veritable commodity inflation is spreading. We look at interesting investment opportunities.

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08. October 2021 | 10:25 CET | by André Will-Laudien

BioNTech, Defence Therapeutics, Valneva, Formycon - Close to the bio-revolution!

  • Biotechnology

Portugal is one of the countries with the highest vaccination rate, with 86% of the population already vaccinated. Approximately 98% of those eligible for vaccination - including everyone over the age of 12 - have been vaccinated. Germany, with about 64%, is one of the more vaccine-weary nations. What is the secret of the Portuguese? The government relied on an opinion maker from within its ranks, Admiral Gouveia e Melo. An expert in complicated logistical tasks in the military, he was appointed in February as the top leader of the national vaccination campaign. He is never seen without his military combat uniform in numerous public television appearances - and when asked how other countries can move their own vaccination effort forward, the admiral did not hesitate to offer his best advice: "You have to find people who are not politicians." Where are the current opportunities in the vaccination sector?

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07. October 2021 | 14:03 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Alibaba, Aspermont, Facebook - Cyberattacks or data leaks?

  • Digitization

The stock markets are shaking, and the flood of data is increasing daily. As a result, the traffic on all social media channels is also increasing. Some of them get performance problems or have to shut down because of server problems. There have now been several outages lasting several hours in quick succession in the Facebook empire, costing investors over USD 50 billion in market value in Facebook shares. Information is the name of the game on the stock market today, and social platforms like Reddit have a big stake in the market. When something does not work, investors often react in panic and stock markets swing wildly. We take a look at some of the protagonists.

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07. October 2021 | 13:38 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Deutsche Telekom, Troilus Gold, Barrick Gold - Time for the safe haven

  • Gold

The world's stock markets are reeling. With inflation on the rise and investors fearing a turnaround in interest rates, the crash prophets are again coming out of their holes. Kiyosaki, Mr.DAX and Co. see themselves confirmed by an impending real-estate bankruptcy rolling towards us from China, triggered by the real estate Company Evergrande. Indeed, stock market barometers are in correction mode, at least in the short term, with the DAX tearing through the psychologically important 15,000-point mark. Meanwhile, another market is in the starting blocks to make a comeback.

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06. October 2021 | 13:25 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Siemens Energy, Memiontec, Bayer - GreenTech is making the rounds!

  • GreenTech

For many people, water is as valuable as gold. Most of the water on our planet, more than 97%, is saltwater. And humans and animals cannot drink that because salt extracts water from the body, you would inevitably dehydrate. Freshwater is distributed unevenly on earth because it is predominantly found in forests and high mountains, and corresponding rainfall is the order of the day. The little freshwater there would be enough for all people - if it were evenly distributed on earth. Developing countries often lack the money to build sewage treatment plants to purify dirty or bacteria-contaminated water. Worldwide, about 4,000 children die every day because they drink contaminated water and become very sick. A reason to act as soon as possible!

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01. October 2021 | 13:19 CET | by André Will-Laudien

China Evergrande, Troilus Gold, Daimler, BP - With quality against the crash!

  • Gold

In strongly fluctuating markets, good advice is expensive. China Evergrande has divested itself of a bank stake in order to refinance its obligations. Some will say this is already getting down to the wire. China's real estate markets appear to be in serious trouble. We hear little about the default payments to foreign investors, and domestic investors have probably received their interest late. Everything is in the balance here. Meanwhile, the Bund future falls below the critical 170 mark, which means that the European bond markets also suffer from a slight withdrawal of confidence. We look at some standard stocks with high content.

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30. September 2021 | 12:46 CET | by André Will-Laudien

TeamViewer, Silver Viper, Nordex: Please board - the train is departing!

  • Silver

Uncertainty and high volatility! After months of upswing on the capital markets, an uneasy feeling is setting in among investors due to some imponderables in China. The coefficient of fluctuation, expressed by the VDAX and VIX, skyrocketed from values around 17 to 25 early this week. It does not mean much for ordinary investors, but the cost of hedging increases for institutional investors, and those who want to lower the risk a bit have to adjust the investment ratio accordingly. All this is still happening in a relatively stable environment because those who want to get out can still sell at good prices. Where should one look closely now?

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29. September 2021 | 13:50 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Allianz, MAS Gold, Alibaba, Tencent - Better get the sheep in the dry!

  • Gold

The gold price fluctuates with every political news as rarely before. After a good end to 2020 and a conciliatory May, it has been going down again since summer. After USD 2,074 last year, we are already USD 340 lower today, although the political and economic stability has deteriorated. The reason for this is that since the beginning of the pandemic, public budgets have undergone a veritable debt explosion. Inflation is now palpable, and this would be the breeding ground for a value-preserving precious metal investment. Are there other safe havens besides gold?

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28. September 2021 | 14:06 CET | by André Will-Laudien

BYD, Fisker, Kodiak Copper, Varta: Nothing works without Copper!

  • Copper

Electromobility is becoming increasingly crucial for the energy transition in transportation. And with it the research, development and production of drives, batteries and components. In addition to electricity storage, however, vehicle cabling and the assembly of e-components are also coming to the fore. Today, an electric vehicle requires three to four times the amount of copper as it did 20 years ago, plus the demand in industrial manufacturing processes. The earth's deposits are exhaustible, and copper, in particular, is pretty much on the edge. A spot price of just under USD 10,000 per kilo clearly shows how the markets are processing this situation. Rising prices!

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28. September 2021 | 12:56 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Standard Lithium, Defense Metals, Orocobre, Millennial Lithium: Separating the wheat from the chaff!

  • RareEarths

Lithium has become one of the most important metals in electromobility. Where all this lithium will come from is critical, as the logic behind electromobility is to generate more sustainable technologies. For more climate protection, mining companies must also fit into a sustainable concept. Lithium extraction should therefore follow high environmental standards and take place in an appropriate economic and social context. But beware: the overall market has recently stopped following every battle cry. Separating the wheat from the chaff is becoming a portfolio challenge!

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27. September 2021 | 12:52 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Central African Gold, TUI, Lufthansa - Attention, these were the lows!

  • Gold

The upward movement at the stock exchanges is very advanced because, in the last years, the higher valuation of the shares (and real estate) was funded by cheap money from the central banks. Now, however, inflation shows up in the statistics, for Europe officially a plus of 3,8%. This inflation rate, by its measuring method, corresponds little to reality. It is generally known, the actual price markup in the relevant goods might already lie beyond the 5% mark. One thinks here only of the exploding gasoline prices, the bread roll at the baker or the restaurant attendance after the reopening. Precious metals could be a tried and tested means of achieving real purchasing power protection. Let us do the math.

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24. September 2021 | 13:34 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Tencent, Memiontec, Gazprom - Buy when the cannons are firing!

  • Investments

The last few trading days have been dominated by the scandal surrounding China Evergrande. To take pressure off the markets, the management and China's central bank have reacted accordingly and presented measures. The highly indebted real estate company has probably reached an agreement with domestic creditors regarding the outstanding interest payments. No mention was made of offshore liabilities. The People's Bank of China has reportedly injected 90 to 110 billion yuan, the equivalent of just under 14 billion euros, into the banking system in an attempt to calm investors' nerves. Nightingale, "we" hear you galumph!

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23. September 2021 | 13:21 CET | by André Will-Laudien

BIGG Digital Assets, Bitcoin Group, Coinbase - Invest in the future with crypto!

  • crypto

The crypto world is developing rapidly and with volatility. In the last few weeks, Bitcoin released another wave upwards, and the benchmark coin was worth a whole USD 50,000 again. However, it did not reach its old high of USD 60,000 in the first swing. Then followed the abrupt crash below USD 40,000 within 24 hours. Time and again, disruptive fire comes from China; the regulators have their eye on the miners and tend to want to ban crypto trading. The reasoning: The trades are opaque, enable criminal payments and lead to unwanted shifts in people's wealth. We take a look at companies that are doing well with the crypto world so far.

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22. September 2021 | 14:05 CET | by André Will-Laudien

NEL, dynaCERT, Plug Power, FuelCell Energy - Hydrogen, the flagpole is broken!

  • Hydrogen

Today, what a hype, one would say. Those who held their nerve in January and let reality prevail are not the ones who are surprised at the outcome today. Hydrogen was the stuff of dreams for a few weeks, but the barrel foamed over properly. After rises of up to 2500%, almost all H2 stocks went into the cellar. And how dynamic it was! In just 6 months, hydrogen stocks have lost up to 85% again. One wonders: can there be a second wave? The framework parameters are suitable, as both the EU and Joe Biden have agreed on more hydrogen within the climate targets. The only important thing is the exact design of the subsidies because it will probably not be possible without government orders!

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21. September 2021 | 14:23 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Barrick Gold, Tembo Gold, Varta - Where is the crisis gold rally?

  • Gold

A lot is going on in the markets. Asia is stumbling; here, the real estate markets had recently euphorically soared, now there are serious concerns. China has been struggling with high vacancy rates in its industrial cities since the pandemic broke out. People have fled the city for fear of infection and returned to the countryside. The resulting de-leveraging puts downward pressure on prices and, ultimately, with interest rates rising slightly, causing significant skewing in a highly leveraged shadow banking world. The imbalance of China Evergrande shows these excesses in pure form. Yesterday, there were wild price falls. The problem: Evergrande has to make high-interest payments, which are due this week. Some investors think back to Lehman Brothers and press the sell button first. What will the Fed say tomorrow in the USA on this subject?

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21. September 2021 | 13:57 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Porsche, Diamcor Mining, Aston Martin - Can it be a little more?

  • Diamonds

With the stock market upswing between 2015 and 2021, a gigantic shift in wealth took place. 85% of the world's wealth is in the hands of the wealthiest 10%. According to official surveys, just under 57% of people worldwide own assets of less than USD 10,000 - the wealthiest 1% of the earth's population, on the other hand, holds 45% of the assets. In Germany, more than 2 million people live with assets of more than EUR 1 million - in 2010, this figure was still just over 600,000. A nice increase, but luxury is still not only to be found among the wealthy because the desire for extravagance is a widespread character trait and less a question of money.

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20. September 2021 | 13:21 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Palantir, AdTiger, Deutsche Bank - The digital revolution is on!

  • Digitization

Digitization - for years, this term has been omnipresent in political debates and the subject of what feels like every third talk show. The individual protagonists never tire of emphasizing the countless benefits of digitization. The overriding goal is to further improve the quality of life for everyone and to make education accessible to all. Optimally implemented, this would unleash new economic and ecological potential. The German government is spending more than EUR 5 billion on this in 2021, and digitization has already been a fixed item in companies' spending budgets for years. We take a look at different business models.

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17. September 2021 | 11:23 CET | by André Will-Laudien

NEL, Royal Helium, Linde, BASF - This is where it gets highly explosive!

  • Helium

How will the energy transition play out in Europe? With hydrogen is one way. It is costly to produce if you look at the issue sustainably. The raw material itself is seen as an alternative building block of a green future and, according to experts, could become one of the most important energy sources in the coming decades. The water element is available in abundance, but what is lacking is a truly environmentally friendly way to convert it back into hydrogen and oxygen. Even under the best conditions, green hydrogen costs about 10 times as much to produce as Russian natural gas, which also burns fairly cleanly overall. What is next for this sector?

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16. September 2021 | 11:58 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Siemens Healthineers, PuriflOH, Fresenius, Novavax - Focusing on health!

  • Investments

The pandemic outbreak in 2020 ushered in a new era. People's health is once again moving to the center of attention. Politicians worldwide see themselves obligated to make public life safe, but whether this will be 100% successful remains questionable. Ultimately, it will depend on the commitment of private companies to what extent the existing health issues can be solved and by what means. On the capital markets, the healthcare sector has been sailing on the highest wave for months because the dangers for billions of people need to be reduced, and framework conditions for public life need to be created. Who benefits the most?

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15. September 2021 | 14:23 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Nel ASA, Enapter, Plug Power, FuelCell Energy - It is time to go all out!

  • Hydrogen

Hydrogen is not only a climate-friendly means of propulsion for automobiles and heavy-duty transport. Large industries such as chemicals and steel can use hydrogen technology to reduce their consumption of natural gas. There are costs involved when converting to hydrogen, most of which are only feasible with political support. The German government's national hydrogen strategy fits in well here. But medium-sized industries, especially energy-intensive sectors, could also become much more environmentally friendly with hydrogen-based technologies. Which stocks are well-positioned here?

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15. September 2021 | 12:51 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Bayer, Water Ways Technologies, Kali & Salz - Clean water for 7.9 billion!

  • Technology

Clean water, good nutrition and hygiene are basic human needs and indispensable for healthy development. For this reason, as part of the Sustainable Development Goals, the world's countries have set themselves the goal of giving everyone access to clean drinking water and adequate sanitation by 2030. These are two issues that need to be addressed, particularly in areas of the world that are difficult to access or inhospitable. Africa and Asia are at the forefront of the need here; they hope for few standards taken for granted in the developed world. We look at some interesting shares from this area.

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14. September 2021 | 10:38 CET | by André Will-Laudien

BYD, EuroSports Global, NIO - The shooting stars of electric mobility

  • Electromobility

According to a study conducted by McKinsey & Company in early 2020, 51% of Germans surveyed seriously considered an electric car the last time they purchased one. Still, only 3% of them decided to buy one. 36% cited uncertainties about battery reliability and lifespan, as well as area-wide charging options, as reasons for not buying. By the end of 2020, 589,752 electrically powered passenger cars had been registered in Germany, according to the Federal Motor Transport Authority: 309,083 pure electric cars, 279,861 plug-in hybrid cars and 808 cars with fuel cells. Therefore, the targeted one million was missed by a wide margin, but 2021 has been a very dynamic year so far. The number of non-combustion cars has risen by more than 140% so far. We present three interesting e-players.

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13. September 2021 | 12:07 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Gazprom, Barsele Minerals, Agnico-Eagle, Nordex - The energies of the future!

  • Gold

Election Sunday in Germany is approaching. No matter who will win the race at the end of September, the goals in climate policy have been put on the agenda by every party. In the future, it will not be possible to ignore this issue because young voters, in particular, are rightly concerned about the living conditions for the next generations. The decisive factor will be the course set in energy policy.

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10. September 2021 | 12:43 CET | by André Will-Laudien

NanoRepro, XPhyto Therapeutics, BioNTech, Valneva - The next biotech wave is rolling!

  • Biotechnology

So far, vaccine manufacturers can maintain their high valuation because the next wave of new infections is rolling in. In Germany, tests will be subject to fees starting in October, making public life more expensive for those who want to participate. In surveys, most German citizens have expressed support for fee-based testing; probably, the populations here should be separated into "vaccinated" and "unvaccinated" to indicate general opinion accurately. Four interesting values benefit from the current situation.

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09. September 2021 | 12:49 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Royal Dutch Shell, Saturn Oil + Gas, Steinhoff: From 17 to 51 - Triples sought!

  • Oil

Investing in shares consists of striving for a return on the capital invested. In recent months, there have been many stocks that have increased tenfold in price. However, only few investors had persevered. If one lowers one's targets somewhat and still maintains a reasonable profit expectation, even a threefold increase could bring great joy. We take a look at three stocks that stand at just under 17 today and calmly consider whether a 51 could be possible. Impossible, you say - Possible, we say!

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08. September 2021 | 12:59 CET | by André Will-Laudien

TeamViewer, TalkPool AG, Deutsche Telekom - This is the way to the top!

  • Technology

When the dot-com boom took off at the turn of the millennium, many immature and unpromising business models came onto the market. Every idea was made ready for the stock market - then the techno-crash followed, and many companies disappeared from the radar. The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a worldwide digitalization push - many new achievements now determine the working world of every individual and change society as a whole. The focus is now on: Distant Working, Internet of Things and Communication. We take a look at the cards of three protagonists.

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08. September 2021 | 11:33 CET | by André Will-Laudien

BYD, Teck Resources, GSP Resource, Varta - Commodity rally three point zero!

  • Commodities

There is a growing concern in the German economy that rapidly rising raw material prices will jeopardize the upswing in the future. Thus, the head of the Munich-based economic research institute Ifo, Clemens Fuest, warns: "If commodity prices continue to rise significantly across the board in the coming years, this could become a problem." He is referring to the upswing because supply chains are already severely disrupted by the pandemic. The temporary failure of the Suez Canal has even led to a delay of several months in the delivery of high-tech products.

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07. September 2021 | 13:24 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Nvidia, AMD, BrainChip, Infineon - Scarcity: These chip stocks are exploding!

  • Technology

The global chip markets remain tight, and a recent PwC study predicts that the global semiconductor market will continue to experience solid growth years. The authors forecast that chip sales will rise to USD 575 billion as early as 2022. Starting from the USD 481 billion in the previous record year 2018, this would correspond to a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.6% - not even the pandemic slowed this increase noticeably. In Europe, the automotive industry will become the primary sales market for chip manufacturers. A new growth driver is semiconductors to support artificial intelligence (AI) in autonomous mobility. We present a few industry representatives.

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06. September 2021 | 13:17 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Tencent, Alibaba, Kainantu Resources, Aixtron - Asia on the rise!

  • Gold

The international supremacy of the USA is closely linked to the status of the US dollar as the world's reserve currency. However, the United States has turned the debt wheel too far and weakened itself through unwise policies. Outdated power interests and isolationism hinder economic dynamism, and they undermine well thought-out trade strategies. Asia has relied on modern infrastructure for decades, and not just at home. Public infrastructure in the US is dilapidated to the level of the last millennium. The new Silk Road and the takeover of international seaports and airports have recently given China a crystal-clear lead. That is why the Silk Road does not end in New York but Europe.

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03. September 2021 | 10:39 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Desert Gold, MorphoSys, TUI - Are there game-changers in these stocks?

  • Gold

When the stock market has already made a decent run, many investors search for laggards or game-changers. In the case of the so-called laggards, 90% of the reasons why the stock is not performing are fundamental, usually due to complicated or low-margin business models or simply a wrong management approach. The temptation is great to buy charts at the bottom right of the screen according to the motto: "Now the downward trend is over!". This view is unfortunately 90% wrong because the stock market is trend and momentum-driven. So what remains is to try to find so-called "game-changer" stocks. Here, the entire situation changes fundamentally due to an event, and the trend often turns with an initial price jump.

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01. September 2021 | 13:21 CET | by André Will-Laudien

IBU-tec, Meta Materials, Standard Lithium, Orocobre - Materials for the Super Battery!

  • Technology

The demand exceeds the quantity! Whether e-mobility, aircraft technology or renewable energies, all high-tech segments of industry require raw materials and processed materials in ever-increasing amounts. Currently, the problem lies in procurement. The relevant tonnages cannot be mined in the world's mines because many projects are only at the beginning of development or are operating at their limit. A lithium mining site needs about 5 years of gestation time. It is about 7 years for copper with high 3-digit million amounts required as basic investment capital. Given the global conflicts, politicians are at a loss regarding how medium-term availability can be ensured, which ultimately means that the price is the deciding factor.

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01. September 2021 | 12:56 CET | by André Will-Laudien

First Majestic Silver, Aztec Minerals, CureVac, Valneva - Opportunities upon opportunities!

  • Precious Metals

So much for the summer lull! There is much more going on in the stock market than many thought. Gold and silver are making real leaps and bounds, as are the associated stocks. With the vaccination values, the chaff separated clearly from the wheat. Those that cannot currently deliver remain depressed in price. Nevertheless, the valuations of the remaining stocks are not low either. There is still hope for one or the other product's success. We take a closer look at a few stocks.

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31. August 2021 | 13:11 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Veolia, Memiontec, JinkoSolar, Alibaba - Green shares on the buy list!

  • Investments

Politics is going its own way with the climate protocol from Paris. In addition to climate protection, many government programs also include keeping necessary life resources clean, such as air and water. Environmental protection is usually associated with higher costs in industry and must be mandated by law to ensure that the necessary measures are implemented consistently. In Europe, we are already well advanced with such climate laws with the CO2 tax. In other countries, it is taking a little longer. The US has been behind since Donald Trump, but this should be made up for under Joe Biden. We take a look at well-known environmental stocks and their opportunities.

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30. August 2021 | 12:13 CET | by André Will-Laudien

First Hydrogen, Nel, Plug Power, FuelCell Energy - Is the next Hydrogen rally coming?

  • Hydrogen

Hydrogen is repeatedly put forward as a solution for climate-neutral energy production. A strong distinction must be made for climate protection because only green hydrogen - produced from 100% renewable energy - is truly climate-friendly. Insufficient differentiation between hydrogen types has fatal consequences for the globe. In a recent study, scientists at the University of Standford in California prove that blue hydrogen, produced from natural gas in combination with the injection of the resulting CO2 through carbon capture-and-storage, actually has a significantly worse climate balance than the direct combustion of crude oil and natural gas. Significant methane gas emissions in production mainly cause this. Today we look at interesting values in the hydrogen environment.

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27. August 2021 | 14:38 CET | by André Will-Laudien

wallstreet:online AG, AMC, GameStop, Robinhood - The hunting season has begun!

  • Investments

As of September 20, the DAX, like its French counterpart CAC, will be expanded to 40 stocks, which means that 10 new stocks will move into the focus of major fund managers. One or the other may have been surprised by this decision because, after all, Germany's 30 most valuable companies have reflected the development of the German economy very well for decades. However, international investors and funds appreciate more diversity, especially sector diversification. It is also hoped that the new insolvency clause will mean that criminal incidents, such as those involving Wirecard, will not have to be discussed at index level for long and will continue to affect derived derivatives for months afterward. Entry and exit criteria are also to change, from now on, minimum liquidity counts instead of trading turnover, and the Corporate Governance Code will become binding from September 2022. Modernization has been long overdue since Wirecard.

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26. August 2021 | 12:04 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Deutsche Rohstoff, Royal Dutch Shell, BP, Standard Lithium: Suddenly, oil is back!

  • Oil

Looking at the oil prices is really astonishing. Just last week, the price of a barrel was unwaveringly on its way down, with Brent crude even marking a 3-month low of USD 64.9 on the spot market. Then the direct reversal and a pronounced rally upwards to courses of USD 71.8 yesterday morning. The weaker US dollar and the dwindling fears of the Delta variant, which rages in China's major cities less than initially expected, are sought as reasons. As a result, the short-term demand worries have evaporated again. But another reason is also on the table: The events in Afghanistan are again bringing great unrest to an important oil and raw materials region. That pushes the prices further!

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25. August 2021 | 13:48 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Abibaba, Aspermont, Teamviewer - The Big Data Analyst Boom!

  • Digitization

The market for information services has accelerated dramatically since the dawn of the mobile age. Whereas in the past, it was largely anonymous Internet users who were the first participants in the digital birth, today, the collection and processing of user-related data is the linchpin for every mobile service. The age of Big Data is the latest manifestation. Here information is collected and aggregated, which later flows into marketing campaigns or new services. Since 2007, the smartphone has ruled the digital business world. Never before have more user characteristics been offered for sale voluntarily and free of charge. The mobile customer has become a transparent consumer and today sees almost exclusively the content relevant to them on their device.

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24. August 2021 | 10:46 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Triumph Gold, Tencent, Baidu - China is making a big push!

  • Gold

While Western aid organizations are flying their staff out of Afghanistan, the political interests of direct neighbors of Afghanistan are increasing. At the crossroads of South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East, the landlocked country borders Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, the People's Republic of China and Pakistan. Three-quarters of the country consists of mountainous regions that are difficult to access. After the almost complete withdrawal of international troops, the new rulers announced the creation of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. China sees itself as a possible savior of the first hour and wants to come to the shattered country's aid quickly. Of course, access to critical raw materials is at stake.

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23. August 2021 | 12:25 CET | by André Will-Laudien

BioNTech, Defence Therapeutics, Dermapharm, NanoRepro - Vaccinate, Test, Treat!

  • Biotechnology

The vaccination rate in Germany is now just under 59% with complete second vaccination. The Ministry of Health had assumed a 70-80% rate by late summer. The situation has now changed, and the autumn in Germany will likely take place under different conditions. Since the beginning of August, the many travelers returning home have had to undergo a test at the entry border to Germany. Presumably, the number of infections will also rise again, making testing mandatory for social life. Vaccination and testing, therefore, remain ongoing issues for the capital markets.

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20. August 2021 | 13:28 CET | by André Will-Laudien

TUI, Troilus Gold, Lufthansa - The golden summer of travel!

  • Gold

The "Second Summer with Corona" has seen a resurgence in international travel, even though not all corners of the globe have returned to pre-pandemic levels. At least, however, the lockdowns have largely disappeared, restaurants are open again, and cultural life is gradually returning. The travel industry is experiencing this period in different ways. For example, first, there were problems with the allotments due to many hotel bankruptcies, but then these were increased at short notice and ultimately, special promotions had to be called to sell them off. In the end, price increases could not be implemented. People's travel behavior is changing in the long term, as is society as a whole. The travel industry is, therefore, seemingly only at the beginning of a far-reaching structural change.

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19. August 2021 | 13:27 CET | by André Will-Laudien

BYD, Fisker, Kodiak Copper, E.ON: Copper remains the linchpin!

  • Copper

According to the Paris Protocol, the implementation of the climate targets is based on the conversion to electric drives, the use of renewable energies, and sustainable raw material management. In addition to the development of new raw material deposits, especially in the field of battery metals, the topic of recycling is coming up. Here, too, it is crucial which resources are used to recover the metals. Currently, some copper projects are under development, but it will take 2-3 years before they can deliver. Part of the whole castling will also be the power companies because they have to provide the planned power purchase for the coming years, and this could be tight, especially for Germany.

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18. August 2021 | 10:43 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Bayer, Cardiol Therapeutics, CureVac: The Champions League of Bio-Pharma!

  • Biotechnology

Biopharmaceutics is the first port of call in the fight against a wide range of diseases. It studies the relationship between drugs and excipients' chemical and physical properties and their form of administration in a living organism. Biological effectiveness results from the entry of the drug into the diseased organism, its distribution in tissues, and the chemical reaction called metabolism. When dealing with recent pandemics, good advice is expensive, and research into pharmaceuticals costs billions. When an active ingredient is found and registered, the patent clock starts ticking for the inventor. As a result, the hope of the biopharmaceutical company is to remain the sole provider in their healing segment for as long as possible.

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17. August 2021 | 13:01 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Barrick Gold, Blackrock Silver, Glencore - Inflation is coming and commodities are taking off!

  • Silver

In recent months, it has become clear to investors that the global economy will have to contend with price increases after the pandemic. The greatest inflationary pressure comes from scarce raw materials, especially for high-tech industrial goods. The trend toward climate protection is forcing the industry to adapt its manufacturing processes to conserve resources. It requires investment in new equipment, filter systems and more efficient energy use. Explorers and mature commodity companies face different challenges: they now have to invest intelligently in future projects without certainty of how high the demand will be in 5-10 years and at what prices they can sell then. It is all a question of foresight and the validity of mathematical models!

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16. August 2021 | 12:41 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Alcoa, FYI Resources, Varta, Nordex - Ready for takeoff in the high-tech sector?

  • Commodities

The current climate trend makes a necessity obvious - our planet needs relief from CO2 and further investments in sustainable energy generation. Global warming is already well advanced, and we will likely no longer stop the dangerous basic trend. Therefore, the decisive factor for our future actions remains the "impact", i.e. the intensity and quantity of the production of pollutants. Many companies have already taken hold of the baton and are converting their processes, while others are trapped in old operating procedures and are acquiring pollution certificates. The industrial value chain starts with explorers and mining companies, followed by the basic materials industry. We look at some representatives of this supply chain.

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13. August 2021 | 12:36 CET | by André Will-Laudien

NEL, dynaCERT, FuelCell Energy, Plug Power - Is hydrogen about to explode next?

  • Hydrogen

Not only is the EU tightening its climate targets, but around the globe, more and more countries are decarbonizing their economies. The subject of hydrogen is providing the rainmaking impetus for discussion. Since the closing of ranks on e-mobility, however, it is no longer the focus of attention. However, according to the World Energy Council (WEC) analysis, at least 20 countries that account for almost half of global economic output have adopted a national hydrogen strategy or are at least close to doing so. Leading the way are Japan, France, South Korea, the Netherlands, Australia, Norway, Spain and Portugal. But Russia, China, Morocco and the USA are also working on their strategies. Australia and China are leading the way, while Europe and the Middle East are already doing a lot. We take a look at the premier league of H2 values.

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12. August 2021 | 11:25 CET | by André Will-Laudien

BASF, Meta Materials, IBU-Tec, SGL Carbon - Materials that dreams are made of!

  • Investments

Whether e-mobility, aircraft technology or renewable energies - there are inherent scarcities and political implications in many high-tech materials essential for the German economy and future and resource-efficient technologies. Their production and further processing cost a lot of precious energy, and not all environmental or health impacts have been clarified. Mining companies and processing industries are therefore required to observe sustainability principles and not just implement them on paper. Some companies take a proactive approach to this issue, while others must first be forced into line politically. We take a look at some of the protagonists.

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11. August 2021 | 11:16 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Standard Lithium, Defense Metals, Gazprom - This bottleneck costs real money!

  • RareEarths

Electromobility is becoming increasingly important for the energy transition in transportation. And with it the research, development and production of batteries, especially in Germany as a high-tech location. In addition to performance, the sustainability of batteries plays a decisive role. In particular, this includes fair and sustainable sourcing of raw materials, a high proportion of renewable energies, and optimal energy efficiency in production. Completing the battery cycle would be intelligent reuse and a closed resource cycle through recycling. Some metals on this earth are extremely scarce and rarely occur in nature. They take on a strategic dimension in the context of climate protection.

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10. August 2021 | 10:29 CET | by André Will-Laudien

SAP, AdTiger, TeamViewer - Digitization remains the trump card!

  • Digitization

Whether with one's smartphone, at the supermarket checkout or on our PC - the Internet is present every day. On average, we use our or other mobile devices and PCs 20 times a day for search processes, social media, work access or shopping transactions. The number of Internet users worldwide has risen continuously and amounted to around 4.1 billion in 2020, which means that the number of online users has increased globally by about 125% percent within ten years. At the beginning of 2021, Asia is estimated to have been the region with the most Internet users, namely 2.7 billion. EMEA followed at a great distance with around 750 million, but North America represents the region with the highest proportion of Internet users. The estimated penetration rate there was about 92%, while Europe is currently at 81%. Asia still ranks well below the global average at around 63%. Today, we are looking at well-known players in the digital market.

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09. August 2021 | 13:29 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Varta, Carnavale Resources, Airbus - High tech in a bind - Metals are scarce!

  • Commodities

Currently, metal prices are not calming down! That puts pressure on the supply chains. Many companies are struggling with their inventories at the moment. If too much is ordered, the shelves could overflow due to delays in completion and cause extreme costs later on because high working capital is a margin killer for the industry. But the problem is also more topical in nature. There are many orders on hand, but essential components such as chips are unavailable, causing sales to decline, despite full order books. Conversely: When everything returns to normal, prices for metals will probably have to correct sharply again because no one will order more because of full warehouses - a real dilemma for mines and industrial customers alike.

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06. August 2021 | 11:07 CET | by André Will-Laudien

BioNTech, Formycon, Aztec Minerals, NanoRepro - Rollercoaster rides in the summer lull!

  • Commodities

Summer lull and total standstill! Who has not just invested in BioNTech or Northern Data feels barely any movement in the portfolio. The stock exchanges are rehearsing the standstill, somehow nothing is going up, but this does not mean that things have to fall. Old sayings such as "What goes up, must come down!" have already been outdated for some time. For some stocks, the fantasy lasts endlessly; for other former hype candidates, the rally ends in the shredder. The hydrogen stock Nel has now lost 20% in one week. Many will say no problem because the stock market darling stands on a 3-year view still over 300% in the plus. Just someone probably has his initial investment above EUR 3. We keep trying with selective ideas.

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05. August 2021 | 12:45 CET | by André Will-Laudien

TUI, GSP Resource, NEL - The volcano starts to smoke!

  • Copper

Chart analysis is a popular tool among traders and investors to optimize trading in securities or derivatives. The goal is to forecast future price developments based on charting techniques. However, there is a need to remember that under the assumption of efficient market theory, a chart already contains all the available information. Unfortunately, there are as big misunderstandings in chart interpretation as in fundamental analysis. In charts, formations may or may not indicate a breakout, whereas fundamental information has historical and future significance. In all assumptions, we naturally assume that the stock market is always right, meaning that the current price reflects the Company's value at any point in time. But that does not make the decision any easier!

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04. August 2021 | 11:23 CET | by André Will-Laudien

MorphoSys, Defence Therapeutics, BioNTech, Pfizer - The next biotech explosion!

  • Biotechnology

Infectious diseases are diseases transmitted by pathogens such as bacteria, viruses or fungi. Depending on which organs and body parts they affect, they can cause very different symptoms. In Covid-19, we are dealing with a problematic initial situation because not every infected person has apparent symptoms at all. Moreover, the virus can also be transmitted from vaccinated individuals to the next host without any problems. That shows the high relevance of testing, despite increasing vaccination rates. On the one hand, the biotech sector is concerned with diagnostic procedures and, on the other hand, with suitable vaccinations to best prepare our immune system for the fight. In the current pandemic, the coming winter will also indicate the overall effectiveness of vaccines.

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04. August 2021 | 11:10 CET | by André Will-Laudien

XPhyto Therapeutics - Groundbreaking diagnostic platforms of the future

  • Biotechnology
  • Pharma

The number of infectious diseases that we humans are fighting today has increased significantly in recent decades, not just because they have become known and researched. Increasingly frequent variants and neoplasms have also led in turn to entirely new disease patterns. An important area upstream of the medical sector is the large diagnostics market. The umbrella term of diagnostics is used in particular in the context of the detection and differentiation of diseases. This is referred to as clinical diagnostics. Many test and diagnostic procedures are assigned to the bioscience sector since studies must first prove their exact validity. Worldwide, more than 10,000 companies are involved in symptom research, the detection, screening and analysis of the diagnosis of diseases.

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03. August 2021 | 13:41 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Nordex, Silver Viper, Siemens Energy - Watch out for storm warnings!

  • Silver

Since the last flood disaster in Germany, the political pressure for more climate protection has been palpable. The final realization comes late, and at the same time, it is a bit sad what has to happen before lip service turns into new laws. But the pace is now clear: decarbonization and new climate targets will determine global economic activity, and those who pollute the atmosphere will have to accept high payments in the future. In other words, sustainable business is all the more worthwhile because the "cleaners" will be credited for what others pay more. In this way, incentives are created for sustainable business models. We take a closer look.

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03. August 2021 | 11:08 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Volkswagen, Almonty Industries, BYD - World leadership with e-mobility!

  • Tungsten

Driving electric vehicles is the future! Electromobility is becoming the key to climate-friendly mobility and innovation worldwide. That is because the operation of e-vehicles produces significantly less CO2 than other means of transport, especially when combined with regeneratively generated electricity. With large gensets on board, electric vehicles will be able to compensate for fluctuations in wind and solar power in the future, thus supporting the expansion and market integration of these unsteady energy sources. The German government is promoting the development and ramp-up of electromobility with a comprehensive package of measures that is continuously being expanded and adapted. How can investors best benefit from this trend?

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02. August 2021 | 11:39 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Royal Dutch, Saturn Oil & Gas, BP: Finding the right oil pearl!

  • Oil

The global economy is slowly regaining momentum, although there is still a risk from the Corona pandemic. The Association of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its partner countries (OPEC+) have agreed to significantly increase oil production as the global economy recovers. Starting in August, the oil alliance will increase its daily output by 400,000 barrels each month until further notice. If market conditions permit, the current production cut will expire in September 2022. As prices have so far remained well above USD 70, oil is obviously in demand. So the industry seems to be running at full speed again. Where are the opportunities for investors?

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30. July 2021 | 12:54 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Facebook, NSJ Gold Corp, PayPal - Disappointment despite record figures?

  • Gold

Many market exaggerations in the past can be traced back to expected paradigm shifts, which in the end rarely or never materialized. Growth expectations shot into the stratosphere during the dot-com period in anticipation of a completely new age thanks to the Internet and mobile communications. However, the estimates of the impact of the Internet at that time were still complete fantasy. Today, however, the dot-com business models dominate the online world, and the relevance of most platforms can neither be explained away nor is their existence threatened. On the contrary, the so-called FAANG shares have a stock market value of USD 8.5 trillion. We do the math again...

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29. July 2021 | 13:56 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Alibaba, Memiontec, MorphoSys - Now the rally after the sell-off!

  • Investments

The regulator's pressure is getting bigger and bigger. China has tightened the thumbscrews on technology giants and especially their online education companies - triggering a stock market quake on its own stock market. In some cases, well-known tech stocks lost double digits, even though the affected areas only affect fractions of annual sales. Government regulation of the USD 100 billion-plus education market is likely to weaken confidence in China's stock markets for the long term. And the fact that China's trade relations with the US have also reached a low point does not make things any better. Are there still opportunities?

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28. July 2021 | 13:24 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Tencent, Prosus, Troilus Gold, Baidu - The big China slump!

  • Gold

If you compare it with the US stock markets, the stock market in Hong Kong is already almost in free fall. While Europe and the US keep climbing to new highs, the HangSeng has lost a full 20% since February. Is the great Asian rally now over? The reason for the panic on the markets is the ever stronger intervention of the Chinese regulators. These regulators do not want to tolerate the flourishing business of large domestic corporations. More or less unfounded and drastic measures to restrict the tutoring industry have also unsettled investors. We calculate whether the current prices may be considered entry prices.

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27. July 2021 | 11:12 CET | by André Will-Laudien

BYD, EuroSports Global, NIO - The age of electric vehicles!

  • Electromobility

Mobility will be rethought in the future with greater climate protection, new markets and less dependence on fossil fuels. The age of electric vehicles has begun. The further development of electromobility and the reinvention of the car as a rolling computer with new functionalities are a central future topic of the automotive and supplier industry. The innovative power here no longer requires long development cycles; often, even a software update is enough to anchor new features. Moreover, by linking the charging infrastructure with the energy networks, electromobility can become the key to the energy transition and climate-friendly mobility. We look at three representatives of the e-industry.

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26. July 2021 | 11:04 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Varta, Deutsche Rohstoff AG, Nordex: Multipliers in the commodity sector!

  • Oil

Commodity companies are currently sitting in the front row. But not all of them can profit! Only if a company has invested in recent years can it now deliver. Mining operations worldwide are currently working at the limits of their capacity, and supplying customers is also causing increasing problems. That is because supply chains have been badly hit by a lack of transport capacity, skyrocketing freight rates and pandemic-related outages. It is particularly noticeable in industry: Procurement prices for raw materials and precursors are going through the roof. We take a look at the books of some of the companies involved.

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23. July 2021 | 11:37 CET | by André Will-Laudien

CureVac, XPhyto Therapeutics, BioNTech, NanoRepro - Continuous testing or vaccination or both?

  • Biotechnology

Public confusion reigns. The pandemic seems to be locked in chains over the summer, and the population is happy about initial relief with incidences below 10. But now, the first vacationers are already coming back, partly from risk or mutation areas and have to go for testing again as vaccinated persons. It is often forgotten that even those who have been fully vaccinated can be carriers of the virus and can also fall ill, so it should be clear to everyone that personal protective measures must continue to be kept high. Our life with the COVID virus will last much longer than many want to believe...

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22. July 2021 | 10:51 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Carnival, Triumph Gold, TUI - It is starting again!

  • Gold

Since the beginning of July, the cruise ships are now sailing again. AIDA already has 5 ships on the water again, and Carnival plans to bring a capacity of 75% back onto the water in the fall. These are the plans as of today. However, concerns about the pandemic development are also spreading because the travel industry is still very tense about the infection situation in the fall. A rampant spread of various mutations caused by summer tourism is expected for the winter. The good price-performance of various travel providers in the second quarter has also gone into reverse gear again. We take a closer look.

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21. July 2021 | 11:56 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Allianz, Kainantu Resources, Munich Re - The 10 billion disaster!

  • Gold

Indescribable images of destruction are spreading across Germany. People lose their homes, possessions and sometimes even their entire existence overnight. To use only climate change as a reason would be a one-sided argument because, for hundreds of years, there have been floods, some of them of biblical proportions. The death toll appears unusually high, and there seem to have been too few serious warnings. The authorities have a greater duty to take preventive action here. Corresponding warning systems have been in place in the EU since 2020. There is insurance for property damage if it has been taken out correctly...

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20. July 2021 | 12:38 CET | by André Will-Laudien

BYD, Volkswagen, Kodiak Copper: The 1000 Dollar Correction!

  • Copper

The copper price had reached its interim high in May 2021 at around USD 10,500. Since then, we have seen a standard consolidation of 10-15%, which is not an unusual occurrence in an uptrend. The increase since the beginning of 2020 is over 100%. Copper mines have been able to post multiple performances in the same period, and the recent correction was accordingly somewhat higher. For many market participants, however, the medium-term scenario for the industrial metal is set. Since the political closing of ranks on e-mobility, demand for copper and battery metals has shot through the roof. Mine operators worldwide are alarmed; the currently recoverable capacities cover just 85% of the demand from 2022. Who can close the gap?

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20. July 2021 | 09:36 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Alphabet, Aspermont, Palantir - Big Data in a new dimension!

  • Digitization

Information today spreads in a matter of seconds and is immediately converted into cash by machines with corresponding trading algorithms. It usually takes a few minutes from the original company message for the relevant news services to filter and analyze the information content accordingly. That is because the analysis of a message is, per se, only possible after a professional check. Modern systems with artificial intelligence work with keywords that evaluate the respective characteristics of the news according to an internal scoring and forward them to the decision-maker at lightning speed. We take a look at some of the protagonists in the big data analytics sector.

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19. July 2021 | 12:53 CET | by André Will-Laudien

SGL Carbon, Millennial Lithium, Standard Lithium, Blackrock Silver - Millions of batteries needed!

  • Silver

If current trends in Germany remain valid, the share of electric vehicles in new sales will shake the 25% mark in the next 5 years. In a recent forecast, the Center of Automotive Management (CAM) predicts new car sales of around 480,000 battery-electric cars and plug-in hybrids this year, representing a good 15% share of new registrations of an estimated 3.3 million passenger cars. The assumption is that battery and plug-in hybrid vehicles will each account for around 50%. By 2025, according to the forecast, the e-vehicle share will rise to 27% of new sales, of which about 65% are expected to be pure electric vehicles. The scenario for the battery industry is thus set.

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16. July 2021 | 13:22 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Microsoft, Daimler, Mineworx Technologies - Market leaders on the rise!

  • Investments

The claim to market leadership can be made by the Company that can demonstrate the largest market share in comparison with the other market participants. The measure of market share is based either on market volume or market sales in units. Some typical attributions are the market leader in Germany, the European market leader or the world market leader in a relevant product sales market. Of course, market leadership is not indisputable, especially from a subjective point of view. A broader focus is needed to determine who sets the tone.

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15. July 2021 | 14:46 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Pure Extraction, BallardPower, JinkoSolar, Siemens Energy - The makers of the future!

  • Hydrogen

The most efficient ways to generate energy are being discussed almost daily. With nearly 8 billion people on the planet, we need to put energy-intensive mobility on a viable and sustainable footing. The shift to post-industrial economies and rapid changes in information technologies, for example, have greatly simplified the coordination of work. In terms of jobs, there is potential for greater flexibility and dispersion, according to Eurostat. The relationship between home and workplace is being redefined. Mobility and energy concepts that adapt to the new forms of work and production are therefore in demand.

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15. July 2021 | 13:25 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Defense Metals, Varta, Nordex - Scarce metals are the new gold!

  • RareEarths

Whether gallium, chromium or rare earths - many metals are indispensable for modern technology. Where supply bottlenecks or shortages threaten, researchers have now determined the criticality of 62 elements in the most comprehensive analysis to date. As it shows, the supply risk is particularly high for the metals needed for the highly specialized tasks in high-tech devices. Iron, copper, nickel and tin, and almost all other metals of the periodic table, make our modern civilization possible. Most technical applications would not exist without them - from cars and computers to televisions and cell phones. How do companies deal with fragile supply chains and shortages?

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14. July 2021 | 11:39 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Enapter, NEL, Plug Power, FuelCell - Hydrogen under cross-examination!

  • Hydrogen

The sharp rise in prices for heating energy and fuels keeps Germany's inflation rate at a high level. With an increase of 2.3% compared to the same month last year, inflation slowed slightly in June, but it had risen in each of the previous five months, reaching 2.5% in May, the highest level in almost 10 years. The efficient production of hydrogen and its industrial utilization would make our energy supply affordable and environmentally sustainable in the long term. Unfortunately, current technologies are still costly and not suitable for mass production. However, hydrogen remains a hot topic on the stock market. We take a look at the main actors in the H2 thriller.

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13. July 2021 | 11:21 CET | by André Will-Laudien

TeamViewer, wallstreet:online, Deutsche Post - The digital winners list!

  • Digitization

When the dot-com boom took off at the turn of the millennium, many immature and unpromising business models came onto the market. Every idea needed a stock market listing - then the techno-crash followed and many of the companies had already disappeared again. The Covid pandemic triggered a surge in digitization - some new achievements now determine the working world of every individual and change society as a whole. The successful business models show their strengths primarily in the areas of life that are now in the foreground: Distant Working, Fintech and Delivery Systems. We take a look at the cards of three protagonists.

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09. July 2021 | 12:07 CET | by André Will-Laudien

BYD, Plug Power, White Metal Resources - Watch out at the platform edge!

  • Commodities

At some point, the market must also consolidate! Almost daily, the S&P 500 had climbed to a new high in recent weeks. Despite individual inflation warnings from the central banks, the shares continued to climb blithely: "The trend is your friend!" - and so it is not a big deal to have to give up 2%. The time had come yesterday - investors took cover for the time being. Now it must be seen whether strong trends can withstand a temporary downturn. We look at three interesting stocks.

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08. July 2021 | 11:41 CET | by André Will-Laudien

K+S, Theta Gold Mines, Varta - Explosion in construction materials and raw materials!

  • Commodities

The price rally in essential commodities continues. An acute shortage of building materials has caused some sharp price increases on construction sites. As reported by the Federal Statistical Office, in May 2021, solid structural timber increased in price by 83.3% year-on-year, roof battens by 45.7% and structural timber by 38.4%. The increased prices of wood and steel and industrial metal are driving up construction costs: reinforcing steel in bars was 44.3% more expensive in May 2021, and reinforcing steel mesh cost 30.4% more than a year ago. The main reasons for the rising lumber and steel prices are likely to be rising demand at home and abroad during the Corona pandemic and problems in the supply of raw materials. By comparison, the producer price index of industrial products rose 7.2% over the same period - the most significant monthly increase in 25 years. Who are the beneficiaries of the shortage rally?

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07. July 2021 | 13:01 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Aston Martin, RYU Apparel, Hugo Boss, HanseYachts - Luxury Top Picks to get rich!

  • Apparel

Crazy times - Boris Johnson is abandoning all Corona rules because he wants to free the people. In Germany, vaccine doses are now being destroyed daily because registrations for the vaccine administration are canceled en masse. In dealing with people, politics often comes up against indefinable limits; certain adjusting screws have been turned too much and too far to steer and control behavior from above. The desire for life is now visibly apparent; the shopping streets are filling up, some products are simply out of stock or unavailable. Everything is in short supply - and because of rising prices, the manufacturers of luxury goods are looking forward to the new livelihoods who have learned in lockdown that pure possession of money does not make you happier.

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06. July 2021 | 13:49 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Defence Therapeutics, CureVac, BioNTech - Successful therapy, earn billions!

  • Biotechnology

Since we have a large number of health-threatening issues on the table, there are just as many biotech and pharma companies that have taken up the cause of researching and combating them. Many of them are publicly traded or in the early stages of venture funding. Investors are spoiled for choice; besides good analysis, they need a fair amount of intuition and luck to find the right stock that will truly become a 500-percenter. The cancer research company CEL-SCI recently disappointed, as did the COVID vaccine expert CureVac - both shares ended in a price disaster. The question remains - which horses are the right ones?

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05. July 2021 | 15:37 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Nel ASA, Barsele Minerals, Nordex - The profiteers of climate policy!

  • Commodities

June had to offer strong repetition effects to the last bull market in January and February. The typical stock market favorites made substantial gains again, especially the so-called "climate stocks." These are stocks whose business models fit into the decarbonization strategies of governments. On December 12, 2015, the Paris Protocol was adopted, and one year later, the international climate treaty came into force. A milestone of the agreement was that China and the United States also ratified it. Trump formally withdrew from the Protocol in November 2020, but his successor Joe Biden rejoined on February 19, 2021, while authorizing USD 500 billion per year by 2025 for climate investments.

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02. July 2021 | 14:23 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Deutsche Bank, Heidelberger Druck, Saturn Oil + Gas - These are the 200% opportunities!

  • Oil

The second half of the year has begun. We can still see that the ongoing bull market is reaching certain levels of maturity. However, liquidity-driven investment pressure is felt daily via central banks, and the invisible hand of market control has also been sighted a few times. Watch out for days starting weakly; this is often the case, especially in the DAX. No sooner is it 14:30, any weakness is leveled out, and the previously strong precious metals experience the next blow to their prices. In this way, almost daily pressure is brought to the skeptical public; short positions must be covered again, expensively. The next day the same game again, so one shimmies in the S&P 500 from record to record. We focus on current turnaround situations that should remain independent of general market developments.

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01. July 2021 | 13:49 CET | by André Will-Laudien

NEL, Plug Power, dynaCERT - Hydrogen, here we go again!

  • Hydrogen

What momentum! In just 6 weeks, hydrogen stocks have gained up to 60% again. Of course, those who missed the first wave are happy. Maybe it will work out now with the second one. The framework parameters are suitable because both the EU and Joe Biden have agreed on more hydrogen within the climate targets. Germany's significant contribution to climate protection can create applications in these sectors that operate with low emissions using hydrogen. An important focus in developing a German hydrogen economy and strategy should therefore be the commercialization of applications.

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01. July 2021 | 10:41 CET | by André Will-Laudien

CureVac, Barrick Gold, Troilus Gold - Now it is important to keep your nerves!

  • Gold

The bull market is maturing a bit more every day. It is no longer young - because it has been running steadily since 2015. Admittedly, it stuttered a bit in March 2020, but the subsequent recovery was all the more violent. There are long-term fundamental trends, so-called megatrends, such as digitalization or e-mobility. At present, we can assume that the mining industry will also boom again in contrast to the crypto world. That is because the medium-term parameters here match the current economic trends. Here is a small selection of well-positioned stocks.

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30. June 2021 | 14:03 CET | by André Will-Laudien

TUI, Lufthansa, Silver Viper - The doubling opportunities for 2022!

  • Silver

Things are about to get really exciting once again. The travel season is in full swing, hotel occupancy rates are rising, and airlines are enjoying high occupancy rates. But how long will the catch-up effects last? The constraints are still burdensome. Travelers who have previously stayed in high-incidence or virus variant areas must carry a negative test certificate with them when they enter the country and, if a carrier is used, present the proof for the purpose of transport. That does not make travel so easygoing. The first countries are already appearing on the Robert Koch Institute's blacklist again: Portugal and Great Britain. In the autumn, when the temperatures tumble again, this can become a problem.

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29. June 2021 | 11:47 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Varta, JinkoSolar, Ballard Power, Sierra Growth - Energy technology on the test bench

  • Copper

What will mobility look like in 10 years? Will we all be riding bicycles because climate regulations make it impossible to move around using electricity or fossil fuels? Or are there still revolutionary developments that go beyond the battery as a universal remedy? Germany continues to experience an energy shortage because we buy cheap nuclear power from abroad. That is how things can go when a messed-up energy policy is associated with climate protection goals. No matter how things go, the world needs copper for modern technologies, and this raw material is in short supply.

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28. June 2021 | 13:38 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Infineon, Nvidia, BMW, Defense Metals - Exploding commodity prices ahead!

  • Commodities

The explosion in commodity prices is foreseeable. Due to the fatal misjudgment of the governments on how the COVID pandemic will develop, the economies are currently in a supply shock. The months-long lockdowns have broken off some supply chains, and the breakdown in the Suez Canal has further aggravated the situation. Ever Given's wrecked ship is still stuck in the Egyptian Bitter Lake with 20,000 containers on board. Whether in cell phones, electric vehicles, non-fossil power generation and storage, or modern server farms - industrial metals are needed everywhere. For special applications, we even need rare earths, which makes it highly political.

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25. June 2021 | 12:32 CET | by André Will-Laudien

NEL, Plug Power, Royal Helium - Things could get explosive here!

  • Helium

The energy turnaround in Europe is tied to several factors. On the one hand, it is about reducing emissions, especially of harmful climate gases. On the other hand, companies want to leave a green footprint because it is good for the public reputation and opens other doors of refinancing on the investor level. Concerning ESG criteria, we certainly want to attribute ethical, ecological reasons to most companies. Nevertheless, the road to greater climate neutrality is still rocky and cost-intensive for most. Another prerequisite is that substitute materials and environmentally friendly precursors are equally subject to scarcity since supply chains have been broken. Therefore, the pivotal point for climate-oriented business is the factual competence of the "how," then the necessary means, and finally, the material availability.

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24. June 2021 | 15:51 CET | by André Will-Laudien

windeln.de, Steinhoff, Mineworx Technologies - Can you believe it?

  • Investments

The capital markets are going in circles! A new round every day. Usually weak in the morning and up again in the evening as Wall Street rises. A never-ending game at absolute top levels. The slogan of the investment banks is "buy on any dips" because they naturally want to continue their business with the lucrative new issues. The pressure to refinance becomes stronger in an inflationary environment for companies because they first have to lay out preliminary products that have become expensive. Investors are therefore demanding more risk premium today than they were a few months ago. Once large stocks have taken off, investors are also turning their attention to smaller stocks. Penny stocks, in particular, are being moved back and forth with the help of social media slogans.

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24. June 2021 | 15:38 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Coca-Cola, Beyond Meat, The Very Good Food Company - Green Food, Blue Planet!

  • Vegan

To eat vegan or live consciously, let's say, is a decision that more and more people are making for themselves. According to estimates, there are between 700,000 and 1.3 million vegans living in Germany alone. In addition, there is a steadily growing number of so-called flexitarians who do not yet feel that they belong to be veganism; however, their food plan contains a heavily reduced amount of animal products. Even insects are included in the discussion of veganism so that vegans also do not (should not) consume honey from bees. Political and social change is progressing, and people's daily habits are changing accordingly. We look at the approaches of modern food producers.

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23. June 2021 | 14:03 CET | by André Will-Laudien

BHP, Glencore, NewPeak Metals - Scarce, scarce and sold out!

  • Commodities

Whoever tries to order an e-bike from the Internet these days sometimes gets the delivery notice: "Due to missing components delivery delayed indefinitely!" Reason: The container ship "Ever Given" in the Suez Canal, shipwrecked, is still fully loaded at the Egyptian quay walls and is waiting to continue its journey. However, the insurance issues have not yet been resolved because the accident caused considerable damage to the canal structure. The riparian states admittedly do not want to pay for the restoration. It may therefore take some time before the insurance sum is paid. Moreover, on the ship are also bicycle components of the manufacturer Shimano, so European bicycle manufacturers cannot deliver!

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23. June 2021 | 13:14 CET | by André Will-Laudien

FuelCell, NEL, Enapter - Hydrogen on the rise again!

  • Hydrogen

It was quiet around the hydrogen stocks for a few months. Although we see high stock market turnover, the prices tended to move sideways. Yesterday there was good quarterly news from Plug Power, sales are increasing, but the loss continued to grow because of their high investment costs. The whole industry was caught in the downward trend, but in the last 4 weeks, there was a small revival of the stocks. The independent research organization SINTEF from Norway forecasts a massive market for hydrogen with a demand of over 100 million tons by 2050. We take a brief look at the protagonists' cards.

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22. June 2021 | 12:07 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Varta, BYD, NIO, Tesla, Almonty Industries - Battery becomes next billion-dollar topic!

  • RareEarths

The extent to which reality sometimes diverges from stock market trends is especially noticeable in hotly traded stocks. Early last week, it was the postponement of CureVac's vaccine launch that caused the stock price to lose 50% briefly. Then on Friday, there was the virtual AGM of Varta AG. The mood was very good in the run-up and the share reached a 5-month high of EUR 142. But then there was a correction of over 10% and the price found itself yesterday at EUR 127. The reason: premium manufacturers like Porsche are now going into battery research themselves. This opens up a competitor for Varta among the intended customers - they certainly had not bet on this, but the battery issue is a billion-dollar thing!

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21. June 2021 | 12:52 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Porsche, Gazprom, Teck Resources, GSP Resource - The raw materials rally continues!

  • Copper

There was a minor decline on Friday. Rarely could the DAX in recent weeks get caught up in a correction. But on triple witching, it fell from the morning onwards and lost a full 2% to 15,420 points over the course of the day. The all-time high at 15.808 is now a bit removed, and the sidelines also had to give up a bit. The S&P 500 had its first bad week since the significant May correction. However, the chart technicians are still calm; it was probably just a correction in the uptrend. Commodities were largely spared from the correction, Brent and WTI oil at highs near USD 74 and 71 respectively, and copper still just under USD 10,000.

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18. June 2021 | 14:39 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Carnival, TUI, Desert Gold - A total upswing or is it all over again?

  • Gold

It is probably one of the strangest travel waves since we could remember. For months we Germans could not leave our own country's borders without great effort; the ski season in 2020/21 fell victim to the COVID pandemic almost completely. Now we experience amazingly low incidences, which probably would have come even without lockdown...but let's take that as a given because some action had to be taken as public proof of action, after all. Now travel is possible again with good conditions for the vaccinated and a bit more cumbersome for recovered, healthy and non-vaccinated. Exciting to observe: How are the travel companies doing now?

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18. June 2021 | 12:49 CET | by André Will-Laudien

CureVac, BioNTech, Novavax, XPhyto Therapeutics - The Covid giants and the sellout!

  • Biotechnology

How quickly the tide can turn in the environment of the Corona pandemic can be seen in the vaccine manufacturers and test providers. BioNTech's share price has been rising steadily since the start of the vaccination campaign in Germany, and minor reports of potential side effects are hardly disturbing. In the case of test provider NanoRepro, the bull market of recent months is turning into a total sell-off, with the share losing over 70%. And then there is the Tübingen-based biotech Company CureVac. Delays in approval and a shock on efficacy send the share down by a whole 50% in one day. We take a closer look at the situation.

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17. June 2021 | 12:54 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Nel ASA, Plug Power, Deutsche Rohstoff AG: Oil explosion or hydrogen hype?

  • Oil

Brent prices are going through the roof! The stock markets have to digest their COVID trauma, and China is hoarding oil and other commodities to satisfy the upcoming boom. Many consumers worldwide are waiting for the delivery of their long-ordered products. Problem: Shortages of raw materials and chips are causing massive delivery delays around the globe. Then there were events like the blockade of the Suez Canal or the restrictive stance of OPEC. One would like to keep prices high; at least the Federal Reserve recently sounded the alarm: 5% inflation in a monthly rate! Warning shot or starting trend?

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17. June 2021 | 11:04 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Varta, Apple, BYD, EuroSports Global - The stock market stars of electric mobility

  • Electromobility

The number of companies focusing on the electric mobility sector has been rising sharply for the past 2 years. Different business models and the majority of the companies are suppliers to larger integrators. Then there are many followers and startups that still want to harvest a piece of the future pie. For many ideas, time is ticking - time to market is the keyword - because the race for ready and in-demand products started about 5 years ago. Those who are just starting out today could be too late to market once the lengthy and costly development and testing phases have been completed. Apple and Google are investing billions to be part of it. We deal with a few of these protagonists.

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16. June 2021 | 15:03 CET | by André Will-Laudien

SAP, TeamViewer, Siemens Energy, QMines: These are the buy signals!

  • Commodities

A tick higher every day, letting off some steam in between, but then closing at all-time highs again. This is the current stock market trend, which presents itself daily. It continues to be the stock market darlings and large standard stocks that move up. The NASDAQ has done a 4-week ride again, as it has done for the third time in a year. A 1000 point correction is followed by a 1500 point rise to a new high. Those who are not there just watch; even harder it hits the shorties, who again were not allowed to experience a bear market. The miraculous money multiplication thus continues. We look at interesting titles.

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15. June 2021 | 14:17 CET | by André Will-Laudien

NIO, Volkswagen, Toyota, Silkroad Nickel - Now it really starts!

  • Nickel

Armin Laschet (CDU), the CDU/CSU candidate for chancellor, does not want to give the internal combustion engine an expiration date, even though he himself drives an electric car. He also warns against focusing solely on the electric vehicle regarding climate protection in the transport sector. "I do not believe that this will be the form of mobility for the next 30 years, even though I drive an electric car myself," the CDU federal chairman told Handelsblatt. "There are ecological implications, for example, in battery production and the extraction of raw materials. We will still see many technological leaps." So in terms of e-mobility, the last word has not yet been spoken. Nevertheless, the industry is gearing up for a politically motivated wave of purchases. For this, it needs raw materials.

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14. June 2021 | 10:08 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Glencore, Barrick, Sibanye, Carnavale Resources - Inflation drives commodities!

  • Commodities

The metal prices are going through the roof! After the first shock last week, when the People's Republic of China announced that it wanted to actively "fix" the prices for raw materials in the future, the next hammer followed at the end of the week: The consumer price index (CPI) in the USA set inflation at 5% - the highest level since mid-2008. Nevertheless, the central banks still see no reason to reduce the expansive monetary policy; risking an economic collapse in this fragile situation is too high. Given these settings, there are now two options for commodity investors to protect themselves against rising inflation: Invest directly in commodities or buy stocks in the commodities sector.

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11. June 2021 | 08:26 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Varta, MorphoSys, Theta Gold Mines - Strong tailwind from politics!

  • Gold

As an entrepreneur, it is a particular challenge today to find business models that will come into political focus in the near future. We had this at the turn of the millennium in mobile communications when licenses were sold for future generations. In the meantime, there have been important changes in infrastructure and energy policy - one man's joy is another man's sorrow - and now the government is considering the expansion in the direction of climate protection, only approving new houses with mandatory solar installations. Another major intervention, but certainly in the right direction!

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10. June 2021 | 11:34 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Heidelberger Druck, windeln.de, NEL, Osino Resources - 100% machines!

  • Investments

These are fluctuations! It is not unusual that stock markets tend to caper near their highs. It is currently the order of the day for smaller, relatively insignificant stock exchanges to be traded with extreme price fluctuations in both America and Europe. Yesterday it was Heidelberger Druck and above all windeln.de, which increased about tenfold in 3 trading days. In the USA, the Reddit squeeze of AMC and GameStop is still going on. The shares of Clover Health took the cake yesterday with a 100% increase in one day. We focus on some of the protagonists of this sectoral bull market.

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09. June 2021 | 10:55 CET | by André Will-Laudien

NIO, JinkoSolar, Siemens Energy, Nevada Copper - This is the copper sensation!

  • Copper

The copper shortage continues as demand is continuously increasing. The current slightly weakening copper price should not hide the general state of the market. Resources are scarce, procurement markets are depleted, and demand remains at a high level. Current trends in the economy are further exacerbating this situation. Modern electric vehicles use about three to four times as much copper as a conventional internal combustion vehicle. It should not be forgotten that the construction of the charging infrastructure also requires significant amounts of copper. New mines are not currently in sight, but there is news from Nevada.

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09. June 2021 | 10:41 CET | by André Will-Laudien

BYD, Nordex, Kodiak Copper: The green revolution!

  • Copper

They have not yet been seen in the state elections of Saxony-Anhalt! However, the political green wave in Germany is starting to warm up for the federal election. Consumers expect greater awareness of the Paris Climate Agreement with corresponding measures in our country, especially in Europe. Already today, this is getting investors to focus correctly on the issues of the future. In plain language, this means continued tax incentives of the highest magnitude for so-called "environmentally friendly technologies" that include solar plants and wind power, including, above all, battery-powered mobility and hybrid vehicles. We shed light on some of the favorite stocks.

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08. June 2021 | 11:13 CET | by André Will-Laudien

TUI, TeamViewer, White Metal Resources - Is the breakout to the upside coming?

  • Investments

Calm is different! Actually, with volatility well below 20, there should be a noticeable calm in the market. However, this is not the case. There is high turnover in individual stocks and sectoral movements as not seen for 20 years. The reason for this is the number of active shareholders and market participants willing to trade since the many lockdowns. No longer under the supervision of the bosses, one or two trading platforms are simply running along at home. This increases the depth of trading and turnover on the stock exchanges - and 95% of all speculators are trading long. The percentage of shareholders is also growing steadily; in 2021, it could approach 10% in Germany. We look at stocks with breakout potential.

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08. June 2021 | 10:15 CET | by André Will-Laudien

The Power of Digital Media - AMC, ProSieben, Tencent, Aspermont

  • Investments

Sell in May and go away...in 2021, it has not yet worked. The weather in June is much warmer and the markets are rushing from one all-time high to the next. The DAX reached a new high yesterday at 15,732. The mood was outstanding, especially when it came to vehicle values. However, the excesses were slightly slowed down at AMC Entertainment. Now that the Company has placed three capital increases, some calm has returned. We look at a few special situations in this advanced bull market.

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07. June 2021 | 08:32 CET | by André Will-Laudien

CureVac, Cardiol Therapeutics, Formycon, NanoRepro - Pharma stocks with potential!

  • Biotechnology

In Germany, around 231,000 people died as a result of cancer in 2019. As reported by the Federal Statistical Office, cancer was the cause of a quarter of all deaths. This proportion has hardly changed within 20 years, even though the number of cancer deaths has increased by around 10% since 1999. The precise number 1 cause of widespread disease in Germany is cardiovascular disease, such as heart failure, coronary heart disease and myocardial infarction. With 18.2 million deaths, they represented the most common cause of death worldwide in 2019. In Europe, more than 4 million people die each year due to such a disease, 1.4 million of whom are younger than 75. So research continues to be in demand. We look at interesting representatives of the industry.

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04. June 2021 | 10:53 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Brokers in the storm of digitalization - Commerzbank, wallstreet:online, Palantir, SAP

  • Digitization

The stock market madness goes into the next round. If it was GameStop last time, it is now AMC Entertainment. Plus 600% in 2 weeks and the day before yesterday a smooth doubler in one day. The share started at 30 and ran in the high to USD 70. Then yesterday came the issue of 11 million shares to increase liquidity supposedly. Good marketing stunt! The Company is, of course, taking advantage of the high share price to place USD 500 million. That is a sum the Company could not have raised at all six months ago. Yesterday, the Company warned that its share price was far too high.

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03. June 2021 | 08:56 CET | by André Will-Laudien

GameStop, AMC, Bitcoin Group, Triumph Gold - Chaos is the order of the day!

  • Gold

Now the stock market must show how much steam is still in the boiler. Again, the DAX could mark a new ATH the day before yesterday; it was at 15,687 points. Here the air was then somewhat thin, and the afternoon brought a correction to below 15,600 points. The investment community has taken a rest here for the time being. The volatility as a fluctuation indicator even came back strongly in the last few days but then fell back below 20. This indicator shows that the need for hedging is probably dwindling, i.e. the interest of the investment community is instead directed upwards. Some stocks are worth keeping on the radar.

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02. June 2021 | 11:05 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Heidelberger Druck, Steinhoff, Adler Modemärkte, RYU Apparel - These penny stocks are exploding!

  • Investments

Whenever the stock market marks another high, investors think about which stocks might be "left behind." Sure, there are undervalued stocks, yet the market usually has good reasons why stocks are trading low or even in the penny stock range. Often, these are stocks that have reported very low figures or operate an uncompetitive business model. While DAX stocks were able to climb to new highs again yesterday, some stocks still lag or show interesting special movements. We take a closer look at a few stocks that fluctuated strongly.

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01. June 2021 | 11:44 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Royal Dutch Shell, BP, Gazprom, Saturn Oil + Gas - The oil rally is starting now!

  • Oil

Now it is getting really exciting on the oil market. Brent is scratching at the USD 70 mark and WTI is preparing to leave the USD 67 mark behind. At the moment, oil prices are moving at the upper end of their annual range. In addition to a general shortage of raw materials, there is now some inflationary pressure, and to add, many market participants expect a travel boom in the summer. All of this requires energy, and most of it is still made up of fossil components. For some time now, oil prices have benefited from the prospect of a gradual increase in demand. The decisive factor is the economic recovery, especially in the USA, China and large parts of Europe. In this environment, the oil ministers of the OPEC+ Group intend to discuss their production policy on Tuesday.

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31. May 2021 | 10:18 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Millennial Lithium, Orocobre, ThyssenKrupp, NSJ Gold - Bitcoin versus Commodities - bull market ahead!

  • Investments

It could still end badly! The crypto world corrects properly; Bitcoin has now lost over 50% from the top. Whether it was the ban in China or simply an exaggeration - we do not know. The fact is that stocks continue to rise just like yields, i.e. the inflation trend in assets of all kinds is once again in full swing. The stock and real estate markets are not bothered by the higher interest rates, and commodities are also marking new highs every day. The bull market in commodities seems well-founded if one wants to evaluate the physical scarcity of wood, iron, nickel, copper and aluminum. The same is true for gold & silver. Will lithium also start again soon?

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28. May 2021 | 10:44 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Airbus, Lufthansa, TUI, Silver Viper - Here we go!

  • Silver

In the third wave of the Corona pandemic, hope is now growing that life is returning to a new normal for ordinary citizens. If this is the correct decision criterion, the daily incidence figures are falling briskly, and public life seems to be gradually becoming possible again. Airbus, Lufthansa and TUI are showing the first signs of economic relief. Reason for us to research a few things in more detail.

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27. May 2021 | 11:11 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Bitcoin Group, SUSE, Barrick Gold, Troilus Gold - Gold is back!

  • Gold

Now the question arises: precious metals or crypto? The answer was straightforward in recent days because the cryptocurrencies corrected hand in hand with the Bitcoin crash by up to 80%. On the other hand, gold and silver were able to optimize their chart trajectories upwards and regained the levels from last summer. Gold is now USD 150 short of the 2020 high, and silver is just under USD 2 short. Precious metal fans say that this is all to be done; the crypto community, on the other hand, calls the digital currency the new salvation. Currently, this is probably a problematic stalemate for investors, but the long-term trends speak in favor of gold.

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27. May 2021 | 08:40 CET | by André Will-Laudien

NEL, Plug Power, FuelCell, dynaCERT: Hydrogen stocks - is there a comeback?

  • Hydrogen

At the start of the year, they were the hit stocks - the hydrogen stocks. The expectation was that governments would heavily subsidize hydrogen alongside electromobility to help another green alternative to the internal combustion engine get off the ground. The idea was good but failed on only one point: battery-powered vehicles already exist in large numbers, but H2 vehicles suitable for mass production do not yet exist. With a lack of products, no tax rebates or the like can be granted either. So today, the private consumer can only choose one green technology, the electric or hybrid drive. Is there still a future for hydrogen values?

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26. May 2021 | 11:12 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Chips sold out: Nvidia, Infineon, AMD, Defense Metals - E-mobility empties the shelves!

  • Investments

The high-tech industry is currently not coming to rest. The great excitement in the industry is enormous, resulting in delivery bottlenecks for important control and sensor chips, especially for the automotive industry. In addition to delayed deliveries, there are also general resource bottlenecks in the raw materials sector. Often, 50% higher immediate delivery prices for individual components have to be included in the calculation. The chip shortage is a side effect of the Corona Crisis. Due to home offices and misjudgments of the limited manufacturing capacities, supply bottlenecks for semiconductors and components have been occurring since 2020. We take a look at an industry that has had a hard time since the trade war between the USA and China.

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25. May 2021 | 11:11 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Attention Crypto Investors! Coinbase, SAP, Glencore, Barsele Minerals - Where are the opportunities?

  • Gold

Those who want to make returns today often attach themselves to well-known names such as Elon Musk, Warren Buffett or even Cathie Wood. The latter is a former portfolio manager at Alliance Bernstein. She has become known in recent years for being a trump card of technology investors. Her ARK funds raised a whopping USD 34.5 billion in 2020. One of its flagship funds is the ARK Innovation ETF, which has its largest positions invested in NASDAQ darlings. For the past month, this fund has had a problem, as 14% declines have rarely been seen on a monthly basis. Tesla, Coinbase, and Zoom are the largest positions and they are dropping big time right now.

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21. May 2021 | 09:58 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Trend break, please look closely! BYD, Nel ASA, Bitcoin Group, SunMirror

  • Investments

"Turned on its heel" would be an apt description for Wednesday. Bitcoin was at the record-breaking USD 65,000 mark in mid-April and there were announcements that the USD 100,000 mark would soon be on the cards. Since that high, the cryptocurrency has plummeted by over 50% at the low and immediately stormed back up. The anti-protagonists of this casino mentality cite the decarbonization of the planet as a reason why the entire crypto world should be condemned for its power-hungry mining. Others see blockchain technology as the most significant digitization breakthrough of the future. Some companies are directly affected by these movements.

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20. May 2021 | 08:23 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Varta, PlugPower, FuelCell, Mineworx Technologies - Environmental stocks are booming!

  • Mining

The stock market is showing initial downward reactions. Having trended close to its high of 15,508 points again at the beginning of the week, the DAX saw a sell-off in growth stocks yesterday. Again, hydrogen stocks, e-mobility and especially crypto stocks were targeted by sellers. The crypto collapse of up to 50% was once again fueled by the Chinese government yesterday. The nationwide trading ban declared since 2013 was repeated accordingly. One can well imagine that trader turnover will soon be controlled and sanctioned on the Internet as well. The crypto community reacted in shock to this news.

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19. May 2021 | 11:00 CET | by André Will-Laudien

BYD, NIO, Nordex, Sierra Growth - Copper soon at USD 20,000?

  • Copper

The meaningfulness of global efforts to curb global warming becomes all the more transparent when one considers the devastating destruction caused by cyclone "Tauktae" in the Indian state of Gujarat. Something has to be done! German industry is attempting decarbonization through various green technologies, aiming to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2045. Copper is an essential component of electrification; since early 2021, there has been a run on the metal and its suppliers.

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18. May 2021 | 11:10 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Barrick Gold, Kinross Gold, Sibanye Stillwater, Goldseek Resources - The Gold breakout!

  • Gold

It took a long time, but now it is here: The gold breakout! It turned at USD 1,680 last week and yesterday ran up to USD 1,850. If you ask chart technicians, the rally will now run to at least USD 2,075 - the old high from the summer movement of 2020. The high at about USD 1,800 from 2021 is currently being successfully tested, after which the lights are green. The best beneficiaries will be gold miners and, of course, exploration companies with corresponding leverage. We present a few promising stocks.

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17. May 2021 | 09:15 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Gazprom, K+S, Blackrock Silver: Watch out for the turnaround - Do not miss it!

  • Silver

That was a turbulent week on the stock markets. Since Monday, the German benchmark index had been under pressure and reached its low of around 14,820 points on Thursday morning. But then it turned strongly and put in the biggest 24-hour upswing seen in a good 3 years. In the end, it gained a full 4.4% and reached a new all-time high of 15,472. Car stocks, Siemens and insurers, both trading ex-dividend, were responsible. We take a look at further turnaround candidates.

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14. May 2021 | 05:40 CET | by André Will-Laudien

E.ON, Commerzbank, Scottie Resources - Surprisingly good figures!

  • Investments

That was a Father's Day stock market! German holidays are always a popular time for corrections because only half of the otherwise usual market participants are actually involved. The crypto values had to give up a lot after Elon Musk announced on Twitter that he would no longer allow Bitcoins as a means of payment at Tesla in the future, as their extraction is highly negative for the climate. At the same time, he called for the development of a "green coin" that can be obtained with sustainable technologies. Bitcoin lost 12%. In the group of altcoins, there were discounts up to 50%. We take a look at some stocks with special movements.

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13. May 2021 | 10:30 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu, The Place Holdings: These are the Chinese Doublers!

  • Investments

After weeks of correction in Asian Internet stocks, there are now signs of a revival. On the one hand, the relative valuation to the well-known NASDAQ darlings has decreased significantly. On the other hand, the Chinese benchmark index has already undergone a 20% correction in 2021. Meanwhile, the government has raised its growth forecast to +8.4% in 2021. If we think in terms of post-pandemic categories, when China's major consumer countries pick up steam, Chinese equities should be able to bounce back very quickly.

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12. May 2021 | 09:36 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Formycon, NanoRepro, CureVac, PsyBio Therapeutics - Beat Corona with these stocks!

  • Investments

The vaccination rate is moving steadily forward in Europe. The European Commission has ordered another 2 billion doses from BioNTech. After all the squabbling over AstraZeneca, that may not be a bad decision. But the successors in this market will soon be on the starting blocks. CureVac is close to the approval of its vaccine, and Formycon is making a push with a therapy. NanoRepro, a Company based in Marburg, Germany, wants to bring a highly valid antigen test to market that can give those already vaccinated clear information about the body's immune defenses. The pace in the health sector could not be higher at the moment.

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11. May 2021 | 10:45 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Varta, NIO, Standard Lithium, QMines: Total Copper Boom - Watch out!

  • Copper

Availability of copper is one of the bottlenecks in electromobility. Its price hit a new record high last week at USD 10.445 per ton. Other commodities such as iron ore and uranium have also been in high demand recently. There are reasons for the price boom on both, the demand and supply side. Demand is currently highly driven by the prospect of rapid economic improvement. The accelerating rate for Corona vaccinations gives hope for fewer restrictions and an upturn in economic activity. Supply is currently unable to keep up, especially for technological commodities such as copper, nickel and lithium. We take a look at key industry players.

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10. May 2021 | 11:10 CET | by André Will-Laudien

VW, BYD, Plug Power, Almonty - The e-mobility breakthroughs!

  • Tungsten

Driving electric vehicles is becoming more and more popular! The Volkswagen Group delivered 133,300 electrified vehicles in the first quarter - more than twice as many as in the previous year, as the Wolfsburg-based Company points out. 59,900 buyers (+78%) opted for a fully electric vehicle, while plug-in hybrid drive models still lead the way, reaching sales of 73,400 units (+178%). Tesla, the self-proclaimed e-mobility technology leader, only managed 499,550 vehicles in the whole of 2020 (+36%). What does this mean for the manufacturers' shares?

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07. May 2021 | 11:25 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Shell, BP, Saturn Oil + Gas, NEL: Black Gold Pearls

  • Oil

One of the last commodities still in top shape is oil. On Tuesday, oil giant Saudi Aramco presented its figures for the recently ended quarter. Net income for the world's largest oil producer climbed 30% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2021, from USD 16.7 billion to USD 21.7 billion, thanks to rising oil prices. In terms of revenue, the oil giant reported a 20.6% increase to USD 72.6 billion. We rarely hear numbers like that, but optimism is spreading again among oil producers.

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06. May 2021 | 10:52 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Deutsche Rohstoff, Varta, ThyssenKrupp, Glencore: These stocks are on the rise!

  • Oil

Commodity companies around the world are producing at the limits of their capacity. The omnipresent supply deficit is not only boosting commodity prices themselves, but it is also giving the mine operators a good boost. The first quarter of 2021 is showing one of the strongest inflationary pushes in the resources sector in 10 years. Copper, for example, is now trading at the USD 10,000 mark, nickel is at a 10-year high of USD 17,700, and there is no stopping palladium. We take a closer look at some of the profiteers.

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05. May 2021 | 10:00 CET | by André Will-Laudien

NIO, Geely, IBU-tec, Silkroad Nickel - Attention, watch closely here!

  • Nickel

The first sharp correction occurred yesterday. The major indices lost between 1 and 4% - the TecDAX was hit the hardest with a minus of 3.7% at the peak. Is this the turnaround from the top? No, say the chart technicians. It is not yet a lost cause because the indices had demanded a correction for many months. Since March 2020, there have hardly been any significant corrections in most stocks. At the end of January, the hydrogen stocks began to fall, and now there is money to be had in the broader sense. No disaster - the selection of good titles is now the trump card.

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04. May 2021 | 11:50 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Barrick Gold, Rio Tinto, BHP, NewPeak Metals: Gold - The inflation protection comes!

  • Gold

The technology stocks corrected somewhat in recent days, which also cost the blue-chip indices some points. But still, everything is technically in butter. However, we should keep an eye on two important adjusting screws. The bond and precious metals market! Bonds showed weakness recently because the increased US yields pulled all global bond markets into the red. The Bund future is also approaching the critical 170 mark again. If it breaks sustainably, a small sell-off in debt instruments should not be surprising. In this movement, the precious metals should start to rally. Yesterday, gold jumped to USD 1,797 - this will now be exciting!

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03. May 2021 | 10:34 CET | by André Will-Laudien

NEL, Plug Power, FuelCell, Royal Helium - Buy or Sell?

  • Helium

What will the energy transition look like in Europe? Hydrogen - the raw material is seen as an alternative building block of a green future and, according to experts, could become one of the most important energy sources in the coming decades. Water is plentiful, and the only thing missing is a truly environmentally friendly way to produce it. Even under the best conditions, producing green hydrogen costs about 10 times as much as Russian natural gas, which also burns fairly cleanly overall. We have not even considered the electro-technical efficiency.

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02. May 2021 | 19:04 CET | by André Will-Laudien

BYD, NIO, Varta, Kodiak Copper: No e-mobility without copper!

  • Copper

The copper price is just about to climb the USD 10,000 mark. For many market participants, the scenario for the industrial metal is set. Because since the public declaration of the automotive industry to make the e-vehicle the No. 1 means of transportation, the demand for copper and battery metals is shooting through the roof. Mine operators worldwide are alarmed, but how do you increase capacity in the short term when there are too few developed projects? We dive into the market.

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29. April 2021 | 19:10 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Newmont Gold, Sibanye-Stillwater, Troilus Gold, NEL - Invest selectively in quality!

  • Gold

After such an extended bull market as we have experienced in the last 3 years, it is difficult for some investors to separate the wheat from the chaff. There are long-term fundamental trends, so-called megatrends such as digitalization or e-mobility, and currently also mining. Here, the medium-term parameters coincide with critical economic trends. But then there are also short-term, so-called hyped trends about which it can be argued how long they will last. While crypto attracts additional money, the hydrogen hype is already breaking off - and again, an important criterion comes to light: Timing!

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29. April 2021 | 08:57 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Deutsche Bank, Heidelberger Druck, Steinhoff International, Desert Gold - The turnaround is coming!

  • Investments

Besides the leading stocks, there is always a market on the stock exchange for smaller and neglected stocks. Often, these stocks are awakened completely by chance, e.g., because a competitor company delivers good figures. Yesterday, the good figures of Deutsche Bank immediately pulled the whole sector up; even the boring Commerzbank was able to gain 3% at the peak. Good old Deutsche shot the bird with plus 11%, a long-awaited reawakening. From a chart perspective, the way would be clear from around EUR 11.30. But there are other stocks that should be put back on the radar.

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28. April 2021 | 07:25 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Aspermont, Bitcoin Group, SAP, TUI - These stocks are taking off!

  • Investments

Information is everything today! Those who have it at the right time have a significant head start. This is the case, for example, when company news is announced: Reading the newspaper the next day presents investors with a fait accompli today, the share has already reacted accordingly to the news the day before. In Xetra real-time trading, the adjustment to a new factual situation happens in a matter of seconds; sometimes, the swings even lead to intraday auctions to give investors some more time to enter limits. Machines dominate today's stock market trading; they trade according to rules and algorithms. We look at values in the environment of fast information.

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27. April 2021 | 12:00 CET | by André Will-Laudien

BYD, NIO, Nikola, Nevada Copper - The Tesla hunters step on the gas!

  • Copper

The appointment of the candidates for chancellor in Germany has led to a significant increase in the Green Party. While at the same time, the current government parties have been punished. For consumers, this means continued tax incentives of the highest magnitude for so-called "environmentally friendly technologies," which, in addition to solar panels and wind power, include above all battery-powered mobility and hybrid vehicles. The German Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) is subsidizing the purchase of electric cars throughout Germany until the end of 2025 - this year, the bonus is particularly high. This environmental bonus supports not only the purchase but also the leasing of electric cars. One half of the subsidy comes from the manufacturer, the second half from BAFA. The stock market likes to hear this, and the manufacturers' shares are selling like hotcakes. It seems that this bull market can start again with every political statement.

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26. April 2021 | 07:00 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Palantir, IBM, Apple, wallstreet:online AG - Watch out, now Big Data is flying away!

  • Investments

It is the decade of digitalization. One of the biggest challenges for any company is to analyze its customer data following existing data protection regulations. Although modern humans now willingly put almost everything online, the commercial use of data in Europe is particularly restricted. Every traveler at the border to Germany, for example, receives a friendly reminder about the applicable Corona regulations, but linking cell phone data and movement profiles is fortunately not permitted in Germany. We take a look at companies that have found their niche in the data jungle.

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23. April 2021 | 07:37 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Triumph Gold, Barrick Gold, Ballard Power - The Returners!

  • Gold

The ECB does not change its expansionary monetary policy. In the short term, uncertainty remains high. In the course of the year, progressive vaccinations and a lifting of coronavirus restrictions should lead to a strong economic recovery, said ECB President Christine Lagarde yesterday at the press conference. Given the rampant government spending to fight the pandemic and rising stimulus budgets for the economy, a course correction on rising interest rates could not have been expected. After all, who is supposed to bear the high-interest costs when companies are no longer making profits, the treasury has to take on EUR 152 billion more in debt and tax revenues are also falling. All in all, this is an excellent opportunity for precious metals.

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22. April 2021 | 09:44 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Defense Metals, Lynas, NEL - Profit from the shortage of metals!

  • RareEarths

Now it depends! The Bavarian Minister President's renunciation of the chancellor's post resulted in a strong shift to the left in the election polls. For the economy, this decision probably means more challenging conditions because the much-discussed shortage of raw materials and the bottleneck in high-tech components will hardly improve in the short term due to this change of political direction. Already today, there are question marks on the faces of industry leaders as to how Europe is to ensure its long-term supply security for essential metals. The new political direction vehemently calls for the climate neutrality of the European economy, but in Germany, we need good ideas rather than bans.

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21. April 2021 | 09:33 CET | by André Will-Laudien

RYU Apparel, Aston Martin, LVMH - Finding the right style in the boom!

  • Investments

Crazy stock market days these are! No sooner had Coinbase gained the listing on NASDAQ than cryptocurrencies peaked at a massive turnover and the stock market goes into reverse. Everything that was saddled up in a month, bitcoin had lost in just 48 hours. But volatility is currently a well-known phenomenon, and so far, everything has gone well. The technology stocks hold the flag high, and the NDX could make up a handsome 15% in just 6 weeks; the new high is now 14,065 points. However, it is shaky in airy height because the last real correction was already 2 months ago. Today we are looking at the style and luxury industry because it is often suitable for reducing the volatility in the portfolio thanks to its stable earnings.

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20. April 2021 | 11:53 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Silver Viper Minerals, Coinbase, SAP - There are always winners!

  • Silver

It is once again time to look at the precious metals, as the week started yesterday with slightly weaker stock prices and a rather battered crypto world. Its main protagonist, the Bitcoin, had made a jump to almost USD 65,000 in the last 5 days - but the euphoria was now abruptly curbed when it slid down by over USD 12,000. Not a good day for those who entered recently, but given the tenfold increase since the beginning of 2020, probably bearable for most. Where does this volatility come from? Market technicians speak of an incipient nervousness due to the sharp rise in stock and crypto prices in the last 3 years. Whatever the outcome, precious metals have profited in any case. Gold & silver plus 1-3% at the peak. We look at selected opportunity stocks.

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19. April 2021 | 16:58 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Rock Tech Lithium, BYD, Millennial Lithium - The lithium boom is coming!

  • Lithium

The lithium theme is gaining tremendous momentum. According to Bloomberg data, junior lithium companies have already raised about USD 530 million this year. One of the largest capital raises has been Lithium Americas Corp. which has raised a total of USD 500 million through placements in 6 months. The reason for this high level of activity is the announcements by the automotive industry that they plan to invest record amounts in mobile battery technology over the next 5 years. We are talking about a total of over USD 50 billion that Tesla & Co. will soon be launching in order to get their hands on future mobility. Climate change activists should be happy about this. Here are a selection of stocks that are putting the pedal to the metal on this.

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15. April 2021 | 10:40 CET | by André Will-Laudien

The Very Good Food Company, Unilever, Kraft Heinz Company - People always eat!

  • Vegan

Vegan food is becoming increasingly popular. On the one hand, public opinion is increasingly directed against unethical animal husbandry. On the other, we as consumers are becoming aware that traditional livestock farming is a factor in global warming. After all, the production of one kilo of Argentine steak requires 5,000-15,000 liters of water. The figure comes from the WWF study "Water footprint of Germany." Added to this is the methane production of livestock farming, not to mention all the other problems of factory farming. Currently, about 1.5 billion animals are kept worldwide. However these numbers are calculated, they are all mind-boggling statistics compared to the little meat on our plates. In short, not only since Greta Thunberg, a trend towards more sustainable nutrition, animal welfare and ultimately less meat consumption and the use of plant-based meat substitutes has become established. The topic is omnipresent!

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15. April 2021 | 07:24 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Coinbase, Plug Power, NSJ Gold Corp. - Bitcoin, inflation, gold - triple whammy!

  • Gold

The crypto craze has erupted. Nothing is currently causing as much of a stir as cryptocurrencies, their trading platforms and all the service companies surrounding them. Never before have there been such price surges in associated assets in such a short period. There is widespread talk of the crypto world as a means to combat inflation and provide a new payment system. Let's be honest: a currency that fluctuates by more than 500% every six months is hardly suitable for mapping the payment flows of millions of transactions in the goods sector. A Bitcoin that cost EUR 10,000 in the summer of 2020 has reached prices of over EUR 50,000 today. How should one deal with this alleged "currency" - Impossible, as Bitcoin itself is probably inflationary!

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14. April 2021 | 12:30 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Osino Resources, Barrick Gold, Sibanye Stillwater - Gold in Turnaround!

  • Gold

The large gold producers are left lying in the current environment. What counts on the capital markets is the slight inflation, which one gladly accepts, because the economies have been suffering for years from the prescribed minus interest rate and deflationary tendencies. In other stock market cycles, demonetization phases were always good times for the precious metals; this is not yet evident at present. After the significant correction in March 2020, there were sharp rises in mining stocks until late summer 2020, but a large part of the gains will gradually melt away again in 2021. Is there still hope for the precious metals?

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13. April 2021 | 12:29 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Yamana Gold, Goldseek Resources, First Majestic: Bet on gold & silver now!

  • Gold

Constantly tapping into the price of gold & silver seems to be a fashion. One gets the oppressive feeling that there is an endless letters page in the exchange-traded precious metals as an observer. However, this is only partly true. In paper or derivative form, there are a great many issuers who bring gold and silver to market in the form of margin deposits, entitlements or debentures. Physical metal is traded only on futures exchanges in the form of futures, these must be delivered at some point, but usually, the maturing contracts are rolled on. If you believe the outlets selling physical gold and silver, this market has been empty for years because larger quantities cannot be ordered.

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13. April 2021 | 10:59 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Kleos Space, Airbus SE, SAP SE - Buy space high-tech now!

  • Space

Three themes combined: big data - artificial intelligence - satellite technology. Cathie Wood, a world-renowned fund manager, is the CEO and CIO of ARK Invest, which runs the three highest-yielding equity ETFs of the past three years. According to the Wall Street Journal, her latest product, ARKX Space Exploration, raised a whopping USD 536 million in its first five days of trading. Cathie Wood's newly launched and exchange-traded fund, which focuses on investments in space exploration, is thus well on its way to becoming one of the most successful fund launches in history. The figures far exceed the industry average of all ETFs, which raised an average of USD 100 million in the first 3 years. We take a closer look at possible target investments for the fund.

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12. April 2021 | 08:30 CET | by André Will-Laudien

BioNTech, Formycon, Psybio Therapeutics: A chance for normality?

  • Biotechnology

It is a matter of course: The desire for normality! Things have not been normal over the last 12 months, which everyone is now feeling. Our society has had a lot to shoulder since the turn of the millennium. The extreme increase in radicalism, the emergence of dangerous dictators and incompetent politicians, the polarization of beliefs, the explosive development of wealth in shares and real estate owners with simultaneous global impoverishment, the excessive indebtedness of the states, and now, a worldwide pandemic of unimagined proportions. It takes a good deal of imagination to believe in a "normalization" and then a more philosophical question quickly arises: What does an economic reality with and after the pandemic look like?

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09. April 2021 | 09:03 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Steinhoff, Carnival, The Place Holdings - Get in now?

  • Investments

The market wants to go up seemingly endlessly - no more setbacks? The question arises again about the shares that have fallen behind. Some stocks have not yet been swept upwards in the general pull - perhaps for good reason. The stock market currently loves momentum. What rises usually rises further and further. Valuation has long ceased to play a role because with negative interest rates the whole financial theory is somehow undermined. In the past, an interest rate was always assumed to calculate company values or risks, which has been obsolete for 3 years, namely zero.

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09. April 2021 | 09:00 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Barrick Gold, Triumph Gold, Gazprom - Goodbye crypto, the gold rebound is coming!

  • Gold

The investment in precious metals is generally referred to as long-term asset protection. An ounce of gold has gained almost 500% since 2005, and when averaged over a year, this provides a return of 9.6%. Stocks have risen by an average of 9.2% per year since 2009, while bonds, as measured by the Bund future, are trading at a 100-year high with negative yields and a negative interest rate in real terms. Real estate in good locations has more than tripled in value over the past 20 years. The inclined observer asks himself today, with which assets can one still achieve a real increase in wealth? Away from the capital markets, we recommend selected paintings and sprightly vintage cars, but 5-10% should flow into gold and silver, in part physically too, of course.

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08. April 2021 | 09:49 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Infineon, Airbus, Lufthansa, Almonty Industries - High-tech is the bottleneck!

  • Tungsten

In order to limit global warming, the world must become climate-neutral. For this, it will require removing billions of tons of CO2 from the atmosphere and storing it. Meanwhile, the Corona pandemic raises entirely different problems. Planned investments in research and development cannot be carried out as planned due to a lack of raw materials and the supply of certain necessary resources. Primarily, this affects high-tech manufacturers, but even basic technologies can only be developed with difficulty. We shed light on the facets of an economy trying to move a great deal, but with a giant brake block in front of it.

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08. April 2021 | 09:42 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Nel ASA, dynaCERT, FuelCell Energy - Hydrogen, the second wave!

  • Hydrogen

The hydrogen hype is entering its second wave. The reason is undoubtedly the current draft resolution of the Joe Biden package in favor of the global climate goals. This package contains an investment sum of several hundred billion US dollars to lower climate damaging emissions. The market will decide whether battery or hydrogen technology will play a greater role here; the only important thing is that the funds for the start of the research projects are released quickly. Time is pressing because the pandemic has put many industries on the sidelines. The transport industry, in particular, depends on the sale of goods, and in the future, this should take place without any negative environmental impact.

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07. April 2021 | 09:58 CET | by André Will-Laudien

SKRR Exploration, First Majestic Silver, Millennial Lithium - Commodities in demand as never before!

  • Commodities

Commodity prices are spiraling upwards almost daily. The demand for industrial metals is higher than it has been for the last 10 years, and it seems that industrial companies can hardly save themselves from orders despite the pandemic. Yesterday was also a day for precious metals, and they were able to gain 1-2% across the board. In gold, the critical line around USD 1,680 has recently held again, and now the market is trying to take out the upper boundary lines at USD 1,790 and USD 1,835. Due to the omnipresent inflation, the spark should also finally jump in gold. The other metal prices have long since followed the global inflation.

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07. April 2021 | 09:40 CET | by André Will-Laudien

SunMirror, Varta, Akasol, IBU-tec - The new batteries are coming fast!

  • Metals

The industry is now overflowing with pronouncements on electric mobility! The USD 2 trillion infrastructure plan unveiled by Joe Biden includes allocating hundreds of billions of dollars for measures against the vexing climate change. According to estimates by the renowned investment house Raymond James, the funds earmarked for climate spending total USD 628 billion, including USD 174 billion for research into electric mobility and another USD 100 billion to rehabilitate the USA's ailing power grid. Reason enough for us to take a closer look at metal and battery stocks.

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06. April 2021 | 11:04 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Scottie Resources, Barrick Gold, ThyssenKrupp - These stocks are taking off!

  • Gold

With each political message, the gold price fluctuates as rarely before. Since January, the trend has been down again after the August 2020 high of USD 2,074; it is now at least USD 350 lower again. Investors' risk appetite is robust because stocks and cryptocurrencies are in demand, while bonds and precious metals are currently somewhat neglected. Selling pressure in the bond markets has recently pushed the ten-year US yield to a 14-month high of over 1.77%. The selling pressure in precious metals is having a particularly negative impact on the world's largest gold ETF, SPDR Gold Shares, whose gold holdings have fallen from 1,171 to 1,038 tons since the turn of the year. However, because the mass is usually not correct, this rather implies an imminent recovery. In the following, we take a brief look at promising stocks.

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06. April 2021 | 10:22 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Sierra Growth, BYD, Ballard Power - Copper versus hydrogen!

  • Copper

Emission-free mobility - who will make the race? In the last 3 weeks, there have been strong movements in battery metals. Nickel almost doubled to USD 19,500 within 12 months, followed by a correction to USD 16,000 in April. Copper fared better. Here the price fell back from USD 9,500 to USD 8,750. However, the gain over the year for both metals is still just under 100%. In the first quarter of 2021, there was a jolt in the development towards e-mobility because VW blew the big attack against Tesla. After all, VW sells 10 times more cars than its Californian competitor, and now the battle for electric customers is really getting underway...

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01. April 2021 | 06:17 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Blackrock Silver, Deutsche Bank, Heidelberger Druck - Turnaround stocks in the Easter basket!

  • Investments

During advanced stock market upswings, many investors ask themselves daily which stocks might still be left behind? One thing is for sure: NASDAQ technology stocks have set several historical landmarks in the Internet, IT, e-mobility and hydrogen sectors. With rises of up to 2500%, it should start to cool down. The widely used argument for further rising prices: Too much liquidity - No alternatives! That is true, but those who have already earned handsomely with other stocks can also bet on the stragglers. Here we present a few to choose from.

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31. March 2021 | 09:57 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Pollux Properties, Steinhoff, Wirecard - Explosive Penny Stocks!

  • Pennystocks

It is starting again! Insane turbulence, especially in New York, turns individual stocks into 30% rockets or 50% low flyers in one day, while the big stocks in the Dow Jones slowly but surely run towards new all-time highs. Then the sell-off in media and Internet stocks as a family office allegedly faltered. ViacomCBS and Discovery's shares lost 50% last week and are currently barely recovering. The entire banking and brokerage sector was hit with losses of between 4 and 10% - the reason: fear of uncontrollable risks and imbalances in the financial sector. Speaking of risk: We take a look at some interesting penny stocks - there is always something on offer here!

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30. March 2021 | 11:19 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Saturn Oil + Gas - BP - BYD: Can hydrogen replace oil?

  • Oil

A pious wish goes again and again through the political decision-making centers of the world. How do we get the planet clean(er)? The Paris Climate Agreement came into force on November 4, 2016, exactly 30 days after 55 countries had already waved through acceptance in their parliaments. In the draft resolutions, 163 states had drawn up their climate protection plans; for the Federal Republic of Germany, this is the Climate Protection Plan 2050 with a long list of politically controversial individual measures. The core element remains the financially neutral CO2 steering levy, and air traffic to and from countries in the European Economic Area is also included. Donald Trump saw it as one of his first acts to say "NO." Now Joe Biden is turning the wheel back in the right direction - we hope!

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30. March 2021 | 08:20 CET | by André Will-Laudien

REVEZ, GameStop, Tencent: Watch out! Things are getting interesting here!

  • Software

The "stock market" ecosystem faces new challenges every day. A few weeks ago, the artificial short squeeze in GameStop stock led to the most extensive trading dislocations in US stock market history. Even the Senate had to initiate a special investigation into the events, and today, we are still missing final clarification of how it can come to 1000% deflections. Gigantic turnovers of over 2500 trades per minute brought even modern trading systems to the limits of feasibility. If we had not experienced true leaps in digitization in recent years, everything would probably be collapsing now under the flood of data and remote work requirements.

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29. March 2021 | 08:15 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Cardiol Therapeutics, Bayer, Formycon: These pharma stocks could explode!

  • Biotechnology

According to official statistics, diseases of the cardiovascular system, such as heart failure, coronary heart disease or myocardial infarction, are the No.1 cause of death in Germany. With 18.2 million deaths, they represented the most common cause of death worldwide in 2019. Thus, on a global average, a good 30% of all deaths are attributable to cardiovascular disease. In Europe, more than 4 million people die each year due to such a disease, 1.4 million of whom are younger than 75. But there are many other dangers to our health. Reason enough to take a closer look.

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26. March 2021 | 09:05 CET | by André Will-Laudien

wallstreet:online, Palantir, TUI, Lufthansa - Digitization on the move!

  • Investments

Yesterday, the heads of Facebook, Google and Twitter had to testify before Congress how they plan to ensure that their platforms do not spread misinformation in the future. In virtual appearances before special economic committees, they were to outline their measures to explain various events related to the 2020 US election and the Covid-19 pandemic. At stake is the legal shield that protects their platforms from being held liable for their users' posts, known as Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. If this law is changed, media could be held accountable for their content. Digitization has both sunny and dark sides.

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25. March 2021 | 08:49 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Deutsche Rohstoff AG, Royal Dutch Shell, Nel ASA: Attention - here it burns!

  • Investments

The oil price is one of the leading indicators of global economic activity. Despite OPEC's best efforts to control the spot price, short-term price spikes up and down can occur due to global developments. The short-term gloom in the global business climate in 2020 caused historic drops within 3 months, and forward prices even fell into negative territory. It has at least been possible to regain the level of just under USD 70 in Brent in the current year. Currently, a technical consolidation is underway at a high level and there is little to be heard from OPEC. We look at well-known protagonists of the energy sector.

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24. March 2021 | 06:02 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Aspermont, ProSiebenSat.1 Media, Porsche - It is all about speed!

  • Investments

When it comes to digitization, Germany probably slept through everything announced in the Digital Pact a few years ago. For years, it has been impossible to make mobile calls without interruption, and anyone who doesn't live in a major city center doesn't have much luck with the Internet either. Now, in the pandemic, these shortcomings are coming to light. Digital society, far from it! How simple it would be to have online-controlled admission systems and access control for our popular cultural institutions. Whether restaurants, cinemas, theaters, ski lifts or zoos - if travel to Mallorca is made possible, then surely, regulated openings for those seeking recreation in their own country should be too. But, imposing bans is more fun than listening to and implementing intelligent ideas - poor Germany!

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23. March 2021 | 13:23 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Nevada Copper, BYD, Varta: Revaluation in copper?

  • Copper

Incredible, what speed! A few months ago, the German automotive industry was still sleepy and hardly reacted to Tesla's announcements to put the mobility of the future on a new footing. Then, last week, Volkswagen ignited the electric flock, and then yesterday came the announcement of the truck-electro cooperation from Traton Group, consisting of VW, Scania and MAN. They are to invest EUR 1.6 billion in the research and development of e-trucks by 2025. Daimler-Benz and Volvo had recently talked about a hydrogen powertrain. VW gained 7% yesterday and Daimler barely moved from the spot. So the capital market pendulum is seemingly swinging back in the direction of electromobility.

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22. March 2021 | 08:30 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Desert Gold, Barrick Gold, Aurelius Equity, TeamViewer - The April Winners!

  • Gold

The March decline is over. Which stocks will be the winners in April? Gold turned in at USD 1,680 and ended up at USD 1,745 on Friday. The substantial rise in yields in the first quarter certainly helped here, bringing the US 30-year yield from 1.7% closer to the 2.5% mark. At this point, the inflation discussions start to get loud, which immediately feed through to the growth stocks on the NASDAQ. Borrowed money becomes more expensive, making it all the more difficult to re-finance growth companies. Often in history, interest rate turning points were also critical stock phases, but there was always a laughing winner: GOLD!

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19. March 2021 | 10:30 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Enapter, FuelCell, NEL, Plug Power - hydrogen or battery?

  • Hydrogen

According to publications of the last few days, the decision has been made in the mobility sector. The markets are clearly focusing on electromobility, and titles such as VW and Varta are in demand as never before. VW had called for an assault on the Tesla bastion at its last press conference. VW can also make a big splash here. It is the world's second-largest automaker and is at the forefront of mass manufacturers in the electricity sector. In this business, size means a high number of hits and positive cash flows, precisely what many hydrogen companies do not yet have, because outside of a few research projects, there is still no business worth mentioning. Billions will now flow into battery development.

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18. March 2021 | 08:42 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Nokia, Square, Triumph Gold - The money is on the street!

  • Gold

The international central banks have long agreed: Holding money makes no sense. After years of minus interest rate pressure, there is now to be a gentle inflation. For the consumer, this means less money in the account because of fees and minus interest, and when it is then spent, the rising inflation ensures a discount in consumption. No matter how you look at it: Money is a burden. Following the price markups for real estate and stocks brings us to a conclusion: money is abundant, but the gap between rich and poor could not be greater. Bottom line: There is no alternative to buying stocks!

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17. March 2021 | 12:50 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Rock Tech Lithium, Varta, Volkswagen - The German battery is coming!

  • Lithium

If the statements of German board members are to be believed, Tesla is now facing a strong headwind from Europe. Tesla will invest around EUR 6 billion in the Gigafactory near Potsdam. Industry analysts estimate that the German automotive industry will invest around EUR 25 billion in the development of e-mobility in 2021 alone. The industry has woken up, leaving the sleeper car and meeting for a strategy session in the front railcar. It is time to look at stocks that can live up to this trend because they have recognized the signs of the times.

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17. March 2021 | 09:09 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Lufthansa, H&M, Metro, RYU - Just before take-off!

  • Retail

The vaccination strategy is delayed again because the AstraZeneca active ingredient has once again come under the spotlight of the experts at the Paul Ehrlich Institute. If blood clotting disorders are detected, this could cause the German vaccination strategy to fall even further behind. Currently, just 7.9% of Germans have been vaccinated once, and only around 3% of the population have complete protection. The German retail and tourism industry hopes lie in a rapid, widespread vaccination to bring economic life back to normal. We take a look at some of the protagonists.

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16. March 2021 | 09:50 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Defense Metals, Geely Motors, ThyssenKrupp - Watch out, China is coming!

  • RareEarthElements

The commodity rally is still in full swing. A messed-up economic forecast has turned into a witch hunt for all major ingredients for high technology products. Whether it's cell phones, electric vehicles, non-fossil fuel power generation and storage, or modern server farms, they are needed everywhere - industrial metals. For special applications, we even need rare earths; these, in turn, are the process of a political chain of demands against the leading supplier - China. If China no longer supplies these crucial materials, modern high-tech products can no longer be manufactured. But where to get them, if not steal them?

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15. March 2021 | 08:51 CET | by André Will-Laudien

TESLA, NIO, Kodiak Copper: E-mobility drives the copper price!

  • Copper

The copper shortage continues as demand continues to rise steadily. The battery of an electric car uses about three to four times as much copper as a conventional combustion vehicle. It should also not be forgotten that the charging infrastructure's construction also requires considerable amounts of copper. And growth in renewable energies is also driving demand. Last year, the largest copper mine in the world was again the Escondida mine in Chile's Atacama Desert. With a production of 1.2 million tons, it alone accounts for about 5% of global output. However, Chile will not be able to meet the world's copper demand on its own.

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12. March 2021 | 07:39 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Linde plc, Airbus SE, Royal Helium - Things are taking off!

  • Helium

Despite the second wave of the pandemic, the European Central Bank (ECB) has slightly raised its economic forecast for the eurozone economy, which has been battered by the Corona Crisis. The central bank announced on Thursday after the interest rate decision in Frankfurt that ECB economists now expect the gross domestic product (GDP) to grow by 4% for the current year. In December, central bank economists had still predicted 3.9%. So when the economy shifts into the next gear, commodity demand must be linked to this scenario. It provides a reasonable explanation for the bullish copper price. In this context, we take a look at the important industrial gases.

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11. March 2021 | 10:40 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Silver Viper, Plug Power, FuelCell Energy - Silver and Hydrogen - Get in or get out?

  • Silver

The battle has broken out on the stock exchange. One side thinks the level has been way too expensive for a few months. The other side talks about momentum and unprecedented liquidity that will not immediately dwindle even with minor interest rate adjustments. Still, there was a tech sellout last week that disappeared as quickly as it appeared. Back and forth and back and forth - no one knows where stocks will end up in the coming weeks. One thing is sure though, the trading volume is gigantic and exceeds the highs of the last bull markets many times over. We take a look at silver and hydrogen.

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11. March 2021 | 07:30 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Compass Pathways, Canopy Growth, PsyBio Therapeutics - Cannabis or psilocybin?

  • Biotechnology

Cannabis stocks have been a bit forgotten after an early-year rally caused a 500% increase in some cases. Most stocks have already corrected back up 50% from the top and have been running more sideways recently. Speculation in psychoactive substances has recently shifted to a new industry, the mushroom applications around psilocybin. These substances are said to treat particular forms of depression, a fact that is becoming more explosive against the backdrop of increasing loneliness due to Covid lockdowns. Let's take a look at some prominent representatives.

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10. March 2021 | 09:43 CET | by André Will-Laudien

B2Gold, Yamana Gold, Barrick Gold, Goldseek Resources - The gold turnaround!

  • Gold

In the last few days, we have been talking about it. Gold is coming back! It turned at USD 1,680 yesterday and immediately ran up to USD 1,720. A good revival move, reminding us that especially a strong Bitcoin movement always brings some momentum into the precious metals. Because both investments have one aspect in common - they shy away from paper money, which will be enriched by USD 1.9 trillion again by the latest announcement of the US Senate...

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09. March 2021 | 10:56 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Square, Marble Financial, Commerzbank - Now the banking and finance stocks are going

  • Investments

When bull market movements persist and tech and hype topics have all run back and forth, one likes to remember an often neglected stock market segment: banking and financial stocks. These stocks are mostly called late cyclicals because, in a typical upswing scenario, the banks' original growth financing takes place first under high risks. Only when the economy does well again does the transaction volume increase on both the credit and asset sides. Of course, companies that participate in payment transactions always exist. Let's see which financial stocks are currently convincing.

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08. March 2021 | 11:08 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Barrick Gold, Varta, Osino Resources - Into the Fallen Angels!

  • Gold

For more than 6 months now, the gold correction continues. The high of USD 2,075 in August 2020 went down in waves until a cyclical low of USD 1,687 was reached last week. The trigger was the inflation warnings celebrated by Fed Chairman Powell, which sent the US bond market into the basement. The 30-year US bond (long T-bond) has now lost a full 10 points in price since October 2020, and the yield currently stands at 2.31%. Inflation bells ring at yields above 2.50% - so the distance to the signal line is no longer too great. If the ghost of inflation returns, the precious metals are likely to jump.

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05. March 2021 | 10:04 CET | by André Will-Laudien

The best hydrogen stocks! Plug Power, Ballard Power, Nel ASA, dynaCERT

  • Hydrogen

Things are getting exciting in the hydrogen sector. For the past 3 weeks, the question has no longer been where the upward trend will take us; instead, we are primarily interested in how robust a business model is to survive a major stock market correction. Markdowns of a good 30-40% have been made across the industry so far - given price increases of up to 2000%; it is a piece of cake when you calculate from the bottom up. However, some investors have entered the market at the highest prices - unfortunately, that's how mean stock market life is - the last one to bite is the dog. Today, we look at the business models of well-known hydrogen protagonists and go in search of the lost fuel for higher quotations.

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04. March 2021 | 09:10 CET | by André Will-Laudien

SKRR Exploration, First Majestic, Lufthansa - These values take off!

  • Gold

Once again, a sell-off day for the precious metals! Often observed these days, in the morning, a stabilization of spot prices, US trade hardly sets in: Out with it! All supposed price gains are used on the other side of the Atlantic to sell short again. Yesterday, we started at USD 1,740 and ended up at the low of USD 1,702 - a minus of 2.2%. The strategy makes perfect sense in light of rising yields: Higher interest rates damage gold holdings - but they also indicate burgeoning inflation. And if this ghost continues to sail the halls, there will ultimately be a run on gold and silver. Only, as always, it's not the time yet, but it will not be long either!

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03. March 2021 | 10:22 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Kleos Space, Raytheon, Boeing - Only flying is more beautiful!

  • Space

Whether on land, in the air or on the water - people's movement data is now collected and analyzed in various ways. A wide variety of companies are now scrambling for the Big Data pie, which is continually being generated through the use of cell phones, cars and other devices linked to the Internet. Worldwide, 0.5 zettabytes of data are produced every day. In the meantime, the Internet has become ubiquitous and we now fear that we will no longer be able to cope with the amount of information. An appropriate metaphor for this is the flood of data we are exposed to every day at our desks and on the road. But one thing is certain: the big machines can handle our data brilliantly and draw their conclusions.

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02. March 2021 | 11:15 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Q&M Dental, Pfizer, BioNTech, Teva: Watch out for these pharma picks!

  • Pharma

The COVID pandemic has permanent surprises in store, which strongly influence our daily life. The province of Tyrol was sealed off entirely 2 weeks ago. The Czech Republic is being helped out with vaccine doses because the incidence figures are going through the roof. In Germany, hairdressers and DIY stores have been allowed to open again. Gradually, everyday life is returning to normal, but it will probably take some time before we regain the quality of life of the pre-Corona years. Let's take a closer look at various business models in the healthcare industry to get a feel for what's next.

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01. March 2021 | 10:05 CET | by André Will-Laudien

JinkoSolar, NIO, Almonty - Rare metals, these are the buying opportunities!

  • Tungsten

The Purchasing Managers' Index (EMI) for the manufacturing sector in China measures the industrial sector's current situation. In the financial markets, this survey of purchasing managers and company heads is considered one of the most influential economic indicators because it shows the country's economic performance from several angles at an early stage. Yesterday, Sunday, this index came with a value of 50.6 - expected was 51.1, the last value was 51.3. If you think in categories of an imminent recovery to Corona, you will be slightly disappointed with this figure. After all, a value below 50 indicates recessionary tendencies - and China is not far from this mark.

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26. February 2021 | 08:25 CET | by André Will-Laudien

REVEZ, Alibaba, Tencent: Digitization Made in Asia!

  • Software

Rumors are swirling about the strange short-squeeze. Some politicians in the US suspect Chinese Internet giants behind the GameStop hype. Even under Donald Trump, attempts had been made to ban Tencent's wonder app WeChat in the US. Even a ban on buying the stock for US investors was discussed at times. But then, fortunately, the decision was made in favor of the principles of the free market economy. After all, the discussion also coincided with the handover of office to Biden. Whether Biden will follow a similarly challenging course with China as his predecessor remains an open book because there are few foreign policy pronouncements at present.

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25. February 2021 | 11:43 CET | by André Will-Laudien

BIGG Digital Assets, Palantir, Baidu: Crypto and Big Data - invest in the future!

  • Bitcoin

The crypto world is evolving rapidly and with volatility. The latest continuous firing is now coming from big companies like Tesla, who are using the run on cryptocurrencies as a marketing tool to serve their own purposes. Elon Musk must now be called the "Magician of the Markets." He is the dazzling entrepreneur who throws entire industries into turmoil. His flagship Tesla is now investing proprietary money in Bitcoin, and at the same time, buying a Tesla vehicle using Bitcoin is possible. The perfect ring closure in a market that just can't seem to settle down. We take a look at companies that are making good progress with the crypto world and the topic of Big Data so far.

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24. February 2021 | 08:29 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Saturn Oil & Gas, Royal Dutch Shell, BP, Plug Power - The oil specialists!

  • Oil

Oil prices are currently moving at the upper edge of the annual range. In the case of oil, market participants expect a pioneering indication of the economy's state after Corona. Price buoyancy came once again from the US, where freezing winter weather led to logistical problems in the oil supply. There is a general trend of rising commodity prices, and successively all segments are affected. Commodity experts at the US investment bank Goldman Sachs expect oil prices to rise further in the coming months. Accordingly, the Brent price could rise to USD 70 per barrel in the second quarter and reach USD 75 in the summer months. Goldman Sachs has thus raised its previous forecast by USD 10 per barrel.

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23. February 2021 | 09:25 CET | by André Will-Laudien

wallstreet:online, TeamViewer, HelloFresh - Internet Boom 3.0, the list of winners!

  • Investments

When the dotcom boom took its course at the turn of the millennium, many immature and unpromising business models came onto the market. Over time, the winners established themselves and delivered their proof of concept. Working models and mobile applications revolutionized the application layer - the Internet became ubiquitous, useful and offered many complementary applications for daily life. A selection of companies are now riding the third wave on the Internet - the so-called pandemic wave. These business models show their strengths primarily in the areas of life currently in the spotlight: Remote Banking, Distant Working and Food Delivery. We take a look at the cards of three successful protagonists.

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22. February 2021 | 07:40 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Deutsche Rohstoff, Glencore, Standard Lithium - Millennial Lithium: Find the best commodity stocks!

  • commodities

Metal prices are going through the roof! Since it is clear that e-mobility and decentralized electricity storage have become the top investment topics of the coming years, metal prices are flying. Nickel and copper reached new 5-year highs of USD 18,900 and USD 8,440, respectively. Driven by unexpected industrial demand, mines are also running at top speed. The reason is undoubtedly the underestimation of the fundamental economic trend by market participants, and there is no sign of cooling in the technology-driven manufacturing companies despite the pandemic. Here we take a look at some of the winners of this trend.

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19. February 2021 | 10:25 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Defense Metals, BYD, NEL, Plug Power - Rare earths, who is the fastest?

  • Rare Earth Elements

Scarcity is the issue in 2021! Western governments have completely miscalculated regarding technological progress. They are now being driven by the industry; decisions that should have been made 5 years ago are now being followed abruptly. Since Battery Day in mid-September 2020, it has been clear that a technology giant like Tesla, led by Elon Musk, will enter large-scale battery mass production. What is missing is the complete closing of ranks between battery and car manufacturers so that the produced and expensively developed high-performance batteries are also installed in e-cars through corresponding demand. In coordination rounds between the automotive industry and the EU, the decision has probably already been made: E-mobility will come, and it will come in the big version...!

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18. February 2021 | 10:11 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Osino Resources, Barrick Gold, Aurora Cannabis - Please watch closely!

  • Gold

Bitcoin reached a new all-time high of USD 51,500 yesterday. Bitcoin's great companion is gold. With an interim high at USD 1,870 at the beginning of the month, another correction wave has now been initiated. Yesterday, the price was at a significantly lower USD 1,788. So, it feels like the alternative hedges are now flowing into the crypto market - but for how much longer? Bitcoin is too small to absorb all the hedges against market dislocations. Consequently, gold would have to turn again when the sell-off is over. Therefore, position now!

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17. February 2021 | 10:39 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Cardiol Therapeutics, Formycon, Teva Pharmaceuticals: COVID in focus!

  • Biotechnology

According to recent statistics from the WHO, nowhere is research currently more intense than in the area of viral diseases. At least 248 vaccine projects have been initiated against COVID-19 since January 2020, but only the research projects have already been reported. But of course, we humans do not only fall ill from flu viruses and their dangerous mutants, but the permanent change in our lives alone intensifies diseases that arise from lack of exercise and contact and sometimes cause worse consequences than a flu-like effect. Everyone is currently looking to hopeful vaccine solutions, but several biotech and pharmaceutical companies can still make us healthier with new developments.

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16. February 2021 | 12:53 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Nevada Copper, BYD, Varta: Now it's getting hot!

  • Copper

According to 2020 research from IDTechEx, the introduction of electric traction motors in road vehicles will lead to a significant increase in copper demand over the next 10 years. The study, commissioned by the International Copper Association (ICA), shows that by 2030, more than 250,000 tons of copper per year will be used as part of the windings in on-road electric traction motors. The current increase in copper demand follows the development of the global automotive market. Pure battery-electric cars are expected to gain the most market share at the expense of internal combustion engines and hybrid vehicles. Copper investments, therefore, remain the first choice!

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15. February 2021 | 11:00 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Enapter, Ballard Power, Plug Power, Nikola - The never-ending hydrogen story!

  • Hydrogen

In principle, hydrogen could cover all of our energy needs and chemically replace many fossil carbons. A few examples are climate-neutral fuel for power supply and mobility, manufacturing processes in the steel or chemical industry, as a fuel for heat supply, or as a storage medium for green electricity. The lowest atomic mass element can do all of this; only the universe plays a trick on humankind. The most abundant atom in the universe is virtually non-existent in pure form on our home planet. So, we have to "manufacture" it. Electrolysis, for example, uses electricity to break down water into the elements hydrogen and oxygen.

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12. February 2021 | 14:30 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Long or Short? TUI AG, AdTiger, Grenke, AMC Entertainment

  • Investments

Bitcoin USD 48,000 - there is not much left until the next level. With these stock market movements, many participants are asking themselves where the fair valuation of the whole thing lies. The question is legitimate, but even at the turn of the millennium during the dot.com boom, anyone who asked simply received a nice smile. People don't ask here; they buy. At GameStop, the new stock market investors didn't ask either. Some earned a lot, and others now own a stock they bought at USD 485 and can now only sell at USD 51. That is a 90% loss in just 2 weeks. This side also belongs to the stock exchange - total losses are possible!

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11. February 2021 | 12:32 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Kodiak Copper, Freeport-McMoRan, Millennial Lithium: The copper rally continues!

  • Copper

The whole world revolves around e-mobility, alternatively hydrogen, and everything is to be paid with cryptocurrencies in the future. That is the stock market at the turn of the year in one sentence. Wherever these topics are mentioned, prices go through the roof. Elon Musk can even turn bad Tesla numbers into a price increase with appropriate music, and tweeting the latest findings makes some people a few million heavier overnight. The copper market is a key control variable for technological developments in drives and storage media. We can't get around this commodity in the real world because it is in very short supply on the planet. So it shouldn't be surprising if the hype here goes on and on.

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10. February 2021 | 08:20 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Silver Viper Minerals, BYD, First Majestic Silver - Position in the silver boom!

  • Silver

The famous gold-silver ratio has been used again and again lately. It is currently about 67; in weak silver phases, it goes up sometimes to just under 100. At about 50, one would be able to identify a historically fair valuation of silver. At the moment, this would be about a spot price of USD 37. Measured against the price targets, which were recently proclaimed by the Reddit community, we are still about 30% away here. But in terms of commodity movement overall, we indeed haven't reached the top yet. Silver is also highly relevant in the context of COVID-19: It has a strong antiseptic and disinfecting effect!

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09. February 2021 | 07:00 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Aspermont, Baader Bank, Bitcoin Group - Here, the turnovers explode!

  • Investments

The stock market year 2020 has gone down in history in terms of turnover, and it continues to rise in 2021. New brokerage accounts are added daily. The lack of interest on savings accounts inevitably drives investors into the stock market - instead of zero interest, it even holds the chance of a dividend. According to a survey, interest in shares among private households has tripled in the last 20 years. Previously, it was just 5% of private investors interested in shares, but in 2019, 11 years after the great Lehman crisis, it was already 15.2%. In other words, stock market service providers and banks have their work cut out for them again!

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08. February 2021 | 09:27 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Upco International, Square, IBM - Shop like Robinhood and pay by mobile!

  • Payment

Instead of using their wallets, more and more Germans prefer to use their smartphones or smartwatches at the supermarket checkout - for a good reason: It's simply faster. There's no more searching for change, and no one has to wait for change. Quick checkout at the supermarket, hotel or swimming pool has already proven its worth as a way of bypassing the queue. Mobile payments can be made wherever cash registers are NFC-enabled: Such cash registers can be recognized by the wave symbol, which looks like a WLAN symbol lying on its side. However, not every mobile payment service is suitable for every user. Upco is a small but very flexible provider that offers payment solutions via chat app and also allows crypto connections.

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05. February 2021 | 09:42 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Triumph Gold, Kinross Gold, Aston Martin Lagonda - Goldfinger in trouble!

  • Gold

The recent surge in the major stock markets was coupled with the hope that inflation would get some traction globally. Given the rampant government spending on pandemic response and rising stimulus budgets for the economy, inflation could have been expected. Due to base effects at the beginning of the year, multiple eco-taxes increased +1.4% in the eurozone. However, as markets tend to look at consumption, administered price increases tend to be counterproductive as they further weaken purchasing power. No good news for the precious metals, they had to give up the previous week's gains again completely: Gold from USD 1,875 to USD 1,790 and silver down by a whole 10% to USD 26.2, which somehow does not fit at all to the USD 1,000 price target of the Robinhood traders.

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04. February 2021 | 09:10 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Kleos Space, OHB, Airbus, Boeing - SpaceX, into orbit with Elon Musk!

  • Space

Elon Musk might be the most dazzling Wall Street figure of the last 2 years next to Jeff Bezos. His talents are visions with which he regularly reinvents himself. Whether it is a battery that is supposed to last millions of kilometers or simply the possibility for wealthy individuals to travel into orbit with SpaceX - all this and also the most famous electric vehicle in the world, "Tesla" originate from his imagination. The development of the share price of Tesla itself is fantastic. It achieved a return of 450% in 12 months, calculated from the low in March 2020, the value has increased tenfold. The latest rumor comes from the Chinese press and talks about upcoming cooperation with the Chinese car manufacturer BYD, in which Warren Buffet also holds shares. Here is where the circle closes again.

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03. February 2021 | 09:24 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Desert Gold, First Majestic, Pan American, Endeavour Silver - Bet on the Gold & Silver Squeeze!

  • Silver

Reddit and Robinhood - the new stock platforms! Investors, day traders and banks are watching spellbound for the next announcements from a new investor community - the social media traders. One call at 3pm is all it takes and there are already 25,000 buy orders ready for the opening. Seasoned stockbrokers no longer know how to satisfy this virtual demand. The Avino Gold & Silver share stood out yesterday in particular, doubling at the stock exchange opening. At the beginning of the week, silver was declared the new instrument. Some silver stocks went through the roof immediately, gold stocks followed out of sympathy, and spot prices in commodities were chaotic. Silver rose to USD 30.08 and then fell back in the evening to USD 27.25.

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02. February 2021 | 10:12 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Marble Financial, PayPal, Palantir: Fintech, Payment and Data, powerful trio!

  • Payment

Modern companies in the environment of data analysis and consumption benefit from the big online trend. In between are the payment service providers, who are developing entrances into the crypto world and are dynamically involved in both corners. Through their payment data, they know the most popular shopping addresses of their customers, which are cash for advertisers and social media platforms. Users often talk very openly about their preferences and even give free tips to other shoppers. In this way, a network of habits, trends and accurate advertising opportunities is created.

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28. January 2021 | 10:39 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Fresenius - Q&M Dental Group - IBU-tec: New price explosions every day!

  • Health

Rarely has the stock market been so volatile and exciting as in the last few days. Hedge fund Melvin Capital had to close out because of the GameStop share, and now the next wave is probably looming with AMC Entertainment. A full 270% went through the roof right at the opening; according to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) thousands of buy orders were already there at opening. Again, there had been a recommendation in a social media channel. On the Nasdaq, it jumped rapidly from USD 5 to USD 21 right at the opening - something you rarely see. And GameStop continues today after yesterday's debacle! After several trading suspensions, the value exploded further from USD 149 to USD 380 after a good hour of trading. That should have been the end of trading school for many new entrants!

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27. January 2021 | 09:23 CET | by André Will-Laudien

RYU Apparel, Plug Power, Netflix - strength and weakness!

  • Investments

The stock market is alive and kicking. With a new app called Reddit, 2.4 million users with an affinity for stocks are currently clicking through various discussion channels and, with self-imposed herd instinct, buying new stocks on the price list. Formerly inconspicuous stocks such as AMC Entertainment, BlackBerry or Nokia then go through the roof with crazy turnovers. A humble statement from management often follows this: "We can't explain the attention in our stock!" - but even after the announcement of such words, the turnovers go down only slightly, and sometimes the price gains even build up. Hard-nosed hedge fund managers learn to fear when they sell completely overpriced stocks short and are subsequently steamrolled by the bull community. With GameStop's move yesterday, Melvin Capital was hit; the short community around Tesla has probably long since given up.

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27. January 2021 | 07:10 CET | by André Will-Laudien

GS Holdings Ltd., SAP SE, BB Biotech AG: Great services for society!

  • Investments

The world is moving ever closer together. In the fight against the pandemic, the demand in the service industry is higher than ever. Distance and isolation, however, are the current opposing elements of daily life for everyone. However, for all areas of life, the service industry must continue to function under certain basic conditions. The guidelines are regulated. The adaptation of business models to the new rules of everyday life is taking place quickly, and companies and private individuals are taking the best possible route. More than ever, online presence, network availability, and a high level of service are among the guarantees of a functioning society. Asia is ahead of Europe in many respects, but when it comes to technology, biotech and medicine, the Western nations are currently still ahead!

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26. January 2021 | 14:27 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Saturn Oil & Gas, Exxon Mobil, Nokia: A world without oil is still a long way off!

  • Investments

Many wish for a world without pandemics, without diesel on the roads, and ultimately without oil. However, a wonderful green picture exists only in the heads of ecological idealists, who forget everyday life and its many consumer products. Oil has been a raw material of many basic chemical industries for more than 200 years, far away from the primary petrochemical industry. Today, only 46% of the crude oil extracted goes into fuel production. In comparison, 54% is used in medicine, the cosmetics industry, in the manufacture of plastics and rubber substitutes, cleaning agents, or simply as a tar product in road construction. Therefore, it already needs a broad discussion on how to recreate standard processes and products that have always required crude oil's consistency and viscosity.

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26. January 2021 | 07:56 CET | by André Will-Laudien

dynaCERT, Plug Power, GameStop: Only flying is better!

  • Hydrogen

What a crazy Nasdaq day yesterday. It all started in Germany when the recently hyped GameStop share in Tradegate rose from around EUR 60 to EUR 130 - plus 110% in one day is rarely seen. Later in the afternoon, the four favorite instruments of the Robin Hood guard, Tesla, Apple, Plug Power, and again GameStop opened partly well into double-digit returns. GameStop took the cake, rising to USD 158.97 before disillusionment set in. As we can see without difficulty: The party is in full swing - the question is who or what will be the next showstopper or how high the NDX can climb because the fairy tale index has now increased 95% since March 2020.

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25. January 2021 | 07:40 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Almonty Industries, Standard Lithium, Ford Motors: Want a technology pickup?

  • Resources

The Ford F150 is the "American Way of Drive" in its purest form. To this day, this monument to US automotive history is the benchmark for pickups in this category and stands for superior driving pleasure on a grand scale. In the US, the legendary F150 has been one of the best-selling cars in the 2.2-ton and above category for decades. With a total of 34 million units produced worldwide, it ranks second behind the Toyota Corolla. Of course, the green wave will also change things in the USA. It will just take a few more years for Tesla to match Ford's sales figures, as total Tesla global production is far behind Ford's US deliveries, with over 2 million vehicles in 2020 alone. Still, a comparison in the 2020 stock performance is striking, with Ford shares up 14% and Tesla making it to 580%. Which would be a good fit for America: Invest in Tesla and enjoy the F150 cult!

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21. January 2021 | 14:21 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Silver Viper, General Electric, Aurelius - Silver will fly!

  • Silver

Democrat Joe Biden was sworn in yesterday as the 46th President of the USA. Accompanied by the stars and convinced Trump opponents, Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez, he made his oath on the Bible. His inglorious predecessor Trump still gave a speech about his considerable governmental successes and still sees himself as a pioneer of the USA's resurrection as a superpower. Of course, what sticks is society's division into super-rich and relatively poor; after all, 75 million Americans now live on government aid, that's 25% of the population. Joe Biden wants to promote modern and, above all, green technologies, reunite the people and invest at least USD 3 trillion in the economy. Besides a wall to Mexico, the last government programs have not increased employment but have fueled asset inflation vigorously. In this environment, precious metals must rise; perhaps yesterday was the start of this still missing bull market.

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20. January 2021 | 09:44 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Royal Helium, Air Liquide, Carnival: Competence in Gas!

  • Helium

In 2020, hydrogen was the stuff dreams could be made of. Of course, only for the investors willing to take risks and ready to increase their bets every day. All the chips were on the table by year-end, and the hydrogen celebrities had completed rises of 1,000-1,500%. Since the beginning of this year, the top shooters have been staggering at lofty heights - and since yesterday, we have been taking note of the fact that the Norwegian NEL can fall from time to time. Presumably, the speculative investor in 2021 is now looking for a new wave that can be ridden - so far, it has not yet shown itself. Still, theoretically, it could also be gas, environmentally friendly, and available in abundance. Why not?

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19. January 2021 | 09:14 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Fokus Mining, Yamana Gold, HelloFresh: The lockdown can come!

  • Gold

Another lockdown is expected today. Until early January, almost nothing moved in Germany. The stock exchanges started the new year with optimism and produced immediate new highs, but now disillusionment has returned. The markets probably had a gradual easing in mind, but the trend is more toward further tightening. China has already got back on the growth curve with a GDP of plus 6.5% in the last quarter. We enjoy such figures with caution and look at selected, successful companies.

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18. January 2021 | 08:54 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Deutsche Rohstoff AG, Glencore PLC, FuelCell Energy: Commodity rally! Further up it goes!

  • Resources

The commodity rally is now really underway. While copper has already gained more than 70% from the March low due to the ongoing e-mobility fantasy, other battery metals are now coming on the scene. With lithium in the bag, Canada's Rock Tech Lithium has undoubtedly taken the cake with a tenfold increase in one month. The name Peter Thiel as an anchor investor boosted the stock. German stocks in the commodities sector are also setting the pace: BASF, K+S and Deutsche Rohstoff AG showed their muscles in recent weeks.

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14. January 2021 | 18:43 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Blackrock Gold, Barrick Gold, Sibanye Stillwater: In gold, we trust!

  • Gold

Why does one need precious metals at the moment? For hedging? No question, we are currently in the biggest liquidity boom since the turn of the millennium, and every day there are new highs on the stock markets. Usually, one would say that there is no need for hedging. Nevertheless, a sensible spread across all sectors makes perfect sense. Right now, the hot topics are hydrogen, e-mobility and copper. When discussing mountains of debt and when inflation fills the gazettes again, then the need for precious metals is back immediately. Therefore, one can state: In asset price inflation, which is undoubtedly taking place presently, gold, silver and platinum will also potentially see a sharp price increase! In gold, we trust - at the latest if the Bitcoin loses 50% again!

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13. January 2021 | 09:56 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Kodiak Copper, Rio Tinto, Gazprom: The next commodity doublers!

  • Copper

An utterly different madness! A perfect illustration of the current mania on the stock market is the price performance of the unknown stock, Signal Advance. The papers of the medical technology company based in Texas drove social media-driven investors, since Thursday, by more than 11,000% upwards, from USD 0.6 to USD 70.0. On Monday, the stock closed at USD 38.7, up more than 438% from Friday. Signal Advance, which, according to research, has not generated any significant revenue in 2019 or 2020, let alone profits, is now suddenly worth more than USD 3 billion on the stock market. Yesterday at the opening, it then went down with -75%, so it is likely better to stay with solid commodity stocks!

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12. January 2021 | 10:18 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Osino Resources, FuelCell, Nikola: Things are moving fast!

  • Gold

Yesterday saw a not-so-surprising move in the super-shooter Bitcoin (BTC). Within 12 hours, the cryptocurrency corrected from levels above USD 40,000 down to USD 30,600, a daily loss of 25%. This correction was a move that had been in the air for a long time but was probably not expected at this speed. It is not for nothing that BTC has a calculated volatility of over 100%. However, the bout of weakness once again illustrates the cryptocurrency's high susceptibility to fluctuation. All the great euphoria thus escapes somewhat, but the fan community is likely already ready to fabricate new highs. As a result of the correction, the total market volume of all, currently around 8,225, digital currencies fell back below the one trillion-dollar mark. Last week, the mark had been surpassed for the first time. Speed is more in demand than ever!

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11. January 2021 | 10:32 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Defense Metals, Millennial Lithium, Orocobre: Metals are exploding!

  • Metals

The rally in industrial commodities continues - precious metals, on the other hand, are experiencing the biggest daily slump since November. The reasons are simple, although not always obvious: The economic momentum has been underestimated since the middle of last year, analysts are currently gradually moving away from their gloomy forecasts. In particular, mines in the industrial metals sector have seen lower production and exploration following the pandemic outbreak, resulting in closures. Some have closed following price collapses. Currently, things are going the other way: metals, especially copper and lithium, are in strong demand and are soaring, with the producers' shares following suit. The situation is different with precious metals: The need for hedging is decreasing, the propensity to take risks is increasing: precious metals are thus tending to decline. The overall market follows the general battle cry: RISK-ON!

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07. January 2021 | 10:06 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Nevada Copper, Glencore, Tesla: E-mobility seeks copper!

  • Copper

Almost unnoticed, the copper price recently climbed to a 7-year high. No wonder, because the political efforts favoring e-mobility are intensified nearly every week! The complete changeover to the "electric car" is seemingly a done deal in Brussels. Regardless of the never-ending discussions about the lopsided eco-balance concerning battery production & disposal, the political will is spreading among the population. With tax incentives, the topic of "solar energy" could also be pushed forward, so why shouldn't company fleets and company cars be promoted appropriately. The consumer often feels good about the income tax, and we can recite a 7-verse poem about this topic in Germany.

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06. January 2021 | 08:33 CET | by André Will-Laudien

UPCO International, Netflix, Tencent: Unchecked Mobile & Internet Boom!

  • Telecommunications

The lockdown is extended once again in Europe. One does not want to give the virus a chance to change hosts. As a result, the inner cities' streets are emptying again, and the front seats on the home streaming device and life in the online world are more in demand than ever. Good for the companies that have already fully digitized their business model a few years ago and can maintain a large presence on the Internet. Here, revenues are rising by themselves; the scaling so often mentioned in management letters is now taking place. Communication service providers, payment providers, and mobile platforms have been in the ascendancy for months now. We take a closer look at a few industry players.

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05. January 2021 | 08:39 CET | by André Will-Laudien

BIGG Digital Assets, NEL ASA, BYD: The Bitcoin Crypto Rally Continues!

  • Blockchain

Exactly 5 weeks ago, we looked at the BTC exchange rate as it just bounced off the USD 20,000 mark. Over the weekend, it again reached a new high of USD 34,790. Yesterday we saw a violent correction to USD 27,975, just like that, 20% in 4 trading hours. Crypto investors are used to volatility; it will be another hell ride in 2021 anyway because the strong supporters of the Bitcoin already see a new world currency. The supporters of the FIAT dollar, on the other hand, would rather quickly ban the Bitcoin to protect the financial systems from questionable changes. With just 21 million units, the Bitcoin has no reserve character, because only a few wealthy people on this globe can buy a unit of it. It will be interesting to see how the US dollar - Bitcoin - gold currency triangle develops this year.

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04. January 2021 | 08:50 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Alphabet, AdTiger, Allgeier - Buy AAA in 2021!

  • Marketing

According to statistics, today's people use the Internet 17 times every day. Whether with their smartphone, at the supermarket checkout or on their PC. The most frequent use is search processes, social media, work access or shopping transactions. The number of Internet users worldwide has risen continuously and amounted to around 4.1 billion in 2020, which means that online users have increased by approximately 125% percent within ten years. According to one estimate, Asia will have been the region with the most Internet users in mid-2020, with 2.5 billion users. EMEA followed by a wide margin with around 730 million online users. However, North America represents the region with the highest proportion of Internet users. The estimated penetration rate was about 90%, Europe was at 78%, and Asia at around 59%, was still below the global average.

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30. December 2020 | 07:00 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Deutsche Bank, Palantir, wallstreet:online - Data Odyssey 2021

  • Big data

Every day, a single person generates about 1.7 MB of data. We are creating and publishing more information than at any other time in human history. At this rate, we can expect the Big Data market to reach 40 trillion gigabytes by the end of the year. That's more data than most of us can even begin to imagine. It includes everything from the pictures you upload to social media, to the comments we post somewhere and everything in between. A certain amount of this data won't be useful to anyone. But there is a lot of valuable data out there, especially if companies evaluate and use it commercially. Social media is a mecca for data collectors - used for credit scores, user profiles and advertising. Data protection has now been regulated by law - but most users give their data voluntarily.

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29. December 2020 | 09:00 CET | by André Will-Laudien

RYU Apparel, Adidas, Under Armour - Styling high on the agenda!

  • Sportswear

The third wave of closures in Austria and now complete lockdown! Until January 18, not much is running in the Alpine country - however, the ski resorts are still open. Sports training is not a problem even in pandemic conditions - likely responsible for this is the strong lobby of ski tourism, which extends from hoteliers, restaurant owners, and mountain railway operators to the sports industry. The government followed the request and successfully resisted European uniformity. Reason: The Austrian gross domestic product is dependent on tourism to 37%, and here the winter pays two-thirds of the fee again. Turning off the tap at this point would immediately raise the question of who has to bear the economic damage. In any case, the EU will not pay - this has already been announced, so that skiing pleasure remains possible in Austria. We look at the sports and styling industry - is a new outdoor boom starting?

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28. December 2020 | 10:48 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Alibaba, FuelCell, Desert Gold - Bet on gold!

  • Gold

The long Christmas weekend still shows minor after-effects on the scales, but the Bitcoin has gained weight, it reached a new high yesterday at almost USD 27,700. A small correction usually follows, and it then continues to go up. We will see what is started as a new target zone. Analysts attest the cryptocurrency potential to over USD 100,000. Meanwhile, some old acquaintances are making their presence felt on our watchlist. Alibaba, the "Amazon" from China, collapsed, and FuelCell Energy first rose after bad news and then lost over 15%. Gold, however, stalked back up unnoticed at USD 1,870. The Joe Biden stimulus package of USD 900 billion suggests inflation - that's causing Bitcoin to rise and gold is also coming back into fashion.

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28. December 2020 | 09:45 CET | by André Will-Laudien

BASF, Lufthansa, Triumph Gold - Watch out for the end of the year!

  • Investments

After months of tough negotiations, the UK and the EU are on the verge of a historic trade deal. However, we still face some hurdles in the British and European parliaments. No one wants a "no-deal" exit - the UK has already extremely sidelined itself with its tract, and the British pound reflects the skeptical view of the markets. Now that an agreement is within reach, it must be written into law. The British government has announced that it will call MPs to Parliament on 30 Dec for the last heavy day of work to vote on the rulebook. However, according to the UK's chief Brexit negotiator David Frost, MPs are still waiting for the agreement's full text to be published soon. It seems like the MPs will have to hold a blind vote. Our guess: it won't work!

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23. December 2020 | 08:50 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Q & M Dental, Moderna, AstraZeneca: Serving people!

  • Health

Rarely has the stock market been so focused on people as it has been during the pandemic. People are thinking about which companies offer the best service package for all the problems associated with infections, vaccinations and even the psychological effects of isolation and loneliness. Humans are "social animals" with multiple social needs. Curtailing these needs works temporarily, but at some point, the arguments have to be genuinely purposeful so that certain restrictions continue to be accepted. At the peak of the contagion curve, we would like to see possible remedies that quickly turn the overall situation into a positive end - this is possible for the medium-term future. Still, in the short term, we have to stick together.

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22. December 2020 | 09:37 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Enapter AG, Plug Power, Nel ASA - Get into hydrogen now!

  • Hydrogen

At the top of the scale of stock market favorites are hydrogen stocks. We are dealing with an industry of the future - the proponents of H-technology want to offer a revolutionary energy generation and storage that is a real alternative to the lithium-ion battery. According to current overall ecological balance calculations, H-technology performs significantly better than the very questionable production of highly toxic metal-based energy storage. In a few years, research could be ready to define hydrogen as another standard in mobility and energy production. The German government has already approved funding of EUR 9 billion for green hydrogen.

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22. December 2020 | 08:52 CET | by André Will-Laudien

GS Holdings Ltd., Beyond Meat, Altria, HelloFresh - Eat, Drink and Smoke at Home!

  • Food

The world goes directly into Lockdown - it does not pass go or collect EUR 8,000. Loosely based on the parlour game, Monopoly, we are living quietly in a family-like community towards the turn of the year, while the stock market is experiencing new highs as well as violent turbulence. Neither the bullish moves nor the corrections are continuous. They are very selective and momentum-driven. Some standard stocks hang at 3-year lows other so-called pandemic winners go through the roof as if they could increase their profits tenfold in this environment. That's the way it is at the end of 2020, and January will probably follow this scenario seamlessly. Nothing is certain as the infection rate is developing alarmingly.

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21. December 2020 | 09:05 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Rio Tinto, Glencore, Almonty Industries - commodities on the upswing

  • Resources

WTI oil futures settled above USD 49 per barrel on Friday for the first time in almost 10 months. Brent futures also reached an 8-month high of USD 52 per barrel. Such oil prices have not been seen since late February, with other commodities also moving higher. The prospect of a Covid-19 relief deal in Congress that will provide an additional USD 900 billion to the US economy has rekindled hopes that the rapid distribution of vaccines will get people back on track and encourage travel and long-term consumption decisions. The demand for commodities of all kinds could therefore increase rapidly again, and in parallel, the industrial figures and also the entire commodity market should be able to recover further. OPEC agreed earlier this month to gradually increase oil production by 500,000 bpd starting in January. A good sign.

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17. December 2020 | 09:46 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Saturn Oil & Gas, BP, Royal Dutch Shell: Now the right oil stock!

  • Energy

The stock market is like a pendulum that swings back and forth. The year 2020 was undoubtedly the year of electromobility - just one look at Tesla with its USD 600 billion capitalization is enough - and a year for the "hype topic" hydrogen, which though still needs at least 3 years of research and development for series production. Both are much-discussed alternatives to oil and other fossil fuels. Unfortunately, this comparison is somewhat misleading, as significant amounts of oil and coal are still used to generate both electricity and hydrogen. The drivers of electric vehicles like to pat themselves on the back because of their political compensation. Still, there is now a consensus in the research community that electric propulsion systems on a broad scale can in no way be described as a solution for sustainable economic activity. On the government side, of course, there are great tax incentives that probably reflect the intrinsic motivation of the e-belief community to a huge extent. However, if the battery goes on strike in the winter, fortunately, you still have the V8 in the private garage.

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16. December 2020 | 10:33 CET | by André Will-Laudien

DOW, Henkel, Royal Helium - Chemistry learns sustainability

  • Investments

The chemical sector is entering a new era. Value chains are being reshaped as sustainability, along with economic and geopolitical shifts, new technologies, and changing consumer demands challenge the bottom line and future profitability of companies. Covid-19 has led to even greater complexity and caused significant shifts in supply and demand. However, sustainability factors and ESG criteria also offer growth and differentiation opportunities for companies that redefine their value chains and business models, adapt to the circular economy, seize the opportunities of digital technology, and upskill their employees to the best of their abilities.

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15. December 2020 | 15:27 CET | by André Will-Laudien

dynaCERT, NEL, Plug Power - Who is working for climate targets?

  • Environmental Protection

The goal of reducing CO2 emissions by 55% by 2030 is Germany's contribution to the Paris Climate Agreement. The aim is to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius by the end of this century - if possible, even to 1.5 degrees Celsius. To achieve this, emissions of greenhouse gases, i.e., primarily carbon dioxide (CO2), must fall significantly. So far, Germany is among the pioneers, having reduced emissions by around 31% between 1990 and 2018. A good start, but it is still far from enough. With Brazil, Australia and the USA, the leaders of significant countries, unfortunately, gave the rest of the world the cold shoulder. But the engineers of future technology do not care about the pronouncements from politics. They continue to research, for example, in Canada, Scandinavia and the USA - because the essential course settings happen now or never!

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14. December 2020 | 13:11 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Airbnb, technotrans, Focus Mining - Focused into the New Year!

  • Investments

The lockdown is now a done deal. Until January 10, almost nothing will move in Germany. The stock exchanges, however, developed in the last days of the year again really dynamically - although not the lame DAX - it is the siblings MDAX and SDAX, which defined new highs with 29,802 and 14,129 points. The wave of issuances on NASDAQ is also flushing more money than ever into the coffers of the all-time favourite stocks. Tesla, for example, recently raised USD 5 billion, food delivery Company DoorDash collected USD 3.4 billion and Airbnb came in at a whopping USD 3.5 billion. Who would have thought it - you get the impression investors' money needs to get out? Bitcoin has also turned around at USD 17,800 and is now trading at USD 19,400. Price fireworks greet us daily!

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14. December 2020 | 12:22 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Delivery Hero, DoorDash, wallstreet:online, Alibaba: Where profits now beckon

  • Online

While Germany is back in lockdown mode, speculative investors are traditionally scuffling their feet between the current and new year. Thin turnover provides fertile ground for one or two holiday gambles - this is likely to remain the case even during the crisis. Even if it currently looks like the overall market is running out of steam a bit as the year draws to a close, there are still stocks with great potential. One classic lockdown stock is Delivery Hero. In the past year alone, the value has increased by almost 120%. But what are the chances today?

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10. December 2020 | 10:59 CET | by André Will-Laudien

AdTiger, Formycon, CureVac - Brilliant to the finish line!

  • Investments

It seems strange that a single company should be worth as much as all its colleagues in the industry put together. There is no such thing - there is! Yesterday, Tesla had a valuation of USD 625 billion at the start of the stock market - that's more than all other car manufacturers put together. Of course, Elon Musk's creature has not been a pure car manufacturer for a long time. Tesla is a high-tech Company, led by a visionary who brings a new great idea from his inner design studio to the light of day every few weeks. With his visions about essential facts of the human future, he is as creative as Karl Lagerfeld and as crazy as Jean-Paul Gaultier. But everyone is looking for the favor of their customers and genius is what we urgently need in a pandemic environment.

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09. December 2020 | 10:37 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Berkshire Hathaway, Coca-Cola, Blackrock Gold - a long runner in the Advent season

  • Investments

The point is this: Even before the pandemic, a market correction was more than likely. Global debt once again reached a dangerous fever level. Then, of course, came the pandemic, which turned everything upside down and accelerated the debt wheel once again. But that was then, and this is now. The problems from before the March crash are still there, and in some cases, they have even intensified. Between January and September of this year, world debt has increased by another USD 15 trillion. Economists estimate that by the end of this year alone, global debt will have risen to USD 277 trillion. This liquidity will flow into the structural aid that has been promised, but above all into the financial markets, which are floating in orbit given weak economic figures. In the meantime, the pandemic continues to spread around the world, and the prospect of a rapid vaccination of 8 billion people or increasing herd immunity alone remains a hope for the quiet days, which will carry a very special sensuality this year because the future of humanity is at stake! Another year like 2020 - we don’t need that!

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08. December 2020 | 08:59 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Cisco Systems, BASF, Defense Metals - Everyone is extremely important!

  • Investments

Current advances in technology are changing the industry forever. It is the data worlds that play an increasingly important role in all stages of the production process today due to their availability and analytical capabilities. They make operational activities more transparent and much easier to control. Production data is automatically matched with supply chains and the resulting end products. In this context, digitization has a healing and destructive component. Healing, because the understanding of the process is getting better and better, and all eventualities can be mapped. Destructive, because it has a damaging effect on routine activities that were historically performed by a large number of people and will be increasingly dispensable in the future. In the field of cybersecurity, numerous investigations are conducted, thousands of vulnerabilities are identified, and forensic tools are developed to help protect corporate assets. A new era has begun - complete transparency is the order of the day!

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07. December 2020 | 10:01 CET | by André Will-Laudien

EXMceuticals, Aurora, Xphyto Therapeutics - Cannabis 2.0 and Psilocybin!

  • Cannabis

The North American Cannabis Index has brought itself back to life in October! The index lost 80% since the beginning of 2019, but it's going up again with the survivors of the industry. Overall, the capitalization of the sector has decreased by 85%, with the election of Joe Biden, the second buying wave of purchases is underway. If hemp production was the initial focus, it is now the applications, the achieved market access and new active ingredient combinations. In the slipstream of the therapeutic plant customer, another topic came to the fore that has caused investors' hearts to stutter in recent weeks: the psychedelic drugs in the form of psilocybin. Psilocybin has been used as an entheogen and hallucinogenic drug since prehistoric times. Now the medical applications are being investigated. The trend is already running at full speed, the Canadian brokerage house Canaccord estimates the market volume of all indications that are suitable for treatment with active psychedelic ingredients to be USD 100 billion.

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04. December 2020 | 10:30 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Oracle, Facebook, Osino Resources - year-end rally is on!

  • Investments

30,000 in the DOW JONES - Crisis what Crisis? Just at the end of the year, the new mark falls, including the NDX yesterday with a fresh green lamp. Never before has the government debt apparatus increased more in one year than in 2020, and never before has there been such a rally of the century after a correction on the stock markets. Missed out? Whoever sold in March and didn't get back in, today the dogs bite, but whoever dared to make up for it despite Corona, has a whopping 65% profit on the shares bought later. With the technology stocks, it was even a close doubling. And if one has also put the DNA of the "Corona winners" into a portfolio, then I would be surprised if there was not a plus of 150%. The market continues - the year-end rally has 15 trading days left ... and it's gaining momentum every day!

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03. December 2020 | 11:51 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Bayer, Carnival, Silver Viper - Rough weather on the high seas!

  • Investments

Gold up 60 Dollars! Precious metals are beginning to recover from their recent decline in the options market. It is often rumored that the sales in gold & silver have to do with raising money from the prominent market players. Short Gold - Long Nasdaq. The NDX, in any case, climbed to a new all-time high yesterday. In the face of renewed speculation frenzy, which also drove the Bitcoin price back to record highs, some financial media have revived the old argument. The Blockchain creature would be the new gold is the slogan, but some Tweets also show, e.g., from market analyst Fred Hickey, why Bitcoin should not be confused with the yellow metal: "The history of gold is 3,000 years old - that of Bitcoin not even 10 - and gold has a natural attraction!" Currently, the value ratio is 10:1 - Gold analysts see the price at over USD 20,000 in 2025, but Bitcoin already costs that today.

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01. December 2020 | 09:54 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Desert Gold, BioNTech, Vodafone - Healthier, Cleaner, Gold!

  • Investments

Asian stocks have recently faltered near their record highs, but the Nikkei, in particular, has experienced a grand rally of 15% in the last 4 weeks. Yesterday 30.11. is a popular settlement day for fund managers around the globe because from this date on you only have 1 month to clean the portfolio from unwanted components. In simple terms, stocks which ran poorly all year are likely to be sold and stocks that everyone's talking about and have performed well so far, tend to be topped up again. Among asset management experts, these measures are called "window dressing", i.e., perfecting the design of the viewing rooms in the form of a portfolio listing.

On the market as a whole, investors seem to be developing the view that the economic recovery will gain momentum next year, and this is driving some to liquidate their gold holdings - intended as a security investment - rather than to sell them. On the technical front, support for gold remains intact at around USD 1,750 to USD 1,770 an ounce. Silver continues to see massive interest near the psychological level of USD 22-23, the Technical Analysis tells us. Whether we can take this as a given at the end of the year remains to be seen; the pressure on precious metals prices is currently high.

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30. November 2020 | 12:12 CET | by André Will-Laudien

BIGG Digital Assets, Alibaba, Square: Crypto & Technology - the new empire makers!

  • Blockchain

Many probably did not expect such a sharp correction. After weeks of rushing upwards, the Bitcoin and the entire crypto market has let off steam. To 25.11.2020 BTC/USD reached its 52-week high of USD 19,480.50, other prominent cryptos like Ethereum, Ripple or Litecoin also stood on new high marks. However, this was probably too big a sip from the bottle, a sell-off shortly before the magic USD 20,000.00 in Bitcoin captured the entire market and led to short-term discounts of up to 50% in the side stages. Bitcoin itself corrected a temporary loss of a good USD 3,000.00 or 15% up to USD 16,300.00. Yesterday, Sunday, however, the weak phase seemed to be over again, and the most popular Internet currency climbed again by 10 percent to USD 18,100.00. If that was the correction, then there are likely still some hot weeks left in the year ahead!

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27. November 2020 | 10:12 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Ballard Power, Varta, SolGold - Trillions of Biden!

  • Copper

Joe Biden is moving forward in the fight against climate change and wants to boost economic growth with a spending plan worth more than $5 trillion. He wants to start with the completely outdated American energy industry to generate carbon-free electricity by 2035. The plan reflects ideas that were taken up by some of Biden's more progressive allies during the primary elections, such as Jay Inslee, the governor of Washington. Perhaps this is even a point that cost Donald Trump a few votes.

In his plan, Biden promises to spend about $2 trillion over four years to promote his energy proposals, which is significantly more than he proposed during the primaries. In terms of content, he attaches great importance to modernizing American infrastructure and investing in improving the energy efficiency of buildings and housing as well as promoting environmental protection efforts in agriculture. Now that's an announcement!

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26. November 2020 | 08:42 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Deutsche Telekom, Tencent, Upco International – it used to roar!

  • Telecommunications

We are currently in the early stages of 5G rollout, with a focus on developing new features and increasing network performance. It's easy to get caught up in the 5G hype, and rightly so: the benefits that 5G can offer to several technology sectors are enormous. The industry speaks in this context of the age 4.0 or IOT, meaning "internet of things" - i.e. the total networking of production with all its suppliers and customers in real-time categories. Everything is traceable, controlled and validated online - accounting is entirely automatic. However, there are still unanswered questions about the health effects of high-performance networks on people, which nobody really knows how to answer. Until we have reached a nationwide expansion stage in Germany, LTE users will continue to make up the vast majority of the operators' subscriber base and continue to generate substantial revenues. The last mile of digitization is still to come, a clear sign of a misguided industry policy.

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25. November 2020 | 11:24 CET | by André Will-Laudien

RYU Apparel, Nike, Abercrombie - Black Week Online is booming!

  • Sportswear

The Bitcoin goes through the roof with USD 19.400, and Amazon & Co. is ringing the cash box. We are in Black Week - the shopping week with the highest turnover of the year. Introduced originally as Black Friday, it was the Friday following Thanksgiving, when 85% of all North Americans don't have to go to work. And what do Americans prefer to do than shop? US retailers make about 20% of their annual sales during this time because there are also early Christmas purchases. In COVID-19 times the picture is again in favour of online business. Yesterday the Black Week started with great discount offers, today the Dow Jones jubilates with new highs - we take a closer look at prominent representatives of the styling industry.

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24. November 2020 | 10:28 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Scottie Resources, Bitcoin, Tesla: rocket propulsion in demand!

  • Investments

Once again gold was voted out of the market by analysts yesterday, hitting a 3-month low of USD 1,831. Deutsche Bank recently released figures on the performance of traditional markets and the crypto market following the optimistic move towards a Covid-19 vaccine. In addition to varying stock market gains with increases between 5 and 15%, Bitcoin came out as one of the biggest winners. The attractiveness of Bitcoin as an alternative hedge continues to increase according to Deutsche Bank analysts. Further gains are likely, but we should not forget the many speculators who are probably unscrupulously chasing the rocket-trend.

There seems to be a substantial increase in demand to use Bitcoin in place of gold, to hedge various dollar or inflation risks. Bitcoin and other TOP10 cryptos have gained between 20-50% in this month alone. The run is similar to the development in the years 2017-2018. Gold and silver, on the other hand, continue to show a need for consolidation, many investors are currently shifting their security investments into other areas. However, this downward movement should not continue for long, unless Bitcoin reaches the price target of USD 100,000 of the well-known Bitcoin bull Max Keiser. If not, there is, of course, a considerable need for technical corrections, which can also happen overnight due to the 24-hour trading.

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23. November 2020 | 11:16 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, Almonty Industries - Base metals for the upswing

  • Base metals

Last week, Canadian star economist David Rosenberg said: "Base metals are generally the most correlated with the Chinese economy, so I would say that base metals have performed very well. The correlation between Chinese GDP and commodities is incredible. It is not difficult for me to take a constructive stance towards the base metals sector when I believe that they are the primary source of demand worldwide and that China consumes half of the world's metals."

Looking to the future, Rosenberg said that the US and the rest of the Western world must confront China's growing power and influence. "I hate to say it, but whoever the president is, he is currently facing the challenge of preventing China from capturing an ever-increasing share of global GDP."

The message is clear: In China, Covid-19 seems to have already been overcome; it is essential not to lose the connection because of the pandemic-related downturn. Overall, raw materials will, therefore play a huge role in this environment.

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20. November 2020 | 11:10 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Air Liquide, Linde, Royal Helium: Air Anchor

  • Helium

According to PWC, sustainability is a crucial issue for the oil and gas industry. Until now, the core of existing sustainability strategies has primarily involved compliance with regulatory requirements in the areas of health, employee well-being and safety. For some years now, renewable energies have been on the upswing, and decarbonization is the order of the day, posing new challenges for the sustainability strategies of oil and gas companies. Current climate policy, pressure from shareholders and the public, and the investment strategies of major financial institutions are forcing companies to invest in the use of "green" energy sources and reduce their emissions. Through improved technologies and processes, ecologically generated electricity is becoming increasingly competitive.

On the one hand, it can be seen as threatening, but also an opportunity for business models in the oil and gas industry. Their well-known representatives will continue to play an essential role in the global energy mix for the foreseeable future. For all companies in the industry, this situation represents a balancing act. They must develop transparent sustainability strategies to safeguard their traditional business areas. Still, at the same time, they must also take advantage of new opportunities and seize those arising from the transition to a climate-neutral economy.

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19. November 2020 | 09:40 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Triumph Gold, Impala Platinum, First Majestic Silver: precious metals for Biden's debt policy!

  • Precious Metals

Economists refer to "asset inflation" as the increase in the price of all assets. What is meant by this is the general increase in the price of all asset investment vehicles such as bonds, shares, precious metals or real estate. We make no secret of it: ALL of the objects as mentioned above are paid with newly created money, the liquidity in the system ensures quasi permanently that assets are practically subject to a permanent and continuous increase in price. Shares, for example, have risen by an average of 9% per year since 2009. Bonds measured by the Bund future are quoted at a 100-year high with negative yields and a rich real negative interest rate, yes, and real estate in good locations has more than tripled in value over the last 20 years. In Munich, for example, the average weighted price per square meter for new residential buildings is around EUR 8,500 (range EUR 5,000-16,000) - in 2000, this was still EUR 2,850. Now we come to the precious metals using gold as an example: the yellow metal cost around USD 400 per ounce in 2005 and is now worth USD 1,875, a plus of 370% in 15 years. Let's take a closer look at the world of precious metals.

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18. November 2020 | 10:40 CET | by André Will-Laudien

NIO, Tesla, dynaCERT - Mobilizing the future!

  • Environmental Protection

The good news for automotive suppliers is that electric vehicles still only make up a small percentage of the car market - at least for now. The bad news is that the increasing spread of electric cars is a significant challenge for automotive suppliers. Since these cars have far fewer parts than those with conventional combustion engines, manufacturers of exhaust and fuel systems as well as traditional transmissions are facing significant disruptions as e-mobility takes unexpected steps forward. The crux of the matter for electricians is still the availability of charging stations and the limited mobility radius. But this will soon change rapidly once the Corona aid pots are flowing into the green infrastructure.

Nevertheless, the e-vehicle is being fueled by government emission standards and incentives, especially in the USA, England, France, Germany and China. But the battery-powered vehicles will not pose a significant threat to the combustion engines until operating costs are about the same. In especially more impoverished areas of the planet and inaccessible zones, there is no alternative to the internal combustion engine; this is completely ignored in the public discussion. While the cost of e-cars continues to fall as technology improves, they are still far from being competitive. Nevertheless, if you look at the signs of the times, car companies have already invested billions in electro-related technology, so the course for the future is set.

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17. November 2020 | 10:34 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Saturn Oil & Gas, Petrochina, XPENG: Ready for take-off!

  • Energy

A key finding of a study conducted by the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy shows that the older generation is more willing to make sacrifices for the climate than the younger generation. Older people are more sustainable when it comes to specific products and their usage behaviour. 88% of those over 30 want to use their things "as long as possible" - that is 9 percentage points more than younger adults.
Conversely, 18% of those under 30 say that it is essential for them to have the latest products. That is 8 percentage points more than among older age groups. The researchers evaluated the representative surveys according to the age of the respondents - with a clear result: thanks to the bank, older people are more environmentally conscious than the younger generation. The throw-away society is thus a manifestation of time and a sign of abundance. It is clear that such trends call for Greta movements in particular, and the economists among us are well aware that growth means sacrifice, and that in most cases that "little bit more" is at the expense of our planet.

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16. November 2020 | 09:48 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Velocity Minerals, B2Gold, Delivery Hero: We take up the fight!

  • Gold

The news of a vaccine against Corona with a success rate of 90% caused markets to skyrocket since last Monday. While the Dow Jones and the S&P set 500 new records, gold plummeted by as much as USD 118 in one day. Gold's most significant daily drop in more than seven years also wiped out its breakout from a 3-month downward wedge last Friday.

As gold futures closed below USD 1,890 this week on the Comex, the strong sell-off below this support brings with it the possibility that the zone between USD 1,750 and USD 1,800 will be tested again before the correction of the safe-haven metal's large gains finds a significant bottom. The gold futures base of USD 1,800 has technically become a critical support level, an area that dates back to the bull market of 2008.

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13. November 2020 | 12:40 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Pfizer, BioNTech, Desert Gold - inoculate portfolios with gold!

  • Gold

After only three days, disillusionment already! The winners of yesterday are the losers of today. Since Monday's vaccination rocket, the markets have been hanging around up there, looking to see if any more buyers have left the sickbed of the last bear market. Unfortunately, no, the case is rather that airlines are, on average, down 5% again and a battered TUI is looking for further state aid which pushes the price back towards 4 euros. The problematic week began as the Dow rose by 4% to a new record high, and yields on ten-year government bonds shot up by almost 17% in a single day as investors relinquished security. Oil prices rose by 8% as people now believe that the stalled economy is coming back to life.

Meanwhile, the US dollar index rose by about 60 basis points, while even some exotic currencies with higher beta jumped too. Of course, some gold and silver enthusiasts wonder if a vaccine is enough to kill both the Covid-19 virus and the bull market in precious metals as gold and silver lost between 5 and 9%. However, if you look at the markets today, the chances are that smart money, in particular, will start to buy the dips in the precious metals.

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12. November 2020 | 11:33 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Barrick Gold, Palantir Technologies, Osino Resources: Take a deep breath!

  • Gold

Small clearance sale! On wild vaccine Monday, the price of gold fell nearly USD 100 but has so far held at the critical support level of USD 1,850 after Pfizer and BioNTech announced a potential vaccine against the COVID-19 virus. Many investors hold gold and silver (also beaten by 7%) as crisis protection. This can go wrong in the short term - but in the long term, it is exciting.

"The virus may disappear, but that doesn't mean that economic growth will turn around on a cent," said Ole Hansen, Head of Commodity Strategy at Saxo Bank. "A lot of damage has been done that cannot be easily repaired or will take a long time to fix". That's just the way it is - COVID-19 changes a lot of things, especially the risk mentality of people. The economies have to go in new directions in 2021/22.

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11. November 2020 | 13:55 CET | by André Will-Laudien

BIGG Digital Assets, VISA, American Express: Pay per Coin & Click!

  • Blockchain

The stock markets are on a rollercoaster ride - so are the cryptocurrencies. For the past 48 hours or so, the stock markets have experienced unparalleled volatility. While some stocks are taking off in the hope of a quick end to the pandemic, others are losing ground, while in recent months have been able to benefit from the pandemic restrictions. The crypto world is even more volatile, but the individual coins are developing very differently. Up-to-date there are according to CoinMarketCap.com 7,637 Coins, which are traded on 32,540 markets and represent an added value of USD 441.2 billion. The old father of the movement, the "Bitcoin" stands alone for USD 282.7 billion or 64% of the total market. It has grown by 60% in 2020. Service providers and payment processors are active in this market, but with different objectives. PayPal announced its entry a few weeks ago, and now the hunt for successors begins. We take a look at the protagonists of this not so new market segment.

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10. November 2020 | 10:10 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Newlox Gold, Agnico-Eagle Mines, Kinross Gold - Gold USD 2,500 in preparation...!

  • Gold

That was a slap in the face today! BioNtech was just around the corner with the Covid-19 vaccination and the safety-oriented investors hit the precious metals again. Gold yesterday lost 4.9% to USD 1,853 after USD 1,952 the day before, and silver was slaughtered by 7.9% to USD 23.7. It has been a long time since the precious metals were hit. The paper-oriented investments in gold followed the announcement with considerable discounts to the south. But, the autumnal precious metal fairs suggest a grumbling. Most gold and silver mines have done their homework in the last 3 years and reduced production costs substantially.

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09. November 2020 | 11:08 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Vodafone, UPCO International, Apple: Phone, Pay, Chat!

  • Telecommunications

Telecommunication today is an inexpensive service that we take for granted. In the past, however, international calling was an exciting affair. I can still remember the time before the mobile telephone. It was 1990, in Death Valley, United States with a temperature of almost 50 degrees, there was a Pacific Bell coin-operated telephone which only accepted quarters (US 25 cent coins). When dialling a German number, the operator said: "Please insert USD 4.75 to proceed with this call." Prepared for this, with 19 quarters, one would insert the coins and wait under the plexiglass hood for the connection. One congratulated a family member on their birthday or exchanged a brief update on a vacation and then after 1 minute 30 seconds the call would end. At the very least, the relatives 9,100 km away had received a sign of life. All is well!

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06. November 2020 | 11:35 CET | by André Will-Laudien

MAG Silver, Silver Lake Resources, Silver Viper: Inflation may come!

  • Silver

Goldman Sachs is bullish for the commodity sector! In a memo to its clients, analysts predict a weaker dollar, rising inflation and additional monetary and fiscal policy incentives as reasons for a possible recovery in commodity prices. For the S&P GSCI, which tracks 24 commodities from all commodity sectors, a return of 30 percent is forecast over 12 months. Industrial metals, such as copper, could gain 5 percent, precious metals 18 percent and energy more than 42 percent. Goldman forecasts an average gold price of USD 2,300 per ounce in 2021, while silver is forecast to average USD 30 per ounce. Hear, hear - such a thing rarely comes from an investment bank!

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05. November 2020 | 11:06 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Defense Metals, Orocobre, Aurubis – Everyone is a specialist!

  • Metals

Strategic metals are indispensable. They are very rare in the earth's crust and only occur in certain places. For the free economy, there is a procurement problem per se, because, on the one hand, China has the largest reserves, on the other hand, the states intervene in the distribution of the existing quotas. In times of a pandemic, mine closures lead to minor shortages in these metals, but prices are usually negotiated with buyers on a long-term basis. Since the metals usually cannot be procured in alternative ways, it is in everyone's interest to improve the supply situation. But how to procure, if not steal...?

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04. November 2020 | 13:44 CET | by André Will-Laudien

General Electric, SolGold, Nikola - Take a close look!

  • Investments

New times have dawned. In the USA, after the current stock market correction, people are celebrating a small upswing as if it were the latest landing on the moon. Yes, there were useful GDP data, after 6 months of negative figures October joined the ranks with a growth of +33.1% - but the levelled annual level is still a good 27% below the previous year. The next lockdown is imminent, which will inevitably come after the election given the new infection figures of 92,000 a day. The now noticeable recovery reflects the hard reset of the economy after the sharp declines since March. The stock market is betting that the economy will regain size in a few quarters. However, one should bear in mind the dowry: Exploding unemployment and the unprecedented national debt has been rampant for 12 years and is now being legitimized by the fight against the pandemic!

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02. November 2020 | 09:41 CET | by André Will-Laudien

wallstreet:online, Apple, Facebook: The kings of the data world

  • Big data

That was a rain of numbers last week. Almost all technology companies reported their figures for the third quarter - the absolute negative outlier was SAP. After a small sales warning for its cloud business, the share price slumped by 27% over the week and, at EUR 90, almost reached the level of the March correction. Overall, it was not a good week for technology stocks worldwide. A whole 5% sent down the most watched NDX with the popular FAANG shares. Apple and Facebook, the absolute investor favourites, have built dangerous chart technical summit formations, while the German wallstreet:online AG shines with good figures and a delightful stock split.

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30. October 2020 | 13:14 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Amazon, Deutsche Post, dynaCERT - Properly shipped!

  • Logistics

For investors who are always dealing with new trend topics, there is now the "FreightTech" corner from the technology sector. The term describes the technology to improve freight, shipping and logistics. The trend has been on the radar of venture capital companies for several years, and institutional investments are on the rise. "Online commerce" is now driving the headlines currently, which during the Covid 19 pandemic more than exceeded previous expectations. With the latest contact restrictions, people are doing much more from home - making logistics companies the absolute winners of the pandemic. Global consultants and experts in transportation, such as Roland Berger, are calling on established players to understand their environment better, to master the adaptation of current business models and challenges posed by changing market dynamics. We take a closer look...

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29. October 2020 | 13:36 CET | by André Will-Laudien

ENI, Royal Dutch Shell, Saturn Oil & Gas - scandals and crash!

  • Oil

Six months ago, leading oil producers and the G20 energy ministers met to coordinate an emergency package of production cuts. The aim was to at least compensate for the drop in demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. At that time, it was impossible to know how significant the damage from the pandemic would be and for how long a real recovery would take. Now the production is somewhat lower, and existing oil stocks are gradually fading, but the uncertain prospects remain, as can be seen from the very low forward prices. In the longer term, producers are currently not very encouraged, as the curve shows that prices are unlikely to reach the USD 50.00 per barrel mark by the end of 2023. Those who want to bring about a shortage in the oil market have a monster task ahead of them, because "there is plenty of oil and a slowing economy".

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27. October 2020 | 10:17 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, EXMceuticals - Research in competition

  • Health

By the end of 2020, the drug market is expected to more than double to USD 1.3 trillion, with the E7 countries - Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia and Turkey - accounting for about one-fifth of global drug sales. Also, the incidence of chronic diseases in developing countries will increasingly resemble that in industrialized countries. The evidence is abundant that the pharmaceutical industry business model is both economically unsustainable and operationally lethargic to produce the types of innovative treatments demanded by global markets. The industry must fundamentally change the way it operates to take full advantage of future growth opportunities. PwC's management consultants expect the industry to shift its focus from treatment to prevention. The traditional blockbuster sales model will disappear, and sophisticated direct sales channels will diminish the role of wholesalers. Let's take a closer look!

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26. October 2020 | 11:10 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Yamana, Glencore, Scottie Resources - Accurate analysis required!

  • Gold

Gold fluctuates with every political news item like never before. Let's take a quick look at the chart technique to understand the recent movements. After a three-part downtrend since August 2020, which pushed gold from a new record high of USD 2,074.00 to support at USD 1,850.00, a recovery began at this level in late September. It initially moved the gold price to the hurdle at USD 1,920.00 in early October. After a short, sharp correction, the gold price gained momentum once more, reaching the USD 1,935.00 resistance level. However, there was a further slide in the price on Friday, with the entire previous week's profit being equalized again with closing prices around USD 1,902.00. It will be exciting to see how gold performs in the election campaign for the US presidency. We are looking at some exciting gold stocks.

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23. October 2020 | 14:24 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Agnico Eagle Mines, Kinross Gold, Newlox Gold: Gold in vogue again!

  • Gold

When markets are particularly volatile, as they were, investors often turn to precious metals because they promise stability and value retention. For hundreds of years, gold has been one of the most valuable metals for the protection of assets. Because of its intrinsic value, gold is generally less volatile than the market as a whole. In short, gold can be a useful way to cushion speculative turns on the stock market. So the Portfolio Theory!
The diversification of your own portfolio with precious metal investments is a favored trading method. Since March, the gold price has risen continuously until summer. At the beginning of August, the gold price reached a new all-time high of around USD 2,000 per ounce. A large number of commodity analysts, however, have stated that the value of gold still holds considerable surprises until 2025, making gold mines a perfect vehicle to profit from this trend.

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21. October 2020 | 11:45 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Newmont, AngloGold Ashanti, Velocity Minerals - Gold runs bright

  • Gold

Physical gold inventories have increased steadily over the past decades and are currently at their highest levels. Namely because gold, unlike other raw materials, is practically indestructible and is not consumed except in small quantities in medicine or high-tech. As a result, the global amount of gold is continually increasing. The supposedly highest gold reserves are in the USA, where the government claims to have about 8,133 tons or 287 million ounces. Germany has the second-largest amount of gold reserves with 3,417 tons or 120 million ounces, followed by the International Monetary Fund with 3,217 tons (113 million ounces). The gold price has experienced a sharp increase in recent years. After exceeding the USD 1,000.00 per ounce mark for the first time in March 2008, it had already reached just over USD 2,000.00 per ounce by mid-2020. Investors can invest in the precious metal through derivatives, ETCs, mining stocks, or physical gold.

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20. October 2020 | 11:19 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Gazprom, Linde, Royal Helium - not only balloons rise!

  • Inert gas

The largest reserves of helium are owned and managed on a long-term basis by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. In 2013, it announced that it would start auctioning off an increasing percentage of the reserve each year. The public auction stopped as early as August 2018 due to the exhaustion of the reserve, and it removed a very significant part of the existing supply from the market. Steady demand and lower production in the USA have led to a tight supply situation worldwide. Helium markets have been quite volatile in recent years, with three years of global shortages in the period 2011-2013, followed by two years of measurable oversupply. It seems to be turning around again, as we have been measuring rising demand for 5 years. Helium has a wide range of applications in medicine, industry, and computer technology.

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19. October 2020 | 10:24 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Wirecard, Paypal, BIGG Digital Assets: Crypto - soon normal means of payment?

  • Blockchain

The crypto world is constantly developing, and the user numbers are increasing considerably. The more the discussion about the abolition of cash takes shape, the more people are interested in a liquid alternative means of payment. Even if system critics hold on to gold, once certain acceptance hurdles have been overcome, cryptocurrencies must be said to have grown rapidly. In 2016 there were less than 10 million registered wallets with cryptocurrencies, since the end of 2019 this number exploded to over 40 million, an increase of 300% in three years. Compared to other key figures, especially concerning the Bitcoin exchange rate, this number seems low, but there is an anticipation of further growth.

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16. October 2020 | 11:20 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Amazon, Apple, Almonty: Triple-A: Unique position is required!

  • Investments

If a company today does not shine with exclusivity, it floats with the masses. Once overlooked, the brand name is not even enough for successful poster advertising. It's different for the world market leaders, the blockbusters of the New Economy. Having gotten used to the smartphone in childhood, today's young people know all the features of the mobile companions. Time in the real world is dwindling, as life online is much more colourful, moving, and captivating - second-hand living is becoming the dominant daily routine. No wonder that the Companies that created this world for us are among the most expensive stocks on the stock market - because they have turned the relationship between man and machine into a perfect business model.

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15. October 2020 | 13:30 CET | by André Will-Laudien

General Electric, Varta, SolGold: Three times copper is gold!

  • Copper

According to research by IDTechEx (2020), the introduction of electric traction motors in road vehicles will lead to a significant increase in copper demand over the next ten years. The study commissioned by the International Copper Association (ICA) shows that by 2030, the windings in electric traction motors in electric vehicles will require over 250,000 tonnes of copper per year. The increase in copper demand follows the development of the global automotive market, where pure battery-electric cars are due to gain the largest share of the market at the expense of internal combustion engines and hybrid vehicles. By 2030, electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles will account for 19% of the total market, which, according to IDTechEx, will rise to 72% by 2040.

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13. October 2020 | 13:34 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Bayer, Barrick, Desert Gold: In Gold we trust!

  • Gold

The global economy moving at different speeds. In the USA, the ISM index for services is once again expanding slightly. In China, the mood in the service industry is once again pointing to a veritable recovery. In the eurozone, the economic sentiment examined by the analyst firm, Sentix, remains robust but without any new highs. Even with the rising infection rate, the pandemic will come to an end eventually. In Germany, economic data such as industrial orders, production, and exports, showed a slight slowdown in August. Nevertheless, the stock markets are swinging to new heights daily, as the latent threat from the infection necessitates further liquidity packages from governments. This monetary policy continues to imply very low-interest rates, a weakening USD, and rising inflation expectations. This environment should keep the demand for precious metals at least at a high level, so we remain on the lookout.

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12. October 2020 | 07:48 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Siemens, Vestas, Defense Metals: So the wind blows!

  • Wind

E-mobility drives alternative energies. All efforts to make the world even simpler and more technical are driving electrical energy consumption to undreamt-of heights. The largest consumer is the industry with a share of 42%, followed by private households with 27% and commerce with 22% (others 8%). To generate this demand, the worldwide share of renewable energies has risen from 5.7 to 13.6% in the last ten years. The 20% mark is expected to be reached in 2025. The most important producer of renewable energy is China, with 759 gigawatts per year, uncatchable, followed by the USA, Brazil, and India. Germany is ahead of Canada, in 5th place, with 125 gigawatts. Wind power has a global share of about 1.5%, water 2.5% - oil as the leading energy source still has a high 32% share.

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09. October 2020 | 12:27 CET | by André Will-Laudien

NEL ASA, Tesla, dynaCERT: A lot is happening in the automotive sector

  • Automotive

German premium manufacturers have sold more cars again. Strong sales in China and catch-up results have brought BMW, Audi, and Daimler rising deliveries and sales in the third quarter. However, the Mercedes brand received tailwind mainly from the domestic market. Overall, sales climbed 3.9% to 613,770 vehicles in the last three months. But, nine-month sales are still down almost 10% as a result of the First Half 2020 slump in unit sales due to the corona-related lockdown. Nevertheless, the three big players are leaving the deep corona hole behind for the time being, as the figures published on Wednesday and Tuesday show. Overall, BMW fared best, with the Munich-based company and its subsidiary Mini, achieving sales of 675,680 cars between July and September - an increase of 8.6% over the same period last year. The main driver was a strong business in Asia. BMW also achieved a 7.1% increase in Europe. The USA and North America, on the other hand, remained clearly in the red. It is good to hear that the bottom is likely to be in our rearview mirror!

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07. October 2020 | 12:24 CET | by André Will-Laudien

BP, Royal Dutch Shell, Saturn Oil & Gas: The rebound with an announcement!

  • Oil

When someone talks about the largest commodities market in the world, they mean the oil market. Every day, almost 100 million barrels of black gold are produced and delivered worldwide, even though Elon Musk adamantly claims "Oil is out!” - He would be particularly well advised to find out how many oil products are used in a Tesla. More than 300 components are made of oil derivatives. According to British Petroleum, undoubtedly one of the major players in the industry, the global oil demand peaked in 2019. In its annual energy outlook, the energy company predicts a global decline in oil demand but a strong gas demand until 2050. Renewable energies are the fastest-growing energy sources over the next 30 years.

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06. October 2020 | 11:02 CET | by André Will-Laudien

K+S, ThyssenKrupp, Newlox Gold: Hope for old friends!

  • Investments

The stock market is continually reinventing itself. Last week, no one wanted to bite the bullet, and prices trended down across the board. Even favourites from the technology corner like Tesla and Apple had to give up at short notice. On Monday, we took a deep breath after Donald Trump once again had enough oxygen. The major stock exchanges increased with a good 1-2% growth, and the Nasdaq even ticked up a bit more. Is the correction over? We don't know, but it's worth taking a look at old acquaintances we haven't had on our radar for some time.

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05. October 2020 | 11:02 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Franco Nevada, Bitcoin, Silver Viper: What is still stable today?

  • Assets

It could not have come more bizarre. Donald Trump leaves for medical care because of a positive Covid-19 test; the capital markets promptly go diving. The most significant protagonist in terms of trivialization is himself subject to infection, a showpiece of presidential role model function. Now we hear that the cool head of state will soon recover - he must, because the U.S. election is already casting its shadow. In the search for stability, precious metals were able to succeed in the face of falling stock markets. Gold reached the USD 1,900 mark again, and silver touched the USD 24 mark. In Friday's late trading, the situation for stocks normalized after the 2% decline in Europe, and the Dow Jones regained the significant 27,700 point mark.

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02. October 2020 | 10:45 CET | by André Will-Laudien

SIEMENS, NEL, BLACKROCK GOLD: Gold before the next buying wave!

  • Gold

The US-Department of Labor did not have good news to share yesterday. Although the number of initial applications for benefits from the US unemployment insurance scheme decreased in the week ending September 26, seasonally adjusted, it still amounted to 837,000, which was then corrected upward to 873,000. Compared to the previous week, this is only 36,000 fewer than previously reported. 11.77 million people now receive unemployment benefits in the USA. The gold market has known for a while now of the huge hole in the public coffers, due to the economic slump of over 30%, created by the pandemic. The latest market correction is complete, and it is heading north again at rates of over USD 1,900.00.

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23. September 2020 | 11:14 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Varta, United Internet, SolGold: Future copper scarcity is becoming apparent

  • Copper

A study commissioned by the International Copper Association (ICA) shows that by 2030 more than 250,000 tonnes of copper per year will be used as part of the windings in electric motors for all types of vehicles. Added to this is the long-established copper requirement in all conventional electrical appliances, electricity storage systems, generators and, last but not least, in construction, where the patina of roof and rain pipe structures is concerned. Copper is ubiquitous and yet one of the rarest metals on this globe. Current production is around 20 million tonnes of copper per year but is tending to decline by 5% per year due to mine exploitation and closures. South America is the largest copper producer in the world. According to official resource estimates, about 40% of the total copper deposits worldwide are in South and Central America, especially in Chile. The spot price of the rare metal has risen by a staggering 55% since the corona collapse in March and recently reached a new annual high.

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21. September 2020 | 07:35 CET | by André Will-Laudien

Daimler, Nikola, dynaCERT: He who can deliver, makes the business!

  • Hydrogen

Hydrogen is the better alternative to batteries - No other topic like hydrogen is causing the waves on the stock market to beat as hard as they have done recently. The supporters of clean air, CO2 reduction, and ongoing greenhouse gas discussions see battery technology only as a temporary hype, which was started by Tesla in particular. The industry has long known that battery technology will always remain "unclean", because its production and subsequent disposal alone consumes many times more resources than technologies that have long been available, such as water electrolysis, i.e. the decomposition of water into hydrogen and oxygen. If we consider the fuel diesel, with a share in transport of over 90%, a much more efficient and environmentally friendly combustion process can be designed by using these highly reactive elements. The energy efficiency of the electrolysis of water is over 70%. It is therefore essential that companies such as Tesla and Nikola actively strive for these findings given the wide-ranging discussions on sustainability. But Daimler also recently declared that it does not want to simply let the sleepy trend toward e-mobility standstill and will rely on hydrogen as the technology of the future.

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