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Royal Helium CEO Andrew Davidson on NASA, SpaceX and the path to dynamic growth


Craig Taylor, CEO, Defense Metals

Craig Taylor
CEO | Defense Metals
605-815 Hornby St., V6Z 1T9 Vancouver (CAN)

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+1 (778) 994 8072

Milestones, ESG as an USP and the new openness of policy toward rare earths outside China - Defense Metals provides backgrounds


Alex Kent, Managing Director, Aspermont Limited

Alex Kent
Managing Director | Aspermont Limited
613 - 619 Wellington Street, WA, 6000 Perth (AUS)

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+61 8 6263 9100

Aspermont shows the success of digitalization - Alex Kent has an agenda


 

André Will-Laudien

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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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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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