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André Will-Laudien

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  • Technology

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

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

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


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Commented by André Will-Laudien on December 14th, 2022 | 12:00 CET

Climate protection & energy crisis: BYD, Mercedes, Globex Mining, Volkswagen - Invest in metals!

  • Mining
  • Commodities
  • Electromobility
  • GreenTech

Those who want to switch from fossil energy to electrical forms of use forget the sometimes poor efficiency in converting fossil primary energy forms to electricity from the socket. Truly green solutions are defined per se by "GreenTech" applications that improve the overall energy balance or even reduce it to zero. A prerequisite for all efforts is access to inexpensive raw materials, especially high-tech metals. These are copper, iron, nickel, silver, and, as the scope of applications expands, silver, platinum and gold. By the fall of 2022, green power yields were between 43 and 66% of the grid capacity. Fossil fuels had a share of only 15 to 20%. Winter has now set in, and trouble looms as the fossil component is more than uncertain for Europe, and solar power yields are falling. Where is the solution?

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on December 12th, 2022 | 10:45 CET

100% is possible: BYD, Varta, Power Nickel, BASF: E-mobility stocks for 2023!

  • Mining
  • Nickel
  • Electromobility

With advanced stock market corrections, rising inflation and disrupted supply chains, many market participants wonder if 100% is possible in 2023. It is! Because there are currently many challenges to solving the climate and energy crisis. More than ever, revolutionary ideas with vision are in demand. The pressure to innovate could not be higher in the area of batteries for e-mobility because the issues of range, service life and recycling have not yet been satisfactorily resolved for consumers. Some representatives of the industry have already recognized the signs of the times.

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on December 8th, 2022 | 09:22 CET

Gas is becoming scarce and raw materials increasingly expensive: Uniper, BYD, Defense Metals, and Nordex in focus

  • Mining
  • RareEarths
  • Electromobility
  • GreenTech

Five years ago, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the transportation revolution. Last week, it finally happened: Pepsi was the first company to receive the keys to the new Tesla e-truck called the "Tesla Semi." It is said to have a full 500 miles, or 800 km, range and can be charged in less than an hour with the appropriate high-voltage current. Because fossil fuel energy supplies are becoming more and more expensive, electric innovations are now entering all areas of business. But electricity from the socket also needs its sources. For this, in turn, all countries worldwide are making efforts to get GreenTech off the ground, i.e. the climate-neutral generation of electricity. Only then can e-mobility be said to benefit the environment. What is urgently needed for this are inexpensive energy and metal raw materials.

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on December 5th, 2022 | 12:43 CET

Attention biotech stocks: Bayer, BioNTech, Defence Therapeutics and Morphosys - These stocks look good!

  • Biotechnology
  • Cancer
  • research

After months of selling off, they are back: biotech stocks! A strong turn on the NASDAQ quickly flushed the beaten-up stocks back to the top of the hit lists. With COVID out of the spotlight, companies are returning to their long-term research lines. These have been heavily focused on cancer in recent years, and now there is even groundbreaking news on metastasis. BioNTech has thus already gained more than 40% since the October low. Morphosys, on the other hand, lost another 40% after an Alzheimer's study failed to deliver valuable results. It is worth taking another look at the sector.

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on December 5th, 2022 | 11:03 CET

Debacle for e-mobility? BYD, Varta, Almonty Industries, Nordex - Farewell from the Qatar desert!

  • Mining
  • Tungsten
  • RareEarths
  • renewableenergies
  • Electromobility

The German national soccer team has experienced its next World Cup debacle and attracted even fewer interested people to their TV sets than during the first World Cup elimination 4 years ago. Even during the third-round preliminary match, TV figures remained comparatively low. The DFB women thus retain the viewer record in 2023, which is nice. E-mobility could also suffer a significant setback in 2023 because if electricity prices continue to rise and availability falls, charging stations could have to be taken off the grid. According to the ADAC, Switzerland is planning a speed limit of 100 and driving bans on non-essential private trips with e-mobiles to prevent the risk of blackouts. The decision will be made in the National Council on December 12. But the stock market is still betting on Tesla & Co - who are the profiteers?

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on December 1st, 2022 | 13:18 CET

Who builds the best battery? Varta, Altech Advanced Materials, SFC Energy, IBU-tec - The entry is tempting!

  • Energy
  • renewableenergies
  • GreenTech
  • Batteries

Three years ago, the Chinese battery market leader CATL presented its cell-to-pack technology to the world for the first time. A new battery with this design is now said to give e-vehicles a range of 1,000 km and super-fast charging in just 10 minutes. According to CATL, the "Qilin" battery is more powerful than Tesla's 4680 cells. CATL plans to begin mass-producing the new battery in 2023. Whether the promised distance will be achieved, however, depends on the size of the installed battery and the vehicle's aerodynamics. In Europe and North America, research and development is also being carried out at full speed because the market for e-mobility still promises growth of over 30% per annum. What is the current status in Germany?

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on November 30th, 2022 | 11:58 CET

What to buy cheap? BYD and Uniper, BASF and Manuka Resources are on the rise

  • Mining
  • Commodities
  • Electromobility
  • chemicals

Even if BYD delivers close to 100,000 vehicles to Sixt in the next few years, this is not a guarantee for rising share prices. After all, major shareholder Warren Buffet is divesting his Chinese hobby horse. Does he know more? Is it a portfolio decision, or does he want to preemptively counter possible geopolitical surprises related to Taiwan? We do not know. The fact remains: Buffet has a lot of followers, and that is forcing the BYD price further and further down. Meanwhile, BASF reports good numbers and pushes further north with a seasonally firm DAX - who would have thought? We dive a little deeper.

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on November 29th, 2022 | 11:10 CET

Hydrogen from Qatar: Nel, Plug Power, dynaCERT and ThyssenKrupp, winners in H2 fever!

  • Hydrogen
  • greenhydrogen
  • GreenTech

"The accelerated expansion of hydrogen supply chains is central to the transition to sustainable energy." Economics Minister Habeck welcomed the planned cooperation between German companies and Emirati producers of hydrogen. For this purpose, there is a new research cooperation between the Fraunhofer Institute and the Ministry of Energy of the United Arab Emirates. Of particular interest to Germany is the production, storage and delivery of green hydrogen to the EU. Whether the FIFA World Cup will help to deepen industrial relations in this field is not certain. But what is important is that hydrogen technology is finally gaining momentum worldwide. We take a look at the protagonists in the round-up for important investments.

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on November 24th, 2022 | 10:17 CET

Sharp price movements at Uniper and Varta, E.ON and Tocvan Ventures on the launch pad!

  • Mining
  • Commodities
  • Energy

The Federal Network Agency reports this week that German gas reserves will be sufficient for 9 to 10 weeks. According to Adam Riese, this means that without new supplies, a bottleneck would be imminent from mid-February. Gas buyers are still hoping that European partners will support our supplies accordingly. In the winter months, however, they will need a large proportion in their own countries. Therefore, we are entering this winter with question marks, which has now returned with the first snow. In the current environment, some stock movements appear with special movements, for example, the 100% rally of the state-owned company Uniper.

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on November 23rd, 2022 | 10:06 CET

GreenTech takes off again: BASF, Meta Materials, Nordex, JinkoSolar - Is there a quick comeback?

  • Innovations
  • Technology
  • GreenTech

For the rapid expansion of "renewable energies", the traffic light coalition has presented a 500-page package of measures this year. With its help, the share of alternative power generation is to be increased as quickly as possible from the current level of around 50% to about 80%. According to reports from Berlin, the necessary approval loops with authorities will be drastically shortened. However, a prerequisite for this would be the population's approval for any encroachments on property in terms of distance regulations, noise and residential quality. It is here where things are currently hitting a snag because the government's bill includes extensive encroachments on nature and major sacrifices by residents in order to serve the common good. But with no one pushing forward on this issue, skepticism about quick success is warranted. Who are the big beneficiaries of climate technology progress?

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