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 September 25th, 2023 | 08:35 CEST
Make a return instead of sitting on the sidelines! Nel ASA, Desert Gold or Nikola Motors - Who belongs on the buy list?
Despite the bull market, the hydrogen sector is feeling the global investment slump, not to mention precious metals. Once again, the US Federal Reserve has issued warnings on the inflation front, but this time, after 11 consecutive hikes, it has not turned the interest rate screw. The refinancing rate remains at 5.5%, but the accompanying wording has greatly unsettled the markets. Capital market rates shot up, reaching a whopping 4.55% for 30-year US Treasury bonds - the highest level in 10 years. We take a look at values that have fallen sharply. Where can adequate yields be expected?Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on September 22nd, 2023 | 07:20 CEST
Recalculation! These are the bare figures: TUI, Saturn Oil + Gas, Deutsche Bank - Buy prices non-stop!
Companies do not always have good figures in their baggage. Analysts listen very carefully to the words of those in charge. Often, it is only a minor sentence that changes entire valuations. TUI is slowly approaching pre-COVID figures. Saturn Oil & Gas must backtrack slightly because of substantial forest fires in Alberta, and Deutsche Bank aims to finalize the Postbank project in 2023. All three stocks offer good buying opportunities because the long-term prospects are quite convincing.Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on September 19th, 2023 | 08:05 CEST
While the IAA Mobility ended with satisfied faces, it did not bring good vibes to local automotive stocks. More than 500,000 visitors attended to be convinced of innovations for a climate-friendly future. Half of the 750 exhibitors came from abroad, and 109 nations were represented. However, those who went with the expectation of finding major breakthroughs were disappointed. The familiar lithium-ion battery still dominates with over 95% usage. Industrially viable alternatives, however, are already in the development stage. Those who think ahead are opting for modern battery concepts.Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on September 18th, 2023 | 06:30 CEST
The big fall decline is now over. It is always a difficult time, but the so-called "Triple Witching" went relatively smoothly this time. The European Central Bank (ECB), in its first interest rate meeting after the summer break, decided to raise key rates by another quarter point to 4.00%, up from the previous 3.75% in July. At the same time, it lowered its inflation forecast for 2025 and the outlook for economic growth in the Eurozone for the years 2023 to 2025. Economic risks are increasing, but inflation remains the determining factor for interest rates. Expectations that the US Federal Reserve (FED) will announce an interest rate pause at its next meeting on Wednesday have boosted confidence. Last week's big losers were the recently favoured AI stocks Nvidia, Microsoft and C3.ai. However, the biotech sector has recently started to climb again. Where are the opportunities for investors?Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on September 14th, 2023 | 09:05 CEST
The stock market is not a one-way street. Investors are trying to ride the wave of "Artificial Intelligence" (AI), and corresponding stocks such as C3.ai, Nvidia, Microsoft, or Palantir are performing well in 2023. A new megatrend is underway here, which, according to experts, will continue for several years. However, because of the high valuations in the entire sector, it is worth taking an analytical look. After all, no one knows how long the AI boom will continue to generate decent returns on the stock market. Opportunity-rich stocks still exist in the second and third tier. We are taking a closer look.Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on September 13th, 2023 | 08:45 CEST
The IAA Mobility closed its doors over the weekend. It was supposed to exude glitz and glamour, but the spark in the field of e-mobility doesn't seem to be flying, and sales figures are declining in Germany. There were only a few real innovations in Munich, but at least progress is being made with e-bikes. More than half of the 750 exhibitors came from abroad, a fact that the German automotive industry is feeling more and more. The Chinese manufacturer BYD presented five models, which will soon be launched in Germany. They are in direct competition with Volkswagen's ID range. Where do the opportunities lie for investors?Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on September 12th, 2023 | 09:05 CEST
While the stock markets recently reached new highs and are now consolidating somewhat, there is widespread gloom in the hydrogen sector. Since the last hype at the beginning of 2021, the stocks have been trending downward. The Joe Biden Administration's Inflation Reduction Act and the EU hydrogen offensive had only been able to give the sector a short-term boost, and most recently, the protagonists marked new, multi-year lows. Nevertheless, there are also positive signs. We examine the risk-reward ratio.Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on September 11th, 2023 | 07:30 CEST
The next steps towards cannabis THC legalization are underway! Canopy, Tilray and BioNTech are taking the lead, and Cantourage Group is experiencing dynamic growth
Cannabis has been decriminalized in some countries but legalized in only a few states. In the US, cannabis is fully legalized in states such as California but outright banned in others such as Texas. While medical use is slowly catching on, the use as an intoxicant and cultivation for personal use remains controversial. Stronger momentum could be sparked by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The authorities are open to a downgrading of the degree of danger in the categorization of the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). We are talking about two steps from Schedule I to Schedule III, which no longer puts THC on a par with common drugs such as heroin, ecstasy or LSD but classifies them as substances with comparatively little psychological dependence. That would be a revolutionary step. Which stocks can benefit?Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on September 6th, 2023 | 10:10 CEST
Attention gold breakout, sell AI stocks? NVIDIA, Globex Mining, and JinkoSolar - these stocks are calling for a party!
Artificial intelligence (AI) stocks have recently seen gains of up to 500%. Fund managers worldwide jumped on the new megatrend, but now many investors are wondering what is next! We do not want to deny the revolutionary AI trends; they will dramatically change many things. But do these disruptive trends justify price-turnover ratios of over 40? NVIDIA, the main protagonist, recently managed to increase its market value to over USD 1 trillion. Yet, the Company only achieved sales of USD 26.9 billion in the last fiscal year, with profits falling by as much as 44%. This feels like an exaggeration that is probably not yet widely perceived. We take a deeper look.Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on September 5th, 2023 | 07:10 CEST
The valuation on the capital markets has developed quite differently in recent months. The DAX 40 index is currently valued at a P/E ratio of only 12, but this ratio is almost 24 for the growth stocks on the NASDAQ. Some clearly state: "In the DAX, industrial stocks dominate, whereas in the NASDAQ, growth-oriented tech companies prevail." Technology stocks accelerate many times over, even in times of crisis, if the business model fits the times. Nevertheless, they are also subject to interest rate causality, i.e. if refinancing becomes more expensive, the return on equity demanded by investors also increases. In August, the 30-year US bond exceeded the 4.25% yield mark. Historically, this has often signaled a temporary end to the tech bull market. Many second-tier stocks appear to be unjustly neglected. We name three potential beneficiaries of an upward turn in interest rates.Read