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 November 22nd, 2022 | 11:53 CET
Well, who would have thought: after 9 months of correction mode, the stock market is already returning to normal mode this year. The indicator for leaving the panic mode is the VDAX, i.e. the measured fluctuation range of the index in 12 months. Last week, it reached levels of 22 to 23 again, after peaking at 33 in September. By comparison, in the absolute panic phase at the start of the war, the volatility gauge was 48.6%. The mood has eased, so welcome to the year-end rally. Where are the best opportunities for investors?Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on November 17th, 2022 | 11:20 CET
Investors increasingly look at the big losers in heavily sold markets because the size of the markdowns identifies potential for the future. Often shares fall because of the general market weakness, but sometimes the operating business also weighs heavy. At the end of the year, there is also "tax-loss selling", especially in North America. We look at some stocks that have suffered significant losses but could now take off again.Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on November 16th, 2022 | 11:27 CET
That hit home! Roche and Morphosys fail with Alzheimer's study, Bayer and Defence Therapeutics continue to rise strongly
It is common for biotech stocks to publish study results as well as figures several times a year. Since there are usually only expenses and few sales to report for these stocks fundamentally, analysts focus on the clinical successes in the way of a trial for the approval of new active substances. This can sometimes lead to erratic price movements. Roche and Morphosys suffered the same fate at the beginning of the week, with their share prices plummeting on the back of bad news. We take a look at a hot sector.Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on November 15th, 2022 | 12:21 CET
The meeting of the heads of government in Egypt was proclaimed as a COP27 climate conference, but most of the representatives arrived in a somewhat environmentally hazardous manner with specially ordered aircraft. It can be seen on the Internet on the fringes of the important conference, and climate activists have therefore turned their eyes very strongly in the direction of the prominent participants. Different sources report between 300 and 600 planes around Sharm el-Sheikh airport. What a farce. The word "energy turnaround" seems to have been greatly overused in the public eye since the beginning of the war at the latest, so a coherent implementation of the proclaimed goals should also take place at the very top. The industry, meanwhile, has picked up the ball and is making rapid progress. Which shares can gain traction in the process?Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on November 14th, 2022 | 12:46 CET
Hydrogen buying panic for COP27: Plug Power, First Hydrogen, Nel ASA, Ballard Power - 100% rally ahead!
That was a turn on the heel. DAX and NASDAQ were ablaze two weeks ago. But now buyers have prevailed and are defying the adverse environment. The favorite stocks of investors are back again. With the narrow victory of the Democrats in the Senate, Joe Biden can now continue his ambitious future program for modern infrastructures unhindered. The hydrogen sector could be one of the beneficiaries; some stocks have already recovered more than 20% in just 48 hours. Which title has the best cards?Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on November 9th, 2022 | 11:11 CET
The calendrical winter is not far away. The German government proclaims that with the measures taken, wintering is possible in Germany. Given the currently 98.5% filled gas storage facilities, the emergency has been overcome. However, experts expect supply bottlenecks by January at the latest and the need to distribute the available gas fairly among its customers. Will BASF then receive its required gas volume and all households 8.7% less - or what will the calculation look like? Difficult - this is where the dilemma facing Central Europe becomes apparent. The loss of Russian energy supplies cannot be remedied in the short term - but in the long term, GreenTech alternatives could create our security of supply. Let us take a look around for suitable investment opportunities.Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on November 8th, 2022 | 10:15 CET
What a wild ride! The US technology exchange NASDAQ fell by a full 33% in the last 12 months, while the German standard share index DAX fell by only 16%. That is astonishing because the leading German index usually reacts disproportionately to the US growth stocks. Ultimately, however, it is becoming clear that foreigners dominate German share prices. After all, if the euro's currency losses are considered, both indices are back on par. The euro has, after all, also depreciated by 15% since a year ago. Some high-tech stocks in Germany lost significantly more than average. We take a closer look.Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on November 7th, 2022 | 12:07 CET
Today, a historical review takes us back to the period of the Weimar Republic from 1918 to 1933. After the end of the First World War, the government printed money to finance war bonds, jobs for returning soldiers and reparations to the victorious powers. As a result, the money supply increased permanently, prices rose faster and faster, and purchasing power declined. Raw materials for the domestic economy had to be purchased more and more expensively from abroad, but since there were no longer enough goods available, prices continued to rise explosively. From 1922 onward, the talk was no longer of creeping inflation but of galloping inflation. Today, 100 years later, the German producer price index rose by over 45.8% in September. What do investors need to watch out for now?Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on November 2nd, 2022 | 13:34 CET
Fossil energy supply is becoming increasingly expensive. The political disappearance of supplier and commodity giant Russia is creating a dangerous undersupply, especially for Central Europe. The approaching winter could pose problems, and the industry might have to deal with rationing in the medium term. Products are becoming considerably more expensive to produce, and as a result, selling prices on the shelves are also increasing. The inflationary spiral is thus spiraling upward, and sales are falling. Meanwhile, GreenTech solutions are more in demand than ever for the purchase of energy. Which shares are playing to the fore here?Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on November 1st, 2022 | 12:26 CET
It sounds ambitious! To completely transform Europe in terms of energy supply, the European Union would need to invest a good EUR 300 billion in alternative energy sources, infrastructure and raw material supply contracts by 2030. By 2021, Germany alone was importing 45% of its fossil fuel energy from Russia, its valued partner until then. After the invasion of Ukraine, this business partner will likely be taken off the list. But this also means that the very favorable sources for Central Europe will no longer be accessible. So prices for electricity, heating and mobility will remain high. Which stocks can benefit from this scenario?Read