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 12th, 2020 | 11:33 CET
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.Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on November 11th, 2020 | 13:55 CET
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.Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on November 10th, 2020 | 10:10 CET
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.Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on November 9th, 2020 | 11:08 CET
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!Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on November 6th, 2020 | 11:35 CET
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!Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on November 5th, 2020 | 11:06 CET
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...?Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on November 4th, 2020 | 13:44 CET
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!Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on November 2nd, 2020 | 09:41 CET
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.Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on October 30th, 2020 | 13:14 CET
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...Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on October 29th, 2020 | 13:36 CET
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".Read