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 April 1st, 2022 | 12:43 CEST
With the Ukraine crisis, international vaccination activity has taken a back seat. The world's northern hemisphere is gearing up for next summer, so flu diseases are also slowly taking a back seat. However, the COVID virus will likely continue to mutate over the summer and will reappear in a new guise in the fall. Germany's maximum vaccination rate of 76% has been reached, with just under a quarter of the population ultimately foregoing vaccination after lengthy public measures. For the major biotech companies, it is now a case of - The country needs new products! There are still many areas of application in the field of mRNA. Which stocks stand out with their pipeline?Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on March 31st, 2022 | 11:57 CEST
The copper price reached its preliminary high on March 7, 2022, at around USD 10,730. Since then, we have seen a standard consolidation of 3-4%, which is not an unusual occurrence in the present uptrend. Thus, the coveted metal has exploded by over 100% since the beginning of 2020. Large mining groups and copper mines have often been able to post a multiple of this performance for themselves in the same period. For many market participants, the medium-term upward scenario for the industrial metal remains set. Since the political closing of ranks on e-mobility, demand for copper and battery metals has shot through the roof. Mine operators and governments worldwide are alarmed because the current recoverable capacities cover just 85% of the current year's demand. Who can close the gap?Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on March 30th, 2022 | 11:36 CEST
The intensity of fluctuation on the capital markets remains high. It is measured by volatility indices such as the EU Vola Index or the VIX on the S&P 500. Both indices had risen well above 30 at the beginning of the crisis, with the EU Vola Index even reaching a peak of 43.3% on March 7. At the beginning of the Corona Lockdown in February 2020, this index rose overnight to values of over 70%. Although these volatility coefficients are slowly trending downwards due to political easing tendencies, hedgers on the derivatives markets are pricing volatility into their products at a higher price. So those who are currently trading options may experience their blue miracle with Vola changes overnight. Some stocks have recently jumped in this environment; where are the opportunities?Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on March 29th, 2022 | 12:18 CEST
The armed conflict in Ukraine continues to drive inflation. In the US, inflation was recently reported at plus 7.9%, and the yield on the 30-year government bond rose above the magic 2.5% mark last week. For market experts, this heralds the long-term turnaround in interest rates. The Federal Reserve also sees the need for further interest rate steps to ensure monetary stability. These are conceivably bad conditions for the economy because the supply chain issue has already caused growth rates to plummet. Some economists see a slump in the western industrial nations of 4-6% as possible. For precious metals, this recession scenario could be the turning point. We select some promising stocks.Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on March 28th, 2022 | 13:40 CEST
No one would have thought that the sense of peace and security that Europe has built over the past 75 years could dissolve in just 4 weeks. The war in Ukraine is taking on unimagined traits, with threats between East and West intensifying at what feels like 24-hour intervals. With each verbal attack by Joe Biden, communications become tighter and more threatening. What will our world look like after another 4 weeks? We do not know. At any rate, the capital markets are trying to price in the consequences of the war. They are still relatively optimistic, possibly even too positive, considering the enormous inflationary pushes and the still unclear economic effects. We look at some price outliers in this explosive environment.Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on March 23rd, 2022 | 11:54 CET
Ongoing armed conflicts in Ukraine may escalate into a global commodity and economic crisis. After all, supply chains have already been severely impacted by the global COVID pandemic. Believing that these irrationalities will eventually be put behind us, Central Europe, in particular, is now threatened with an energy shortage not seen for 50 years. The last oil crisis dates back to 1972/73 when on November 25, 1973, car traffic came to a standstill throughout Germany for the first time. In response to the rising fuel and heating oil prices, the German government had imposed a driving ban on four Sundays under the Energy Conservation Act. Will it come to that again - almost unthinkable today? We take a look at crucial raw material suppliers.Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on March 22nd, 2022 | 10:08 CET
NEL, dynaCERT, Plug Power, Ballard Power - Oil & Gas infinitely expensive, where are the hydrogen stocks?
What a dramatic move for oil and gas! It was a movement with an announcement. Fossil fuels are being traded as if any sources were about to dry up. Due to the armed conflicts in Ukraine, analysts see the danger of a severe supply shortage of oil and gas if the Western countries impose an embargo on Russian oil and gas supplies. Europe, in particular, is likely to suffer because of its heavy dependence on the East. In order to secure the supply, one hopes for an OPEC production adjustment, which is probably not yet political consensus. For the past 3 weeks, concepts for alternative energy generation have again been in the spotlight. The acceleration of hydrogen technology remains a topic of desire for all politicians. What is the current status?Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on March 21st, 2022 | 13:10 CET
The biotech sector, especially around vaccine manufacturers, has recently fallen somewhat out of fashion - Germany's most extensive Corona measures have likely already taken place. The general willingness to vaccinate can hardly be increased, and the vaccination obligation was dropped without a trace after lawyers formed a massive wave of lawsuits. But now that the Omicron infection figures are exploding to unimagined heights, we can expect a hot autumn again after a summer with a breather. "Corona has come to stay!" said Karl Lauterbach when he was not yet health minister. We take a look at some shares that have recently rebounded strongly.Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on March 18th, 2022 | 10:42 CET
What a rebound! For months, SEC threats pounded the Chinese ADRs on the NASDAQ. Lack of transparency, arbitrary government intervention and flawed accounting could negatively impact US investment goals. With her investment firm ARK, Cathie Wood was an early responder, blowing the whistle on Chinese tech stocks as early as mid-2021, but even her ARK Innovation ETF is down over 50% from the high. However, the Alibaba share took the cake, plummeting a full 75% from its high by mid-March 2022. In the aftermath of the sell-off, the Hang Seng Index made its most significant positive daily jump in 15 years, gaining 11% at its peak. Is this the turnaround now? We take a closer look.Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on March 17th, 2022 | 13:10 CET
The Ukrainian crisis has triggered a humanitarian catastrophe and a deep and extended price increase around the globe. Inflation is galloping, so central banks will have to react soon. In terms of COVID-19, not much is likely to happen after the freedom declarations, but whether the economy can sustainably gain momentum remains questionable. Supply chains have been disrupted, interest rates for financing are rising vehemently, and there are many question marks on the raw materials side, especially in the metals sector. As if by magic, there was a strong countermovement after the sell-off in China and Hong Kong in the last few weeks. And Alibaba & Co. made leaps of joy of up to 25% plus. We look at other price share price curiosities.Read