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André Will-Laudien

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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 5th, 2020 | 11:06 CET

Defense Metals, Orocobre, Aurubis – Everyone is a specialist!

  • Metals

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...?

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on November 4th, 2020 | 13:44 CET

General Electric, SolGold, Nikola - Take a close look!

  • Investments

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!

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on November 2nd, 2020 | 09:41 CET

wallstreet:online, Apple, Facebook: The kings of the data world

  • Big data

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.

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on October 30th, 2020 | 13:14 CET

Amazon, Deutsche Post, dynaCERT - Properly shipped!

  • Logistics

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...

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on October 29th, 2020 | 13:36 CET

ENI, Royal Dutch Shell, Saturn Oil & Gas - scandals and crash!

  • Oil

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".

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on October 27th, 2020 | 10:17 CET

Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, EXMceuticals - Research in competition

  • Health

By the end of 2020, the drug market is expected to more than double to USD 1.3 trillion, with the E7 countries - Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia and Turkey - accounting for about one-fifth of global drug sales. Also, the incidence of chronic diseases in developing countries will increasingly resemble that in industrialized countries. The evidence is abundant that the pharmaceutical industry business model is both economically unsustainable and operationally lethargic to produce the types of innovative treatments demanded by global markets. The industry must fundamentally change the way it operates to take full advantage of future growth opportunities. PwC's management consultants expect the industry to shift its focus from treatment to prevention. The traditional blockbuster sales model will disappear, and sophisticated direct sales channels will diminish the role of wholesalers. Let's take a closer look!

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on October 26th, 2020 | 11:10 CET

Yamana, Glencore, Scottie Resources - Accurate analysis required!

  • Gold

Gold fluctuates with every political news item like never before. Let's take a quick look at the chart technique to understand the recent movements. After a three-part downtrend since August 2020, which pushed gold from a new record high of USD 2,074.00 to support at USD 1,850.00, a recovery began at this level in late September. It initially moved the gold price to the hurdle at USD 1,920.00 in early October. After a short, sharp correction, the gold price gained momentum once more, reaching the USD 1,935.00 resistance level. However, there was a further slide in the price on Friday, with the entire previous week's profit being equalized again with closing prices around USD 1,902.00. It will be exciting to see how gold performs in the election campaign for the US presidency. We are looking at some exciting gold stocks.

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on October 23rd, 2020 | 14:24 CEST

Agnico Eagle Mines, Kinross Gold, Newlox Gold: Gold in vogue again!

  • Gold

When markets are particularly volatile, as they were, investors often turn to precious metals because they promise stability and value retention. For hundreds of years, gold has been one of the most valuable metals for the protection of assets. Because of its intrinsic value, gold is generally less volatile than the market as a whole. In short, gold can be a useful way to cushion speculative turns on the stock market. So the Portfolio Theory!
The diversification of your own portfolio with precious metal investments is a favored trading method. Since March, the gold price has risen continuously until summer. At the beginning of August, the gold price reached a new all-time high of around USD 2,000 per ounce. A large number of commodity analysts, however, have stated that the value of gold still holds considerable surprises until 2025, making gold mines a perfect vehicle to profit from this trend.

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on October 21st, 2020 | 11:45 CEST

Newmont, AngloGold Ashanti, Velocity Minerals - Gold runs bright

  • Gold

Physical gold inventories have increased steadily over the past decades and are currently at their highest levels. Namely because gold, unlike other raw materials, is practically indestructible and is not consumed except in small quantities in medicine or high-tech. As a result, the global amount of gold is continually increasing. The supposedly highest gold reserves are in the USA, where the government claims to have about 8,133 tons or 287 million ounces. Germany has the second-largest amount of gold reserves with 3,417 tons or 120 million ounces, followed by the International Monetary Fund with 3,217 tons (113 million ounces). The gold price has experienced a sharp increase in recent years. After exceeding the USD 1,000.00 per ounce mark for the first time in March 2008, it had already reached just over USD 2,000.00 per ounce by mid-2020. Investors can invest in the precious metal through derivatives, ETCs, mining stocks, or physical gold.

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on October 20th, 2020 | 11:19 CEST

Gazprom, Linde, Royal Helium - not only balloons rise!

  • Inert gas

The largest reserves of helium are owned and managed on a long-term basis by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. In 2013, it announced that it would start auctioning off an increasing percentage of the reserve each year. The public auction stopped as early as August 2018 due to the exhaustion of the reserve, and it removed a very significant part of the existing supply from the market. Steady demand and lower production in the USA have led to a tight supply situation worldwide. Helium markets have been quite volatile in recent years, with three years of global shortages in the period 2011-2013, followed by two years of measurable oversupply. It seems to be turning around again, as we have been measuring rising demand for 5 years. Helium has a wide range of applications in medicine, industry, and computer technology.

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