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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 October 19th, 2020 | 10:24 CEST

Wirecard, Paypal, BIGG Digital Assets: Crypto - soon normal means of payment?

  • Blockchain

The crypto world is constantly developing, and the user numbers are increasing considerably. The more the discussion about the abolition of cash takes shape, the more people are interested in a liquid alternative means of payment. Even if system critics hold on to gold, once certain acceptance hurdles have been overcome, cryptocurrencies must be said to have grown rapidly. In 2016 there were less than 10 million registered wallets with cryptocurrencies, since the end of 2019 this number exploded to over 40 million, an increase of 300% in three years. Compared to other key figures, especially concerning the Bitcoin exchange rate, this number seems low, but there is an anticipation of further growth.

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on October 16th, 2020 | 11:20 CEST

Amazon, Apple, Almonty: Triple-A: Unique position is required!

  • Investments

If a company today does not shine with exclusivity, it floats with the masses. Once overlooked, the brand name is not even enough for successful poster advertising. It's different for the world market leaders, the blockbusters of the New Economy. Having gotten used to the smartphone in childhood, today's young people know all the features of the mobile companions. Time in the real world is dwindling, as life online is much more colourful, moving, and captivating - second-hand living is becoming the dominant daily routine. No wonder that the Companies that created this world for us are among the most expensive stocks on the stock market - because they have turned the relationship between man and machine into a perfect business model.

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on October 15th, 2020 | 13:30 CEST

General Electric, Varta, SolGold: Three times copper is gold!

  • Copper

According to research by IDTechEx (2020), the introduction of electric traction motors in road vehicles will lead to a significant increase in copper demand over the next ten years. The study commissioned by the International Copper Association (ICA) shows that by 2030, the windings in electric traction motors in electric vehicles will require over 250,000 tonnes of copper per year. The increase in copper demand follows the development of the global automotive market, where pure battery-electric cars are due to gain the largest share of the market at the expense of internal combustion engines and hybrid vehicles. By 2030, electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles will account for 19% of the total market, which, according to IDTechEx, will rise to 72% by 2040.

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on October 13th, 2020 | 13:34 CEST

Bayer, Barrick, Desert Gold: In Gold we trust!

  • Gold

The global economy moving at different speeds. In the USA, the ISM index for services is once again expanding slightly. In China, the mood in the service industry is once again pointing to a veritable recovery. In the eurozone, the economic sentiment examined by the analyst firm, Sentix, remains robust but without any new highs. Even with the rising infection rate, the pandemic will come to an end eventually. In Germany, economic data such as industrial orders, production, and exports, showed a slight slowdown in August. Nevertheless, the stock markets are swinging to new heights daily, as the latent threat from the infection necessitates further liquidity packages from governments. This monetary policy continues to imply very low-interest rates, a weakening USD, and rising inflation expectations. This environment should keep the demand for precious metals at least at a high level, so we remain on the lookout.

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on October 12th, 2020 | 07:48 CEST

Siemens, Vestas, Defense Metals: So the wind blows!

  • Wind

E-mobility drives alternative energies. All efforts to make the world even simpler and more technical are driving electrical energy consumption to undreamt-of heights. The largest consumer is the industry with a share of 42%, followed by private households with 27% and commerce with 22% (others 8%). To generate this demand, the worldwide share of renewable energies has risen from 5.7 to 13.6% in the last ten years. The 20% mark is expected to be reached in 2025. The most important producer of renewable energy is China, with 759 gigawatts per year, uncatchable, followed by the USA, Brazil, and India. Germany is ahead of Canada, in 5th place, with 125 gigawatts. Wind power has a global share of about 1.5%, water 2.5% - oil as the leading energy source still has a high 32% share.

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on October 9th, 2020 | 12:27 CEST

NEL ASA, Tesla, dynaCERT: A lot is happening in the automotive sector

  • Automotive

German premium manufacturers have sold more cars again. Strong sales in China and catch-up results have brought BMW, Audi, and Daimler rising deliveries and sales in the third quarter. However, the Mercedes brand received tailwind mainly from the domestic market. Overall, sales climbed 3.9% to 613,770 vehicles in the last three months. But, nine-month sales are still down almost 10% as a result of the First Half 2020 slump in unit sales due to the corona-related lockdown. Nevertheless, the three big players are leaving the deep corona hole behind for the time being, as the figures published on Wednesday and Tuesday show. Overall, BMW fared best, with the Munich-based company and its subsidiary Mini, achieving sales of 675,680 cars between July and September - an increase of 8.6% over the same period last year. The main driver was a strong business in Asia. BMW also achieved a 7.1% increase in Europe. The USA and North America, on the other hand, remained clearly in the red. It is good to hear that the bottom is likely to be in our rearview mirror!

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on October 7th, 2020 | 12:24 CEST

BP, Royal Dutch Shell, Saturn Oil & Gas: The rebound with an announcement!

  • Oil

When someone talks about the largest commodities market in the world, they mean the oil market. Every day, almost 100 million barrels of black gold are produced and delivered worldwide, even though Elon Musk adamantly claims "Oil is out!” - He would be particularly well advised to find out how many oil products are used in a Tesla. More than 300 components are made of oil derivatives. According to British Petroleum, undoubtedly one of the major players in the industry, the global oil demand peaked in 2019. In its annual energy outlook, the energy company predicts a global decline in oil demand but a strong gas demand until 2050. Renewable energies are the fastest-growing energy sources over the next 30 years.

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on October 6th, 2020 | 11:02 CEST

K+S, ThyssenKrupp, Newlox Gold: Hope for old friends!

  • Investments

The stock market is continually reinventing itself. Last week, no one wanted to bite the bullet, and prices trended down across the board. Even favourites from the technology corner like Tesla and Apple had to give up at short notice. On Monday, we took a deep breath after Donald Trump once again had enough oxygen. The major stock exchanges increased with a good 1-2% growth, and the Nasdaq even ticked up a bit more. Is the correction over? We don't know, but it's worth taking a look at old acquaintances we haven't had on our radar for some time.

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on October 5th, 2020 | 11:02 CEST

Franco Nevada, Bitcoin, Silver Viper: What is still stable today?

  • Assets

It could not have come more bizarre. Donald Trump leaves for medical care because of a positive Covid-19 test; the capital markets promptly go diving. The most significant protagonist in terms of trivialization is himself subject to infection, a showpiece of presidential role model function. Now we hear that the cool head of state will soon recover - he must, because the U.S. election is already casting its shadow. In the search for stability, precious metals were able to succeed in the face of falling stock markets. Gold reached the USD 1,900 mark again, and silver touched the USD 24 mark. In Friday's late trading, the situation for stocks normalized after the 2% decline in Europe, and the Dow Jones regained the significant 27,700 point mark.

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on October 2nd, 2020 | 10:45 CEST

SIEMENS, NEL, BLACKROCK GOLD: Gold before the next buying wave!

  • Gold

The US-Department of Labor did not have good news to share yesterday. Although the number of initial applications for benefits from the US unemployment insurance scheme decreased in the week ending September 26, seasonally adjusted, it still amounted to 837,000, which was then corrected upward to 873,000. Compared to the previous week, this is only 36,000 fewer than previously reported. 11.77 million people now receive unemployment benefits in the USA. The gold market has known for a while now of the huge hole in the public coffers, due to the economic slump of over 30%, created by the pandemic. The latest market correction is complete, and it is heading north again at rates of over USD 1,900.00.

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