Born in Mönchengladbach, he studied business administration in the Netherlands. In the course of his studies he came into contact with the stock exchange for the first time. He has more than 25 years of experience in stock market business.
After graduating, he worked as an IT consultant for a listed company before becoming self-employed, during which time he worked for various DAX-listed companies and a large Swiss insurance company, among others.
Since 2009, he has been exclusively involved in the capital markets, where he was able to gain experience as a day and swing trader, in investor relations and at board level. He was able to live out his passion for numbers in the controlling department of a securities trading house.
For him, fundamental analysis paired with the correct reading of the price action of a market provides the basis for successful trading.
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02. August 2021 | 11:26 CET | by Armin Schulz
The Very Good Food Company, Amazon, Anheuser-Busch Inbev - Change in shopping behavior due to the pandemic
The Corona Crisis has changed the shopping behavior of people worldwide. On the one hand, there is a trend towards more online shopping; on the other hand, people are spending more money on higher-quality food, which in most cases is still bought locally. In Germany, this can be seen very clearly in a study by the Gfk market research institute. Discounters in Germany saw a 1.4% drop in sales in the first half of 2021, while supermarkets showed a 6.3% increase. Due to the pandemic, practically all special expenses such as restaurant visits, vacations, etc., fell away, and the money saved is invested in higher-quality products in the supermarket, among other things.Read
30. July 2021 | 14:07 CET | by Armin Schulz
After the FED meeting, the gold price was able to gain significantly. Both the lower quoted bond yields and the weakening USD helped the gold price jump. The FED held out the prospect of reducing bond purchases but did not give a fixed date. Global gold demand has brightened significantly compared to previous quarters. Only jewelry demand is well below pre-Corona levels. On the other hand, Central banks have bought three times more gold than usual in the quarter, namely 200 tons. Gold could now soar to new highs.Read
28. July 2021 | 12:03 CET | by Armin Schulz
The oil price came under pressure in mid-July following an OPEC meeting. Starting in August, production will be increased by 400,000 barrels per day. This arrangement is to apply initially until September 2022. From May 2022, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Russia all want to increase their production capacities, which would mean additional production of around 1.6 million barrels per day. The price of crude oil subsequently slumped by around USD 10 to USD 65. However, the downward trend was already broken on July 20, and the price has since climbed back up to USD 72. Today we highlight three companies that produce oil.Read
26. July 2021 | 12:55 CET | by Armin Schulz
Inflation in the US climbed again in June, reaching 5.4%, the highest level since 2008. With the expansion of the money supply in the US, it is no wonder. The money supply also increased significantly in Europe. In some cases by EUR 50 billion in one week. Nevertheless, the inflation rate in Germany fell slightly to 2.3%. An end to money printing is not in sight. In contrast to gold, silver is a sought-after raw material in the industry. The price increase in precious metals has stopped since June, and there has been consolidation. It is only a matter of time when the price of silver will pick up again as inflation forces people to invest their money in assets. So today, we take a look at three silver stocks.Read
23. July 2021 | 12:47 CET | by Armin Schulz
Sustainability is a trend that is gaining more and more momentum. This can be seen well in the investments announced in the hydrogen sector. In February, members of the Hydrogen Council, which is made up of 109 global companies, wanted to put USD 80 billion into developing hydrogen projects. By July, that sum had increased by USD 70 billion to USD 150 billion. Europe is a frontrunner in hydrogen technology thanks to funding from the EU Commission's Important Projects of Common European Interest (IPCEI). According to McKinsey, it is only a matter of time before hydrogen is traded like all other commodities. Today we highlight three companies in the hydrogen segment.Read
21. July 2021 | 12:49 CET | by Armin Schulz
The copper price has moved significantly upwards over the past year. On the one hand, this is due to the increasing demand caused by sustainability topics such as renewable energies, e-mobility and global electrification. On the other hand, the metal has become scarce. Whereas 60 profitable copper projects were launched in 2008, only 36 were established in 2020, and this with declining mining values. In 2015 0.65% copper per ton was still being mined; this value will fall to 0.55% by 2025. Existing large copper mines will also need billions in the coming years to maintain their production levels. These additional costs will be passed on to consumers. Today we highlight three companies that either produce or need copper.Read
19. July 2021 | 11:11 CET | by Armin Schulz
There are over 200 different types of cancer where degenerate cells begin to form tumors. The cost of the disease is estimated at USD 1,160,000,000,000 worldwide. It is no wonder that a lot of money goes into researching cancer drugs. Whoever makes the breakthrough here can make a lot of money. It would be desirable that one of the three companies presented today could find a solution, as that could save 9.6 million people a year. But it is not only drugs that promise profits but also prevention and diagnostics. Today we highlight three companies that have joined the fight against cancer.Read
16. July 2021 | 14:02 CET | by Armin Schulz
Automakers enjoyed their best first quarter in 10 years. One reason for this is the growing number of registered electric cars. If you compare the first quarter of 2020 in Germany with 2021, you can see an increase of 173% in the registration of e-cars, and there is no end in sight. However, more e-cars are not only being sold in Germany; but sales are also increasing worldwide. According to Handelsblatt, if the boom continues, there will be a shortage of millions of battery cells for production. The current industry leader, Tesla, still leads the ranking with the most e-cars delivered by brand, but the competition is catching up. Therefore, we take a look at three companies from the e-mobility segment.Read
14. July 2021 | 10:54 CET | by Armin Schulz
One might think that the pharmaceutical industry is the big winner of the Corona Crisis. However, according to a study by EY, this is not the case. Sales did increase by an average of 4.4% at the largest pharma companies, a much better result than in many other industries, but compared to 2019, growth actually fell by 8.4%. That is due to the postponement of medical treatments due to the Corona Crisis. The industry benefits from the ever-increasing number of elderly people worldwide and, at the same time, the development of new drugs. As a result, sales and profits have increased even during the crisis. We, therefore, highlight three companies from the pharma sector.Read
12. July 2021 | 11:32 CET | by Armin Schulz
In Germany, according to a McKinsey study, just 10% of digital potential is being exploited. Anyone who thinks that it is developing sluggishly in Germany is wrong. According to the study, even if the US leads the way with big tech companies at 18%, the potential is far from being exhausted. Digitization has become enormously important for media companies, particularly as the young generation consumes up to 90% of its content via smartphones. 90% of this content comes from social media. As a traditional media company with print or TV content, it is increasingly difficult to reach the coveted target group. The only way is to dovetail traditional content with digital media. Today we focus on three media companies and how they are dealing with this challenge.Read
09. July 2021 | 10:58 CET | by Armin Schulz
Commodities have had a hard time finding lovers in recent years, and when the oil price turned negative in the wake of the Corona Crisis, hardly anyone would have expected such a revival. Despite the crisis, almost all commodity prices exploded. Another trend emerged as a result of the pandemic - the so-called meme stocks, where private investors meet on Reddit and pick a stock to buy, no matter what the fundamentals say. Traditional companies didn't have it easy during the crisis either, and many found that their business models were not crisis-proof. Today we have picked out three stocks that belong to the above mentioned divisions.Read
07. July 2021 | 12:30 CET | by Armin Schulz
It all started with recycling bottles and moved on to renewable energy and current ESG criteria and sustainability thinking. This way of thinking is catching on more and more. The number of vegetarians and vegans is growing steadily. Recently, single-use plastic products have been banned and are no longer allowed to be produced in the EU. Less raw materials should be used, and the products should be used as often as possible - think of car-sharing - and at the end of their life, the raw materials used should be recycled. In this way, the world could make do with its existing resources, and future generations would benefit. This new approach is also finding its way into several publicly traded companies, three of which we will look at today.Read
05. July 2021 | 13:26 CET | by Armin Schulz
As an investor, it is not easy to find suitable investments at the moment. Either the share has already run hot and the key figures no longer justify an investment, or the shares are struggling with some kind of crisis. In the end, these crises also bring opportunities, but you have to be well informed and patient. The low of a consolidation is seldom caught, but one or the other price trend can be predicted based on chart technology. We have taken a look at three companies today that are fraught with a certain amount of uncertainty but offer opportunities.Read
02. July 2021 | 12:15 CET | by Armin Schulz
The stock markets have been on the rise for a long time, undoubtedly due to the loose monetary policy and the resulting inflation. Nevertheless, there is no hype as before the bursting of the dot-com bubble. Back then, people subscribed to Infineon and did not even know what the Company was doing. Despite Corona, the markets are higher than before the crisis, and the good news continues. In July, US President Biden is expected to launch his USD 1.2 trillion infrastructure package. Originally, more was planned. But this money will ultimately increase the corporate profits of the subsidized industries. The only important thing for investors is not to buy stocks at the high but to wait for consolidations to get in. That way, one increases the profit potential, and the stop loss is much smaller. Today we look at three companies that have recently suffered a setback.Read
30. June 2021 | 12:07 CET | by Armin Schulz
The USA is expecting growth of 7% this year and Germany is expected to grow by 3.7%. This growth is above the currently expected inflation. As an investor, you should not be afraid of 2023, even if the FED wants to raise interest rates twice by then. One can confidently assume that interest rates will rise marginally from this historically low level, and that, in turn, is a sign of economies with growth prospects. In addition, the boom in equities could last much longer due to major changes such as e-mobility, climate neutrality and the like. In times of significant changes such as industrialization, there were long-lasting bull markets in equities. Since bonds are still hardly yielding any returns, equities remain highly attractive.Read
28. June 2021 | 12:57 CET | by Armin Schulz
What is so special about July 1? On that day, the Chinese Communist Party will celebrate its 100th anniversary. It is common knowledge that the Chinese government plays by its rules. If someone violates these rules, appropriate measures are taken. The ever-increasing price of raw materials is not at all to the taste of the Chinese, who are known to have a great need for raw materials. Without further ado, the Chinese announced that they would soon release strategic state reserves of various metals, which initially led to the consolidation of some commodities. Chinese companies are also currently very cautious, as no one wants to disrupt the July 1 celebration. After the celebration, the reins could loosen a bit.Read
25. June 2021 | 10:58 CET | by Armin Schulz
Commodities are in demand, as seen from the Bloomberg Commodity Index, which reached a multi-year high on June 11. Among other things, this is due to China's enormous hunger for raw materials and the infrastructure program of the USA. Inflation fears also drive more investors to commodities, as there is no end in sight to the loose monetary policy. In addition, there is a rethinking of climate protection, giving rise to hypes such as hydrogen or e-mobility. These new technologies require raw materials such as copper or nickel, and so commodity prices are picking up significantly in almost all sectors. That's why we are taking a look at three exciting commodity companies today.Read
23. June 2021 | 12:21 CET | by Armin Schulz
Last Friday, there was the so-called witches' Sabbath, and the DAX fell by over 300 points, but by Monday, the buyers returned. All signs point to economic recovery, also in the USA. The FED has announced that it does not intend to raise interest rates before 2023, despite inflation significantly higher than Germany. The European Central Bank has not yet announced anything about raising interest rates. They are trying to keep the economy going, and Mr. Draghi had tried to fan inflation for a long time but failed at the time. The ECB would undoubtedly like to see inflation of 2-3% over a more extended period, and that makes investing in stocks or other tangible assets still attractive.Read
21. June 2021 | 13:32 CET | by Armin Schulz
Since the markets have been climbing incessantly, it is not easy to find exciting stocks with potential. Most of the time, the ratios are already much too high, such as the price-earnings ratio (P/E) or the price-sales ratio (P/S). It is crucial to quickly detect new trends and get in on time before the party is over. In the coming week, an important date is coming up for the large US big tech companies. The House Judiciary Committee will vote on some anti-trust legislation. As a result, tech stocks should be cautious. Today we have picked out three stocks where we think profit opportunities are particularly promising.Read
18. June 2021 | 12:33 CET | by Armin Schulz
The hype around wood lasted until May 25, after which the rally ended and the price consolidated by a whopping 40%. Gold was trading above USD 1,900 last week. In parallel to this article's writing, the price is below USD 1,800. A minus of about 5.5% within five days, and the industrial metal for electrification and copper, dropped by 8%. Currently, all factors speak for a further increase in commodity prices. Real interest rates are still negative, and inflation should also remain high. The Fed could not help calm the markets, although interest rate hikes were not announced until 2023. However, the Fed intends to continue its bond purchases. Consolidation can always occur after strong increases, and so we will see long-term rising commodity prices, especially for precious metals and copper.Read
16. June 2021 | 11:59 CET | by Armin Schulz
An old stock market adage says: Sell in May and go away. In German: Sell your positions; in summer, the market will consolidate. There was a slight correction at the beginning of May, but the DAX has been climbing since then. It is currently trying to reach the 16,000 point mark. The price of gold recently traded above USD 1,900 for the first time again, which can certainly be understood as a sign that investors want to secure their money from inflation. While the US Federal Reserve emphasized that it does not want to take any countermeasures for the time being, the US Treasury Secretary Yellen recently surprised with the statement that higher interest rates would be good for the United States. It remains exciting. There is the possibility of a golden summer on the markets.Read
14. June 2021 | 10:55 CET | by Armin Schulz
While the G7 summit agreed almost unnoticed on global taxes to make the big tech companies pay in the respective countries where they made profits, this news practically did not interest the markets at all. On the one hand, this may be because the introduction will still take years; on the other hand, such news takes a while until it has penetrated fully. Currently, one should therefore exercise a little caution with the large tech stocks. Today, we have picked three companies independent of this and whose share prices should rise in the near future, spurred by good news.Read
11. June 2021 | 08:05 CET | by Armin Schulz
Inflation is here. In the USA 4.2%, in Germany 2.5%. Meanwhile, it may be doubted that these values are of a short-term nature. Commodity prices have been rising for some time, and some craftsmen in Germany are switching to short-time work because they can no longer obtain materials or only at horrendous prices. Inflation means nothing else than a loss of value of money. So, where is the best place to invest at the moment? Dividends would be nice; ideally, more than 3% and additional price gains in stocks would be even nicer. We have picked out three stocks that we think are suitable inflation protectors.Read
09. June 2021 | 10:20 CET | by Armin Schulz
These are crazy times on the stock market and it is not easy to find the next high flyer. At the moment, even in Germany, there are gambler stocks, such as Adler Modemärkte. Markets are at their all-time highs and even if many cannot comprehend it, I guess you have to get used to it. Money that would otherwise have gone into government bonds flows into the equity markets, bringing a dividend yield instead of interest. Today we present three possible high flyers, whereby windeln.de has probably already gone too far.Read
07. June 2021 | 11:06 CET | by Armin Schulz
Commodity prices are rising, Corona is still a major theme and stock gambles, like AMC last week, are still working. As a resourceful investor, you have to do your research and ideally get an information edge over other investors. If you read a lot, you learn a lot and can often profit from it. Today we have picked out three stocks with a lot of potential - one from the commodities sector, another the Corona flagship and a chance on the next AMC.Read
04. June 2021 | 11:12 CET | by Armin Schulz
I pointed out the double bottom in gold in one of my earlier articles, and since then, the price has risen over USD 200. Interestingly, the buy-side consists mainly of young investors up to 25 years old. According to research from several online brokers, they own 39% of gold - 3 years ago, it was only 26%. This percentage is three times higher than in the overall population. Inflows into physically deposited gold ETFs amounted to nearly 34 tons. Driven by inflation fears and political tensions, gold is enjoying a renewed revival. We take a look at three gold stocks today.Read
02. June 2021 | 08:59 CET | by Armin Schulz
Sometimes it is a gradual process, but sometimes it is a sudden event like the Corona pandemic. A company gets into trouble and the management has to develop strategies that will nevertheless lead the business into the future. But increasing efficiency and making quick decisions alone will not help. Ideally, business models should be checked for resilience early enough and not just when the tree is on fire. A realignment also always offers an opportunity. Today, we have taken a look at three stocks that are still in a state of upheaval but offer definite potential for your portfolio.Read
31. May 2021 | 09:29 CET | by Armin Schulz
What is the best way to invest your money? Opinions are divided on this question. Some want to make a quick profit and are prepared to accept significant losses to do so. But this path is psychologically complex for most people to cope with. Then there are the growth-oriented ones, who are willing to take calculable risks and make bigger profits. The last group invests conservatively and wants to build up a passive income over the long term through dividends. They shy away from risk. In line with this categorization, we have picked out 3 stocks today, taking into account the title of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: Has the commodity super cycle begun?Read
28. May 2021 | 09:12 CET | by Armin Schulz
Commodity prices continue to soar. If we compare the first quarter of 2021 with 2020, we can assume an average price increase of 36.7%. As the raw materials market is currently unable to respond quickly enough to the high demand in many countries, prices are rising. An end to this spiral is currently not foreseeable, as more and more countries are slowly getting to grips with the Corona pandemic. Thus the demand for raw materials will continue to grow. We have picked out three exciting companies from the commodities sector today.Read
27. May 2021 | 09:36 CET | by Armin Schulz
China has achieved what many people long for, a return to normality. Despite the pandemic, the Chinese economy grew 2.3% in 2020, and 8.4% is forecast for this year. The tourism industry could report growth for the first time compared to 2019 due to the increase in domestic travel. In e-commerce, 63% more goods were sold abroad. Despite this, many tech stocks are trading at shallow levels. Today, we look at three stocks from the Middle Kingdom.Read
25. May 2021 | 08:16 CET | by Armin Schulz
ESG stands for Environmental, Social and Governance. The Environmental area covers environmental pollution or hazards, such as CO2 emissions and energy efficiency issues. In the Social space, health care, occupational safety and social commitment are assessed. Under leadership, one looks at sustainability, corporate values and their control processes. The trend towards ESG shares has increased significantly in recent years. Especially for the younger generation, sustainability is fundamental. We take a look at three companies that are addressing sustainability.Read
21. May 2021 | 09:28 CET | by Armin Schulz
More and more people worldwide have access to electricity. The electrification of the world is progressing and this requires copper - the non-precious metal that conducts electricity best. Copper was one of the most widely used industrial metals even before the advent of renewable energies and e-mobility. It is found in consumer goods such as air conditioners, telephones and everything around power grids. Increased sales of e-cars are also increasing demand for the "red gold" here, as more copper is needed for these than in conventional passenger cars. Added to this is the charging infrastructure for e-cars, which still has to be built nationwide. Demand will certainly not decrease, but since the supply is not growing at the same time, rising prices are the result.Read
19. May 2021 | 10:41 CET | by Armin Schulz
Until mid-January, the shares of hydrogen companies knew only one direction, and that was steeply upwards. With just one or two negative news pieces, such as the balance sheet adjustments at Plug Power, and the prices went into a downward spiral. The environment could hardly be better. The US and Europe want to invest more in the hydrogen sector to achieve their ambitious climate targets. There are many applications for hydrogen, such as making energy storable and transportable and using fuel cells for propulsion. Today we take a look at three stocks in this sector.Read
17. May 2021 | 08:40 CET | by Armin Schulz
Last week, a 4.2% inflation rate for consumer products was reported in the USA, which caused a correction in the markets. Construction prices rose by up to 70% in some cases. The Federal Statistical Office in Germany currently assumes inflation of 2%. However, there is already a partial shortage of chips for the automotive industry, wood is being imported expensively from Ukraine, and there is also a shortage of supplier parts in other sectors. One should strongly assume that inflation will be higher. Energy prices also rose by a good 27% last year. The long cold winter will cause prices to increase further there as well. To protect against inflation, investors should focus on quality stocks of companies that manufacture products and benefit from such bull markets in the long term. We present three attractive candidates today.Read
14. May 2021 | 08:28 CET | by Armin Schulz
At the moment, the topic of reopening is hotly debated in stock market circles. It is about stocks that either have some catch-up potential after the Corona Crisis or benefited greatly from the pandemic and could now come under pressure with the return of public life. Because of the lockdown, many people had much less exercise because they stopped exercising or, in some cases, even stopped walking to work. During this time, many people have focused on eating healthier to still stay in shape. Many people are happy when the clubs, bars and restaurants open again. So today, we are going to take a look at three stocks in the food sector.Read
12. May 2021 | 11:00 CET | by Armin Schulz
How to find stocks with potential? Investors should use the time of waiting to inform and educate themselves. One should think long-term and only invest in things you understand. If the masses like a stock story, be careful not to buy the highs. You should ask yourself if it is just hype or if the Company has a history. If you then find a stock that convinces you, the price does not want to come back. Then you have to wait and be patient. Today we have taken a closer look at three stocks with history, all of which have experienced a setback.Read
10. May 2021 | 12:20 CET | by Armin Schulz
Physical assets are an option investors should consider if they want to protect their money. However, investors should be very careful not to equate or even confuse inflation protection with expected returns when it comes to assets. In this regard, today, we would like to take a closer look at the conservative gold and the more speculative bitcoin. While gold was able to break free from the consolidation last Friday and should now continue to rise, bitcoin has not yet been able to close the gap between April 16 and 19. However, the upward trend in Bitcoin is intact. Today we present attractive paper investments in these asset classes.Read
07. May 2021 | 13:11 CET | by Armin Schulz
The International Copper Study Group (ICSG) sees a slight oversupply of the copper market in 2021 and 2022. The main reason for this is said to be dwindling Chinese demand. The demand is decreasing because China is expanding mine production and copper refining by about 3% each. After the study's publication, the price per ton of copper rose again to over USD 10,000. Possibly driven by the news from Chile, which produced 2.2% less copper than last year. Similar news can be heard from other major copper producing countries such as Peru. Copper concentrate supply is low at the moment. We, therefore, look at one copper explorer, one copper producer and one consumer.Read
05. May 2021 | 09:17 CET | by Armin Schulz
In 2010, the first hype about rare earths occurred. Even then, it was apparent that digital technology would not be able to do without rare earths. As a result, shares of mining companies increased in price by up to 1,000%.
Currently, there is a lot of talk about e-mobility causing raw material resources to become scarcer. However, the talk is mainly about copper, nickel, lithium and perhaps silver. Rare earths are mostly forgotten, although they are used in many electronic devices, fighter jets and wind turbines.
China controls 80% of the world market and, according to media reports, is considering restricting exports of rare earths. Doing so could have a significant impact on all industries that require rare earths.
03. May 2021 | 10:32 CET | by Armin Schulz
Despite the pandemic, there is growth everywhere - but why? Looking for the answer to this question, one comes more and more often to the answer that there are hardly any alternatives. Cryptocurrencies are more for the younger generation. Then there are still precious metals, where prices are only slowly picking up, and there are bonds.
However, bonds have become entirely unattractive in the course of the money glut, so the only option left, especially for institutional investors, is to reach for shares. The billions from the bond market thus flow into the stock markets and ensure new highs despite the pandemic.
So you should invest your money in high-growth stocks. Based on this premise, we have taken a look at three promising candidates.
30. April 2021 | 08:40 CET | by Armin Schulz
Historically, tangible assets have performed poorly compared to equity investments. According to a Bank of America study, that may now be starting to change. The constant printing of money is fueling inflation. Tangible assets such as real estate, precious metals or collectibles are suitable as a hedge against inflation. While the first two categories are self-explanatory, there are new categories, especially in collectibles. The familiar areas are wine and art objects. Recent additions are cryptocurrencies, first and foremost Bitcoin, of course. In the course of this hype, high-performance graphics cards have also become rare. These are now traded at more than double the recommended retail price. So today, we take a look at Nvidia, NSJ Gold and Coinbase.Read
29. April 2021 | 08:52 CET | by Armin Schulz
The printing presses keep running and that fuels the fear of inflation. The precious metal silver is currently showing strength, even against gold. Why is that? Silver has always been an important raw material for industry, but since the hype around e-mobility and renewable energies, more is needed. There are also initial successes reported in the use of silver in rechargeable batteries. At the University of California San Diego, a silver oxide-zinc battery has been developed that has 5-10 times the power of a lithium-ion battery. The manufacturing process is inexpensive and scalable. The automotive industry alone projects a 40% increase in silver demand by 2025, an excellent reason to take a closer look at stocks in these sectors.Read
28. April 2021 | 07:36 CET | by Armin Schulz
We all want clean electricity. Currently, we face the problem that some of the sustainable electricity "disappears" unused. The reason is that we cannot store it and so, hours of Gigawatt electricity go to waste.
Extensive electricity storage facilities are needed, such as the 300 megawatts Tesla has built in California. What hardly anyone knows - Tesla is planning the same mega electricity storage sales in the long term as its car division. In Germany, STEAG also wants to build a mega electricity storage facility with 250 megawatts, expanding to 500 megawatts. We, therefore, look at three stocks from this sector: VW, Silkroad Nickel and E.ON.
23. April 2021 | 07:27 CET | by Armin Schulz
According to a study by the World Economic Forum, USD 500 billion was invested in renewable energy worldwide in 2020. The study compared 115 countries and the experts conclude that all 10 leading economies have improved environmentally, specifically in carbon in the energy mix. Leading the way are Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Germany ranks 18th, mainly because of its coal-fired power plants.
The electrification of the world is also progressing; 400 million people have gained access to electricity since 2010. Despite all the developments in renewables, around 80% of the world's energy is still generated from fossil fuels. In this context, today, we take a look at stocks from the energy sector.
21. April 2021 | 10:11 CET | by Armin Schulz
The Corona pandemic continues to keep the world on tenterhooks. Nevertheless, the S&P jumped a good 8% within three weeks. How should you currently set up your portfolio? That is the question. Many stocks are at their all-time highs and have had real rallies. If you want to protect yourself from a setback, you have to anticipate trends and find stocks that are either broad enough or ones that can promptly score with good news. Preferably both. If these candidates are then also at all-time highs, there is potential. We highlight three interesting companies.Read
19. April 2021 | 08:10 CET | by Armin Schulz
Almost all indices are near their all-time highs. No wonder, given the expansive monetary policy and the associated inflation expectations. Commodity prices, in particular, are seeing a sharp rise. Thursday, gold was able to break the resistance area at USD 1,750. Despite this positive environment, however, some stocks are far from their all-time high. We will take a closer look at these today.Read
15. April 2021 | 07:33 CET | by Armin Schulz
US oil reserves are shrinking, and at the same time, demand forecasts are being revised upward by OPEC and the International Energy Agency. The reason for this is the assumption that the Corona pandemic will calm down in the current year and will ultimately lead to an increase in global oil demand.
In general, commodity prices are picking up on the expectation of an economic recovery. Thus, gold has also left the lows of 2 weeks ago and is currently struggling to break the critical USD 1,750 mark. The first attempt was rejected.
13. April 2021 | 08:45 CET | by Armin Schulz
Last week was dominated by FED Chairman Jerome Powell's speech at the IMF. Powell reiterated that inflation, which had been a concern for some investors in the short term, was under control and not a cause for concern. He attributed inflationary pressures primarily to higher commodity prices. After all, you cannot print commodities - unlike paper money. For this reason, we will take a look at commodity stocks today.Read