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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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