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Carsten Mainitz

  • Small-Caps
  • Micro-Caps
  • Behavioral Finance

The native Rhineland-Palatinate has been a passionate market participant for more than 25 years. After studying business administration in Mannheim, he worked as a journalist, in equity sales and many years in equity research.

Most recently, he headed a Hamburg-based investment research company as a member of the board for 8 years.

He is particularly interested in international small and micro caps and empirical capital market research (behavioral finance).

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Commented by Carsten Mainitz on October 18th, 2021 | 13:05 CEST

Defense Metals, Nordex, Varta - These are the reasons for the rising prices!

  • RareEarths

Rare earths are indispensable for the production of laptops, cell phones, electric motors and wind turbines. However, their extraction is complicated, which is why the supply is also relatively low. The EU has classified many of these metals as critical with regard to their availability given their great importance for many industries, also because of China's dominance as the largest supplier. Efforts to build rare earth mines outside China are proceeding at full speed.


Commented by Carsten Mainitz on October 15th, 2021 | 11:25 CEST

First Majestic, Silver Viper, Barrick Gold - Best prospects for precious metals

  • PreciousMetals

For the first time since December 1993, the inflation rate in Germany reached a value of over 4%. In the USA, too, the rate rose to 5.4%, although economists had actually expected it to fall. Nevertheless, the central banks are currently making no attempt to counter inflation by raising key interest rates. No one wants to jeopardize the tender little plant of the economy after the disastrous Corona year. Surprisingly at first glance, prices for precious metals as a "crisis currency" are not rising to the extent that would be expected. But there are clear signs that demand will increase strongly.


Commented by Carsten Mainitz on October 14th, 2021 | 13:30 CEST

SMA Solar, dynaCERT, TotalEnergies - Good for the climate, good for your portfolio!

  • Hydrogen

The signs of the times are climate protection: In America, Joe Biden is trying to push his Green New Deal through the legislature, China is phasing out the construction of coal-fired power plants, and in Germany, the Greens will most likely be part of the next government. Industry is also rethinking its position. Recently, an alliance of 69 leading German companies called for an "implementation offensive for climate neutrality" within the first 100 days of a new government. Signatories included heavyweights such as SAP, E.ON and Bayer. The following three stocks should get a tailwind from the new climate awareness.


Commented by Carsten Mainitz on October 14th, 2021 | 08:20 CEST

Square, BIGG Digital Assets, Advanced Micro Devices - Profiteers of the FinTech and crypto boom

  • crypto

FinTech and crypto are defining investment themes of today. Even though there are now efforts by politicians to curb or regulate cryptocurrencies, they will remain part of our everyday lives in the long run. For cryptos to be usable by the broad population, it is essential to make them easy and safe to trade and use as a means of payment. That requires certified trading platforms and reliable payment service providers. These are not the only ones who will benefit from the development; hardware manufacturers are also in great demand.


Commented by Carsten Mainitz on October 12th, 2021 | 12:32 CEST

Defence Therapeutics, BioNTech, Valneva - When will things pick up again?

  • Biotechnology

Biotechnology companies can experience a significant, sometimes even exponential, increase in value virtually overnight with a new, successful active ingredient. BioNTech is a prime example of this. But not every research effort leads to success, and CureVac shareholders can tell you a thing or two about that. Canada's Defence Therapeutics and Valneva have innovative research pipelines. Where should investors consider investing now?


Commented by Carsten Mainitz on October 11th, 2021 | 13:11 CEST

Aspermont, flatexDEGIRO, TeamViewer - Buy recommendations from analysts

  • Digitization

Growth and expectations play a crucial role in share price development. But often, it is the discrepancy between expectations and forecasts on the one hand and the facts on the other that move prices. If expectations are missed, and this happens more often or to a serious extent, it can lead to prolonged share price weakness. On the other hand, overly high expectations of the investment community or a failure to recognize growth prospects can lead to good investment opportunities. Analysts recommend buying the following stocks.


Commented by Carsten Mainitz on October 8th, 2021 | 13:04 CEST

Central African Gold, Varta, Standard Lithium - Get in or get out?

  • Electromobility

Electromobility is on the rise. Growth is gaining momentum, spurred on by massive political support. Increasing quantities of various raw materials and critical metals are needed for renewable energy plants, storage facilities and grids. Copper, zinc, nickel, cobalt and lithium are gaining enormous importance. China often dominates the global supply. The following companies are connected to the megatrend of electromobility in very different ways. What unites them is the opportunity for growth. Who is ahead of the game?


Commented by Carsten Mainitz on October 7th, 2021 | 11:15 CEST

JinkoSolar, Meta Materials, Encavis - Here comes the sun!

  • Technology

Climate is the dominant topic of our time. Not only has the population understood this and given the Greens a record result in the last federal election, but many companies from traditional sectors such as the automotive industry or heavy industry have now accepted that only green, sustainable technology promises lasting growth. Climate-neutral energy sources are the central element. Associated with this are energy storage challenges and increasing efficiency, which is currently still far from completely replacing fossil fuels. These three stocks will benefit from the upheavals.


Commented by Carsten Mainitz on October 1st, 2021 | 12:45 CEST

Royal Helium, Gazprom, NEL - Now it is worth taking another look!

  • Helium

Helium is a sought-after noble gas essential for numerous applications due to its outstanding chemical and physical properties. It is used, for example, as a non-conductive, non-reactive coolant in medical laboratory equipment or in space rockets. It is also in demand in the electronics and nuclear industries. On Earth, helium occurs only in very low concentrations in the atmosphere due to its high volatility, although it is the second most abundant element in the universe after hydrogen. Helium is often a byproduct of oil and gas production. How can investors profit?


Commented by Carsten Mainitz on September 30th, 2021 | 13:29 CEST

EuroSports Global, Daimler, JinkoSolar - Eyes open!

  • Electromobility

Germany has voted. The new federal government is likely to attach great importance to the topics of renewable energies and electromobility. The mentioned areas have also gained weight internationally. With these three shares, investors can profit from the two megatrends. Who is the favorite?