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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 August 31st, 2021 | 12:16 CEST

Square, Aspermont, flatexDEGIRO - FinTechs: Top or Flop?

  • Fintech

Many FinTechs have emerged in recent years to put the fear of God into traditional banks with their dusty business models. As with many disruptive business models, the spread of the Internet and smartphones provided the basis for scalable, rapid growth. In addition, sufficient venture capital was available. Valuations in the billions, even before an IPO, were and are not uncommon. In addition, cryptocurrencies began an unprecedented triumphal march. In some places, the sword of Damocles of regulation hovers over the industry and not every Company will reach the finish line. Too many advance praises are priced into some prices. Who will be among the winners?


Commented by Carsten Mainitz on August 30th, 2021 | 11:33 CEST

Central African Gold, Nordex, Varta - Performers for the second half of the year!

  • Gold

Climate and energy transition are more than just buzzwords. They affect us all to an ever increasing extent. The production of green energy and the currently also politically favored spread of electric mobility place considerable demands on the availability of raw materials, the sufficient production of green energy and the existence of an area-wide infrastructure. As steering mechanisms, states offer extensive support measures. A market for emission certificates creates incentives as well. It is also important to keep an eye on the development of increasingly stringent ESG standards in the investment sector. Companies that do not do their homework will sooner or later lose out. These three companies have the potential to profit from the energy transition. Who will win the race?


Commented by Carsten Mainitz on August 27th, 2021 | 12:35 CEST

Orocobre, Kodiak Copper, Infineon Technologies - Good for the climate, even better for your portfolio

  • Copper

Heat records and droughts on the one hand and heavy rainfall and flooding on the other - climate change is no longer an abstract threat but a reality. Speculating about the causes is idle. It is more important to tackle the problem. Phasing out coal-fired power generation by 2038? Much too late, experts criticize. And politicians are also slowly realizing that it is already five to twelve. That is why they are really stepping on the gas! We need to say goodbye to the combustion engine, decarbonize industrial production, and expand renewable energy sources. But this requires certain raw materials. Here are three companies with a bright future ahead of them.


Commented by Carsten Mainitz on August 26th, 2021 | 13:12 CEST

Pure Extraction, Nikola, SFC Energy - Is Elon Musk wrong with his hydrogen forecast?

  • Hydrogen

On the subject of eMobility, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Automotive, takes a clear position: In the future, cars and transport vehicles will be electric, and the energy they need will come from batteries. Any other solution is unthinkable for him, as he recently let slip in a mocking remark when asked about hydrogen as a fuel. But even Elon Musk is not always right. Many respected scientists around the world recognize the advantages of hydrogen technology. Particularly in combination with a fuel cell, the advantages of rapid refueling and trouble-free gas transport to even the remotest corners of the earth do not seem to be underestimated. These stocks benefit from the triumph of hydrogen technology!


Commented by Carsten Mainitz on August 25th, 2021 | 12:02 CEST

Saturn Oil + Gas, Gazprom, K+S - Watch out: Single-digit P/E ratios here!

  • Oil

Several ratios exist to quickly understand whether a stock is cheap or expensive when analyzing stocks. The list of limitations why this is no more than a rule of thumb is long. The following companies with strong substance and good operating businesses are certified by analysts to have very low valuations with single-digit P/E ratios. Which stock has the greatest potential?


Commented by Carsten Mainitz on August 24th, 2021 | 13:28 CEST

Meta Materials, Xiaomi, SoftBank - Undiscovered potential!

  • Technology

Stagnation is regression. Companies that act too slowly in competition and can only adapt insufficiently to changing conditions lose out. Innovations are a path to success. Some innovations are so significant and far-reaching that a massive upheaval occurs with the technological leap achieved. Electricity and the Internet are well-known examples. AI, 5G, robotics and new materials will have changed our reality in just a few years. As new solutions, products and markets emerge, these stocks will benefit.


Commented by Carsten Mainitz on August 23rd, 2021 | 12:00 CEST

BHP, Silver Viper Minerals, Yamana Gold - React now before it is too late!

  • Silver

Capital markets are complex. The economy, interest rates, currencies and commodity prices determine the big picture. Then, of course, the industry situation and a company's individual situation play a significant role. Ultimately, it is a matter of acting with foresight and taking advantage of possible temporary mispricings. Opportunities arise when company announcements are processed in the share prices with a certain time lag. That is why you should take a closer look at these three stocks now.


Commented by Carsten Mainitz on August 20th, 2021 | 13:36 CEST

Standard Lithium, Aztec Minerals, Orocobre - Take advantage of trading opportunities!

  • Gold

Raw materials are a prerequisite for any kind of production. The more there is produced, the more raw materials are needed. Precious metals are also suitable as an investment. Historically, they are always in demand when inflation rises. Commodity prices are thus subject to many factors. Some of which can neutralize each other, and some of which can reinforce each other. For example, the persistently high inflation of over 5% in the USA speaks for an increasing flight of investors into precious metals and, thus, rising commodity prices. While at the same time, the semiconductor crisis, which is currently occurring, is causing production cutbacks and idle assembly lines. That means that fewer raw materials are needed, which in turn puts pressure on prices. What is the best strategy now and which share has the greatest potential?


Commented by Carsten Mainitz on August 19th, 2021 | 12:13 CEST

Conico, First Majestic Silver, VW - This moves the prices!

  • Mining

The stock markets are trading near their all-time highs. The high inflation rates cause only selective worries. The crisis currency gold is in waiting mode. The economy is recovering, but some sectors are still experiencing supply bottlenecks, which in some cases are severely disrupting activity. In this mixed situation, which stocks are worth a closer look?


Commented by Carsten Mainitz on August 18th, 2021 | 12:07 CEST

wallstreet:online, Lang & Schwarz, MorphoSys - Long or Short?

  • Investments

(Neo) Brokers and securities trading banks have been achieving record profits for several quarters. Many new investors have discovered the stock market for themselves. The prices seem to know only one direction. In an environment with low-interest rates and, in some cases, zero order fees, this is leading to unprecedented transaction volumes. Who are the winners?