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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 May 21st, 2021 | 09:14 CEST

Silkroad Nickel, NIO, Varta - Pre-programmed bottlenecks = price opportunities

  • Nickel

Electromobility and battery technology are inextricably linked. Sales figures for e-vehicles are rising rapidly and will multiply in the next few years. This global increase in production will become challenging in many places. Not just with the competitive situation, which is becoming increasingly intense as Chinese players gain strength, but also the availability of the critical raw materials for battery production. There are signs of a huge supply deficit in nickel over the next few years. We show you how to invest with foresight and profitably.


Commented by Carsten Mainitz on May 20th, 2021 | 10:10 CEST

Bitcoin Group, Deutsche Rohstoff, Aurelius - Alternative Investment Champions

  • Investments

Those who invest in the asset class "Alternative Assets" either move away from "Classic" investments such as stocks or bonds or invest in the liquid securities with "Alternative" strategies. Here, the universe available for selection is huge. Classic cars, private equity, cryptos or commodities - you decide. Except for the old-timers, we brought an investment idea from each category. If successful, there might be a classic car in there too...


Commented by Carsten Mainitz on May 19th, 2021 | 12:27 CEST

Royal Helium, Royal Dutch Shell, Gazprom - These commodity stocks are stepping on the gas

  • Helium

Commodities are currently on everyone's lips again: energy transition, electromobility, medical progress. All of these require resources that, as always, have to be laboriously extracted or produced. Corona has made the situation even worse: people are currently feeling the pain of global production shortfalls. Semiconductor chips are currently in short supply, and copper prices are rising. What this means for the manufacturing industry and the end consumer, however, is reflected in the profits of the raw material producers. Time to take a closer look at them and profit from the development!


Commented by Carsten Mainitz on May 18th, 2021 | 10:20 CEST

QMines, Leoni, Siemens Energy - Top picks for the energy turnaround

  • Copper

Surveys show that the majority of Germans believe the energy turnaround is necessary. Climate change is manifesting itself in increasingly extreme weather conditions: exceptional cold, extreme heat spells, massive flooding and ever more pronounced droughts are causing hardship for people around the world. Most experts agree that further aggravation of the problem can only be mitigated by limiting CO2 emissions. The companies that stand to benefit massively from this are those that provide the resources needed to do so. Below are three candidates with the 'through-the-roof' potential.


Commented by Carsten Mainitz on May 17th, 2021 | 10:29 CEST

Aspermont, SAP, Square - "Digital transformation" megatrend as a snack for the portfolio!

  • Digitization

Paper tigers are threatened with extinction, and the threat is called digitalization. The simple definition of digitization (the conversion of analog formats into digital formats and their processing or storage in a digital system) conceals countless individual cases and, in total, the far-reaching upheaval of entire industries and sectors of the economy. In the following, we present three companies that are all profiting from the megatrend. Here are the yield drivers for your portfolio.


Commented by Carsten Mainitz on May 14th, 2021 | 08:16 CEST

Kinross Gold, SunMirror, Yamana Gold - Volatility is rising, now what?

  • Gold

Rules and exceptions. A well-known saying goes that there is no rule without exception. Looking at yesterday's stock market as a snapshot, one might conclude that "volatility is rising and everything else is falling." Right, or wrong? It is often just a matter of perspective and a snapshot in time. Long-term evidence is that precious metals stocks are a good investment idea during difficult stock market periods. We have brought several of them.


Commented by Carsten Mainitz on May 13th, 2021 | 10:35 CEST

Steinhoff, Sierra Growth, Vantage Towers - Don't sell in May

  • Investments

Upwards. The shares of the companies mentioned should move in this direction, even in the short term. The wide-ranging menu of opportunities has something for every taste: the still little-noticed "infrastructure stock" Vantage Towers is one of Europe's leading radio mast operators, which analysts still believe has a lot to offer. The permanent restructuring case and penny-stock Steinhoff seems to have finally burst the knot. Speaking of bursting, with new project progress, the exploration Company Sierra Growth could take off virtually overnight.


Commented by Carsten Mainitz on May 12th, 2021 | 10:03 CEST

TUI, Triumph Gold, TeamViewer - With timing to success!

  • Gold

Where is it worth investing now? In TUI - it is publishing its half-year figures today and giving an outlook - a re-opening play. Or are the gold bulls taking off now and helping gold stocks like Triumph Gold to spectacular gains in a very short time? Or is the time now ripe for a rapid countermovement after a sharp price correction in the home office specialist TeamViewer?


Commented by Carsten Mainitz on May 11th, 2021 | 15:26 CEST

Aurubis, Osino Resources, ThyssenKrupp - Winners of the digitalization, energy transition and e-mobility trends

  • Gold

The three trends mentioned have one thing in common: they need electricity. And wherever electrons do work, materials for transporting and storing electricity are in demand. Different materials are used depending on the application. Gold, for example, is mainly used in connectors, as is silver, but it is also found in numerous coatings, e.g., for seat heaters or in infotainment systems. Copper, on the other hand, is the material of choice for all cable connections, while materials such as lithium or cobalt are needed to store electricity or hydrogen in the future. The following companies are fully in line with the trend with their products and should not be missing in any portfolio.


Commented by Carsten Mainitz on May 10th, 2021 | 11:47 CEST

Glencore, NSJ Gold Corp., Millennial Lithium - Inflation fear?

  • GOLD

In March, prices in the US increased by 0.6% compared to the previous month. The rate of inflation was 2.6%. The reason is bottlenecks in production as well as in transportation, but also rising raw material prices. Economists at Commerzbank have come to this conclusion. Contrary to the Fed's historical policy of halting rising inflation by raising interest rates, Federal Reserve Chairman Powell has reiterated that there are no intentions to curtail loose monetary policy in light of the current difficulties in the Corona pandemic. In general, companies in the commodities and precious metals sectors benefit from an (expected) increase in inflation. Industrial metals and critical commodities with a specific demand and supply situation are worth a closer look. Likewise with precious metals stocks, which often serve as leverage for the "shiny crisis currencies." Here are three investment ideas. Who is making the running?