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 April 22nd, 2021 | 10:40 CEST
Summit stormers and expectation management. While April has shown us its full range in weather in recent weeks, the stock market knows only one direction. New all-time highs in the stock markets reflect progress in fighting the pandemic as vaccination numbers rise. The bar for the just-started reporting season is very high this year. According to surveys, earnings in the S&P 500 are expected to increase by a whopping 24%. At the beginning of the year, expectations were much lower. Traditionally, the reporting season is opened by US banks in mid-April. Their figures exceeded market expectations by a wide margin, as the institutions were able to release provisions for loans. However, the fact that a share can be punished very quickly despite good figures was recently seen with Netflix. The following three companies will present their figures in the next few weeks. Who has the greatest short-term potential?Read
Commented by Carsten Mainitz on April 21st, 2021 | 09:17 CEST
Bioethanol, hydrogen, conventional oil & gas. Three different types of combustion fuels, all of which have their reason for being, but also their advantages and disadvantages. Oil & gas have enabled the world to industrialize, but what does the future look like in the face of finite resources and climate change? Bioethanol is a sustainable alternative, but how will relevant quantities be produced in the face of limited arable land and an ever-growing world population? Is hydrogen the solution to all our problems? But where will the enormous amounts of energy needed to produce it come from? Will it ultimately come down to a mix? Which companies will come out on top in the end?Read
Commented by Carsten Mainitz on April 20th, 2021 | 07:10 CEST
Shortly before the finish line, the going gets tough again. Many athletes and those who have to really "bite" in the last few meters before a deadline are probably familiar with this feeling. Everyday life in the Corona pandemic is also becoming more exhausting. Now, with BioNTech's announcement that it will double weekly vaccine dose deliveries to around 5.1 million units from the end of May, there may be a breakthrough in achieving herd immunity in Germany in the next few months. It is not only good news for the Company's shareholders but everyone. Below we present two other companies whose shareholders should be very pleased. Let us surprise you!Read
Commented by Carsten Mainitz on April 19th, 2021 | 07:19 CEST
"Everything new, fresh and free is the fair May." This line of text from the song written by Hermann Adam von Kamp some 200 years ago is still a saying today, in a modified form, that stands for change or a new beginning. We have brought you three companies, all of which have recently been given new names, which stand for a shift in business focus, and some cases, even for a completely new start. Where are the undiscovered yield opportunities?Read
Commented by Carsten Mainitz on April 16th, 2021 | 07:33 CEST
Since 2011, the European Commission publishes a list of critical raw materials in intervals of 3 years. Thereby, the supply risk of the European economy with these raw materials is measured. While the list initially comprised only 14 raw materials, including rare earths and tungsten, it has now grown to 30. Lithium, bauxite, strontium and titanium were added most recently. The EU has formulated a comprehensive plan of action to reduce dependence on China. Any imbalance in supply and demand has an impact on price levels. If you position yourself correctly, this opens up great opportunities for returns. We present three exciting companies below.Read
Commented by Carsten Mainitz on April 15th, 2021 | 07:09 CEST
Cyclical investments have the advantage of a certain predictability. Nevertheless, each new chapter and the corresponding script differs, sometimes only slightly, sometimes quite significantly. As far as the cyclicality of commodities is concerned, very diverse categories exist within the asset class so that favorable entry opportunities lurk almost at any time. We have brought you a colorful bouquet of commodities, including potash, gold and steel. Which share is ahead?Read
Commented by Carsten Mainitz on April 14th, 2021 | 07:32 CEST
1835, 1969 and 1972 - these dates are associated with the three companies presented below. All of them are classics, iconic for their industry. One, a media company, which can refer to the oldest, continuously appearing publications in mining and commodities. Another, an iconic video game producer whose fame is based on one of the first video games for home use and whose logo should be almost as well known as the one with the apple. And lastly, one of the leading producers of computer chips, whose success is fed by the attack on the market leadership position of an industry veteran and whose products are very much in demand today, especially in the field of Bitcoin mining. What they all have in common is that there is significant upside potential in them. Excited?Read
Commented by Carsten Mainitz on April 13th, 2021 | 09:06 CEST
Whether French explorer Jacques Cartier, who first named the region around present-day Quebec "Canada" in 1535, was acting on a hunch, or simply "Frenching" the word "Kanata" from the language of the Saint Lawrence Iroquois, can unfortunately no longer be determined with certainty today. However, what is certain is that today's "Canada" is the current stronghold of medical "cannabis." Thanks to liberal laws, hemp startups are sprouting up worldwide, and even established companies want a piece of the pie. Here are three interesting candidates for the portfolio, with current news and powerful price potential!Read
Commented by Carsten Mainitz on April 12th, 2021 | 11:43 CEST
Opinions on the markets about where the oil price will stand in the short, medium and long term are becoming increasingly diverse. But there is also a lot happening strategically and operationally, which is easily lost in the jumble of information. Last week, British oil giant BP reported that it would reach its planned net debt target much earlier - as early as the first quarter. The highlight: The Group announced that it would again be buying back a large number of shares when it reached its target. How does Moody's rating change fit into the picture with an upgrade for the short-term and a downgrade for the long-term outlook? Below, we will take a closer look at the BP share, BASF's oil and gas shareholding developments and Wintershall Dea and its stock market plans. Also exciting is the opportunity presented by emerging Canadian oil and gas producer Saturn, which could enter a new dimension with a takeover.Read
Commented by Carsten Mainitz on April 9th, 2021 | 08:25 CEST
Today's world is becoming increasingly digital. Especially in times of Corona, many people realize the advantages of electronic life. School lessons for the children, ordering food and banking transactions can all be done conveniently from home. Digital communication is linking people worldwide. Every trading partner is just a mouse click away. Three things are crucial for digital transformation: infrastructure, content and people who know how it works. The following three stocks cover exactly these areas and are gold for the portfolio for other reasons too.Read