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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 March 23rd, 2021 | 13:56 CET

Varta, Rock Tech Lithium, Millennial Lithium - all signs point to growth

  • Lithium

Electromobility and technology are inextricably linked to the topic of energy storage. Leading scientists predict lithium batteries and lithium-ion batteries will continue to dominate this decade. Market experts predict a fivefold increase in lithium demand by 2025. In this context, it is becoming increasingly important that lithium deposits outside China are developed to create the greatest possible security of supply. We introduce you to two companies that could become important lithium producers in the future. We also take a closer look at Varta's plans to enter the e-mobility market. Who is the most significant yield driver for your portfolio?

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Commented by Carsten Mainitz on March 22nd, 2021 | 08:40 CET

K+S, Goldseek Resources, Gazprom - those who wait for others to buy will lose out

  • Gold

Almost 70 years ago, economist Harry Markowitz published an article on how best to build an investment portfolio. At its core, it was about the benefits of diversification. By spreading risk across as many asset classes as possible, positive effects could be achieved, all the more so if the assets had a low correlation, i.e. if the returns developed as independently of each other as possible. His findings became an important part of portfolio theory. Markowitz was later awarded the Nobel Prize for his research. Unfortunately, the intuitively conclusive recommendation for action loses its "theoretical" advantages in crash phases since correlations and liquidity, as proven in several studies, change abruptly to the investor's disadvantage. Nevertheless, diversification makes sense and investors should not "put all their eggs in just one basket." Below we will give you a few ideas on how to build a portfolio of commodity stocks that are well diversified and rich in opportunities.

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Commented by Carsten Mainitz on March 19th, 2021 | 07:10 CET

Deutsche Telekom, Upco International, Vantage Towers - Not to be missed: important lessons for successful investing!

  • Investments

Takeovers, spin-offs, transformation of business models - these three buzzwords stand for change in many sectors of the economy and this also applies to the telecommunications sector. Even if an investor is betting on the right theme, it does not mean that he has bought a stock cheaply. In the following, we present three very different stocks from the telecommunications sector and give you suggestions on how to separate the wheat from the chaff.

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Commented by Carsten Mainitz on March 18th, 2021 | 09:30 CET

Kleos Space, PayPal, Airbus - Watch out: Performance rockets at the start!

  • Space

You have to hand it to Elon Musk: Little of what he has tried has flopped in the end. He seems to have an excellent feel for feasible concepts. He was involved early on in PayPal, which came out of nowhere to become the world's most important payment service provider. Although not founded by him but protected very early on, Tesla developed under his aegis over the last 16 years from a startup to the world's most valuable car manufacturer. And Kleos Space? While not a company founded by Elon Musk either, it does have a business relationship with SpaceX, which depicts another field of activity for the go-getting and visionary "technoking." And as an established industry veteran, Airbus shares should not go unmentioned either. Who has the greatest potential?

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Commented by Carsten Mainitz on March 17th, 2021 | 07:30 CET

Royal Dutch Shell, Pollux Properties, Fresenius SE - Value stocks with some catching up to do!

  • RealEstate

Last year's Corona shock initially sent almost all shares into a tailspin. While some were able to recover relatively quickly and in some cases started massive price rallies, so-called value stocks had a hard time. Now, the rotation towards value stocks has partially begun. In the following, we will show you 3 stocks where you can still make a bargain. Seize the opportunity!

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Commented by Carsten Mainitz on March 16th, 2021 | 10:30 CET

Barrick Gold, Blackrock Gold, Berkshire Hathaway - is Warren Buffett always right?

  • Gold

Gold pays no interest and no dividends. The precious metal is in demand as a crisis currency and as an asset - for diversification and inflation protection. It can be assumed that with the increasing popularity of cryptocurrencies, there has also been a shift from gold to Bitcoin & Co. Physical demand is again coming from the jewelry industry. A rapid rise in the gold price, as seen last year, makes the profits of producers bubble and the prices of precious metal shares rise strongly across the board, especially in the explorer sector. The current consolidation of the gold price offers good entry opportunities because the next crisis is already on the doorstep.

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Commented by Carsten Mainitz on March 15th, 2021 | 09:03 CET

Bayer, dynaCERT, JinkoSolar - green performance stars!

  • ESG

Sustainable investing has developed from a "nice to have" to a "must-have." Many empirical studies have also shown that investors who invest "green" do not have to forego returns. On the contrary, there are indications that a skillful weighting of ESG factors - these stand for Environment, Social, Governance - can improve the risk-return ratio. We show you three ESG stocks with which you will outperform in the truest sense of the word!

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Commented by Carsten Mainitz on March 12th, 2021 | 08:56 CET

Steinhoff, SKRR, Aurelius - Watch out: Stockpickers, something is happening here!

  • Investments

"Buy shares, take some sleeping pills" is one of the most famous quotes by André Kostolany. Thus, the stock market veteran advocated the view that you should hold good stocks for a long time and not let the ups and downs on the markets make you nervous. Below, we present three companies where patience will pay off. Where are the most significant returns lurking?

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Commented by Carsten Mainitz on March 11th, 2021 | 09:10 CET

BP, Saturn Oil + Gas, Royal Dutch Shell - JP Morgan: Oil price rises to USD 190 due to supply deficit - these are the future price rockets!

  • Oil

Last spring in the middle of the Corona Crisis, when the oil price was at the bottom, the US investment bank JP Morgan published a bold forecast. Although this was ridiculed at first, it was to be given more attention in the future. The experts drew a plausible scenario of an upcoming "oil supercycle." The oversupplied oil markets would transition to a "fundamental supply deficit" starting in 2022, which would drive the oil price close to the USD 100 mark at that time. In the medium term, the investment bank's analysts even expect a price level of USD 190. If the forecasts are only half correct, then it is: buy, buy, buy. We present you 3 shares with huge potential!

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Commented by Carsten Mainitz on March 10th, 2021 | 09:05 CET

K+S, Almonty Industries, ThyssenKrupp - revaluation underway, still cheap to get in!

  • Tungsten

Many facets of stock market activity are exciting. Situations in which companies are re-evaluated and investors get in early enough are not only exciting but extremely lucrative. It is essentially about the Company venturing into new territory or getting back on its feet after restructuring and the potential not yet being priced into the share price for a long time. We present three shares where the revaluation is underway and where there is still great potential.

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