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 January 31st, 2022 | 12:57 CET
With the amendment of the Climate Protection Act, the German government has tightened climate protection targets and is aiming for greenhouse gas neutrality by 2045. Emissions are to be reduced by 65% compared to 1990 as early as the beginning of the next decade. One key to putting this into practice is the electrification of transport. Around 14% of newly registered vehicles had an all-electric drive in 2021. That means the proportion of e-cars on German roads almost doubled compared with the previous year. As a result, demand for the required raw materials is rising ever more markedly. Surpluses in demand can already be seen.Read
Commented by Carsten Mainitz on January 28th, 2022 | 11:15 CET
Climate change, mobility change, health technology - none of these megatrends can do without semiconductors. These marvels created from the desert sand are indispensable for every kind of modern technology. If they become scarce, everyone will feel the effects. Car drivers, video gamers and Bitcoin miners have been united in their suffering in recent months: waiting times of several months because chip producers could no longer keep up with production. But one man's sorrow is another man's joy: these stocks will benefit massively from the chip boom.Read
Commented by Carsten Mainitz on January 27th, 2022 | 11:41 CET
No metal represents the step into our electrical century more than copper. The reddish shimmering metal with excellent conductivity is in demand wherever electricity is concerned. Experts estimate that about three to four times as much copper needs to be installed in e-cars than in a conventional combustion engine for mid-range cars, which currently comes to about 25kg of copper. Due to the high demand, copper consumption could increase more than tenfold in the next ten years.Read
Commented by Carsten Mainitz on January 26th, 2022 | 13:34 CET
The Corona pandemic still has the world firmly in its grip. The number of new infections is skyrocketing. Nevertheless, the chances are good that the pandemic can be brought under control by means of numerous vaccines. But Corona is not the only scourge. Numerous research efforts are focused on diagnosing, treating and curing cancer. Here, innovative AI-based technologies are increasingly being used to help save lives and significantly reduce costs for the healthcare system.Read
Commented by Carsten Mainitz on January 25th, 2022 | 11:14 CET
What moves prices? When reduced to the core, it is supply and demand. So simple and yet so complicated. The forecast or anticipation of the two factors and the pricing of the future is what moves the stock market. Many developments and general conditions speak for rising commodity prices. While the prices of industrial and battery metals have been rising significantly for many quarters, the increases in precious metal prices, on the other hand, have been moderate. Where are the opportunities to take advantage of price declines?Read
Commented by Carsten Mainitz on January 24th, 2022 | 12:20 CET
With the publication of quarterly results last week and the achievement of full-year targets, the share of the second-largest gold producer Barrick Gold was able to gain. As a result, this also boosted the entire sector. In addition, the price of gold, which has maintained the USD 1,800 mark at a level of USD 1,830, provides support. The prospects for investments in gold shares remain good.Read
Commented by Carsten Mainitz on January 21st, 2022 | 11:02 CET
How is the energy turnaround to be achieved exclusively with renewable energy generation? The sun does not shine at night, and the wind does not blow every day. The answer is energy storage. Batteries and accumulators will play an increasingly important role in the future. Whether for electric vehicles of all kinds (pedelecs, automobiles, buses) or as intermediate storage for renewable energies (at home on a small scale or in wind and solar parks on a large scale). Without new and increasingly efficient storage technologies, the world will not achieve climate neutrality. These three "power stocks" should benefit massively from this development.Read
Commented by Carsten Mainitz on January 21st, 2022 | 10:45 CET
In recent months, gold stocks consolidated. The shares of the second-largest producer, Barrick Gold, were recently boosted by good quarterly data. From a historical perspective, the current price level of the precious metal can be considered high. The general conditions for rising prices are also good in the medium term. Now the sentiment for precious metal stocks could turn more positive again. These companies will certainly benefit from the next gold price rally.Read
Commented by Carsten Mainitz on January 21st, 2022 | 09:25 CET
Oil prices remain in bullish mode, reaching a new seven-year high. The latest increase was due to an explosion of a critical oil pipeline between Iraq and Turkey, through which up to 450,000 barrels of crude oil are transported daily. In general, the supply situation remains tight. OPEC expects a further increase in global oil demand. The primary beneficiaries of this supply shortage are oil producers; they were already able to post record results last year.Read
Commented by Carsten Mainitz on January 20th, 2022 | 12:14 CET
The Coronavirus has shown that without biotechnology and ongoing research, we are relatively defenseless against the whims of nature. What would have happened if novel technology had not been available to produce potent vaccines in a very short time? Would our intensive care units have been as crowded as they were in Italy at the beginning of the pandemic? Would hospital triage be the norm today? No one can say for sure, but history has shown how epidemics - such as the Spanish flu - have claimed many lives in the past.Read