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).
Commented by Carsten Mainitz
Commented by Carsten Mainitz on January 4th, 2022 | 11:29 CET
Last year, the general conditions spoke for a rising gold price, but because there is often a gap between theory and practice, the precious metal price declined by about 5% instead of reaching higher prices. Most precious metal shares lost more. Experts nevertheless believe that gold has upside potential in 2022. With disruptions in the geopolitical situation or an economic slowdown, a sharp rise in inflation and negative real returns could quickly make precious metals en vogue again. With which stocks can investors position themselves successfully against this background?Read
Commented by Carsten Mainitz on January 3rd, 2022 | 09:00 CET
The protection of intellectual property through patents is crucial for innovative companies. According to data from the DPMA (German Patent and Trademark Office), patent applications in artificial intelligence have recently risen sharply. Exciting developments are also taking place in materials management. New materials have a high disruptive potential.Read
Commented by Carsten Mainitz on December 30th, 2021 | 11:48 CET
Even though the German benchmark index took it easy in the last trading days of the year, there have been some sharp fluctuations in recent months. We look at three stocks that have seen a lot of movement in these last months. Trend reversal or trend continuation? That is the crucial question.Read
Commented by Carsten Mainitz on December 30th, 2021 | 11:30 CET
Several ingredients are needed to make the energy transition and electromobility a sustainable success. First and foremost, raw materials such as copper and lithium. Then there is a need for energy sources such as solar and wind, and finally, a suitable infrastructure. Therefore, within the megatrend, there are various starting points for profiting with corresponding shares. We have three promising stocks in our bag. Who will win the race in 2022?Read
Commented by Carsten Mainitz on December 29th, 2021 | 10:23 CET
Historically, the current gold price level of a good USD 1,800 per troy ounce can be considered high. This year, gold producers were able to post record profits. In the medium term, many things point to rising precious metal prices. Decisive framework conditions are the low-interest rate level, inflation, economic growth, the condition of the stock markets, the level of gold reserves, and the long-term production outlook.Read
Commented by Carsten Mainitz on December 28th, 2021 | 11:26 CET
The head of the Robert Koch Institute, Lothar Wieler, warned a few days ago that the healthcare system would be overburdened and critical care structures impaired if the feared Omicron wave could not be curbed. This situation illustrates that the pandemic is far from letting us go. Vaccine manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies will continue to benefit. Their shares should also be on the winning side next year.Read
Commented by Carsten Mainitz on December 27th, 2021 | 10:45 CET
Given high inflation, investing in tangible assets such as shares, real estate, and commodities is still a good idea in 2022. Substantial stocks from the investment or real estate sector that create added value for shareholders and pay attractive dividends are now worth a closer look. We checked three different companies.Read
Commented by Carsten Mainitz on December 23rd, 2021 | 13:13 CET
What moves prices on the stock markets, and what causes the players to act? A large, colorful bouquet of factors and interrelationships means that things often turn out differently than expected. Company valuations, business performance, chart technology, the overarching sector, and economic outlook, including interest rates, sometimes come up against greed and panic. An exciting look at three stocks where a lot is happening.Read
Commented by Carsten Mainitz on December 22nd, 2021 | 11:01 CET
Two topics are currently occupying the markets: the impact of the new Corona Omicron variant on global supply chains and the further course of inflation. Experts disagree on both topics. While everyone assumes that the Omicron variant will lead to another global wave, most experts now see the supply chains as so stable that a fundamental disruption is now virtually impossible as was at the beginning of the pandemic. Concerning inflation, there are increasing voices that this should not be regarded as merely temporary. That should drive commodity stocks.Read
Commented by Carsten Mainitz on December 21st, 2021 | 12:18 CET
The stock market trades the future. But analysts far too often get bogged down in looking at the latest quarterly, half-yearly or annual figures. These data describe a company's current situation and can also point to dangerous moments in the future. How did market participants perceive the figures and outlook of the three companies mentioned?Read