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Nico Popp

  • Small-Caps

At home in Southern Germany, the passionate stock exchange expert has been accompanying the capital markets for about twenty years. With a soft spot for smaller companies, he is constantly on the lookout for exciting investment stories. That it depends thereby less on large names, but on the future potential and whether the market also recognizes these perspectives, was one of its first learnings at the stock exchange.

On these pages, Nico examines current events at listed companies and takes a closer look at companies that are traded under the radar of the market, in addition to well-known securities.

In order to be able to take advantage of speculative opportunities on the stock exchange, Nico not only focuses on a balanced asset allocation of defensive and opportunity-oriented securities, but also on an intact risk management. "In addition to position size and entry in several tranches, investors should also develop a sense of timing and get to know a stock better before investing," says the columnist.


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Commented by Nico Popp on November 30th, 2022 | 13:33 CET

Advances in the fight against cancer: Arcus Biosciences, Gilead Sciences, Defence Therapeutics, BioNTech

  • Biotechnology
  • Covid19
  • Cancer

Research studies from 2020 show that 72% of Germans fear cancer. However, very few people want to admit to these fears. But precisely because the subject is a big taboo, it is worth looking at the latest achievements in research. Many companies worldwide have long been fighting the epidemic - and making astonishing progress. Just recently, a US biotech announced encouraging study results. Other companies have yet to launch promising studies. We provide an overview and outline opportunities from an investor's perspective.

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Commented by Nico Popp on November 29th, 2022 | 12:20 CET

China as a risk factor? Here is how it looks: Uniper, TubeSolar, BASF

  • photovoltaics
  • Solar
  • renewableenergies

China has repeatedly been a source of risk in recent years: We think of the real estate bubble or the trade war with the US. Now, one of China's supposed plus points could become a risk factor: the authoritarian central regime in Beijing. In just four minutes, we explain what the nationwide protests against Chinese lockdowns mean and how investors can use foresight to gain information advantages.

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Commented by Nico Popp on November 28th, 2022 | 12:25 CET

Is this patent causing a rare earths quake? Nordex, Defense Metals, BYD

  • Mining
  • RareEarths
  • Defense
  • renewableenergies

Wind power is a crucial component of the energy transition. Rare earths are used to increase the efficiency of wind turbines and electric motors. Dysprosium and terbium, in particular, are in demand. But although rare earths are anything but rare, they are only found in a few regions worldwide. Scientists at Darmstadt Technical University have now developed processes to use rare earths more efficiently. We explain the technology and shed light on three stocks related to rare earths.

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Commented by Nico Popp on November 24th, 2022 | 11:12 CET

What the heat turnaround means for copper: Siemens Energy, Kodiak Copper, ThyssenKrupp

  • Mining
  • Copper

Investors looking for the latest trends often focus on metals such as rare earths, vanadium and lithium. But if you want to get the future into your portfolio, you don't have to rely on exotic elements; copper offers the best conditions. As the British Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA) has shown on behalf of the International Copper Association, the demand for copper alone for climate-related refurbishment will increase to 160,000t by 2035 from the current 40,000t. That represents an annual growth rate of around 10%. We highlight three companies around the trend.

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Commented by Nico Popp on November 22nd, 2022 | 10:44 CET

Batteries: The new premium class - BYD, Almonty Industries, Varta

  • Mining
  • Tungsten
  • Electromobility
  • Batteries

When it comes to everyday products, we all have clear ideas about prices. For a long time, the EUR 2 mark, for example, was considered an average price for a piece of butter. But as soon as it becomes more expensive, it is worth a headline in a newspaper with big letters. It is a different story with cars or other high-quality products. Thanks to high-quality workmanship and technology, customers are willing to pay more than the actual market prices. In economics, the difference between the high price and the market price is called producer surplus. We present three companies that want to skim off this producer surplus.

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Commented by Nico Popp on November 21st, 2022 | 12:11 CET

Biotech - Hotter than ever: Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, BioNxt Solutions, Bayer

  • Biotechnology

Biotechs have been providing answers to humanity's most pressing questions for years. Innovative companies are applying advanced methods to make a medical difference. The example of BioNTech is just one success story among many. While companies in the pharmaceutical sector are finding it increasingly difficult to come up with real innovations, biotechs often put all their eggs in one basket - and win. We present two biotech hopefuls and take a look at Bayer.

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Commented by Nico Popp on November 16th, 2022 | 10:25 CET

Study shows how young people consume - TUI, Pathfinder Ventures, Amazon

  • Camping
  • Travel
  • ecommerce

Back in the 1980s, sunburn, cheese hedgehogs and bocce ball on the beach were simply part of the package for vacationers. Today, a vacation can be a bit more than that. Individual experiences and new cultures are in demand. As a study by the payment provider Klarna shows, young people, in particular, save significantly more than older generations in relation to their income. The most common savings goals are vacations, housing and pensions. Reason enough to take a closer look at some consumer stocks and their prospects.

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Commented by Nico Popp on November 15th, 2022 | 13:30 CET

This hydrogen news moves the share prices today: dynaCERT, Morphosys, Varta

  • hydrogen
  • Automotive

When news moves prices, chart analyses and analysts' assessments are invalidated in one fell swoop. Today, momentum is building for the hydrogen stock dynaCERT. The reason: The Company, together with its new distribution partner, has announced deliveries to renowned mining groups. Among them are Vale, Nexa Resources and Antamina, one of the ten largest mining companies in the world. Is this a breakthrough for HydraGEN™ technology? We shed light on the exciting situation surrounding dynaCERT and also use the examples of MorphoSys and Varta to explain how investors can react when everything suddenly changes.

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Commented by Nico Popp on November 15th, 2022 | 13:28 CET

500% return on investment? Here is how! Cantourage Group, Aspermont, Deutsche Bank

  • Digitization
  • Media
  • Fintech

The Cantourage Group share shows that the stock market keeps writing spectacular stories. The cannabis startup has gained around 500% within the first two days of trading - from EUR 6.48 last Friday, it peaked at over EUR 33. But what is the secret of the new weed giant's success? We analyze and draw parallels - is the next Cantourage already lurking around the corner?

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Commented by Nico Popp on November 14th, 2022 | 10:25 CET

Gamechanger stocks - Here, everything is different overnight! Heidelberger Druck, Manuka Resources, BYD

  • Mining
  • Vanadium
  • PreciousMetals
  • Electromobility

Analysts have to adjust their models when companies announce a new business segment or make an acquisition virtually overnight. But it often remains unclear what the change will bring. For investors with vision, this holds tremendous opportunities! Why? Investors can get in at a low price and let the returns flow. As word of new developments spreads, there is also a safety buffer on the downside. We present three shares that stand for positive change!

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