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 October 11th, 2023 | 07:50 CEST
On January 9, 2007, the world changed. That was when Apple introduced its iPhone. Smartphones with touchscreens were previously unknown, but today? Hardly anyone can do without smartphones, tablets and the like! For Apple, the iPhone was the product that changed many things and made the Californians the most valuable company in the world for a time. At the end of 2022, ChatGPT was the next technology to change the world. NVIDIA's stock has been soaring ever since. We highlight NVIDIA and Apple and examine what revolution could change everything for the German company Cantourage.Read
Commented by Nico Popp on October 10th, 2023 | 07:30 CEST
Climate protection is rightly booming. But what if renewable energy simply doesn't make financial sense, and private investors are hesitant to get involved? The wind power industry, in particular, has been under pressure for years. We explain what is holding back companies like Nordex, when their shares could make a comeback, and explore lesser-known alternatives in the field of climate protection. Let's get started!Read
Commented by Nico Popp on October 5th, 2023 | 09:10 CEST
Ferdinand Dudenhöffer heads the CAR Center Automotive Research in Duisburg and has been the go-to media expert for cars for decades. Over the years, Dudenhöfer has seen many trends come and go. In his latest guest commentary in Handelsblatt, Dudenhöffer did not mince his words and identified a new development that, regardless of the electrification of the industry, could determine success or failure - what new manufacturing means and how the upheaval could affect auto stocks. We provide an analysis.Read
Commented by Nico Popp on October 5th, 2023 | 08:35 CEST
Do you wish you had a crystal ball? What a question! Those who know the future could make great profit from it. But even without magical powers, one can succeed in consistently aligning your portfolio with the future. We explain how this works and what investors need to watch out for. In addition, we present three companies with great future potential and highlight when investments could be worthwhile and when investors would be better to wait and see.Read
Commented by Nico Popp on October 2nd, 2023 | 07:55 CEST
ThyssenKrupp no longer wants to be (almost) just a steel conglomerate. Donald Trump sees the transition to sustainable transportation as an attack on the industry, and in parallel, Germany is pondering how to change course. We shed light on the tremors in the industry and explain which technologies are yesterday's news and where new long-term potential is emerging. This much can be revealed in advance: Surprises lurk off the well-trodden tracks!Read
Commented by Nico Popp on September 28th, 2023 | 09:05 CEST
Cars still play a significant role in Germany. Many households have two vehicles, some even more. However, sales of new cars have weakened recently - the question of whether to buy a combustion engine or an electric vehicle, along with inflation, have deterred many buyers. German brand manufacturers are now being attracted to the US. There, they are enticed by subsidies and an intact market. Find out what the latest plans of Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, and others entail and which relatively unknown company could benefit.Read
Commented by Nico Popp on September 27th, 2023 | 07:10 CEST
High-tech or add-on? When Schott Pharma's shares go public in Frankfurt on Thursday, investors are likely to have a clear opinion. The manufacturer of pharmaceutical packaging may be attracting significant interest precisely because its business model is clearly defined. But what sets Schott apart, and which companies in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry might also become interesting? We provide insights and deliver answers!Read
Commented by Nico Popp on September 26th, 2023 | 07:20 CEST
Shares in real estate companies are once again on the rise. The reason: the interest rate break is here, and with it, the hope of falling capital costs. At the same time, industry representatives and the German government are struggling to find solutions at the Housing Summit. We shed light on the current situation in the real estate market, explain why politicians' promises are of little use and highlight alternatives in an industry that is currently in vogue for several reasons.Read
Commented by Nico Popp on September 21st, 2023 | 07:00 CEST
When soccer players move to a better team, it usually comes with higher earnings. Sometimes, the training is more intense, and the tasks off the pitch are more extensive. It is no longer comparable to the idyllic life at their former club. Athletes are then faced with the question, "Give up or bite the bullet?" The situation is similar for battery pioneer Varta, which is implementing its e-car plans with Porsche, of all companies. The sports car manufacturer offers major growth opportunities but is also considered meticulous among engineers. We highlight Varta's stock, take a look at BYD and outline opportunities at a company many have never heard of!Read
Commented by Nico Popp on September 20th, 2023 | 08:10 CEST
For years, the Transparent Factory in Dresden was a symbol of confidence at the end of the 1990s: Volkswagen wanted to catch up with the premium class in the modern car factory and had the Phaeton luxury sedan rolling off the production line there until 2016. After several years, during which the ID.3 electric car was manufactured there, the site is on the brink of closure - at least as a production facility. The property in the Elbe metropolis is too chic for VW not to find another use for it. The automotive industry is also undergoing change elsewhere. We outline three current cases and highlight possible investment opportunities.Read