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Andrew Davidson, CEO, Royal Helium Limited

Andrew Davidson
CEO | Royal Helium Limited
224, 4th Avenue South, S7K 5M5 Saskatoon (CAN)

davidson@royalheliumltd.com

+1 (306) 281-9104

Royal Helium CEO Andrew Davidson on NASA, SpaceX and the path to dynamic growth


Craig Taylor, CEO, Defense Metals

Craig Taylor
CEO | Defense Metals
605-815 Hornby St., V6Z 1T9 Vancouver (CAN)

craig@defensemetals.com

+1 (778) 994 8072

Milestones, ESG as an USP and the new openness of policy toward rare earths outside China - Defense Metals provides backgrounds


Alex Kent, Managing Director, Aspermont Limited

Alex Kent
Managing Director | Aspermont Limited
613 - 619 Wellington Street, WA, 6000 Perth (AUS)

Corporate@aspermont.com

+61 8 6263 9100

Aspermont shows the success of digitalization - Alex Kent has an agenda


 

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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24. February 2021 | 08:55 CET | by Nico Popp

BYD, dynaCERT, Plug Power: Three shares for the next five years

  • Hydrogen

The future of mobility will not involve combustion engines - that much seems certain. But which technology will win the race? E-cars with appropriate batteries or fuel cells? Is it possible that technologies make valuable combustion engines or expensive machines with diesel engines "greener" and thus save essential resources? We introduce three companies and do the future check: What are the prospects for the coming years?

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24. February 2021 | 08:32 CET | by Nico Popp

SKRR Exploration, Barrick Gold, Northern Data: The values are raised here

  • Gold

Mining is a straightforward industry: You dig until you find something, then hope to sell what you find so that all costs are covered and some profit is left over. The search for raw materials does not depend on luck or chance. Companies do important preliminary work to estimate potentials and thus help luck a little. Even when it comes to mining cryptocurrencies, it's no longer just a matter of leaving the PC running overnight. We highlight three stocks that are lifting values for you.

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19. February 2021 | 09:33 CET | by Nico Popp

PayPal, Marble Financial, Ferratum: Fintech picks up speed

  • Fintech

The world is becoming increasingly digital - only retirement planning and even banking are still partly stuck in the 1980s. We see this whenever we conduct banking transactions that are not commonplace. Examples include cashing checks or transferring money abroad. But there is a remedy: In recent years, more and more companies have taken analog areas related to finance and made them digital and better from the customer's perspective. This also opens up opportunities for investors.

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18. February 2021 | 10:40 CET | by Nico Popp

NIO, Rock Tech Lithium, Volkswagen: Forget hydrogen!

  • Lithium

The pandemic shows it: humans are social creatures who long for their loved ones and want to experience something in good company. Mobility is the key to this. In the face of climate change and air pollution, electric cars are an obvious solution. But if you look at the stock market, you might think that hydrogen has now overtaken e-mobility. But that is by no means the case. Hydrogen still struggles with lower efficiency and is probably primarily suitable for large energy storage systems or ships. For passenger cars, the advantages of classic electric vehicles with batteries currently outweigh the disadvantages.

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18. February 2021 | 09:45 CET | by Nico Popp

Bitcoin Group, Upco International, Northern Data: what's the best crypto gamble?

  • crypto

Bitcoin has jumped above the USD 50,000 mark. For many crypto enthusiasts, this price mark is just a stepping stone towards USD 100,000. Will it happen that way? Not clear! However, what is certain is that crypto stocks are also heavily in vogue on the stock market and score with great relative strength. Especially with trend stocks, it is essential to bet on stocks with momentum. Only then can it still be enough for sustainable profits even with trends that have been in place for months.

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17. February 2021 | 12:19 CET | by Nico Popp

NEL, Saturn Oil & Gas, K+S: Who benefits from inflation?

  • Investments

No less a figure than Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann believes that more than 3% inflation is possible in 2021. For savers, this is terrible news given low interest rates and poor financial products. For active investors, rising inflation can work out to be an opportunity. That is if they invest in securities that profit from inflation. Here's a look at three promising stocks.

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16. February 2021 | 10:40 CET | by Nico Popp

Adler Modemärkte, RYU Apparel, Adidas: Which stock will be in season tomorrow?

  • Apparel

Fashion is a challenging business - and at the same time incredibly versatile. While one brand is on the brink of collapse, new labels emerge elsewhere, selling like hot cakes. Why is that? Probably because for many people, fashion is an expression of their identity. When simple clothing becomes a personal statement, fashion companies have won and have a strong brand in their portfolio. But how do you find fashion companies that offer great opportunities?

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15. February 2021 | 11:12 CET | by Nico Popp

SAP, Revez, IBM: Where digitization creates value

  • Software

Anyone looking to invest in digitization today rarely finds great growth opportunities on the stock market. Many innovative companies are only open to venture capitalists and develop their groundbreaking products away from the major trading centers. If the companies are successful, large multinationals are ready and make a takeover bid. It is not uncommon for revolutionary technology to be absorbed into billion-dollar corporations and go under a little. We explain where IT investments are still worthwhile today and where investors should be cautious, using the examples of SAP, REVEZ and IBM.

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15. February 2021 | 10:00 CET | by Nico Popp

Linde, Royal Helium, Siemens Healthineers: Which stocks are stepping on the gas?

  • Helium

When it comes to commodities, most investors think of tangible elements, such as copper and gold, or at least liquid substances, such as crude oil. But gases are also a lucrative business. Companies such as Linde have been proving for years that investors can make money from gases. We present business models around gas that are rock solid and anything but volatile.

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12. February 2021 | 13:41 CET | by Nico Popp

Baidu, wallstreet:online, Alibaba: New Business, Great Potential

  • Growth

When companies move into new business areas, it quickly justifies a revaluation. The better the new activities complement the existing business, the greater the share price potential. A quick check of three stocks that could soon be valued very differently: Baidu, wallstreet:online and Alibaba.

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10. February 2021 | 07:54 CET | by Nico Popp

Airbus, Kleos Space, Gazprom: Solid business - on Earth and in orbit

  • Space

The sky is the limit! But is that true? More and more companies are aiming high with their plans. Satellites enable global communication and monitoring. At the same time, raw materials are waiting to be exploited in orbit. Dreams of the future? That's for sure! But it is precisely this future that is being traded on the stock market. We present three companies for which the sky could be the limit in one form or another - either as providers of innovative solutions or as grateful customers.

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09. February 2021 | 08:20 CET | by Nico Popp

Siemens, Almonty, Rheinmetall: ESG check of classic industries

  • ESG

There is no way around the chemical element tungsten when it comes to medical applications, particularly corrosion-resistant metal or certain armor-piercing ammunition. We present three companies directly or indirectly involved with the metal and whose shares are also worth looking at from an ESG perspective.

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09. February 2021 | 08:10 CET | by Nico Popp

Verbio, Desert Gold, Heidelberger Druck: Where you can get something right now

  • Investments

It is easy to bet on the future - especially on the stock market. Numerous business models compete for the attention of investors and the best ideas are rewarded. Sometimes, you have to think a little out of the box if you want to bet on the future. We look at three stocks and see whether they are suitable for future investment.

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08. February 2021 | 07:30 CET | by Nico Popp

Fresenius, Fresenius Medical Care, Q&M Dental: Healthy returns await here

  • Health

Healthcare stocks have been in demand not just since the pandemic, but the pandemic is a sure game-changer for the industry in the long term. Demand for consumables and tests will continue to rise because this much seems certain: the Coronavirus will remain with us and possibly return year after year like a wave of influenza. Companies in the industry can profit from this. We present three stocks.

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08. February 2021 | 07:00 CET | by Nico Popp

Alibaba, GS Holdings, Lufthansa: Asia as an investment target

  • Investments

When it comes to promising growth regions, investors have little choice: Asia has been the growth region par excellence for many years. Although Africa and South America have also been repeatedly proclaimed as promising, Asia now has a unique dynamism. In addition to production, Asia has long been an economic region driven by consumption. Every year, millions of Asians earn a modest amount of wealth - and want to treat themselves. We present three interesting investment ideas.

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05. February 2021 | 10:35 CET | by Nico Popp

NIO, Varta, Nevada Copper: Here's where the e-car boom is still favorable

  • Kupfer

Electric cars are very much in vogue. While Tesla and Co. were still rare a few years ago, the US pioneer models can now be found more and more often on German roads. Plug-in hybrids are also in great demand, especially among premium brands - buyers benefit from subsidies and have a clear conscience at the same time. It remains to be seen whether it makes sense to chauffeur heavy batteries around in cars that already weigh several tons. The fact is, however, that the trend is intact and will continue: E-cars are booming. While some manufacturers are already expensive, there are still opportunities along the value chain. We present three titles.

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04. February 2021 | 08:15 CET | by Nico Popp

BioNTech, Cardiol Therapeutics, Johnson & Johnson: biotech gems from the well-known to the unknown

  • Covid-19

If there's one industry that's rightfully making big profits these days, it's healthcare companies. The pandemic has kissed the industry awake. In addition to the current relevance around Covid treatment, test procedures, or even vaccinations, there is also a growing awareness that medical innovation depends on research. More and more investors are willing to push promising projects and the general conditions for this could not be better. There is a consensus in politics, society and business that health is the highest good.

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04. February 2021 | 08:00 CET | by Nico Popp

BYD, Kodiak Copper, BMW: Investing in the future of mobility

  • Copper

The pandemic most recently is showing us that people want to meet, exchange ideas, experience life. Mobility is one of the most important keys to this. As classic combustion engines are politically sidelined in the face of climate change and air pollution in cities, the importance of electromobility is growing. But those who want to invest in this trend are often faced with a dilemma. Shares such as Tesla or BYD are costly, while traditional manufacturers such as Volkswagen and BMW have other problems to contend with. And what about suppliers of the electromobility trend? We present three shares and analyze the opportunities: BYD, Kodiak Copper and BMW.

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03. February 2021 | 08:10 CET | by Nico Popp

Nokia, Blackrock Gold, Delivery Hero: Where profits are sustainable

  • Investments

The world is changing. For many people, this brings with its drastic changes. On the stock market, change offers great opportunities: For every trend, there are also suitable companies that profit from the Covid era's changes. Some of these trends are sustainable, and others are only good for a quick fix. We do the checks: Three trend stocks and their sustainability.

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02. February 2021 | 07:00 CET | by Nico Popp

Bitcoin Group, BIGG Digital Assets, Northern Data: Who profits more from the Bitcoin comeback?

  • Bitcoin

Even stock investors can hardly avoid Bitcoin these days. Since the digital currency is continuously traded, investors around crypto stocks also always have an up-to-date impression of the market situation. In recent weeks, Bitcoin and related stocks have corrected. Currently, crypto stocks are stabilizing again. We explain which stocks are the most promising.

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01. February 2021 | 07:40 CET | by Nico Popp

K+S, Osino Resources, McDonald's: Where patience pays off

  • Gold

The profit lies in the entry - according to an old stock market adage. Many private investors who are gambling with stocks like Ballard Power, NEL or Varta are always running behind the price. In the case of stocks with momentum, traders often have no choice. But there are also developments in the stock market that happen slowly. After long dry spells, investors often have months to position themselves; they have to remain consistent and not let themselves get sidetracked. We present three stocks where patience pays off and where there is no reason for panic buying.

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01. February 2021 | 07:00 CET | by Nico Popp

Netflix, Aspermont, Alteryx: When data becomes profit

  • Big Data

Data is increasingly seen as a commodity. Why? The better you can process and use data, the more valuable it becomes. Traditional commodity companies are increasingly equipping their heavy equipment with sensors to profit in the long term from the treasure trove of data that they have so incidentally unearthed. Companies such as Facebook and Alphabet are taking advantage of all our data, developing new products and making huge profits. Read what role data plays at Netflix, Aspermont and Alteryx.

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29. January 2021 | 13:15 CET | by Nico Popp

Nokia, Nikola, dynaCERT: Where is the next short squeeze lurking?

  • Hydrogen

Robinhood or Reddit traders have been causing a stir on the stock markets for days. They organize themselves in forums on the Reddit platform and blow up a storm on selected stocks. Thanks to broker apps like Robinhood, an investment is just a few swipes away and millions of dollars from small investors flow into a stock. Preferred targets of these Robinhood traders are stocks with a high short ratio. The organized traders want to bring about a short squeeze by rising prices, as was seen a few days ago with GameStop's share. The stock shot up from less than 20 to more than 200 dollars within a very short time. Nokia and Nikola also recently saw some upward jerks. Which stocks could follow?

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28. January 2021 | 10:23 CET | by Nico Popp

Steinhoff International, AdTiger, NEL: How to realize book profits

  • Investments

Easy come easy go. That is how private investors feel time and again. Generating book profits is one thing, but securing them in the long term and turning them into a real trading success is quite another. We explain how it can be possible to realize profits with hot stocks, using Steinhoff International, AdTiger and NEL as examples.

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27. January 2021 | 07:00 CET | by Nico Popp

BYD, Fokus Mining, Steinhoff International: How to trade hot stocks!

  • Gold

If you want to invest in the most popular stocks, you need nerves of steel. Some stocks generate a return of several hundred percent. Others are involved in spectacular legal disputes and others lead what at first glance appears to be a somewhat speculative existence, as a penny stock. How investors can deal with trending stocks is explained using the examples of BYD, Fokus Mining and Steinhoff International.

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26. January 2021 | 08:20 CET | by Nico Popp

Aurelius, Deutsche Rohstoff, Millennial Lithium: Together for success!

  • Resources

Investors appreciate clear investment stories: the hydrogen producer with the revolutionary technology or the electronics company with the hot game console. But when it comes to investing for the long term and keeping risks under control, it's also worth looking at conglomerates or companies with strong partners. Why? If a company has several arrows in its quiver, it increases its chances of hitting the bull's eye with at least one of them.

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26. January 2021 | 08:00 CET | by Nico Popp

HeidelbergCement, Pollux Properties, Aareal Bank: Better than concrete gold

  • Real Estate

Real estate is the Germans' favorite asset class. Even during the first lockdown, market participants did not lose their nerve. Although the current situation for commercial real estate is not exactly rosy, with vacancies even in many inner-city locations, at least residential real estate is developing as if there were no crisis. Reason enough to take a closer look at three real estate stocks.

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25. January 2021 | 08:00 CET | by Nico Popp

Samsung, Xiaomi, Silver Viper: Business is booming here

  • Silver

After the pandemic outbreak last year brought global economic activity to a brief standstill, business is now buzzing again. If you look at the statistics for sea and air freight, many transport capacities from Asia are currently fully utilized. The main reason for this is the high demand from many consumers in Germany and the USA for electrical appliances. Here's how investors can profit from this boom and why it pays to think outside the box.

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25. January 2021 | 07:30 CET | by Nico Popp

FlatexDEGIRO, Adyen, Marble Financial: A comparison of 3 growth stories

  • Financial

Digitization is bringing with its numerous innovations, especially in the financial industry. Costs are falling and more and more services can be implemented in a digitally customer-friendly way. Examples include crowdlending platforms and digital insurance folders, which primarily offer customers transparency. Traditional financial institutions have also long since recognized that they can no longer do without an app. Nevertheless, there are still niches in which young and innovative companies are gaining market share and generating returns for investors along the way. We present three exciting investment stories.

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21. January 2021 | 12:14 CET | by Nico Popp

Varta, wallstreet:online, TeamViewer: These trends are sustainable

  • Investments

Trends come and go. When everyone suddenly had to switch to their home office in March of last year, TeamViewer's stock was considered an absolute future stock. But times have changed. Home offices have become the new normal and are no longer sweeping anyone off their feet. Instead, the hot topics are electromobility and stock market trading. We present exciting stocks with a sustainable perspective.

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20. January 2021 | 09:58 CET | by Nico Popp

Lenovo, Triumph Gold, K+S: Are the stragglers jumping now?

  • Gold

Looking at the stock market today, one sees the major indexes at record highs and stocks, like Tesla and Ballard Power, far from anything that can be reasoned with. The current situation is a deterrent to many investors. But that's a mistake. Instead of staying completely out of the market, it's worth taking a look at stragglers. These still exist today. Many of these stragglers are indirectly benefiting from strong major trends and could be on the verge of a revaluation. Three of these representatives are Lenovo, Triumph Gold and even K+S.

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19. January 2021 | 10:50 CET | by Nico Popp

Pfizer, Q&M Dental Group, Johnson & Johnson: Where do profiteers of the pandemic lurk?

  • Healthcare

We all know that one's health is the most important thing. But from time to time, this truism slips out of focus. The pandemic has shown that neither fame nor money can protect you from getting sick. A big step toward being healthy, however, can be made by trusting in research. The development of vaccines in record time has shown how great the potential is in science and the pharmaceutical industry. New test methods are continually coming onto the market. Three shares show that there is money to be made on the stock market from these developments.

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19. January 2021 | 09:01 CET | by Nico Popp

Gazprom, Saturn Oil & Gas, Exxon Mobil: The cards are being reshuffled in the oil sector

  • Energy

The oil price reflects the state of the real economy. After the first Corona lockdowns last spring caused the prices to plummet - ultimately bringing economic activity to a complete standstill - oil has now stabilized significantly. Since the beginning of November, Brent crude has gained around 50%. In the wake of the futures exchanges, the shares of production companies have also performed well. But here, too, there is light and shade - we look at three stocks between dull and highly speculative.

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18. January 2021 | 09:48 CET | by Nico Popp

BYD, Defense Metals, Nornickel: Still investing in electromobility?

  • Rare Earth Elements

Electromobility is a trend that is making waves on the stock market: Car manufacturers such as Tesla or BYD are benefiting from the rising demand and the vision of the future, but so are commodity companies. The reason: If you want to drive electric cars with low emissions, you need more raw materials for energy storage and motors than for classic combustion engines. Typical candidates are copper, cobalt, or lithium. Rare earth metals play a unique role. So far, most of them have come from China - and some are mined under dubious conditions. But anyone serious about sustainability must look at the entire value chain when it comes to electromobility and pay attention to raw materials from producers with a good ESG profile. For raw material companies outside China, this is an opportunity.

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14. January 2021 | 18:34 CET | by Nico Popp

BASF, Bayer, Enapter: From top dogs to young guns

  • Hydrogen

When it comes to chemical products or other engineering services, the Germans are not easily outdone. Although emerging companies worldwide are sometimes hyped on the stock market, in practice, the motto is often still: Germany first! But it's not always dull corporations like BASF or Bayer that cause a sensation - there are now also innovative players from Germany, like Enapter in the hydrogen sector.

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13. January 2021 | 14:57 CET | by Nico Popp

NEL, dynaCERT, K+S: Where analysts see 280% potential

  • Hydrogen

Innovative technology brings returns to investors. The best example is the share of the Norwegian hydrogen specialist NEL. In the past twelve months, the value has increased by more than 250%. The reason: The mobility revolution is underway and many experts see hydrogen as the next big thing. However, billions in investments are needed to produce, store and distribute hydrogen - and that's precisely what NEL shareholders are speculating on. Trees don't grow to the sky on the stock market and every trend comes to an end. In the case of NEL, however, pessimists have been caught on the wrong foot in recent weeks. As soon as the chart showed a warning signal and the share price hesitated for a moment, the stock surged ahead and marked a new high. How long will this continue?

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13. January 2021 | 09:35 CET | by Nico Popp

Deutsche Lufthansa, TUI, Upco International: Sustainable business models generate returns

  • Sustainability

In today's world, we often associate sustainability with environmental protection and social standards. These factors rightly deserve more attention and are increasingly being included in the analysis of companies. But sustainability in the sense of continuity means first and foremost that a company is capable of survival. To ensure this, a company must continuously adapt to new circumstances. Sometimes this works to the companies’ advantage, and sometimes not, and sometimes, it creates excellent opportunities for shareholders.

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12. January 2021 | 07:28 CET | by Nico Popp

TUI, RYU Apparel, BYD: Where sustainability is rewarded with returns

  • Sustainability

Sustainability is a trend that is affecting all industries - some sooner, others later. While carmakers have been paying attention to lower fuel consumption and fewer exhaust emissions for years, today, clothing manufacturers and tour operators are also under pressure. Customers want to know what environmental and social footprint certain products and services leave behind. For companies from traditional industries that are already sustainably positioned, this can be a good selling point that also benefits share prices on the stock market.

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11. January 2021 | 08:50 CET | by Nico Popp

NIO, Royal Helium, Linde: Here come the long-runners of tomorrow

  • Helium

Anyone who bets on trending stocks on the stock market knows the problem: it's hard to chase the prices and get in after significant price increases. But sometimes the market is just crazy and tends to exaggerate. Despite rocketing rises, some stocks keep climbing. Investors with great courage nevertheless jump at the chance, as in the case of the hydrogen share NEL, which has rushed from record to record. Those who pay more attention to risk look to second-tier stocks that are yet to make a chart breakout. The important thing here is that the associated investment story also has something to offer - such as with the Chinese electric car pioneer NIO.

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07. January 2021 | 09:30 CET | by Nico Popp

Alibaba, GS Holdings, LVMH: Growth markets in Asia

  • Asia

Asia is a vast market. In the coming years, millions of people in China and other Asian countries will become wealthy. Even modest prosperity can lead to huge returns on the stock market. The reason: the emerging middle class increasingly treats itself to electrical goods, restaurant visits or even the odd luxury item. For luxury goods manufacturers such as LVMH, Asia has long been one of the most significant growth markets. Alibaba has successfully adapted Amazon's shopping concept for the Asian market and offers excellent long-term growth opportunities. GS Holdings operates food courts in Singapore and is also active as a service provider for all aspects of gastronomy.

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06. January 2021 | 07:57 CET | by Nico Popp

Amazon, dynaCERT, Pfizer: Innovation thanks to proven ideas

  • Investments

Individual stocks in the stock market are valued based on future earnings potential, which results in high demand for companies poised for growth. The most recent examples are hydrogen stocks, such as NEL and Plug Power. Gold has also been experiencing a renaissance since the pandemic's outbreak and is poised to climb to new heights in the first trading days of 2021. However, good returns can also be achieved with supposedly established stocks. Although ordering from Amazon is as obvious to many of us as going to the nearest supermarket, the Company still has excellent growth potential.

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05. January 2021 | 08:11 CET | by Nico Popp

NEL ASA, Desert Gold, Barrick Gold: Risk Check on Trendy Stocks

  • Gold

The Corona pandemic has led to a real boom in online brokers. More and more people are managing their own money and investing in stocks from their smartphones. What is welcomed, quickly leads to disillusionment for many high-flyers: when trend stocks are bought at an exorbitant price and then sold off again in panic during price corrections. As a rule, the profit on the stock market lies in the purchase. Who enters favorably and gives a share time, can pursue its strategy entirely objectively? Neither buying panic nor the threat of a setback then weighs on the investor's psyche. Nevertheless, shares like those of hydrogen pioneer NEL are still in high demand.

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04. January 2021 | 10:49 CET | by Nico Popp

Vale, Almonty Resources, Glencore: commodity stocks for 2021

  • Resources

Although the news is primarily dominated by the pandemic and the effects of the lockdown, the economy continues to turn. Many service providers are suffering from the pandemic, and the structural change it has triggered. The situation for producers is quite different: Manufacturers of electrical appliances and electric cars are sitting on full order books and looking to a rosy future. Mining companies are also feeling this optimism: since the pandemic's outbreak, commodity prices have been on the rise. Project financiers and major investors are not backing down or adopting a wait-and-see attitude, even in times of crisis. For private investors, this is a good sign - there is something to be gained in the commodities sector.

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30. December 2020 | 06:50 CET | by Nico Popp

NEL ASA, Nikola, Nevada Copper, BHP Group: Be part of the next trend from the start

  • Copper

Copper is considered a rather dull industrial metal. Yet copper is more than many investors think: analysts expect that more copper will be mined in the next thirty years than in the entire history of mankind. What sounds enormous is, in reality, so. Copper mines around the world are producing at the limit of their capacity. New projects are waiting in the wings and are urgently needed. One of the main drivers of the copper boom is electromobility. An electric car contains around three times as much copper as a conventional combustion engine. Hydrogen vehicles also contain copper. Reason enough to take a closer look at some interesting stocks around the trend.

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29. December 2020 | 10:29 CET | by Nico Popp

Alibaba, Osino Resources, Barrick Gold: Fantasy + Stability = Returns

  • Gold

The past few years have had a notable impact on investors: Tech companies, in particular, have been well received on the markets, while classic sectors were spurned despite low valuations. But for some months now, the big turnaround has been underway: more and more classic sectors that can score with low valuations are catching up - tech stocks are holding up solidly, but are increasingly facing headwinds. That's what happened with Alibaba. Like its big role model, the Chinese Amazon clone has long been more than just a retailer. Through its Ant Group holding, Alibaba is thick in the fintech business: payment, banking, insurance - all of this, fed by valuable data, promises a thriving business in the future. That is if it were not for the Chinese regulators.

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28. December 2020 | 10:13 CET | by Nico Popp

Nornickel, Newcrest Mining, Silver Viper, First Majestic: Does silver have catch-up potential?

  • Silver

When the gold price set records between March and August and reached a new all-time high, silver also performed well. Previously, the two precious metals had diverged widely. The gold-silver ratio, which shows how many ounces of silver can buy an ounce of gold, had risen sharply at the start of the pandemic, indicating that silver was undervalued. In the meantime, this exaggeration has corrected. Silver is still trading in an attractive range with a gold-silver ratio of 80. However, if one looks at the major commodity companies, it is noticeable that silver does not play a significant role and is usually only a by-product of gold.

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23. December 2020 | 09:00 CET | by Nico Popp

Anglo American, Fokus Mining, Newcrest Mining: Strategy and timing lead to success

  • Mining

The fact that gold has lost none of its status as a crisis metal can sometimes be seen in small price movements: While the overall market initially went into reverse gear at the start of the week given the new virus mutation, gold gained ground. For long-term investors, such small movements do not make much difference, but they show that certain correlations are still intact: When nervousness rises in blue chips, gold benefits. Reason enough to also take a closer look at some companies from the sector.

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23. December 2020 | 08:00 CET | by Nico Popp

Bitcoin Group, BIGG Digital Assets, Nvidia: Which crypto stocks can go 100% in 4 weeks?

  • Blockchain

Bitcoin has been riding high for weeks. In November, Bitcoin was still trading below USD 15,000, and most recently, the digital surrogate currency even reached a level of USD 24,000. Bitcoin is considered the gold standard in the crypto world and has a high reputation. Whenever capital is to be parked within the crypto scene, Bitcoin is the first address. In addition, Bitcoin is the first choice for many private investors when it comes to coins. In the slipstream of Bitcoin and Co., some stocks are also climbing rapidly.

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22. December 2020 | 07:50 CET | by Nico Popp

Barrick Gold, Blackrock Gold, AngloGold Ashanti: Gold shares for every type of investor

  • Precious Metals

Whenever central banks and governments open the money floodgates, it's a positive signal for the gold price. After the initial reactions to the pandemic in March and April, the prices of gold companies went steeply upwards. Shares of many smaller companies in particular multiplied between April and August. Since then, the market has entered a consolidation phase. This phase could be an opportunity for investors - after all, the prices of gold shares, in particular, have fallen back, in some cases, significantly. At the same time, the pandemic is spreading, and governments and central banks are in a certain path dependency: to deny support to the economy now on the home stretch seems unlikely and also counterproductive given the aid already provided. Gold and companies involved in gold production should, therefore continue to have good prospects.

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21. December 2020 | 08:00 CET | by Nico Popp

Samsung Electronics, AdTiger, Tencent: Investing in Asian Tigers

  • Asia

Asia has long been the engine of the global economy. This became most apparent in the summer when pictures of people celebrating without masks made the rounds in Wuhan. At the same time, here in Germany, the restrictions of the pandemic were still being felt. The differences are also evident at the moment: while the hard lockdown prevails in Germany, business life in Asia continues - only partially interrupted by restrictions. When looking at promising companies, Asian stocks are increasingly appearing on the buy lists of professional investors. Why? Many Asian companies are technologically far ahead and close to fast-growing future markets. Nowhere else in the world is the middle class growing faster than in Asia. Reason enough to take a close look at stocks from the region.

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16. December 2020 | 09:55 CET | by Nico Popp

E.ON, Sartorius, Defense Metals: The scarcer the goods, the higher the price

  • Investments

Only in times of need do you realize what matters, and this is precisely what many businesses and private individuals are experiencing during the lockdown. Industry, too, can quickly find itself in need. The best example was the first few months of the pandemic when global supply chains broke down. Today, Asia is back on the growth path and the cargo ships are fully loaded. But the industry could still be in trouble - for example, if the energy supply collapses. Only recently, it became known that increasing electromobility is causing load peaks in the power grids - for example, after work. Utilities such as E.ON want to take countermeasures and, if need be, implement so-called "peak smoothing." This implementation plan would mean that charging stations would no longer be supplied with electricity when the grid load is high. Anyone still wanting to drive an electric vehicle in the evening would be left out in the cold.

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15. December 2020 | 14:46 CET | by Nico Popp

TeamViewer, Dermapharm, Q&M Dental Group: Deciding tomorrow's profits!

  • Investments

When it became apparent in March that millions of employees would suddenly be working from home offices, the market initially focused on the obvious solutions. TeamViewer is a software that many users were already familiar with at the time, allowing them to access PCs remotely. Particularly for people who had previously worked exclusively in the office, the software, some of which was free, was a good solution. But the world keeps turning. In the meantime, many companies have made the switch, offering their employees VPN access to the company network or using other cloud solutions. It is also likely that one or two mobile devices have been distributed to employees in recent months, at least according to sales in the hardware sector.

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10. December 2020 | 11:33 CET | by Nico Popp

Barrick Gold, Newmont, Triumph Gold: Where can you get a 300% return?

  • Gold

Even though the gold price has taken a breather in recent months, the general conditions for the crisis metal are still favorable. All over the world, central banks and governments are overturning support measures. In Germany in particular, the consequences of the pandemic restrictions are aggressively cushioned - at the expense of higher new debt. Meanwhile, it is clear that in economies such as the USA, corona aid has been effective. In some cases, the net wealth of households have even increased. But this points to a consumption backlog, which could result in rising prices and thus a growing awareness of inflation. In the first half of 2020, the gold price has already shown how sensitive it can react to such a development. Now that gold has regained its strength after the price losses, it may be a good time to enter the market.

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09. December 2020 | 14:16 CET | by Nico Popp

Valeo Pharma, CureVac, Moderna, Sartorius: high-flyers or latecomers?

  • Medical

The pandemic continues to spread: Germany is now facing a complete lockdown. Meanwhile, there is good news from the vaccine and drug manufacturers. There are several vaccines available, and from 2021 onwards, vaccination programs are to be implemented rapidly in all industrialized countries. Nevertheless, question marks remain: How long a vaccination will protect a person remains to be seen. For this reason, drugs and other measures to treat patients successfully remain essential. One of these drugs has just received approval from the Canadian regulatory authorities.

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09. December 2020 | 06:10 CET | by Nico Popp

Zalando, RYU Apparel, Shopify: Lockdown winnings beckon

  • Shopping

Is hard-lockdown coming, or is it not? After light-lockdown, the selective "deepenings", and the holiday relaxations, the classic lockdown is now back in Germany. In addition to gastronomy and leisure facilities, the retail sector could also be hit again. In some federal states, this could even occur before the Christmas holidays. What leaves the sweat of fear on the foreheads of traditional businesses could generate sizable revenues for digital business models, and this development is shown, for example, by the performance of the Zalando share. For years, the share price rose moderately - but since March 2020, the value has been through the roof.

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07. December 2020 | 09:27 CET | by Nico Popp

Telekom Austria, Upco International, PayPal: Pioneering spirit pays off in the long term

  • Telecommunications

Industries are changing, and this change can be extremely lucrative for investors. Just think of the boring automotive sector and the success of Tesla and Co. Digital payment service providers, such as PayPal, are also much better off today than traditional banks. One industry that could benefit from a similar transformation by new players is telecommunications. Many small service providers or telephone companies have a scale problem despite ever-increasing networking—the reason: the classic business with telephony or SMS is eroding and shifting to the network. However, to be a full-fledged provider, telephone companies must continue to offer traditional solutions. That creates problems - even for the big players in the industry.

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03. December 2020 | 12:04 CET | by Nico Popp

Aurelius, Berkshire Hathaway, SolGold: Invest like Warren Buffett

  • Investments

Conglomerates and holding companies are the general stores of the stock exchange: There is something for everyone, but these companies usually do not have a sharp profile. As a result, the market often does not recognize the intrinsic value of these companies and trades the shares at a discount. This discounted trading happened over many months with Aurelius. The investment Company has set its sights on medium-sized companies and focuses on companies with growth potential. After the purchase, Aurelius intervenes in the business and develops an individual concept for each of its subsidiaries. Once the holdings have grown and are ready for an exit, Aurelius sets about selling them - and often generates substantial profits.

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02. December 2020 | 11:59 CET | by Nico Popp

Deutsche Bank, dynaCERT, NEL ASA: Two paths lead to returns

  • Investments

If you want to be successful in the stock market, you can pursue different investment styles: Known examples are value or growth strategies. Other investors, on the other hand, are more oriented towards market or chart techniques. Two approaches are promising here: Either one jumps on existing or emerging trends, or one buys completely counter-cyclically and tries to fish the bottom when prices are rising. The latter was a worthwhile undertaking in the case of the Deutsche Bank share. Within the past twelve months, the Deutsche Bank share has gained more than 40%. But what are the next steps for value?

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01. December 2020 | 09:32 CET | by Nico Popp

SAF-Holland, ElringKlinger, Almonty: cyclical for the year-end rallye

  • Investments

Prices are picking up once again: Vaccination hopes and the recovery of the global economy are boosting cyclical stocks, in particular, such as the automotive industry. However, base metals are also considered a good bet in times of economic upswing. But one after the other. The shares of SAF-Holland, the commercial vehicle and camping equipment supplier, rose by more than 40% on a one-year horizon. In the past few days, it still grew by more than 7% despite a minor consolidation. While the stock was still considered a beneficiary of the trend toward camping trips after the initial lockdown, the hard facts are now providing price fantasy. When the economy is booming, commercial vehicles will be needed again, according to the market.

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30. November 2020 | 05:50 CET | by Nico Popp

BYD, dynaCERT, NEL ASA - an ARTE report gets to the bottom of the environmental sin of electric cars

  • Electromobility

Electric cars, wind turbines or solar energy systems: Green technology promises us a clean future. But how much "greenwashing" is in the statements of companies and politicians? What is the true environmental footprint of electric cars? The investigative report "Umweltsünder E-Auto?" by Jean-Louis Perez and Guillaume Pitron for the European television channel ARTE takes a look behind the scenes, comparing Norway, the green model country, as well as dirty industrial wastelands in China or Chile. The conclusion of the film is sobering: It is not the green revolution or perpetual progress that will solve future problems, but rather sacrifice alone. However, there may be other alternatives in between.

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27. November 2020 | 10:24 CET | by Nico Popp

Varta, Royal Helium, NEL ASA: After the hype is before the hype

  • Investments

The world is facing a whole series of revolutions. Digitalization is changing business models and the way we work and communicate. New energy sources are revolutionizing mobility. Between April and October, Varta's stock posted an impressive performance and generated a return of more than 150%. Recently, however, the share price has come down a little again. Reason enough to put the Company through its paces a little. Varta manufactures micro-batteries, such as those used in hearing aids or other household appliances. By the end of next year, Varta intends to expand its capacities in this area. The Company is also taking a step forward in terms of quality and plans to increase energy density further, and this is how the Company intends to stand out from the cheap competition.

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26. November 2020 | 11:36 CET | by Nico Popp

Osino Resources, Barrick Gold, Newmont: So are the doublers in Africa?

  • Gold

When it comes to growth, professional investors look to Africa as well as Asia. In 2018 Rwanda and Guinea were the world's fastest-growing economies: the economies of both countries grew by 8.6%. Even countries like Benin, Ethiopia, Gambia or Burkina Faso are still among the top 20 in the world. But what is the reason for high growth in Africa anyway? In addition to a young and rapidly growing population, which drives the domestic market, education from a level of training is also an essential factor. Only in this way can emerging economies also participate in more complex value creation. Legal security and stability are also important factors when foreign investors look to Africa. One country that is considered highly developed and legally secure within Africa is Namibia.

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25. November 2020 | 11:44 CET | by Nico Popp

Sartorius, Drägerwerk, Desert Gold: Vaccines for the portfolio

  • Investments

The crisis is on the home stretch. Several vaccines have been found and are about to be approved. But it will still take a while before the pandemic is defeated: millions of people need to be vaccinated. Usually, two doses of vaccine are required for this purpose, which must be administered at specific intervals. This Herculean logistical task must succeed in many countries if normality is to be restored. This much seems inevitable: 2021 will still be under the influence of the virus. Corona also leaves its mark on the capital market, whether directly or indirectly.

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20. November 2020 | 10:59 CET | by Nico Popp

E.ON, RWE, Defense Metals: Energy investments - from boring to speculative

  • Energy

The experts of the investment house Clearbridge Investments report that the world could be facing a phase of economic recovery. Decisive factors for this development could be not only the measures of the central banks but also the investments in infrastructure. As the experts emphasize, investments of USD 100 billion would already create about one million jobs. Moreover, every dollar that is invested will pay off several times over in decades and contribute to growth. In contrast to previous years, not only the classic tech stocks should benefit from this growth, but also traditional sectors such as utilities.

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19. November 2020 | 09:27 CET | by Nico Popp

AngloGold Ashanti, Blackrock Gold, Newmont: Investing in gold - but how?

  • Gold

Gold investors are in a comfortable situation: The precious metal has lost a little from its highs, but still shows excellent relative strength at the USD 1,900 an ounce mark. Although news of vaccines has taken some pressure off the markets in the short term, the big picture for gold investors remains intact. The crisis of the century requires trillion-dollar measures. This flood of money, in turn, increases the risk of further problems and could drive inflation. Contrary to the opinion of many investors, it is not inflation that drives the gold price, but their expectations. Given the measures already taken and those still in the pipeline by governments and central banks, there is every reason for increased inflationary expectations. But how does an investment in the expected gold boom succeed?

While grandmother still hid bars and coins under the bed, today's investors can resort to gold ETCs. These usually securitize physical gold and can also be held in custody at attractive fees and actively traded. Yield hunters nevertheless prefer to use gold shares. The reason: stocks such as AngloGold Ashanti, Blackrock Gold or Newmont usually offer leverage on the gold price. Depending on how a Company develops, the gold reserves in the ground are also valued.

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18. November 2020 | 09:50 CET | by Nico Popp

SIXT, Nikola, Newlox Gold: New ways to higher returns

  • Environmental Protection

Successful companies often do things a little differently than their competitors. Sometimes it takes a while for an approach that is ridiculed at the beginning, to be approved, be successful and then copied. SIXT, for example, saw itself as a mobility service provider early on. The car rental Company operates in many areas and also offers leasing and used cars. Although business at the airports has mostly come to a standstill, SIXT is rightly considered flexible enough to be able to meet new requirements. The Company drastically reduced its vehicle fleet after the outbreak of the pandemic. SIXT will continue to invest in digital business models in the future, such as a monthly car subscription. This approach means that the share is now doing comparatively well again after a slump in March. The Company is not a crisis winner, but it does have a future.

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13. November 2020 | 12:48 CET | by Nico Popp

EXMceuticals, KWS Saat, Nokia: Talk about crashes and comebacks

  • Investments

When the EXMceuticals share was quoted above the 1 EUR mark last summer, the sky hung full of violins for cannabis investors. In North America, the active ingredient was largely liberalized, and in other regions of the world, too, it seemed that cannabis would soon become a medical substance like many others. But at least the hype has died down on the stock market. In the meantime, EXMceuticals shares are trading at just EUR 0.12. What has happened?

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12. November 2020 | 09:23 CET | by Nico Popp

Newmont, SolGold, Anglo American: When does the takeover carousel turn?

  • Mining

Commodities have been an exciting asset class again for a few months now. Despite the pandemic and the economic setbacks, the prices of commodities such as industrial metals or oil developed positively. The gold sector also picked up significantly, thanks to the support programs of the states, and the measures of the central banks. As the large gold companies, in particular, have shrunk healthily in recent years and worked on their cost structures, the ruble is rolling. Commodity giant Newmont reported a free cash flow of USD 1.3 billion in the third quarter alone, and free funds are also bubbling up at Barrick Gold. In an ordinary world, such figures lead to takeover speculation. But the pandemic is making travel and detailed due diligence on commodity projects difficult.

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11. November 2020 | 14:15 CET | by Nico Popp

Tesla, Defense Metals, HelloFresh: Who makes a 468% return?

  • Rare Earth Elements

When Tesla advertised its electric sports car around 10 years ago and let journalists drive the chic little vehicle around Germany, the Company was a highly speculative affair. The electric pioneers now have various vehicles on offer and are market leaders in their field. But that does not stop the share from making huge profits: The Tesla share climbed by almost 470% within the past twelve months.

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11. November 2020 | 13:36 CET | by Nico Popp

Schoeller-Bleckmann, Scottie Resources, TeamViewer: Current trends investors should be aware of

  • Investments

During the great gold rush in the USA and Canada more than 150 years ago, not all fortune seekers profited from the hype surrounding the precious metal. Some made a fortune, and others went away empty-handed. Things went well for shopkeepers along the routes to the west: The gold rush made many wealthy, especially those who had equipment on offer for prospectors. Investors could think similarly regarding the stock of Schoeller-Bleckmann. The Company produces precision parts for the oil and gas industry. Whenever deposits are difficult to reach, oil companies can tap even remote sources with special equipment.

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06. November 2020 | 10:15 CET | by Nico Popp

Infineon, dynaCERT, Nemetschek: Where innovations drive the share price

  • Innovations

The future is traded on the stock exchange. Those who invest in the right companies can achieve rapid returns. But how do you find out which innovations will cause share prices to rise? Since its IPO shortly before the turn of the millennium, the German chip specialist Infineon has developed into an essential Company in the chip industry. Just a few months ago, Infineon completed the critical acquisition of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, adding areas that are important for the Internet of Things, and other applications related to the new 5G mobile communications standard, to its portfolio.

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05. November 2020 | 10:54 CET | by Nico Popp

Vestas Wind Systems, Newlox Gold, Equinor: Where are sustainable returns?

  • Environmental Protection

As the experts of the US investment house Western Asset Management recently reported, sustainable investments have a future regardless of the outcome of the US presidential election. "Many international investors have long since declared ESG to be standard. Also, ESG criteria are an effective tool in a holistic investment process and can be used to the benefit of investors," the investment Company said. Companies, too, are increasingly orienting themselves towards ESG criteria and have long been thinking further ahead than until the next quarterly figures. The wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems is a pioneer in the sector. The Danes started back in 1979, and today the Company is the market leader. But is the share also a notable investment?

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04. November 2020 | 14:02 CET | by Nico Popp

Bitcoin, BIGG Digital Assets, PayPal: What is the best crypto investment?

  • Blockchain

Once the genie is out the bottle, you can't get it back in. It's the same or similar with digitalization. The advantages are so overwhelming that only a few people want to do without it - even if there are disadvantages. When it comes to the electronic transfer of capital, supervisory authorities and public prosecutors point out the dangers of money laundering. Cryptocurrencies are unfortunately the preferred field of activity of criminals. Nevertheless, the price of Bitcoin is currently going through the roof again. The best-known of all cryptocurrencies developed rapidly after the start of the second Corona wave - within a month alone, the replacement currency to the Euro rose by around 25%.

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30. October 2020 | 13:26 CET | by Nico Popp

Sartorius, Intel, Royal Helium: How investors invest in the future

  • Investments

The crisis divides the economy: On the one hand, some industries are forced into change or disappear from the market. On the other hand, there are also winners of the crisis: shares in the healthcare sector profit from the increasing demand for healthcare or laboratory products. Chip manufacturers are happy about full order books and are beneficiaries of the growing digitalization. The megatrend of the past few years has gained additional momentum due to the pandemic.

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27. October 2020 | 09:50 CET | by Nico Popp

Deutsche Telekom, Freenet, Upco International: Where telecommunications creates returns

  • Telecommunications

If investors were looking for high returns a little more than twenty years ago, they often found them in telecommunications stocks. In addition to the big network operators, such as Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone, the mobile phone stocks of the first hour, such as Nokia and Ericsson, also caused euphoria among investors. The telecommunications sector has become uninteresting for investors. This does not mean telecommunication shares do not play a vital role in the portfolios of investors or that they can even increase the yield noticeably as a speculative addition.

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26. October 2020 | 10:17 CET | by Nico Popp

Bechtle, PayPal, wallstreet:online: Which digitisation winner has potential?

  • Brokerage

Digital is better! Digitalisation has become a fact of life for all industries. Investments in technology are no longer limited to names like Amazon or Alphabet. Even retail brands such as shoe manufacturer, Crocs are benefiting and offering attractive opportunities to investors: During the lockdown, Crocs were almost able to maintain its sales and thus outperform the competition - why? The Company had invested in its eCommerce strategy early on. A true pioneer when it comes to IT is the expert Bechtle. Whenever Companies or public authorities recognise a need for digitalisation, Bechtle is there to help and support them.

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23. October 2020 | 14:36 CET | by Nico Popp

Grenke, Delivery Hero, Desert Gold: Momentum shares on hold

  • Investments

There are stocks where there is something in the air. For some of them, the trend is ultimately negative, others never pick up speed, and others just take off. Three of these potential momentum stocks are Grenke, Delivery Hero, and Desert Gold. At Grenke, the eyes of the market are focused on the accusations of balance sheet manipulation. Although the Baden-Baden-based Company has hired external auditors, suspended supervisory board posts, and announced a complete investigation, the share price is still not getting off the ground. For experienced investors, this means that something is coming to a head!

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21. October 2020 | 12:08 CET | by Nico Popp

Orange, Total, Osino Resources: How to benefit from growth in Africa?

  • Africa

Africa is a booming continent: many raw materials attract investors, and the young population is pushing into future-oriented industries with even better training. It is no wonder that many companies from Europe and North America are also doing profitable business in Africa. Mobile phone provider Orange has recognized that the continent has more to offer than many people still believe. Europe's third-largest telecommunications giant has been making aggressive acquisitions in Africa in recent years. Africa and the Middle East now account for more than 13% of sales. Instead of just telephony, Orange acts as a kind of bank in Africa. Thanks to an app, people can make payments - this is safer and more flexible than cash and is popular with the younger population.

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16. October 2020 | 12:19 CET | by Nico Popp

CureVac, BioNTech, Valeo Pharma: Where is there still potential?

  • Biotechnology

The race for vaccines against Covid-19 is fierce. Every day there are new water level reports - from setbacks to breakthroughs, everything is there. The Tübingen-based Company CureVac recently started its phase study IIa in Peru and Panama. Around 700 people are taking part in it. The study aims to find suitable dosages for the vaccine. To this end, test persons are vaccinated twice within 28 days. Other competitors, such as BioNTech, are already testing their vaccine on more volunteers. BioNTech recently started its phase III study in South Africa and is testing the vaccine on more than 40,000 people worldwide.

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14. October 2020 | 14:04 CET | by Nico Popp

Adyen, Ryanair, dynaCERT: Return on investment thanks to revolutions

  • Revolution

Turn an industry upside down and make a fortune? Since Elon Musk, the term "disruption" has become a familiar term among investors. How does one succeed in turning an industry upside down, and how do yesterday's revolutionaries look? Answers to these questions can be in the examples of three companies that could not be more different. After the Munich-based payment service provider Wirecard went bankrupt, many investors are now focusing on the Dutch competitor, Adyen. The payment service provider is digital and platform-independent. As befits an innovative company in the industry, Adyen processes payments mobile and in stores. The Company has had a European banking license since 2017 and has been proliferating the market ever since.

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09. October 2020 | 12:12 CET | by Nico Popp

PayPal, Northern Data, BIGG Digital Assets: Who creates a 170% return?

  • Payment

We know that the future is digital, especially since the outbreak of Covid-19. While fears about the future prevail in traditional industries, business is going better than ever before for all those who are digital and adaptable. As more and more companies and consumers are realizing this, there is an unprecedented openness to new solutions. The best example is the card reader: just a year ago, it was only available in large chains or at the train station, but today you can pay with a card or smartphone at almost any bakery. One of the beneficiaries of this trend is PayPal.

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09. October 2020 | 11:58 CET | by Nico Popp

Barrick Gold, Newmont, Blackrock Gold: Opportunities in the sloping market

  • Precious Metals

First the central banks and now possibly a generous new US President Joe Biden - when it comes to reasons for rising prices, market commentators always find an explanation. But one thing is sure: most support measures or capital injections are bought with capital that has either been borrowed or created by central banks. In any case, such measures should also boost the price of gold. Barrick Gold's stock looks back on a successful year and has gained a significant 53% - but how much potential does the gold blue-chip still have after the rise?

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07. October 2020 | 11:45 CET | by Nico Popp

Nornickel, Newcrest Mining, Triumph Gold: Which stock benefits from rising gold prices?

  • Gold

While the price of gold is slowly but surely picking up speed again, many investors are asking themselves with which share they will best profit, from rising precious metal prices. Many investors initially think of stocks such as Rio Tinto or BHP Billiton - but these companies are virtually not involved in the mining of precious metals. To profit from rising prices, investors must take a closer look. At first glance, Nornickel's stock seems to promise more of an investment in a producer of industrial metals. Still, the company also has many precious metals on offer - platinum and palladium account for more than 40% of the commodities produced. More critical are nickel and copper with a share of almost 50%. Gold and silver are only by-products.

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07. October 2020 | 09:19 CET | by Nico Popp

Tesla, Umicore, Almonty: Critical raw materials decide on yield

  • Resources

Raw materials are the key to CO2 neutrality. Whether electricity storage, solar plants, or wind turbines - without raw materials, such as nickel or cobalt, many future technologies cannot be implemented. Yet many raw materials are still extracted from the earth in China under dubious conditions, or come from other mining regions where ESG standards do not play an important role. But tomorrow's customers are already calling for better mining conditions today: Tesla boss, Elon Musk, has already publicly advocated that raw materials used by his company should come from good sources. Here could be an opportunity for mining companies operating in mining regions with high environmental standards.

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02. October 2020 | 10:50 CET | by Nico Popp

Delivery Hero, PayPal, Wallstreet Online: Which stock hits the spirit of the times?

  • Investments

A recent study by the industry association Bitkom showed, even seniors are not averse to ordering online. Specifically, the survey was about food orders on the Internet. Almost a third of the seniors who otherwise order online also come for groceries. To what extent this investigation precisely reflects the truth remains open. But it shows one thing: The world has been changing even more since Corona than it was already. Some companies benefit from it. One example is the Delivery Hero. The company has specialized in selling food online and offers a delivery service. The DAX group is not at all active in Germany, but that does not matter to investors: Over the course of a year, the share went up a whopping 140%. But what about the potential?

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01. October 2020 | 13:35 CET | by Nico Popp

Aurelius, Lukoil, SolGold: What do the jacks-of-all-trades on the stock exchange offer?

  • Investments

Those who can do a little bit of everything can go far in the professional world. Currently, the discussion about "neo-generalists" is dominating the career pages. In a world of change it is advantageous to be knowledgeable in many varied sectors, but experts criticize half-knowledge and half-baked proposals from the professional jack-of-all-trades. There are companies on the stock exchange that offer a colorful bouquet of activities. Often, the market does not initially assess this adequately. One example is the investment company, Aurelius. Whenever opportunities for acquisitions arise in promising sectors, Aurelius snaps at them. The result is a varied bouquet of investments. Aurelius itself supports the companies and plans to sell them again after successful restructuring. At present, the company has a full exit pipeline, but the market environment seems a little unfavorable given the crisis. However, diversity can pay off here - after all, not all industries are equally affected.

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30. September 2020 | 11:45 CET | by Nico Popp

BAT, Barrick Gold, Osino Resources: Supposed political risks, a burden, and an opportunity

  • Investments

Businesses, like citizens, operate within the regulatory framework. In this way, the state guarantees peaceful coexistence. But what if the legal framework changes? It is easy for individuals to adapt to new circumstances. It can be more challenging for companies - for example, if a business model is shaken by regulatory requirements. The best example is the tobacco company BAT. Recently, the German Bundesrat cleared the way for a law that further restricts advertising for tobacco products. Even e-cigarettes, celebrated by the industry as a source of hope, will be subject to the likely ban. Cinema advertising, marketing activities, etc will also be restricted in the future.

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23. September 2020 | 14:13 CET | by Nico Popp

Deutsche Bank, Daimler, Triumph Gold: What about these fallen angels?

  • Investments

When investigative journalists immerse themselves in the world of business, the name of Deutsche Bank is mentioned more and more often. Despite countless legal disputes and fines in recent years, the news flow does not end, the latest accusations being activities that observers call money laundering. The documentation surrounding the business relationship between Donald Trump and Deutsche Bank has cast what was once the world's largest financial institution, in a bad light. Although Trump had owed money to one department of the bank for a long time, another department of the bank lent money to the then dazzling real estate mogul to pay off his debts. Many investors would certainly not have thought that such a transaction, based on the principle of right pocket to left pocket would be possible at all. Deutsche Bank rejected a comment on the above-mentioned incident concerning banking secrecy.

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18. September 2020 | 09:00 CET | by Nico Popp

BHP Group, Newcrest Mining, SolGold: Getting bogged down or putting all your eggs in one basket

  • Gold

When it comes to investing in commodity companies, the BHP Group is a household name. The British company is active worldwide, mining coal, iron ore, copper and other commodities and has long been considered a solid dividend earner. But recently the company has disappointed: Special effects put pressure on profits, unrest in Chile made life difficult for BHP and the Corona pandemic also left its mark: the bottom line at the end of the financial year at the end of June was a profit of no less than EUR 6.75 billion. While the mood among investors was not particularly good, BHP cut its dividend by around ten percent, thus spoiling shareholders’ sentiment even further. On a year-on-year basis, the share price fell by around 1.4%. In view of the good performance of copper following the outbreak of the pandemic, this is too little for many investors.

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11. September 2020 | 10:50 CET | by Nico Popp

Newcrest Mining, Barrick Gold, Blackrock Gold: Eat and be eaten

  • Gold

Major gold producers are shining with fundamental data. This increases the scope for important acquisitions. At the same time, young companies are attracting attention. Is a wave of takeovers following?

Gold has become a serious alternative for many investors. Even investment professionals, who until now have tended to focus on bonds, are now adding precious metals to their portfolios. Due to high liquidity and certain investment guidelines among professional investors, equities are also increasingly becoming the focus of attention. But not all shares are the same - investors should not blindly buy everything that has "gold" or "mining" in its name.

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10. September 2020 | 07:06 CET | by Nico Popp

AngloGold Ashanti, Newmont, Velocity Minerals: Where does price potential slumber?

  • Gold

While the German government is thinking about softening the insolvency law even longer than expected and thus keeping many ailing companies alive, central banks make no secret of continuing the path of cheap money they embarked on immediately after the outbreak of the Corona pandemic. As a first reaction, the prices of gold and companies related to the mining of gold climbed significantly. Currently the prices have come back somewhat. Since the basic fundamental situation around the precious metal is still intact, the current phase should be seen in retrospect as a pause for breath. Reason enough to take a closer look at three companies from the gold sector.

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08. September 2020 | 07:09 CET | by Nico Popp

Barrick Gold, Gazprom, Scottie Resources: Who convinces the market?

  • Investments

To be noticed by the market, it takes more than just a big name. Learn how investors can invest in a phase of global money flood.

Still completely on the low in March, commodity stocks have been developing a strong dynamic for months. The reason: despite the pandemic, demand for copper and even crude oil has not slumped significantly. In the case of gold, demand is even rising continuously. This is due to the measures taken by governments and central banks to combat the crisis. As was the case during the great financial crisis, state institutions are supporting the markets with liquidity. This drives not only gold and other precious metals but also other commodities. But how should investors invest in this market environment?

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04. September 2020 | 09:48 CET | by Nico Popp

Moderna, Evotec or Valeo Pharma: Who has the game changer?

  • Covid-19

The pandemic is driving the markets. But sometimes investors either come too late or bet on the wrong horse. In the analysis, three stocks for which investors hope for the game changer. The fact that the search for a cure for Covid-19 is making high waves on the stock market is shown by stocks like Moderna. Despite the current price correction, the biotech company from the USA achieves an annual performance of a massive 280%. The reason for this soaring performance is easy to find: Moderna is researching a Corona vaccine and has already reported promising interim results. Among other things, the EU has already secured several million vaccine doses in the event of a successful clinical approval procedure.

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