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 September 19th, 2023 | 08:25 CEST
The European Central Bank (ECB) recently raised interest rates by 25 basis points. For many market observers, this could mean that the benchmark interest rate within the Eurozone has reached its peak. In the US, the signs also point to a pause in interest rates. Here, we explain what this means for various asset classes and how investors should navigate the high-interest rate environment. Additionally, we will explore an interest-free alternative that has its merits for various reasons.Read
Commented by Nico Popp on September 14th, 2023 | 07:45 CEST
In 2010, James Tansey played a crucial role in making the Vancouver Olympics carbon-neutral. After that, the environmental scientist worked as a professor and advised affluent clients on sustainable investments. James also helped establish the Great Bear Rainforest carbon project in the temperate rainforests of British Columbia, which protects 6.4m hectares of rainforest and benefits the First Nations communities. Today, Tansey is CEO of Klimat X. The Company protects forests and mangrove areas to generate carbon credits. In this interview, Tansey explains how the business model works, how the Klimat X team is able to convince potential investors with facts and figures on climate change solutions, and why the CEO believes his company is excellently positioned to benefit from the exorbitant growth of the CO2 certificate market.Read
Commented by Nico Popp on September 13th, 2023 | 08:30 CEST
Biotech stocks represent both light and dark. At the end of 2020, BioNtech turned the tide of the pandemic with its Comirnaty vaccine. But many shareholders have also had to endure losses. An example of a loss-maker is the share of the SDAX stock MorphoSys. Between 2020 and 2022, the share lost more than 80%. But what were the reasons for the decline? Are there biotech companies that offer better prospects? We shed light on three stocks from the biotech and healthcare sectors.Read
Commented by Nico Popp on September 12th, 2023 | 08:25 CEST
It is currently little more than a sequence of events and backgrounds. Nevertheless, the video, published at the end of last week, has great explosive power. Is there a rigged game going on around one of the largest companies in the world? Are greedy hedge fund managers lining their pockets with dubious schemes? And above all, are these events sending us into a disaster compared to which the collapse of Wirecard is a non-event? We assess the situation, provide insights and point out alternatives.Read
Commented by Nico Popp on September 6th, 2023 | 09:30 CEST
Power Nickel stands for NISK, a promising nickel project in Quebec, Canada. Recently, the Company entered into an extensive partnership with the nickel specialist CVMR Corp. Power Nickel CEO Terry Lynch explains how his Company can benefit from the deal in the short term, why new options along the value chain are realistic for Power Nickel, and why, in his opinion, the stock is far from being fairly valued.Read
Commented by Nico Popp on September 6th, 2023 | 09:00 CEST
The ongoing international decline of German automakers is a recurring theme in the media. In reality, the consequences could be fatal for companies and Germany as a whole. An insider report from the German automotive industry reveals where the biggest problems lie and in which areas Chinese competitors have already outpaced Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and Co. Additionally, it delves into what is crucial for a comeback of the German automotive industry.Read
Commented by Nico Popp on September 5th, 2023 | 07:40 CEST
Most people agree that the economy must become climate-neutral. However, despite promising technologies, the path to climate neutrality is not without obstacles. Handelsblatt newspaper now quotes a joint study by three institutes, according to which seven raw materials are needed to master the transformation of the economy. These include graphite, rare earths, nickel, cobalt, iridium, lithium and manganese. The scientific community also recommends that policymakers promote the entire value chains of key technologies. We look at what this means and where investors can look for opportunities.Read
Commented by Nico Popp on September 4th, 2023 | 07:10 CEST
"Is it wise (…) to promote only this one technology without having access to essential battery raw materials?" BMW CEO Oliver Zipse recently expressed a somewhat critical stance towards electromobility in an interview with Handelsblatt. While BMW plans to launch the 'New Class' electric vehicles from 2025 onwards and take the lead in technology, even the BMW CEO acknowledges the strong competition from China. Let's look at what the automotive future could look like and where opportunities may be lurking.Read
Commented by Nico Popp on August 31st, 2023 | 08:10 CEST
About one-fifth of Germany's gross final energy consumption comes from renewable energies - and the trend is rising. Renewables are also on the rise in the US and China. From an investor's point of view, this naturally suggests itself as an investment. Renewable energy is climate-neutral, cost-effective, and politically supported. Despite these apparent advantages, some pitfalls still surround this presumed self-propelling sector. We shed light on why sustainably-minded investors do not need to shy away from fossil energy sources and why certain challenges exist within the Green Illusion.Read
Commented by Nico Popp on August 30th, 2023 | 07:00 CEST
According to the information service IQVIA, dietary supplements generate almost EUR 3 billion in sales in Germany - and the trend is rising. More and more people are paying attention to their health and are not satisfied when the doctor says, "You are healthy." In fact, there is still a lot of upside potential for healthy people, too - for example, when it comes to reducing stress, improving sleep or strengthening the body's own defenses. Today, we highlight three stocks that could benefit from increased health awareness.Read