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 June 22nd, 2023 | 09:05 CEST
It was a profit warning with a signal effect: Lanxess shares plunged on Tuesday after a gloomy outlook. The BASF share also came under pressure as a result. Once again, developments around China are causing concern. While the major economies are increasingly isolating themselves and relying on autarky and protectionism, the collateral damage is increasing. But there are also profiteers. We shed light on the opportunities and risks.Read
Commented by Nico Popp on June 20th, 2023 | 07:00 CEST
The numbers are shocking. The number of building permits in Germany plummeted by 32% in April compared to the same month last year - the sharpest drop since 2007. What is the reason behind this sudden halt in construction? What makes real estate future-proof today? And which stocks can profit? We take a look at the current trends for you.Read
Commented by Nico Popp on June 15th, 2023 | 08:55 CEST
For a long time, hydrogen was considered the energy carrier for heavy machinery. Now Daimler Truck has high hopes for a battery-powered model of its Actros. We explain the background, shed light on what lies behind Siemens Healthineers' share buyback program and also introduce a company that could benefit equally from advances in medical technology and the run on modern batteries.Read
Commented by Nico Popp on June 14th, 2023 | 08:10 CEST
The hydrogen business is picking up speed worldwide. ThyssenKrupp plans to float its hydrogen subsidiary Nucera on the stock market before the summer break. This announcement is positive for the entire industry, as it indicates that ThyssenKrupp and the banks involved think the market is stable enough to get a reasonable price for shares in Nucera. We look at what is behind the IPO, which Greentech stocks are still interesting and which niche investors can profit disproportionately.Read
Commented by Nico Popp on June 13th, 2023 | 07:30 CEST
Companies like Tesla and BYD have an advantage over BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and others thanks to their software. However, German industrial companies are increasingly hopeful they can catch up with the competition. The solution is Artificial Intelligence (AI). BMW and other companies aim to use software developers more efficiently and shift into high gear despite the shortage of skilled workers. There are also signs of an AI revolution in aviation. The mission: to reduce costs and increase safety. We look at what is at stake and how private investors can profit.Read
Commented by Nico Popp on June 12th, 2023 | 08:00 CEST
What is now called disruption in the startup scene has always existed. It refers to creative destruction, cutting old ties and rethinking things from the ground up. Companies that create marketable products in this way have an edge over the competition - and score points on the market with their uniqueness. We present three titles.Read
Commented by Nico Popp on June 8th, 2023 | 07:15 CEST
Turn old into new. Upcycling is on trend. This is true not only for DIY projects, but recycling is also increasingly a topic in industry. Here, it is becoming more and more critical that preliminary products are sustainably promoted. By reusing existing primary products or raw materials, points can be scored in several ways: both financial gains and the support of investors and customers. We present a company that extracts precious metals from catalytic converters, thus positioning itself as a beacon of hope in multiple billion-dollar industries.Read
Commented by Nico Popp on June 7th, 2023 | 08:45 CEST
Real estate was the Germans' favourite asset class for years - until the interest rate hammer came. In the meantime, prices for many residential properties have fallen back. There was simply hardly any demand left. Here we explain why the shares of real estate companies are still under pressure and which asset class could soon overtake real estate.Read
Commented by Nico Popp on June 6th, 2023 | 07:00 CEST
Chip stocks are all the rage on the market! The triumph of artificial intelligence (AI) has fuelled their demand. The idea is that the more AI we use worldwide and in everyday life, the more computing power is needed. But is it even worth getting in now? And are the obvious investments always the best? We highlight three of the most exciting AI stocks and take a look at a revolution that only insiders have been celebrating so far.Read
Commented by Nico Popp on June 5th, 2023 | 07:30 CEST
With strong acceleration, a connected cockpit and lots of rear-seat amenities - these are the features that score points for e-cars. However, investors are taking a closer look. An article in Handelsblatt reveals that some carmakers are not faring well in the favour of sustainably-minded investors. We look at why that is and why shareholders should consider it - an analysis of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) in the automotive industry.Read