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Nico Popp

  • Small-Caps

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

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

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


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Commented by Nico Popp on September 7th, 2022 | 12:18 CEST

Minimum risk, maximum opportunity: Thyssenkrupp, Saturn Oil + Gas, BioNTech

  • Mining
  • Oil
  • Biotechnology
  • Steel

The energy price hammer, possible gas rationing in winter, and then there was the pandemic - but which issues end up impacting share prices? Are the risks around energy shortages already adequately priced into the industry? Are energy companies even fairly valued? And what opportunities can BioNTech still offer? We look at three stocks and provide an overview of opportunities and risks.

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Commented by Nico Popp on September 6th, 2022 | 12:54 CEST

Electricity price brake and "Lehman Moment" - Barrick Gold, MAS Gold, Standard Lithium

  • Mining
  • Gold
  • Lithium

The German government plans to spend around EUR 65 billion on the third energy aid package. But how big the total package will end up being is unclear. Above all, the intervention in the electricity market is "incalculable," according to economist Michael Hüther. Will this result in a new "Lehman moment"? We focus on the risks of the aid package and shed light on how investors can respond.

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Commented by Nico Popp on September 5th, 2022 | 14:04 CEST

GreenTech companies in hot demand: Freyr Battery, Rock Tech Lithium, Meta Materials, BYD

  • GreenTech
  • Batteries
  • metamaterials
  • Electromobility
  • Digitization

Many CEOs of young companies set lofty goals for themselves. In the GreenTech sector, it currently looks as if many of these goals will come true: Industrial companies are seeking collaborations with young companies by the dozen. We explain the advantages this offers investors and how investors can seize opportunities using several examples. Let's start with one of last week's high flyers.

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Commented by Nico Popp on September 1st, 2022 | 14:05 CEST

New trending stock in the wings? Plug Power, Cardiol Therapeutics, BioNTech

  • Biotechnology
  • Cannabis
  • Hydrogen

The markets want to go up! Last Friday, the Fed shock worried the markets, but today, even speculative stocks are picking up again. Especially stocks that were long considered deregistered can quickly develop potential. One example is Plug Power. Here, new demand in the wake of high energy prices meets good products. We explain the secret to the success of comeback stocks, using Plug Power as an example, and highlight new opportunities.

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Commented by Nico Popp on August 30th, 2022 | 13:40 CEST

A look at how growth stocks are doing: NEL, Pathfinder Ventures, Deutsche Bank

  • Growth
  • Camping
  • Investments

Now that the Fed has made it unmistakably clear that fighting inflation is a top priority, investors are asking what this means for their portfolios. Although popular opinion does not see much prospect for growth stocks in times of rising interest rates, it is worth looking at the details. What matters, in the end, is how robust business models are. Then financing solutions can also be found for growth stocks.

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Commented by Nico Popp on August 29th, 2022 | 12:25 CEST

Biotech stocks - The way it has to go! BioNTech, Defence Therapeutics, Bavarian Nordic

  • Biotechnology

The pharmaceutical and biotech sectors are synonymous with a gold-rush atmosphere. As in the commodities sector, just one discovery can change everything for companies. The best example is BioNTech. Until the pandemic outbreak, the Company was, at best, a household name to biotech nerds. Today, the Palatinate-based company is on top and paying so many taxes that the treasurers of Mainz could pop the corks. We outline three biotech gems and do the future check. We start with BioNTech.

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Commented by Nico Popp on August 24th, 2022 | 13:17 CEST

Lithium circular economy and new deposits: Mercedes-Benz Group, Edison Lithium, Varta

  • Mining
  • Lithium
  • Batteries

Progress is continuously being made in the field of e-cars. However, companies can never get around one substance in electromobility: lithium. We explain where lithium comes from, what recycling options are available and how modern technology can get as much out of the "white gold" as possible, using the shares of Mercedes-Benz Group, Edison Lithium and Varta as examples. Let's go!

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Commented by Nico Popp on August 23rd, 2022 | 12:23 CEST

When will these stocks be let off the leash? TUI, Barsele Minerals, ThyssenKrupp

  • Mining
  • Gold
  • Commodities
  • Travel

All investors have probably experienced this phenomenon at some point or another: Operationally and fundamentally, companies are making really good progress. But the share price does not get going. We explain whether this is a warning signal and how investors can deal with such a situation. Today we look at the travel group TUI, which currently has little travel fever priced in, the steel group ThyssenKrupp, which is suffering from the energy crisis, and Barsele Minerals, where a valuable gold project is not yet putting its horsepower on the road.

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Commented by Nico Popp on August 22nd, 2022 | 13:28 CEST

Gambler stocks are back: Bed Bath + Beyond, Tocvan Ventures, Steinhoff

  • Mining
  • Gold
  • Commodities

Would you put around USD 25 million into a stock? Probably not! In fact, it is not a good idea to go "all in" like in a casino, especially with speculative stocks. But one US student may have done just that with borrowed money - and made a profit of USD 110 million within a few weeks. We explain how private investors should deal with meme and other gambler stocks, using three shares as examples.

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Commented by Nico Popp on August 18th, 2022 | 13:07 CEST

An explosive mixture is emerging here: Airbus, Defense Metals, NIO

  • RareEarths
  • Defense
  • Electromobility

Hydrogen, electromobility, armaments - they still exist, the trends that bring investors double-digit returns within a very short time. But where is the line between a bull market and a bear market rally? Instead of betting on yesterday's high flyers, investors can invest in stocks where scarcity and the spirit of the times coincide. We outline three possible investments and get to the bottom of the related stocks.

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