09. April 2020 | 10:32 CET
Commerzbank, Royal Dutch Shell, Wirecard - Opportunities and Potentials
Price developments on stock markets around the world have led to enormous losses for investors in recent weeks. Particularly hard hit were investors who worked leveraged with credits and had to sell their positions in connection with falling prices. An escalating situation due to the Corona Pandemic, accelerated by imbalances - a nightmare. The development of measures to curb the spread has serious social and economic consequences. There was a sell-off in all asset classes. A lot of collateral damage, but at the same time an opportunity for building a position.
time to read: 1 minutes by Mario Hose
In purchasing is the profit
The oil price will be in the spotlight today as a video conference of OPEC+ member countries is expected to result in a cut in production. Due to the drop in demand for the black gold as a result of the Corona Crisis, the price has fallen. The oversupply must be reduced in a concerted manner by the producers in order to increase the profit margins per barrel.
Companies like Royal Dutch Shell and Saturn Oil & Gas are therefore in the focus of investors. The CEO of Saturn Oil & Gas, John Jeffrey, recently announced that he will be prioritizing ESG criteria from now on. The appointment of dynaCERT CEO Jim Payne as a new board member supports this step. As a CleanTech company, dynaCERT has developed a hydrogen technology that will be used in the oil industry in the future.
Growth market fertility treatment
In a recent interview, Alison Coutts, Executive Chairman of Memphasys, announced that the company expects to begin distributing FELIX in the second half of this year. The FELIX device helps in the separation of sperm for couples who wish to have children. In addition, the medical innovation should also be able to be used for animals in the future. The market for artificial insemination is growing because more and more couples decide to have their own child at a later age and the natural chances of a successful pregnancy then decrease significantly.
Full video with Alison Coutts
Investors shy away from risk
The two financial houses Commerzbank and Wirecard have also come under enormous pressure in recent weeks. While the Wirecard shares are already trading above the level of December 2019 again, the value of the Commerbank shares is still close to the all-time low. The advantage of the payment service provider Wirecard is that, despite curfews, online transactions are processed via the company's systems. At Commerzbank, there are fears that the default risks for the bank will increase with ongoing economic restrictions in connection with the Corona Crisis.