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September 27th, 2022 | 12:46 CEST

Deutsche Bank, Desert Gold, Uniper: Watch out for the financial crisis!

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The energy crisis is pushing utilities to the brink, the election victory of the radical right-wing party Fratelli d'Italia is putting a strain on the EU - and what are banks doing in this context? Weeks ago, Germany's top banking supervisor Raimund Rösler warned that the rapid turnaround in interest rates could also overburden some institutions. We look at banks, gas traders and a possible laughing third party.

time to read: 3 minutes | Author: Nico Popp

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    Jared Scharf, CEO, Desert Gold Ventures Inc.
    "[...] Our SMSZ project is the largest contiguous land package of any exploration company in the region at 400km2 and overlays a 38km portion of the prolific Senegal Mali Shear Zone. [...]" Jared Scharf, CEO, Desert Gold Ventures Inc.

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    Deutsche Bank: Risks outweigh opportunities

    Deutsche Bank shares have lost a whopping 25% of their value over the past six months. Will the interest rate turnaround cause share prices to fall here as well? CFO James von Moltke recently calculated that the interest rate increases would bring Deutsche Bank EUR 700 million. But that is only half the truth. As the manager goes on to say, this amount is just enough to compensate for the slowdown in growth. The outlook for the coming year is cautious.

    The market is particularly unsettled these days by the Fed's rigorous approach to inflation. Interest rate hikes of 75 basis points have now become the norm. Although it makes sense, according to financial experts such as Robert Halver of Baader Bank, to "break the neck" of inflation, the market is now afraid of a recession. In such a recession, even banks whose business has been geared more to investment banking in recent years would be affected. In addition, there is an explosive political force for all European institutions. The crisis necessitates government spending programs. In addition, more and more refugees are entering the EU. The electoral success of the right-wing in Italy could put the unity of the European Union to a severe test. This "locational disadvantage" could also affect European banks. The Deutsche Bank share currently appears to be of little interest.

    Uniper: Political stock markets have short legs

    The Uniper share is, therefore, all the more interesting. The Company was on the brink of collapse only a few weeks ago, but it has now been largely nationalized. It also looks as if there will be no gas levy but a state gas price brake. Even Finance Minister Lindner is in favor of the price cap - even though it is explained in the first semester of every economics course why maximum prices are a bad idea. Uniper's stock is benefiting from the current developments and is regularly posting double-digit gains these days.

    However, investors should be aware that the details of the gas price brake are by no means clear, and it can be assumed that the state will by no means go "all in" to keep the price low regardless of consumption volumes. How Uniper will be positioned in two years remains to be seen. Any investment is pure gambling.

    Market anomaly at Desert Gold? CEO answers questions!

    Investors who want to take current events into account and are looking for speculative investments could take a closer look at gold stocks. Canadian prospector Desert Gold Ventures, which operates in Mali, has a considerable property in SMSZ and has already reported many successful drill holes. Earlier this year, the Company released a resource estimate of more than 1 million ounces of gold. Subsequent exploration work suggests further growth potential. Today, September 27, Desert Gold will present live at 7 pm at the 4th International Investment Forum (IIF). Interested investors are invited to attend the live Zoom event to get an update and ask questions. Registration for the event is free.

    In addition to the Company's operational progress, whose gold deposits are trading at a discount to the gold price, as is customary for exploration companies, Desert Gold also offers opportunities as a crisis investment. Similar gold stocks recently rose after the outbreak of the Corona pandemic, and the shares also experienced a special boom during the euro crisis in 2011, sometimes multiplying within weeks. Since stocks like Desert Gold are trading near their long-term lows, anticyclical investors should take heed. Gold has almost always been a good idea during crises. Added to this is the prospect of the SMSZ project, which is highly praised in the industry. Interested investors can find out how Desert Gold is positioned in the short, medium and long-term live at the IIF.

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    Der Autor

    Nico Popp

    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.

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