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Commented by André Will-Laudien on April 22nd, 2021 | 09:44 CEST

Defense Metals, Lynas, NEL - Profit from the shortage of metals!

  • RareEarths

Now it depends! The Bavarian Minister President's renunciation of the chancellor's post resulted in a strong shift to the left in the election polls. For the economy, this decision probably means more challenging conditions because the much-discussed shortage of raw materials and the bottleneck in high-tech components will hardly improve in the short term due to this change of political direction. Already today, there are question marks on the faces of industry leaders as to how Europe is to ensure its long-term supply security for essential metals. The new political direction vehemently calls for the climate neutrality of the European economy, but in Germany, we need good ideas rather than bans.

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Commented by Stefan Feulner on April 14th, 2021 | 11:45 CEST

BYD, Defense Metals, Plug Power - China first!

  • RareEarths

Cars are to run on electricity, trucks are to be powered by hydrogen, and in the future, wind turbines, solar panels and hydroelectric power plants will generate the electricity. All well and good, but beware, dear climate activists, wind, solar energy and electromobility require mineral raw materials that also leave an ecological footprint when they are extracted. These raw materials are not produced in our country, but almost 80% in China. Due to the Middle Kingdom's demand and the ongoing trade war, the Western world is threatened by a shortage of resources, which endangers the well-intentioned but poorly prepared energy transition.

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Commented by Nico Popp on April 1st, 2021 | 05:50 CEST

NIO, Defense Metals, Rheinmetall: These shares have catch-up potential

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While Germany is facing a new lockdown rather than finally taking flight, the DAX has risen to over 15,000 points. What this shows: The market is already anticipating the post-pandemic upswing. Around the globe, societies are divided into two; those suffering from the pandemic and those that are pandemic winners. The latter sit on high reserves and are just waiting to finally spend their money again, which suggests a clear upswing. With stocks in a doze, this can lead to great opportunities.

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on March 16th, 2021 | 09:50 CET

Defense Metals, Geely Motors, ThyssenKrupp - Watch out, China is coming!

  • RareEarthElements

The commodity rally is still in full swing. A messed-up economic forecast has turned into a witch hunt for all major ingredients for high technology products. Whether it's cell phones, electric vehicles, non-fossil fuel power generation and storage, or modern server farms, they are needed everywhere - industrial metals. For special applications, we even need rare earths; these, in turn, are the process of a political chain of demands against the leading supplier - China. If China no longer supplies these crucial materials, modern high-tech products can no longer be manufactured. But where to get them, if not steal them?

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Commented by Stefan Feulner on March 10th, 2021 | 09:36 CET

NIO, Defense Metals, Baidu - it's five to twelve!

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Whether solar plants, wind turbines or electric cars, the change from fossil fuels to a sustainable energy supply through renewable energy requires, above all, many metals. These are becoming increasingly scarce due to rising global demand. In addition, the trade war instigated by the Trump presidency will most likely not be settled in the short term, even by the new leader Joe Biden. On the contrary, at the moment, the fronts seem to be hardening. It is a battle for resources. The clock is ticking!

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Commented by Carsten Mainitz on March 1st, 2021 | 09:48 CET

E.ON, Defense Metals, SAP - Outperform with strong sustainability companies!

  • ESG

Sustainable investments play an increasingly important, sometimes decisive role for asset managers and institutional asset management. The embedding of ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) criteria in the corporate philosophy of the "money multipliers" and in particular in the process of investing money serves to differentiate from the competition, to improve risk management, to open up new business areas and to act in anticipation of possible EU regulations. For listed companies, this means making themselves attractive to investors through a transparent and comprehensive ESG policy. Several examples show that investors can outperform the broad market with ESG stocks. We present three promising investments.

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on February 19th, 2021 | 10:25 CET

Defense Metals, BYD, NEL, Plug Power - Rare earths, who is the fastest?

  • Rare Earth Elements

Scarcity is the issue in 2021! Western governments have completely miscalculated regarding technological progress. They are now being driven by the industry; decisions that should have been made 5 years ago are now being followed abruptly. Since Battery Day in mid-September 2020, it has been clear that a technology giant like Tesla, led by Elon Musk, will enter large-scale battery mass production. What is missing is the complete closing of ranks between battery and car manufacturers so that the produced and expensively developed high-performance batteries are also installed in e-cars through corresponding demand. In coordination rounds between the automotive industry and the EU, the decision has probably already been made: E-mobility will come, and it will come in the big version...!

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Commented by Stefan Feulner on February 10th, 2021 | 08:00 CET

NIO, Defense Metals, Geely - collapse looms!

  • Investments

The energy turnaround is in full swing. The sales figures for electric cars alone increased by over 100% compared to the previous year. The demand for the new vehicles is unbroken. The demand for raw materials needed to build new-generation batteries and motors already significantly exceeds supply. Added to this is the trade war with China. If no adequate alternatives are found here, there is a threat of collapse.

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Commented by Carsten Mainitz on January 26th, 2021 | 08:05 CET

Lynas Rare Earths, Defense Metals, Arafura Resources - Rare Earths: still in time to get in before the boom!

  • Rare Earth Elements

China has dominated the rare earths market for a long time. A supply shortage in the People's Republic and a substantial increase in demand can lead to a massive price increase of the commodity group at any time. These price increases are then often reflected in the share price of relevant players. Rare earth metals are in demand in a wide range of industries and to close the emerging supply gap the production of rare earth metals must be increased outside of China. We present three opportunity stocks that will benefit from industry trends and scarcity prices as producers or prospective producers.

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Commented by Nico Popp on January 18th, 2021 | 09:48 CET

BYD, Defense Metals, Nornickel: Still investing in electromobility?

  • Rare Earth Elements

Electromobility is a trend that is making waves on the stock market: Car manufacturers such as Tesla or BYD are benefiting from the rising demand and the vision of the future, but so are commodity companies. The reason: If you want to drive electric cars with low emissions, you need more raw materials for energy storage and motors than for classic combustion engines. Typical candidates are copper, cobalt, or lithium. Rare earth metals play a unique role. So far, most of them have come from China - and some are mined under dubious conditions. But anyone serious about sustainability must look at the entire value chain when it comes to electromobility and pay attention to raw materials from producers with a good ESG profile. For raw material companies outside China, this is an opportunity.

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