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Commented by Armin Schulz on February 14th, 2022 | 11:56 CET

ThyssenKrupp, Defense Metals, Mercedes-Benz Group - Is war coming now?

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The situation around Ukraine is coming to a head. Last Friday, US citizens were called upon to leave Ukraine immediately. US intelligence services suspect that Russia's invasion could be imminent as early as next Wednesday. Stock markets fell in response. But will Russia really start a war? That remains to be seen, but it is clear that war is also an economic engine, despite the suffering it causes. The defense industry needs rare earths, as does the steel and automotive industries. We highlight three companies around rare earths.

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Commented by Nico Popp on February 9th, 2022 | 10:31 CET

Varta, Defense Metals, BYD: What does Tesla need more urgently?

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The future of mobility is electric. But which companies will ultimately come out on top? Currently, battery manufacturers and suppliers of preliminary products are developing innovative solutions. At the same time, supposed market experts preach that China is dominant in electromobility anyway. So how should we invest? We take a closer look at three stocks for you.

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Commented by Carsten Mainitz on January 31st, 2022 | 12:57 CET

Defense Metals, BYD, Daimler - New development phase reached!

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With the amendment of the Climate Protection Act, the German government has tightened climate protection targets and is aiming for greenhouse gas neutrality by 2045. Emissions are to be reduced by 65% compared to 1990 as early as the beginning of the next decade. One key to putting this into practice is the electrification of transport. Around 14% of newly registered vehicles had an all-electric drive in 2021. That means the proportion of e-cars on German roads almost doubled compared with the previous year. As a result, demand for the required raw materials is rising ever more markedly. Surpluses in demand can already be seen.

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Commented by Stefan Feulner on January 27th, 2022 | 11:06 CET

BYD, Defense Metals, Tesla - The long-term beneficiaries of climate change

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The post-pandemic global economic recovery and rising investment in more climate-friendly energy infrastructure are driving higher commodity prices amid supply chain disruptions. Shortages of industrial metals, which are urgently needed for climate change, are likely to materialize further in the coming years. This will be significantly exacerbated by the swelling trade conflict between the USA and China. There is a threat of massive bottlenecks in production and sharply rising prices for the respective materials.

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Commented by Nico Popp on December 21st, 2021 | 10:14 CET

BYD, Defense Metals, Nordex: Opportunities in a weak environment

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New technology requires new raw materials. The evolution of modern batteries for e-mobility alone shows how different the raw material requirements are depending on the technology used. First, cobalt was the battery metal; now, tungsten and silicon are increasingly important. Rare earths have also always been in demand for future technologies. These are used in displays and many other applications and have long since achieved the status of critical metals. We present three companies that are active in the field of rare earths.

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on December 13th, 2021 | 11:36 CET

Standard Lithium, Defense Metals, Nordex - The demand for metals goes through the roof!

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A possible explosion in raw material prices was already indicated in 2019. Due to low selling prices, some mining companies even reduced their mining output or stopped their exploration activities. Then came the pandemic, which put further pressure on both production and logistics, and many operations had to close for longer than expected due to adjustments in sanitation infrastructure. There is now also the supply chain problem in this already tight supply situation. Presumably, things will not get any easier in 2022 under these conditions. Which companies are making a name for themselves in this environment?

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Commented by Armin Schulz on December 8th, 2021 | 10:34 CET

NIO, Defense Metals, BASF - Trade war with China

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Didi Global's delisting on the New York Stock Exchange after less than six months of membership shows, on the one hand, the tremendous regulatory fury of the Chinese government, but on the other hand also the tensions between the USA and China. This trade war has been going on since 2018, and even the change in the US presidency has not brought any relief. At least both sides exchanged views in mid-November and do not want a cold war. China has also warned Europe against too much independence. However, since the Corona Crisis, it has become clear how dependent many countries are on China. A rethink is discernible, also because high container costs mean that imports are no longer profitable in some cases. Today we look at three companies that are at least indirectly affected by the trade dispute.

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Commented by Carsten Mainitz on December 1st, 2021 | 10:44 CET

Defense Metals, Aixtron, TUI - Winners or losers?

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Supply chain problems have hit many industries hard in the wake of the Corona pandemic. Essential parts and components were missing, and as a result, production lines at automotive manufacturers, among others, came to a standstill. In addition, raw materials and components such as chips have become much more expensive. Now, in the wake of the new wave of the pandemic, there are signs that the situation will worsen. Who are the winners, and who are the losers?

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Commented by Stefan Feulner on November 26th, 2021 | 13:09 CET

Steinhoff, Defense Metals, Deutsche Bank - Good news

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So now it has been presented, the new coalition agreement of the traffic light coalition, consisting of the SPD, FDP and the Greens. Besides the connoisseurs of cannabis, which is to be legalized in Germany, the banking and insurance industry should also be satisfied with the drafting. In addition, one focus of the alliance is on transformation in terms of the energy transition. The plan sounds optimistic, but implementation will be all the more difficult.

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Commented by Fabian Lorenz on November 16th, 2021 | 12:56 CET

Climate conference ends: Nel, Plug Power and Defense Metals continue with momentum

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After two weeks, the climate conference in Glasgow has come to an end. The results are manageable. Although coal and other fossil fuels were declared to be phased out for the first time, the wording was watered down several times. For example, it was only possible to agree on a call that the use of coal-fired power plants without CO2 capture should be "gradually reduced". But even without concrete resolutions, one thing is sure: the energy turnaround is in full swing, and investor darlings Nel and Plug Power are again stepping on the gas. Defense Metals could be due for a reassessment after the completion of drilling.

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