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Commented by Juliane Zielonka on February 8th, 2024 | 07:00 CET

Innovation and expansion in energy supply: Mercedes-Benz, Altech Advanced Materials and Alibaba in focus

  • Innovations
  • Technology
  • Electromobility
  • ecommerce

Energy supply is one of the top issues for investors. A reliable energy supply promotes stable business conditions and supports economic growth. While the opposite is true in Germany, companies like Mercedes-Benz are focusing on lucrative projects abroad. A joint venture with China to expand charging stations is on the Stuttgart-based company's agenda. The German company Altech Advanced Materials is committed to a secure and affordable energy supply. Together with Fraunhofer IKTS, they are developing a stationary ceramic solid-state battery based on salt, especially for critical infrastructure facilities such as hospitals. This enables a smooth, vital power supply for intensive care units, even in emergencies. While Mercedes-Benz is currently eyeing China, the retail giant Alibaba is publishing its quarterly figures this week, serving as an indicator of the country's economic development. The details are summarized below.

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on February 1st, 2024 | 07:45 CET

Combustion engine versus battery! BYD, Altech Advanced Materials, Mercedes and VW in focus

  • Technology
  • hightech
  • Electromobility

The year 2024 is going like clockwork for the high-tech sector so far. Anything smelling of "Artificial Intelligence" is being valued significantly higher on the stock market with relatively little scrutiny. In the DAX 40 Index, this has notably affected Siemens and SAP and the topic of armaments, which in turn catapulted Airbus and Rheinmetall into new realms. Things are even more dynamic on the Nasdaq, where Microsoft and Nvidia, in particular, are causing a sensation. However, e-mobility, particularly favoured by the Berlin traffic light coalition, is stumbling due to the abolition of the environmental bonus in December 2023. Customers are again opting for domestic combustion engines and Chinese e-imports. We analyze the current opportunities for investors.

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Commented by Juliane Zielonka on January 19th, 2024 | 08:00 CET

dynaCERT, Mercedes-Benz, RWE - Future Technologies in Focus

  • Hydrogen
  • GreenTech
  • Electromobility
  • Technology

The icy winter is causing snow chaos at Europe's airports, leading to numerous missed appointments. However, logistics companies show no mercy and deliver their goods punctually by road and rail. Entrepreneurs like Jim Payne from dynaCERT are attracting attention with innovative solutions for logisticians, construction companies, and waste management firms, offering cost savings for diesel drives while increasing fuel efficiency. Given the CO₂ tax on fossil fuels, this is music to investors' ears. Top Dog Mercedes-Benz uses its sales figures to show how the mobility market is changing in terms of alternative drive systems to diesel, petrol and the like. Change is also on the horizon for a company within the RWE Group. Find out what it is all about here.

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on January 4th, 2024 | 07:15 CET

This is where the music plays: Top values wanted for 2024! Mercedes, Globex Mining, BYD, and NIO to the inspection!

  • Mining
  • Commodities
  • Electromobility

It was a challenging year for the otherwise popular automotive stocks. Berlin and Brussels no longer want combustion engines, but consumers do. Then, to top it off, the environmental bonus was also cut at Christmas. The traffic light coalition believes that e-mobility should now sell itself. Far from it, say the experts: combustion engines still account for 97% of road vehicles. Those in office are governing for minorities, as there has long been a lack of scientific facts and a lack of tact. But well, customers are voting with their feet, turning new vehicles into shelf warmers and buying their beloved diesel SUVs through the used car market. This market could even flourish over the next few years and demand scarcity premiums. Where are the opportunities for investors?

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Commented by Armin Schulz on December 22nd, 2023 | 07:15 CET

Edison Lithium, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen - Electric car premium cancelled: What now?

  • Mining
  • Lithium
  • Electromobility

While electric cars are gaining ground worldwide, the German federal government has decided to end the environmental bonus for electric vehicles. New applications are no longer possible, leading to uncertainty about the future of the e-car market in Germany. This puts the target of 15 million electric cars by 2030 in jeopardy. We will, therefore, look at two of the leading car manufacturers in Germany and analyze what impact this decision will have. We will also look at Edison Lithium, a company that can provide the critical raw materials for electric vehicles. The demand for lithium and cobalt will increase significantly in the coming years.

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Commented by Juliane Zielonka on December 14th, 2023 | 07:00 CET

dynaCERT, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz - Renewable energies in focus, feasibility and speed are key

  • Hydrogen
  • greenhydrogen
  • Electromobility
  • renewableenergies

This year's international climate conference, "COP28", is coming to an end with a strong statement. For the first time, the participating nations have committed themselves in writing to developing their energy resources away from fossil fuels and towards renewable energies. Host country Dubai, under the patronage of Sultan Al Jaber, achieved consensus among all participating countries. According to the agreement, countries are called upon to contribute to a global transition rather than being directly forced to implement this change independently. A company like dynaCERT, which has been campaigning for years for a CO₂-reducing hybrid solution to power diesel trucks in the logistics sector, could be on the verge of a breakthrough. The Company has already raised CAD 2.0 million in gross proceeds from an ongoing private placement, which it will now use to expand its technology. Meanwhile, Volkswagen plans to hire around 3,000 engineers in China to keep pace in the EV market. Mercedes-Benz, meanwhile, is expanding its offering in Dubai with an unusual move to maximize profits...

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on December 13th, 2023 | 07:45 CET

Uranium, lithium or gold? The climate conference tells us which way to go! BYD, Globex Mining, VW and Mercedes!

  • Mining
  • Uranium
  • Lithium
  • Gold

At the international climate conference in Dubai, several Arab countries sharply criticized and ultimately rejected the global move away from fossil fuels. The move by Western countries is an "aggressive attack", said Kuwaiti Oil Minister Saad Hamad Nasser al-Barrak yesterday, Tuesday. "I am astonished by this extraordinary insistence on depriving people and many countries of their basic source of energy. This approach is racist and colonialist," al-Barrak continued. This means that there will be no decision on a global phase-out of oil and gas with the OPEC states. Therefore, the current World Climate Conference is likely to be inconclusive or conclude with unilateral declarations from the EU. However, there is much to suggest that commodities that positively impact the global climate will remain on the import list of industrialized countries. Which shares should be considered in this mixed situation?

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on December 5th, 2023 | 06:30 CET

Next lithium boom in 2024? Freyr Battery, Edison Lithium, VW, Mercedes - Where are the 100% gainers?

  • Mining
  • Lithium
  • RareEarths
  • Batteries
  • Electromobility

The year 2024 promises to be highly interesting, that much is certain. The so-called electric boom has not yet taken place, and the falling lithium price of minus 80% in the current year speaks volumes. Of course, major investments such as a relatively expensive electric vehicle depend on the general situation and subsidies. However, neither of these contextual factors bode well. On the contrary, state subsidies are falling, and high inflation is weighing on private household budgets. So why not get the good old diesel through the MOT again? After all, continuing to drive an old vehicle is 100 times more sustainable than buying a new electric vehicle with rare and difficult-to-extract metals. While green thoughts are commendable, the costly construction of so-called gigafactories continues. On the stock market, the question arises: Who will ultimately emerge as the winner?

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Commented by Armin Schulz on October 31st, 2023 | 07:40 CET

Power Nickel, Mercedes-Benz, BYD - No electromobility without nickel

  • Mining
  • Nickel
  • Batteries
  • renewableenergies
  • Electromobility

Nickel has undergone a remarkable transformation in recent years and has become a key component of electromobility. While the demand for environmentally friendly vehicles is steadily increasing, nickel is becoming increasingly important as an indispensable component in batteries. Nickel contributes to achieving higher energy density in batteries, which translates into greater driving range. It also allows for a reduction in the amount of cobalt in the batteries, making electric vehicles even more environmentally friendly. Therefore, we look at a future nickel producer and analyze Mercedes-Benz and BYD in terms of opportunities and risks.

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Commented by Juliane Zielonka on October 26th, 2023 | 08:30 CEST

First Phosphate, FREYR Battery, Mercedes Benz - Open road for electromobility

  • Mining
  • phosphate
  • Batteries
  • Electromobility

Canada's First Phosphate Corp. has secured USD 170 million in potential financing from the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) to advance its ambitious plans to create a strategic reserve of purified phosphoric acid in the North American lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery market. FREYR Battery is also pushing into the US market, moving forward with the merger of its Delaware subsidiary. In Germany, road tolls will be introduced as a CO2 tax starting December 1, 2023. Mercedes-Benz is not fully reimbursing the tolls to its haulers. On the contrary, they have something truly monumental in mind...

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