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Commented by Stefan Feulner on May 18th, 2021 | 08:58 CEST
Concerns about escalating price increases pushed the precious metals away from their lows in recent weeks. Currently, both gold and silver are about to test their medium-term downtrends. A breakout could mean an attack on the highs reached in August 2020. Due to the historically high national debts and the ultra-loose monetary policy of the central banks, this would be fundamentally justified in any case. Gold and silver mining stocks have not yet benefited much from the recovery of the underlying assets. Now is a good time to get your foot in the door.Read
Commented by Nico Popp on May 12th, 2021 | 10:20 CEST
Scarcity rules in Germany. A year ago, it was noodles, canned food and toilet paper. Today, it is down to the last detail: building materials, metals and other essential materials are in short supply and correspondingly expensive. The first joineries have even had to cancel orders that were calculated months ago - wood has become too expensive. The automotive industry is also driving demand for basic materials, especially critical metals for batteries. We outline the investment stories of two carmakers and get to the bottom of the question of how raw material shortages can be countered.Read
Commented by Stefan Feulner on May 11th, 2021 | 10:12 CEST
So far, the development of the electric car industry has been trouble-free, the sales figures of e-car manufacturers have skyrocketed and the displacement of combustion engines seemed to be only a matter of time. But currently, the first major obstacle is approaching producers. The chip shortage is leading to production stops and short-time work. The issue of scarcity is likely to become the dominant theme of this industry over the next few years. Raw materials for production such as lithium, nickel or cobalt are scarce commodities. The primary beneficiaries of this development are the raw material producers, who are already barely able to meet demand.Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on May 10th, 2021 | 11:10 CEST
Driving electric vehicles is becoming more and more popular! The Volkswagen Group delivered 133,300 electrified vehicles in the first quarter - more than twice as many as in the previous year, as the Wolfsburg-based Company points out. 59,900 buyers (+78%) opted for a fully electric vehicle, while plug-in hybrid drive models still lead the way, reaching sales of 73,400 units (+178%). Tesla, the self-proclaimed e-mobility technology leader, only managed 499,550 vehicles in the whole of 2020 (+36%). What does this mean for the manufacturers' shares?Read
Commented by Nico Popp on May 7th, 2021 | 15:24 CEST
The mobile future is electric. But how sustainable is that? Millions of vehicles with combustion engines are intact and doing their job - whether for the daily commute or as a "family car" for occasional shopping trips or outings. Cars needed for infrequent but long journeys, or cars generally only used very rarely, are too good for the scrap yard from an economic and ecological perspective. A company from Canada offers a solution for this. We analyze where the opportunities for investors are greatest.Read
Commented by Nico Popp on May 6th, 2021 | 05:17 CEST
The financial scene is currently dominated by two issues: The impact of technological change and changes in the wake of the pandemic and rising inflation. The first set of issues has pushed the markets for many years. Rising inflation has only recently become an issue. The economy held steady during the second and third waves and continued to grow slowly. At the same time, the anticipation of openings is growing. This explosive mix has already caused some commodity prices to rise. The market themes of technological change and inflation are cumulating in the price of copper, which has been rising dynamically for months, benefiting from both the e-car boom and the strengthening economy. We present three companies that could become trending stocks - and one of them went pubic today.Read
Commented by Armin Schulz on April 28th, 2021 | 07:36 CEST
We all want clean electricity. Currently, we face the problem that some of the sustainable electricity "disappears" unused. The reason is that we cannot store it and so, hours of Gigawatt electricity go to waste.
Extensive electricity storage facilities are needed, such as the 300 megawatts Tesla has built in California. What hardly anyone knows - Tesla is planning the same mega electricity storage sales in the long term as its car division. In Germany, STEAG also wants to build a mega electricity storage facility with 250 megawatts, expanding to 500 megawatts. We, therefore, look at three stocks from this sector: VW, Silkroad Nickel and E.ON.
Commented by Stefan Feulner on April 8th, 2021 | 09:32 CEST
Metal processing industries and steel manufacturers in Germany are increasingly reporting delivery problems and rising costs resulting from significantly increasing raw material prices. Due to the strong growth in demand resulting from the energy transition, it is becoming increasingly difficult to secure the supply of raw materials in the long term. The dependence on China, which currently has a virtual monopoly on many metals, has been evident for a long time. As early as 2008, the then German President Horst Köhler called for a raw materials strategy for the Federal Republic. Little has happened since then, but the bottleneck is steadily approaching. According to the motto of a former SPD politician: "Germany is doing away with itself."Read
Commented by Nico Popp on March 18th, 2021 | 06:05 CET
There is no doubt that the mobility of the future will be electric - at least if you believe Volkswagen. A few days ago, the global corporation presented a strategy for its battery production as part of its Battery Day. But batteries need raw materials and these raw materials have become increasingly scarce in recent years. There was already a boom around lithium in 2016. Prices have calmed down again, but many a small supplier went off the market. This is now taking revenge. When Volkswagen wants to double the number of electric cars it sells, raw materials are in short supply. How can investors use the situation for themselves? Read on.Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on March 17th, 2021 | 12:50 CET
If the statements of German board members are to be believed, Tesla is now facing a strong headwind from Europe. Tesla will invest around EUR 6 billion in the Gigafactory near Potsdam. Industry analysts estimate that the German automotive industry will invest around EUR 25 billion in the development of e-mobility in 2021 alone. The industry has woken up, leaving the sleeper car and meeting for a strategy session in the front railcar. It is time to look at stocks that can live up to this trend because they have recognized the signs of the times.Read