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Commented by André Will-Laudien on June 20th, 2023 | 07:30 CEST
Blackout! Energy shares urgently sought: Plug Power, Varta, Altech Advanced Materials, BASF - Solar, wind or hydrogen?
Now things are becoming clearer. Germany is unlikely to experience an energy shortage like a blackout, and gas supplies for the winter also seem secure, given a 20% drop in gas consumption compared to the average figures from 2018 to 2021. However, household prices remain significantly above the long-term average. Currently, energy suppliers are not passing on the purchasing advantages from the Leipzig power exchange to their customers. Wholesale gas prices have fallen by 85% since mid-2022, but these lower conditions are not reaching customers. What opportunities are there for resourceful investors?Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on June 15th, 2023 | 07:50 CEST
New record prices every day, but where is the perfect battery? Varta, First Phosphate, Volkswagen in focus
Without the next evolutionary step in traction batteries, it will probably be a long time before e-mobility can replace the combustion engine market. Short service life, limited flexibility and high production and disposal costs stand in the way of an economic approach, even if the red-green government likes to downplay these facts. In the end, politics has also failed to provide electricity in an appropriately "sustainable" manner and at an affordable price. Therefore, anyone who wants to promote ecology through politics must ensure that electricity prices are halved, and all currently required fossil components are eliminated from the energy mix. Otherwise, the enlightened consumer may revert to purchasing fuel-efficient internal combustion engine vehicles, even if they eventually have to import them into the EU at some point. Where are the opportunities for dynamic investors?Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on June 13th, 2023 | 07:00 CEST
More than 100% with energy storage! Varta and Plug Power curious, BYD and Power Nickel mix up the battery sector!
There you go! In the last trading week, Varta and Plug Power turned up the heat and posted a price gain of almost 20%. After a long sell-off, this is the first technical rebound of the Fallen Angels. Long-term investors are wondering if there has been a fundamental change. Momentum traders are not interested in balance sheets, because rising prices attract buyers. We look at the shaken energy storage sector. Are there arguments for a buyback?Read
Commented by Stefan Feulner on June 12th, 2023 | 07:10 CEST
The continuous development of batteries plays a crucial role in the success and efficiency of renewable energy and electromobility. Batteries are a key element that can effectively store electricity from renewable energy sources and retrieve it when needed. Several companies have taken on the development of innovative systems. However, the results vary widely.Read
Commented by Armin Schulz on June 5th, 2023 | 07:00 CEST
Nickel is a versatile metal that plays an important role in various industries. One of the largest applications of nickel is in stainless steel production, where it provides hardness, corrosion resistance and heat resistance. Nickel has also always been a crucial factor for batteries. Since the rise of electromobility, the metal has gained even more significance. Due to its ability to store high energy densities, it contributes to improving performance. Using it in the cathode achieves higher capacities and longer lifetimes, which is essential for electric cars. Given the growing trend towards electromobility, nickel is becoming an important raw material for the energy transition.Read
Commented by Fabian Lorenz on May 25th, 2023 | 07:40 CEST
At around EUR 6, the TUI share is trading at an all-time low. Is now the time to buy into the tourism group? One analyst warns against it and believes the share price could fall by a third. Caution is also advised with Varta. The former German battery hopeful is fighting for survival. Analysts halve the price target and recommend selling the share. And the shareholders' association SdK is also sounding the alarm. A total loss cannot be ruled out. Instead of catching a falling knife, focusing on shares in an upward trend, such as Smartbroker Holding, is worthwhile. The share is one of the current year's high flyers, and analysts believe further price increases of over 80% are possible. Thanks to the new app, EBITDA could increase more than tenfold.Read
Commented by Stefan Feulner on May 23rd, 2023 | 08:30 CEST
Battery technology has made significant progress in recent years. Companies are investing heavily in research and development to create batteries with a more extended range, faster charging time and longer life. However, with the growing interest in electric vehicles, the demand for raw materials such as lithium, cobalt, nickel and phosphate is increasing enormously. The existing supply is already reaching its limits due to the high demand. Profiteers are the producers of the scarce goods.Read
Commented by Armin Schulz on May 22nd, 2023 | 09:30 CEST
The energy transition will not succeed without batteries, and electromobility cannot be implemented without them either. South Korea plans to invest USD 15 billion in the development of solid-state batteries for electric vehicles by 2030 in order to secure a long-term competitive advantage in the global market for electric vehicles. China is already the pioneer in electric cars and batteries for these vehicles. Experts in the American automotive industry fear a dependence on China for batteries and their raw materials. Since the automotive industry has embraced electromobility and the energy transition is being pushed forward faster, the field of battery development has become tremendously important. Therefore, today we will look at three companies dealing with this issue.Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on May 18th, 2023 | 09:55 CEST
Attention in the battery sector: Varta in sellout, Mercedes, Power Nickel and IBU-tec with good prospects!
What a debacle for Varta! While many manufacturers worldwide are looking for clean battery solutions, things continue to go downhill for the company in Ellwangen. The linchpin of mobile electrification is the development of a super battery. The conventional battery market is dominated by the Chinese group CATL with a 38% share, followed by BYD. But there are also many smaller technology companies in Germany, such as Altech Advanced Materials and IBU-Tec, that are getting involved in the battery market. We go in search of sector highlights.Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on May 15th, 2023 | 07:50 CEST
The goals of the climate protectionists are being delayed. With the Building Energy Act unlikely to arrive until 2025, the construction of the Tesla Gigafactory in Brandenburg will also be further delayed. Tesla has determined that the 300 hectares of factory space officially approved in 2022 is not quite enough. However, the latest planning for 400 hectares is meeting with resistance, especially from environmental groups. The municipalities are accused of planning chaos and failure to comply with environmental regulations. The climate-neutral future requires tremendous efforts because time is pressing. The stock market also seems to have run too far on many issues and urgently needs a break from its permanent upward trend. Pay attention to the following stocks.Read