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Commented by André Will-Laudien on January 9th, 2023 | 17:38 CET

An explosive start to 2023 for GreenTech and battery shares - BASF, Manuka Resources, Freyr and Varta in turnaround

  • Mining
  • Silver
  • Gold
  • GreenTech

In 2023, international pressure to initiate the climate turnaround remains. One potential path is seen in e-mobility. Despite the enormous development efforts of the last 5 years, no battery solution has yet been launched that could match the performance characteristics of a last-generation diesel powertrain. Key characteristics here are cost and sustainability in manufacturing, range, lifetime and safety. Nevertheless, progress is being made in the chemical mix of battery components, and some companies are making a name for themselves here. We analyze the current status.

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on January 4th, 2023 | 07:08 CET

The big energy question in 2023: BYD, Altech Advanced Materials, Varta, BASF - Is the thread breaking?

  • Batteries
  • Electromobility

Although the year 2023 starts with rising share prices, Central Europe is entering a difficult period. The start of the New Year brings a new situation for German consumers of refined products, as the purchase of crude oil via the Druzhba pipeline has now been stopped. Germany is thus implementing the oil embargo against Russia decided in the EU and losing a vital supply of oil overnight. As a result, the East German refinery in Schwedt reduced its throughput to 55% and is looking around for other suppliers. Whether this will work out in the short term is more than questionable. If the gas storage facilities are empty at the end of the relatively warm winter, the energy question will arise again. We now realize how fatally energy dependence on Russia has grown over the past decades. How tangible are alternative energies and the high-performance energy storage facilities they require?

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on December 22nd, 2022 | 11:18 CET

Christmas hype alert: BASF, Meta Materials, Varta, Nordex - Strong start to 2023 with GreenTech!

  • Technology
  • Investments
  • metamaterials

Fossil energy supply is becoming more and more expensive. The political end of the supplier and raw material giant Russia creates a dangerous undersupply, especially for Central Europe. The current winter, but especially the next one, could pose problems, and the industry will probably have to calculate significantly higher input costs in the medium term. Products are becoming considerably more expensive to produce, so selling prices on the shelves are also increasing. The inflationary spiral will thus continue to spiral upward, and consumers' purchasing power will decline. GreenTech solutions are more in demand than ever for the purchase of low-cost energy. So which stocks to watch out for?

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on December 12th, 2022 | 10:45 CET

100% is possible: BYD, Varta, Power Nickel, BASF: E-mobility stocks for 2023!

  • Mining
  • Nickel
  • Electromobility

With advanced stock market corrections, rising inflation and disrupted supply chains, many market participants wonder if 100% is possible in 2023. It is! Because there are currently many challenges to solving the climate and energy crisis. More than ever, revolutionary ideas with vision are in demand. The pressure to innovate could not be higher in the area of batteries for e-mobility because the issues of range, service life and recycling have not yet been satisfactorily resolved for consumers. Some representatives of the industry have already recognized the signs of the times.

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on December 5th, 2022 | 11:03 CET

Debacle for e-mobility? BYD, Varta, Almonty Industries, Nordex - Farewell from the Qatar desert!

  • Mining
  • Tungsten
  • RareEarths
  • renewableenergies
  • Electromobility

The German national soccer team has experienced its next World Cup debacle and attracted even fewer interested people to their TV sets than during the first World Cup elimination 4 years ago. Even during the third-round preliminary match, TV figures remained comparatively low. The DFB women thus retain the viewer record in 2023, which is nice. E-mobility could also suffer a significant setback in 2023 because if electricity prices continue to rise and availability falls, charging stations could have to be taken off the grid. According to the ADAC, Switzerland is planning a speed limit of 100 and driving bans on non-essential private trips with e-mobiles to prevent the risk of blackouts. The decision will be made in the National Council on December 12. But the stock market is still betting on Tesla & Co - who are the profiteers?

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on December 1st, 2022 | 13:18 CET

Who builds the best battery? Varta, Altech Advanced Materials, SFC Energy, IBU-tec - The entry is tempting!

  • Energy
  • renewableenergies
  • GreenTech
  • Batteries

Three years ago, the Chinese battery market leader CATL presented its cell-to-pack technology to the world for the first time. A new battery with this design is now said to give e-vehicles a range of 1,000 km and super-fast charging in just 10 minutes. According to CATL, the "Qilin" battery is more powerful than Tesla's 4680 cells. CATL plans to begin mass-producing the new battery in 2023. Whether the promised distance will be achieved, however, depends on the size of the installed battery and the vehicle's aerodynamics. In Europe and North America, research and development is also being carried out at full speed because the market for e-mobility still promises growth of over 30% per annum. What is the current status in Germany?

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Commented by Armin Schulz on November 28th, 2022 | 11:44 CET

Almonty Industries, ThyssenKrupp, Varta - Earning from growing tungsten demand

  • Mining
  • Tungsten
  • renewableenergies

In 2021, 79,000 metric tons of tungsten were mined worldwide from existing mines. In 2015, production was still 89,400 tons. One might think that demand has declined and production has been cut back, but the opposite is true. According to the British Geological Survey report, demand will increase between 3% and 7% per year and will soon exceed available supply. But now, demand could increase significantly in the short term because US Department of Energy DOE researchers have found a way to charge electric cars in 15 minutes. This involves using a molybdenum tungsten niobate alloy as the cathode material instead of graphite. So we take a look at three companies around tungsten.

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on November 24th, 2022 | 10:17 CET

Sharp price movements at Uniper and Varta, E.ON and Tocvan Ventures on the launch pad!

  • Mining
  • Commodities
  • Energy

The Federal Network Agency reports this week that German gas reserves will be sufficient for 9 to 10 weeks. According to Adam Riese, this means that without new supplies, a bottleneck would be imminent from mid-February. Gas buyers are still hoping that European partners will support our supplies accordingly. In the winter months, however, they will need a large proportion in their own countries. Therefore, we are entering this winter with question marks, which has now returned with the first snow. In the current environment, some stock movements appear with special movements, for example, the 100% rally of the state-owned company Uniper.

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Commented by Nico Popp on November 22nd, 2022 | 10:44 CET

Batteries: The new premium class - BYD, Almonty Industries, Varta

  • Mining
  • Tungsten
  • Electromobility
  • Batteries

When it comes to everyday products, we all have clear ideas about prices. For a long time, the EUR 2 mark, for example, was considered an average price for a piece of butter. But as soon as it becomes more expensive, it is worth a headline in a newspaper with big letters. It is a different story with cars or other high-quality products. Thanks to high-quality workmanship and technology, customers are willing to pay more than the actual market prices. In economics, the difference between the high price and the market price is called producer surplus. We present three companies that want to skim off this producer surplus.

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Commented by Nico Popp on November 15th, 2022 | 13:30 CET

This hydrogen news moves the share prices today: dynaCERT, Morphosys, Varta

  • hydrogen
  • Automotive

When news moves prices, chart analyses and analysts' assessments are invalidated in one fell swoop. Today, momentum is building for the hydrogen stock dynaCERT. The reason: The Company, together with its new distribution partner, has announced deliveries to renowned mining groups. Among them are Vale, Nexa Resources and Antamina, one of the ten largest mining companies in the world. Is this a breakthrough for HydraGEN™ technology? We shed light on the exciting situation surrounding dynaCERT and also use the examples of MorphoSys and Varta to explain how investors can react when everything suddenly changes.

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