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Commented by Carsten Mainitz on May 18th, 2022 | 14:01 CEST

wallstreet:online, Block Inc., PayPal - Is the mood turning?

  • Investments

One sector that has made strong gains in the stock market boom of recent years has been FinTechs and financial services providers. Financial portal operators and neobrokers such as wallstreet:online and Smartbroker were among the beneficiaries, as was the payment service provider PayPal. The share price of Block Inc., the mobile payment provider originally launched under the name Square Inc., also climbed to dizzying heights. After a sharp correction, things could now be on the up again with the tailwind of good figures.

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Commented by Armin Schulz on January 24th, 2022 | 12:27 CET

Deutsche Bank, CoinAnalyst, Block - Market crash, which stocks turn first?

  • crypto

The major indices fell sharply at the end of last week, causing significantly increased volatility. The VIX, which measures volatility, exited Friday's trading at 28.85 points. A week earlier, the value was still below 20. The DAX fell 2.9%, the S&P 2.1% and the Nasdaq 2.9%. Fears of rising interest rates and ever-higher inflation rates are causing uncertainty. In addition, there are poor figures from large companies such as Netflix. But the crypto market is also sending bearish signals. Bitcoin is on its way to test the area at USD 30,000 even though it is also considered a protection against inflation. The question becomes whether it is just the long overdue consolidation or whether the market is really crashing.

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Commented by Armin Schulz on January 14th, 2022 | 11:06 CET

Lufthansa, wallstreet:online, Block - Shares with catch-up potential

  • Investments

The nervousness was palpable as the US indices fell for five days in a row. Reasons for consolidation are quickly found - the Omicron variant, inflation and the fear of rising interest rates provide uncertainty for the bulls. Especially the big tech companies would suffer from an interest rate hike, and many tech stocks were already punished and investors preferred to invest in value stocks. If the interest rate hike comes, there will likely be further markdowns in the tech sector. Today, we look at three companies that we believe could be on the verge of a turnaround.

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Commented by Armin Schulz on December 6th, 2021 | 10:34 CET

Square, CoinAnalyst, SAP - Indices fall and bitcoin crashes

  • crypto

On Friday, not only did the stock indices fall, but Bitcoin crashed by over 16% and with it the other cryptocurrencies. That means that the targeted USD 100,000 mark will probably not be reached this year. The crash is the biggest drop since September 7. The markets had to deal with a wide variety of problems last week. There was first the Omicron variant, and then the US Federal Reserve announced that inflation was not a temporary phenomenon after all and tapering and interest rate increases could be on the cards. US jobless claims forecasts were missed on Friday, and Docusign's stock plunged over 40%. We are in for an exciting week of trading.

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Commented by Carsten Mainitz on December 1st, 2021 | 13:53 CET

Square Inc., CoinAnalyst, Coinbase - The crypto wave is unstoppable!

  • crypto

Corona and cryptocurrencies seem to have one thing in common: The next wave is coming as surely as the amen in church. All kinds of positive decisions around the best-known cryptocurrency were recently reported. Countries such as El Salvador, where Bitcoin is now recognized as an official means of payment, Argentina and the EU had decided numerous facilitations for Bitcoin investors. And also, the extension of the term of FED chief Jerome Powell provided a positive mood. Now, however, the news of the new Corona variant, Omicron, ended the renewed price rally for the time being. Time to prepare for the next run and look at a few promising companies that should benefit massively.

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Commented by Carsten Mainitz on October 14th, 2021 | 08:20 CEST

Square, BIGG Digital Assets, Advanced Micro Devices - Profiteers of the FinTech and crypto boom

  • crypto

FinTech and crypto are defining investment themes of today. Even though there are now efforts by politicians to curb or regulate cryptocurrencies, they will remain part of our everyday lives in the long run. For cryptos to be usable by the broad population, it is essential to make them easy and safe to trade and use as a means of payment. That requires certified trading platforms and reliable payment service providers. These are not the only ones who will benefit from the development; hardware manufacturers are also in great demand.

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Commented by Armin Schulz on September 29th, 2021 | 13:08 CEST

Deutsche Bank, Aspermont, Square - FinTech approaches promise a lot of potential

  • Fintech

For several years now, the FinTech sector has been gaining more and more attention. Digital bank Revolut entered its funding round with a valuation of USD 33 billion. If you compare this value with the market capitalizations of German banks, the valuations are far below FinTech bank, with EUR 23 billion for Deutsche Bank and EUR 6.9 billion for Commerzbank. So big profits can beckon for emerging FinTech companies. These companies no longer have as many staff as traditional banks, and even advisory services are taken over by electronic helpers these days. There is additional pressure on traditional banks due to the zero interest rate policy. So today, we look at three companies looking to expand their businesses in this direction.

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Commented by Carsten Mainitz on August 31st, 2021 | 12:16 CEST

Square, Aspermont, flatexDEGIRO - FinTechs: Top or Flop?

  • Fintech

Many FinTechs have emerged in recent years to put the fear of God into traditional banks with their dusty business models. As with many disruptive business models, the spread of the Internet and smartphones provided the basis for scalable, rapid growth. In addition, sufficient venture capital was available. Valuations in the billions, even before an IPO, were and are not uncommon. In addition, cryptocurrencies began an unprecedented triumphal march. In some places, the sword of Damocles of regulation hovers over the industry and not every Company will reach the finish line. Too many advance praises are priced into some prices. Who will be among the winners?

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Commented by Carsten Mainitz on May 17th, 2021 | 10:29 CEST

Aspermont, SAP, Square - "Digital transformation" megatrend as a snack for the portfolio!

  • Digitization

Paper tigers are threatened with extinction, and the threat is called digitalization. The simple definition of digitization (the conversion of analog formats into digital formats and their processing or storage in a digital system) conceals countless individual cases and, in total, the far-reaching upheaval of entire industries and sectors of the economy. In the following, we present three companies that are all profiting from the megatrend. Here are the yield drivers for your portfolio.

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Commented by Carsten Mainitz on April 6th, 2021 | 09:53 CEST

Square, Marble Financial, Commerzbank - Generating high returns with innovations!

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Innovation meets the financial industry. The terms fintech, proptech or insuretech, are often associated with it. The common denominator: technological innovations meet fields of application in established industries. Whether mass-market or niche, the new solutions often have the potential to shake up the industry. Usually, it is David versus Goliath. However, history also holds other possible scenarios in store. Sometimes the two cooperate, or an established player takes over the newcomer. We present three exciting stocks below. Who has the greatest potential?

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