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Commented by Armin Schulz on December 28th, 2021 | 11:30 CET
Tesla, Altech Advanced Materials, BYD - The battle for the battery of the future
Since climate change has become the focus of public attention, the goal of many countries is to reduce emissions. The transportation sector is the second-largest CO2 emitter; this includes motor vehicles. E-cars still cost significantly more than the conventional combustion engine because their batteries are still so expensive. Called out are costs under USD 100 per kilowatt-hour to bring the two vehicles together in price. Many different battery manufacturers are trying to improve the battery. Ideally, more energy can be stored, promising more range, the lifespan should be increased, and the batteries should become safer. Today, we look at three companies that have already made it a good bit of the way.Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on June 22nd, 2021 | 12:07 CEST
Varta, BYD, NIO, Tesla, Almonty Industries - Battery becomes next billion-dollar topic!
The extent to which reality sometimes diverges from stock market trends is especially noticeable in hotly traded stocks. Early last week, it was the postponement of CureVac's vaccine launch that caused the stock price to lose 50% briefly. Then on Friday, there was the virtual AGM of Varta AG. The mood was very good in the run-up and the share reached a 5-month high of EUR 142. But then there was a correction of over 10% and the price found itself yesterday at EUR 127. The reason: premium manufacturers like Porsche are now going into battery research themselves. This opens up a competitor for Varta among the intended customers - they certainly had not bet on this, but the battery issue is a billion-dollar thing!Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on March 15th, 2021 | 08:51 CET
TESLA, NIO, Kodiak Copper: E-mobility drives the copper price!
The copper shortage continues as demand continues to rise steadily. The battery of an electric car uses about three to four times as much copper as a conventional combustion vehicle. It should also not be forgotten that the charging infrastructure's construction also requires considerable amounts of copper. And growth in renewable energies is also driving demand. Last year, the largest copper mine in the world was again the Escondida mine in Chile's Atacama Desert. With a production of 1.2 million tons, it alone accounts for about 5% of global output. However, Chile will not be able to meet the world's copper demand on its own.Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on January 7th, 2021 | 10:06 CET
Nevada Copper, Glencore, Tesla: E-mobility seeks copper!
Almost unnoticed, the copper price recently climbed to a 7-year high. No wonder, because the political efforts favoring e-mobility are intensified nearly every week! The complete changeover to the "electric car" is seemingly a done deal in Brussels. Regardless of the never-ending discussions about the lopsided eco-balance concerning battery production & disposal, the political will is spreading among the population. With tax incentives, the topic of "solar energy" could also be pushed forward, so why shouldn't company fleets and company cars be promoted appropriately. The consumer often feels good about the income tax, and we can recite a 7-verse poem about this topic in Germany.Read
Commented by Mario Hose on December 22nd, 2020 | 09:49 CET
Daimler, dynaCERT, Tesla, Volkswagen - state-subsidized share gains
The German energy transition and the change in mobility can be summarized in one sentence: maximum effort for minimum success. While the impact of the German population on global environmental responsibilities is marginal, the financial burden is enormous. The introduction of battery cars has already failed and is now only getting off the ground thanks to unprecedentedly high premiums on a new purchase. The original selling point that battery cars are better for the environment has failed miserably. The federal government is now engaging in damage control and appealing to subsidy hunters. On top of that, the acquisition is now sweetened with a state-subsidized charging station. Speculators are rubbing their hands.Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on November 24th, 2020 | 10:28 CET
Scottie Resources, Bitcoin, Tesla: rocket propulsion in demand!
Once again gold was voted out of the market by analysts yesterday, hitting a 3-month low of USD 1,831. Deutsche Bank recently released figures on the performance of traditional markets and the crypto market following the optimistic move towards a Covid-19 vaccine. In addition to varying stock market gains with increases between 5 and 15%, Bitcoin came out as one of the biggest winners. The attractiveness of Bitcoin as an alternative hedge continues to increase according to Deutsche Bank analysts. Further gains are likely, but we should not forget the many speculators who are probably unscrupulously chasing the rocket-trend.
There seems to be a substantial increase in demand to use Bitcoin in place of gold, to hedge various dollar or inflation risks. Bitcoin and other TOP10 cryptos have gained between 20-50% in this month alone. The run is similar to the development in the years 2017-2018. Gold and silver, on the other hand, continue to show a need for consolidation, many investors are currently shifting their security investments into other areas. However, this downward movement should not continue for long, unless Bitcoin reaches the price target of USD 100,000 of the well-known Bitcoin bull Max Keiser. If not, there is, of course, a considerable need for technical corrections, which can also happen overnight due to the 24-hour trading.Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on November 18th, 2020 | 10:40 CET
NIO, Tesla, dynaCERT - Mobilizing the future!
The good news for automotive suppliers is that electric vehicles still only make up a small percentage of the car market - at least for now. The bad news is that the increasing spread of electric cars is a significant challenge for automotive suppliers. Since these cars have far fewer parts than those with conventional combustion engines, manufacturers of exhaust and fuel systems as well as traditional transmissions are facing significant disruptions as e-mobility takes unexpected steps forward. The crux of the matter for electricians is still the availability of charging stations and the limited mobility radius. But this will soon change rapidly once the Corona aid pots are flowing into the green infrastructure.
Nevertheless, the e-vehicle is being fueled by government emission standards and incentives, especially in the USA, England, France, Germany and China. But the battery-powered vehicles will not pose a significant threat to the combustion engines until operating costs are about the same. In especially more impoverished areas of the planet and inaccessible zones, there is no alternative to the internal combustion engine; this is completely ignored in the public discussion. While the cost of e-cars continues to fall as technology improves, they are still far from being competitive. Nevertheless, if you look at the signs of the times, car companies have already invested billions in electro-related technology, so the course for the future is set.Read
Commented by Nico Popp on November 11th, 2020 | 14:15 CET
Tesla, Defense Metals, HelloFresh: Who makes a 468% return?
When Tesla advertised its electric sports car around 10 years ago and let journalists drive the chic little vehicle around Germany, the Company was a highly speculative affair. The electric pioneers now have various vehicles on offer and are market leaders in their field. But that does not stop the share from making huge profits: The Tesla share climbed by almost 470% within the past twelve months.Read
Commented by Stefan Feulner on October 16th, 2020 | 13:19 CEST
Tesla, wallstreet:online, Amazon: Buckle up!
Today's markets have to accept high losses on a broad front. The reasons cited are, of course, the rising number of infections and the fear of a new lockdown due to the corona pandemic. Despite the strong recovery since March, do we still see a W formation with new lows? That would probably be a disaster for some industries. Others, as absurd as it sounds, would benefit from home offices and boredom within their own four walls. In addition to e-commerce companies like Amazon, online brokers reported rising Q2 figures and a sharp increase in the number of new accounts opened, almost through the entire sector. Generation Z discovered the fun of gambling and, as can be seen in the example of Robinhood in the USA, provided for a high increase in trading activity. You will certainly not lose this if you have to stay at home again.Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on October 9th, 2020 | 12:27 CEST
NEL ASA, Tesla, dynaCERT: A lot is happening in the automotive sector
German premium manufacturers have sold more cars again. Strong sales in China and catch-up results have brought BMW, Audi, and Daimler rising deliveries and sales in the third quarter. However, the Mercedes brand received tailwind mainly from the domestic market. Overall, sales climbed 3.9% to 613,770 vehicles in the last three months. But, nine-month sales are still down almost 10% as a result of the First Half 2020 slump in unit sales due to the corona-related lockdown. Nevertheless, the three big players are leaving the deep corona hole behind for the time being, as the figures published on Wednesday and Tuesday show. Overall, BMW fared best, with the Munich-based company and its subsidiary Mini, achieving sales of 675,680 cars between July and September - an increase of 8.6% over the same period last year. The main driver was a strong business in Asia. BMW also achieved a 7.1% increase in Europe. The USA and North America, on the other hand, remained clearly in the red. It is good to hear that the bottom is likely to be in our rearview mirror!Read