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Matthew Salthouse, CEO, Kainantu Resources

Matthew Salthouse
CEO | Kainantu Resources
3 Phillip Street #19-01 Royal Group Building, 048693 Singapore (SGP)

+65 6920 2020

Interview Kainantu Resources: "We hold the key to growth in the Asia-Pacific region".

Justin Reid, President and CEO, Troilus Gold Corp.

Justin Reid
President and CEO | Troilus Gold Corp.
36 Lombard Street, Floor 4, M5C 2X3 Toronto, Ontario (CAN)

+1 (647) 276-0050

Interview Troilus Gold: "We are convinced that Troilus is more than just a mine".

John Jeffrey, CEO, Saturn Oil + Gas Inc.

John Jeffrey
CEO | Saturn Oil + Gas Inc.
Suite 1000 - 207 9 Ave SW, T2P 1K3 Calgary (CAN)


Saturn Oil + Gas CEO John Jeffrey: "Acquisition has increased production by 2,000%"

25. August 2021 | 10:51 CET

JinkoSolar, Blackrock Silver, Standard Lithium: The winners of the climate turnaround

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Renewable energy is the essential key to climate neutrality. Even the solar energy that reaches the earth in just one hour would be enough to supply the world with electricity for a year. So it makes sense to tap into more of this energy. Since solar modules and photovoltaic systems currently produce around twenty times more energy over their lifetime than is needed to manufacture them, the approach pays off. We present three companies involved in renewable energies and highlight their current opportunities.

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ISIN: JINKOSOLAR ADR/4 DL-00002 | US47759T1007 , Blackrock Silver | CA09261Q1072 , STANDARD LITHIUM LTD | CA8536061010

Steve Cope, President, CEO and Director, Silver Viper
"[...] In our experience, the local communities are supportive and friendly. [...]" Steve Cope, President, CEO and Director, Silver Viper

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Nico Popp

At home in Southern Germany, the passionate stock exchange expert has been accompanying the capital markets for about twenty years. With a soft spot for smaller companies, he is constantly on the lookout for exciting investment stories.

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JinkoSolar: Great potential lies dormant here

JinkoSolar is a leader when it comes to solar panels. The Chinese were early adopters of the technology and have made every effort to produce cheaply. The decline in prices in recent years is certainly the main achievement of manufacturers like JinkoSolar. But as experts suggest, solar panels are not likely to become steadily cheaper - the price decline is expected to slow, which would also stabilize the margins of JinkoSolar and Co. However, the Company's main problem is not margins but the economic policy discord in China over large tech companies and companies from other industries. Beijing tightens the reins and emphasizes that the party still has the final say even in state capitalism.

That has scared off some investors in recent weeks and also weakened JinkoSolar's stock. But valuations at solar companies are low and the industry has a bright future. Climate protection is gaining importance, and in the future, even more properties are likely to be equipped with solar or photovoltaic systems. Suppliers like JinkoSolar are perfectly positioned for this. Recently, the share stabilized somewhat. While this is not a turnaround, but at best an initial positive signal, investors should watch the stock.

Blackrock Silver: Here it goes on steadily

The Blackrock Silver share is also exciting in the field of regenerative energy. The Company is advancing its Tonopah West project in the "Silver State" of Nevada. The Company is exploring for gold and silver and has already drilled 80,000 meters since June 2020. Since then, the Company has discovered more than 60 significant anomalies, drilling intersections ranging from 1 to 29 meters. Currently, the Company is working on drilling an additional 60,000 meters. A resource estimate is expected to be released by the end of 2021. In addition to Tonopah-West, the Company is also working on the Silver Cloud property, covering 45 sq km of land. Blackrock Silver is considering spinning off this property to shareholders to leverage additional value.

The Tonopah West project is located in the middle of a developed infrastructure: roads, electrical power, and even motels and casinos are not far away. Unlike projects in no man's land, that could be a plus for Blackrock Silver. The stock has held comparatively steady over the past few months but is still trading about 40% below where it was 12 months ago. Projects are advanced, and a spin-off from Silver Cloud could leverage further potential. The stock should be a comeback candidate when the market's focus shifts back to precious metals. The silver company also occupies another exciting topic with renewable energies.

Standard Lithium: What investors can do

The Standard Lithium share shows where the journey can go when the market rediscovers a company that has fallen out of focus. Within 12 months, the share climbed from 63 cents to a peak of EUR 7.66. Currently, the stock is trading at EUR 5.50 again, the same level it had been stuck at a few weeks ago. Shares like Standard Lithium have a future - the entire automotive industry is relying on electric drives, so lithium is urgently needed. But the shares are also already highly valued. Investors should stop touching these hot irons and instead focus on lithium stocks, which have not been so much in focus lately.

While Standard Lithium is expensive and JinkoSolar is suffering from the political environment in China, Blackrock Silver is doing its job and drilling steadily. A resource estimate is due at the end of the year, providing more information about how much gold and silver is lying dormant at Tonopah West. As a stock that is currently entirely out of focus, Blackrock Silver could prove to be an insider tip.


Nico Popp

At home in Southern Germany, the passionate stock exchange expert has been accompanying the capital markets for about twenty years. With a soft spot for smaller companies, he is constantly on the lookout for exciting investment stories.

About the author

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17. September 2021 | 11:59 CET | by Armin Schulz

First Majestic Silver, Silver Viper, Millennial Lithium - Rally Ahead?

  • Silver

A rally in silver was already predicted at the end of last year. The reason was the corona-related 5.9% drop in production. It is the most significant decline in over 10 years, and thus there was a shortfall in supply. In addition, there is strong physical demand, which you can see well on Reddit if you search for "Silverbugs". There, people proudly present their hoarded silver stocks. Since the panic selling at the beginning of August, the price has already risen by 11%. High inflation could give the silver price a further boost. For lithium, on the other hand, the rally is already in full swing. The lithium carbonate price has more than doubled since the beginning of the year. We analyze three companies from these sectors today.


08. September 2021 | 10:42 CET | by Nico Popp

JinkoSolar, Silver Viper, Plug Power: Shares for the energy transition

  • Silver

Clean energy does not work without technology. The energy transition can only succeed if photovoltaic systems or even wind turbines are state-of-the-art. It is therefore essential that there are companies that lead the way technologically. This can be achieved with new products, daring plans, or in a classic way: by promoting suitable raw materials.


30. August 2021 | 12:22 CET | by Armin Schulz

Porsche, Blackrock Silver, Xiaomi - These stocks are making headway!

  • Silver

Last week, the stock markets were eagerly awaiting the statements of US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. His words reassured investors, as the tightening of the reins on the printing press is to be more gradual, and interest rate hikes are currently not an issue. From December, bond purchases are to be reduced by USD 15 billion. The US indices then rose again to near their all-time highs. But even without such events, which the whole world is watching, there are always stocks where exciting things are happening that can boost the stock market price. We are taking a closer look at three of these candidates today.