August 19th, 2021 | 11:37 CEST
JinkoSolar, Central African Gold, NIO - Energy transition opportunity
Table of contents:
"[...] In our experience, the local communities are supportive and friendly. [...]" Steve Cope, President, CEO and Director, Silver Viper
Central African Gold - Potential recognized
Through the green revolution, metals are taking over the strategic role that oil had in the past. However, in addition to the required industrial metals such as copper, zinc or nickel, raw materials such as cobalt, rare earths and lithium, which are essential for batteries and digitalization, are in short supply. There is also the geopolitical component. The burgeoning trade conflicts between China and the USA are disrupting global supply chains. China, which owns about 80% of the production of most critical raw materials, controls the market and poses serious problems for Western industrialized nations in procuring scarce goods.
One of the most resource-rich countries for battery metals globally is the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). However, the country came under fire for reports of child labor and environmental pollution in the past, but the political climate has changed since then. In the new environment, acquisitions now need to be structured to treat all stakeholders fairly, and new projects also need to be environmentally and socially sustainable. The basic requirement for success in the DRC is the necessary experience and local knowledge of the interplay between business and politics. Central African Gold's commodity company has laid the foundation for developing and operating promising copper, cobalt and nickel projects by building an experienced local management team. Social aspects are to be integrated into each project.
In total, Central African Gold owns six mineral concessions covering a total area of 176 sq km, which includes both forests and farmland to support the generation of carbon credit revenues. Currently, the Canadian Company is evaluating generating cash flow from carbon credits on the land package. Carbon credits are an ideal solution to meet multiple ESG aspects in the DRC, most notably environmental sustainability, sustainable revenues, and social commitments regarding domestic job creation. The "CAGR Carbon Plan" will be set up with two internationally recognized leaders in carbon credit accreditation and project development.
In addition to the initiative to potentially implement carbon trading, Central African Gold announced a non-brokered private placement of up to 8,000,000 units at CAD 0.15 per unit. The gross proceeds of a maximum of CAD 1.2 million are to be used as general working capital.
JinkoSolar relies on "Made in Germany"
The fall of JinkoSolar's stock continues unabated. After reaching a high of around USD 90 last fall, the share corrected to USD 40 and broke through important support lines in the process. From a chart perspective, a further setback to USD 30 is possible. The reason for the slump is problems in the solar industry and the regulatory issues for Chinese shares. Material costs are rising and are thus putting pressure on the margins of producers.
A long-term polysilicon supply contract has now been signed with the German Company Wacker Chemie to reduce dependence on the Chinese domestic market. The agreement calls for Wacker to supply more than 70,000 tons of polysilicon to JinkoSolar from September 2021 to December 2026.
NIO - Attack on Tesla
Initially, Chinese electric carmaker NIO targeted the premium segment. Now the Company wants to enter the mass market and is planning a volume brand along the lines of Volkswagen, according to the trade magazine Automobilwoche. In doing so, NIO wants to build a better product than Tesla at a lower price, according to management. Despite good quarterly figures and an optimistic outlook, the NIO share is still in consolidation mode. In the long term, the Company appears attractive. However, the stock is likely to test the support at USD 34.50 once again in the short term.
Climate change is creating new industries and offers opportunities for good returns in the long term. Both JinkoSolar and the car manufacturer NIO are good opportunities to participate in the respective trends, but in the short term, there is still potential for corrections in both. Due to the high demand for commodities, interested investors should watch the stock of Central African Gold.
Conflict of interest
Pursuant to §85 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG), we point out that Apaton Finance GmbH as well as partners, authors or employees of Apaton Finance GmbH (hereinafter referred to as "Relevant Persons") may in the future hold shares or other financial instruments of the mentioned companies or will bet on rising or falling on rising or falling prices and therefore a conflict of interest may arise in the future. conflict of interest may arise in the future. The Relevant Persons reserve the shares or other financial instruments of the company at any time (hereinafter referred to as the company at any time (hereinafter referred to as a "Transaction"). "Transaction"). Transactions may under certain circumstances influence the respective price of the shares or other financial instruments of the of the Company.
Furthermore, Apaton Finance GmbH reserves the right to enter into future relationships with the company or with third parties in relation to reports on the company. with regard to reports on the company, which are published within the scope of the Apaton Finance GmbH as well as in the social media, on partner sites or in e-mails, on partner sites or in e-mails. The above references to existing conflicts of interest apply apply to all types and forms of publication used by Apaton Finance GmbH uses for publications on companies.
Apaton Finance GmbH offers editors, agencies and companies the opportunity to publish commentaries, interviews, summaries, news and etc. on news.financial. These contents serve information for readers and does not constitute a call to action or recommendations, neither explicitly nor implicitly. implicitly, they are to be understood as an assurance of possible price be understood. The contents do not replace individual professional investment advice and do not constitute an offer to sell the share(s) offer to sell the share(s) or other financial instrument(s) in question, nor is it an nor an invitation to buy or sell such.
The content is expressly not a financial analysis, but rather financial analysis, but rather journalistic or advertising texts. Readers or users who make investment decisions or carry out transactions on the basis decisions or transactions on the basis of the information provided here act completely at their own risk. There is no contractual relationship between between Apaton Finance GmbH and its readers or the users of its offers. users of its offers, as our information only refers to the company and not to the company, but not to the investment decision of the reader or user. or user.