Menu

Recent Interviews

Andrew Davidson, CEO, Royal Helium Limited

Andrew Davidson
CEO | Royal Helium Limited
224, 4th Avenue South, S7K 5M5 Saskatoon (CAN)

davidson@royalheliumltd.com

+1 (306) 281-9104

Royal Helium CEO Andrew Davidson on NASA, SpaceX and the path to dynamic growth


Craig Taylor, CEO, Defense Metals

Craig Taylor
CEO | Defense Metals
605-815 Hornby St., V6Z 1T9 Vancouver (CAN)

craig@defensemetals.com

+1 (778) 994 8072

Milestones, ESG as an USP and the new openness of policy toward rare earths outside China - Defense Metals provides backgrounds


Alex Kent, Managing Director, Aspermont Limited

Alex Kent
Managing Director | Aspermont Limited
613 - 619 Wellington Street, WA, 6000 Perth (AUS)

Corporate@aspermont.com

+61 8 6263 9100

Aspermont shows the success of digitalization - Alex Kent has an agenda


11. February 2021 | 12:21 CET

Nikola, Nevada Copper, Nel ASA - breakout as expected!

  • Investments
Photo credits: Nevada Copper Corp.

It is done. The industrial metal copper has reached a multi-year high, from the development, this was already foreseeable. If you still think that investments in commodities are boring, be my guest. However, you will see how much high-tech industries such as electromobility, hydrogen or blockchain are dependent on various raw materials by the exploding prices in the next few years. Be part of it now!

time to read: 3 minutes by Stefan Feulner


 

Author

Stefan Feulner

The native Franconian has more than 20 years of stock exchange experience and a broadly diversified network.
He is passionate about analyzing a wide variety of business models and investigating new trends.

About the author


Threatened by scarcity

The decision of politicians and industry to focus on electromobility in the future is putting enormous strain on the raw material supply chain. The carrier metal copper is also affected. We encounter copper in many areas of life - in information and communications technology, electrical engineering and renewable energies. It is not without reason that the price of copper is rising steadily. If professional market observers are to be believed, the metal's price is likely to multiply in the coming years. By investing in shares of copper producers, one can participate in the current development.

Nevada Copper is the first new US copper producer in a decade. The Canadians have been in the market since 2007, exploring for metals near the corporate headquarters of Tesla and Google in the US state of Nevada at their own Pumpkin Hollow copper project. Pumpkin Hollow has significant reserves and resources, including copper, gold and silver. The Company's two fully-permitted projects include the high-grade deep mine and processing plant, now in production, and a large open-pit project that has progressed toward feasibility.

Well structured

Over the past year, experienced management has been put in place and the debt problem that Nevada Copper had carried for years has eased. In January, a significantly oversubscribed CAD 33.0 million private placement was completed. The capital raised is to repay outstanding debt and construct or expand the Company's Pumpkin Hollow underground mining project. The Company is currently valued at CAD 260 million. Assuming copper prices continue to rise, the Nevada Copper share offers good opportunities for price gains as an investment.

Catastrophic development

The second half of 2020 was one to forget for Nikola, a truck manufacturer specializing in hydrogen technology. After the successful IPO on June 4, 2020, with an opening price of USD 35, it abruptly went within weeks towards the all-time high of USD 93.99. Comparisons with competitor Tesla had Nikola almost approaching the stock market valuation of General Motors. Through the IPO, the startup hoped to raise more funds for the infrastructure expansion of hydrogen fueling stations, which were to be built with the help of Norwegian hydrogen Company Nel ASA. In addition, the Company hoped to accelerate the production of its trucks.

The positive news flow continued in September when the planned entry of General Motors and massive follow-up orders were to take place. At first, the Nikola share marched to USD 54, before allegations of fraud by "Hindenburg Research" made the rounds. The share price subsequently collapsed to USD 37. The accusations, however, are enormous. Allegedly, Nikola lifted a truck model onto a mountain and then let it roll down into the valley.

It brightens

The consequences were logical. General Motors withdrew from the planned collaboration. Likewise, the planned order for Nel ASA was gone. And CEO Milton had to vacate his chair. Currently, some calm has returned. JP Morgan analyst Paul Coster published a positive note on the stock at the end of the year. Coster predicted sentiment would improve in 2021 "when Nikola unveils working trucks and other evidence that its technology works." The analyst, who expected Nikola's electric trucks to be on the market by the end of this year, reduced his price target on Nikola to USD 35 from USD 40 but maintained his "outperform" rating.

In addition, Wedbush analyst Dan Ives raised his rating on the stock to "hold" from "sell" on February 1. The reason lies in the optimism that Democrats in Washington will make policies in favor of Nikola. The US Department of Energy announced it would fund research into hydrogen fuel cell technology, an area that is central to the Company's growth. News that President Joe Biden plans to replace the US national car fleet with electric vehicles is also fueling the industry.

Share interesting and speculative

Last week, Nikola was short-listed as the next short-squeeze candidate after GameStop. What can speak for a short squeeze is indeed the very high short ratio of more than 40%. At the moment, the stock market valuation is USD 8.8 million. The price is currently at USD 22.90 in an interesting formation. A breakout above the resistance at USD 25 would result in the next price target at USD 37.95. A breach above this previous high would open the way chart-wise to the 2020 all-time high at USD 93.99. We want to point out that an investment in Nikola is very speculative.


Author

Stefan Feulner

The native Franconian has more than 20 years of stock exchange experience and a broadly diversified network.
He is passionate about analyzing a wide variety of business models and investigating new trends.

About the author



Conflict of interest & risk note

In accordance with §34b WpHG we would like to point out that Apaton Finance GmbH as well as partners, authors or employees of Apaton Finance GmbH may hold long or short positions in the aforementioned companies and that there may therefore be a conflict of interest. Apaton Finance GmbH may have a paid contractual relationship with the company, which is reported on in the context of the Apaton Finance GmbH Internet offer as well as in the social media, on partner sites or in e-mail messages. Further details can be found in our Conflict of Interest & Risk Disclosure.


Related comments:

24. February 2021 | 08:45 CET | by Stefan Feulner

Home Depot, RYU Apparel, Lufthansa - Is the bubble bursting now?

  • Investments

It seems as if Allianz CEO Oliver Bäte gave the starting signal for a sharp correction in technology stocks as well as for cryptocurrencies over the weekend. The Group CEO expressed concern about the issue of financial market stability. He said the situation, especially in the stock markets, resembles the situation before the crash of 2008 and the crash of 2000. Stock market legend Jim Cramer also said on Monday that investors should swap expensive tech companies for cheaper, traditional companies that ride the wave of economic recovery. We will see if the current correction heralds a longer trend.

Read

23. February 2021 | 09:25 CET | by André Will-Laudien

wallstreet:online, TeamViewer, HelloFresh - Internet Boom 3.0, the list of winners!

  • Investments

When the dotcom boom took its course at the turn of the millennium, many immature and unpromising business models came onto the market. Over time, the winners established themselves and delivered their proof of concept. Working models and mobile applications revolutionized the application layer - the Internet became ubiquitous, useful and offered many complementary applications for daily life. A selection of companies are now riding the third wave on the Internet - the so-called pandemic wave. These business models show their strengths primarily in the areas of life currently in the spotlight: Remote Banking, Distant Working and Food Delivery. We take a look at the cards of three successful protagonists.

Read

23. February 2021 | 09:20 CET | by Carsten Mainitz

TUI, Marble Financial, Zalando - Does it work?

  • Investments

The customer is king! Here, desire and reality sometimes diverge quite a bit. Companies that know, understand and fulfill their customers and their customers' wishes have a greater chance of operating profitably. We introduce you to three companies that focus on very different target groups. The question arises: happy customers = happy shareholders? We will tell you where the equation works out.

Read