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Commented by André Will-Laudien on June 29th, 2022 | 12:10 CEST

The super battery is coming: Varta, Altech Advanced Materials, BYD, VW - Who will supply it?

  • Technology
  • Electromobility
  • Battery

In times of energy scarcity, storage is essential in addition to generation. Engineering firms worldwide are currently searching for the "super battery." It should contain fewer pollutants, be rechargeable many times, allow for a high capacity and not cause problems during later disposal. We will not be able to reconcile all of these criteria anytime soon, but in the overall process, even incremental steps are having a significant effect as the energy storage sector evolves into the next trillion-dollar market. Here is a selection of companies that are already making a major contribution.

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Commented by Carsten Mainitz on June 29th, 2022 | 11:44 CEST

First Hydrogen, Daimler Truck, Mercedes-Benz - Will the EU Parliament's exit from combustion engines provide the next boost?

  • Hydrogen
  • Electromobility

A few days ago, the EU Parliament decided to phase out combustion engines in cars and small commercial vehicles by 2035. The approval of the individual member states is still required to adopt the new directive. Although there are currently still disagreements within the German government as to whether Germany should agree to the ban, the directive can be passed with binding effect by a qualified majority even if Germany abstains. What impact would such a ban have?

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Commented by Carsten Mainitz on June 29th, 2022 | 10:06 CEST

BASF, Globex Mining, Barrick Gold - Stock pickers, beware!

  • Gold
  • Commodities
  • chemicals

Price increases, inflation, rising interest rates and geopolitical risks - As an investor, one can get nervous. Despite all the challenges and uncertainties, depressed stock price levels offer an inviting risk-reward ratio. The big picture continues to favour commodity investments. Potential is not only to be found in the top dogs. Looking at the second tier is often more rewarding than one might think.

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on June 28th, 2022 | 16:10 CEST

Hydrogen once again: Nel, Plug Power, dynaCERT - Shares for the next climate rally

  • Hydrogen
  • GreenTech
  • Technology

For the GreenTech movement, the current malaise could not be more appropriate. All governments worldwide have felt the dangerous dependence on fossil fuels in their budgets. The approach of winter in the northern hemisphere has power plant planners trembling. Hydrogen, at least as an energy supplier in terms of locomotion, is a tried and tested means of supporting the unbinding of oil & gas over the medium term. However, investments in new H2 technologies are still too low to speak of an alternative to conventional drive systems. We take a look at the protagonists of hydrogen technologies.

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Commented by Nico Popp on June 28th, 2022 | 11:47 CEST

What comes after inflation: BYD, Desert Gold, Barrick Gold

  • Gold
  • Electromobility
  • Inflation

The course of time cannot be stopped. A resourceful investor should try to find something good in every development. That is particularly easy with green trends such as renewable energy and e-mobility. But even the current crisis holds long-term potential. Below, we outline what that potential is and how investors can position themselves right now.

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Commented by Armin Schulz on June 27th, 2022 | 13:39 CEST

SAP, Kleos Space, RWE - Crisis-resistant stocks that belong in the portfolio

  • Space
  • bigdata
  • Digitization

Even though the mood on the markets has brightened somewhat in the past week, the Fear and Greed Index rose from 14 to 18, so the uncertainty on the markets is still palpable. One must pick companies whose business models will work well in the long run. These companies have also suffered setbacks from the current market environment but are well prepared for the challenges ahead. We have picked three companies that should benefit from the tough times ahead.

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Commented by Stefan Feulner on June 27th, 2022 | 12:12 CEST

BrainChip and Palantir with strong rebound - How does BioNTech react?

  • chips
  • Technology
  • Biotechnology

The correction on the stock markets has been going on for months. Technology stocks, in particular, have been hit hard. Due to the end of the ultra-loose monetary policy and possible larger interest rate steps, even market leaders lost more than 80% of their ground in some cases. Whether interest rate hikes can be implemented as planned in the coming months, on the other hand, appears more than questionable. After all, the spectre of recession is already hovering over the capital markets. Moreover, the historical debt levels of several countries are likely to rule out further interest rate hikes.

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on June 27th, 2022 | 11:08 CEST

The solution is here: BASF, Nordex, Barsele Minerals - Energy disaster across Europe

  • renewableenergies
  • Gold

Europe's energy supply cannot be managed from its own resources; many components of the energy mix have been imported for years. However, Germany is one of the leaders in the field of alternative energies. In the first four months of 2022, 174 TWh of electricity was generated here in Germany. The share of renewable energies in electricity generation was a high 52%. With 90 TWh produced, solar, wind & co. are the most important sources. The picture is rather gloomy in the case of fossil primary energy sources, which are important for industry. After the end of hard coal mining in 2019, Germany as an industrial location is 95% dependent on imports of crude oil and natural gas from abroad, 40% of which have so far come from Russia. A disaster from the current perspective. Which shares are worth watching out for now?

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on June 24th, 2022 | 11:19 CEST

TUI, Pathfinder Ventures, Lufthansa - The travel market is back - where are the share prices?

  • travel
  • Investments
  • Camping

The travel market has changed dramatically since 2019 in light of the Corona pandemic. Due to the most extensive pandemic standstill in 2020, the capacities for flights, rail traffic and accommodation were adjusted downwards dramatically. Major cost reductions occurred primarily through de-occupancy and staff reductions. Travel companies cut their basic capacity utilization with partners to such an extent that many smaller operations had to pull out of the race, and large corporations could only survive with extensive state aid. Now, however, the situation has turned 180 degrees and demand for travel is exploding. However, this time it seems difficult to ramp up the reduced capacities in line with demand. We look at the opportunities of three typical industry players.

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Commented by Armin Schulz on June 24th, 2022 | 10:15 CEST

Commerzbank, Triumph Gold, Bitcoin Group - Inflation alert! Which stocks bring returns in this market environment?

  • Gold
  • Crypto
  • Investments

We have not seen such high inflation for decades. Looking back, it becomes clear that one cannot compare the situation back then with today. Back then, interest rates were at 12%, and as a saver, you could generate an increase in value for your money despite inflation. Today, interest rates are much lower than inflation. Putting money in a savings account will not bring any investor a profit. If you want to protect your money, the first thing that comes to mind is gold because it is considered crisis-proof. But nowadays, it almost seems as if cryptocurrencies could outperform gold. Alternatively, one can bet on stocks that cover these areas. We take a closer look at three companies.

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