Commented by Armin Schulz on March 29th, 2023 | 08:19 CEST
Defense Metals, Rock Tech Lithium, BYD - Shares for the energy transition
The energy transition is a major challenge for the world, as it requires transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable energy. In order to switch to renewable energies in the long term, large quantities of critical raw materials such as rare earths and lithium are needed. However, these raw materials are important not only for the energy transition but also for numerous other applications in modern industry. Rare earths are particularly important for the production of powerful magnets used in electric motors and generators. Lithium, on the other hand, is an essential component of lithium-ion batteries used in electric vehicles and renewable energy storage. Today, we look at three companies that can help drive the energy transition.Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on March 28th, 2023 | 14:40 CEST
Switch now: Volkswagen, Meta Materials, Varta - Get out of banking and invest in climate change!
The banks are sputtering again. The somewhat more mature investors can well remember the horror year 2008 when the spectacular collapse of the small investment bank Bear Stearns occurred in the first half of the year. In May 2008, JPMorgan Chase had to take over the ailing institution in a night and fog operation. But that was just a preliminary flurry of activity. Lehman Brothers finally delivered the huge bankruptcy on September 15, 2008. That was the financial crisis's historical beginning, which only ended 7 years later. Now they are back, the troubled banks and the emergency takeover of Credit Suisse by UBS. What is next? That is the big question! After Corona and the Ukraine war, a recession combined with a banking crisis could be heading our way.Read
Commented by Nico Popp on March 28th, 2023 | 07:36 CEST
E-cars - Out of a dream! BYD, BMW, First Phosphate
While German politicians are still discussing the end of the internal combustion engine, major car companies have long since made up their minds. The future is electric. But the mobility revolution is far from being a done deal! We explain where there are still pitfalls and why a small company from Canada could soon be sitting at the big levers to make the dream of clean e-mobility come true for everyone.Read
Commented by Juliane Zielonka on March 24th, 2023 | 07:55 CET
First Phosphate, Volkswagen and Vonovia - Winners in climate poker
On March 26, the residents of Berlin will vote on whether their city should become climate neutral by 2030 - 3.6 million inhabitants travel daily by car, bus and train. For mineral explorer companies like First Phosphate, the potential acceleration in demand is already a win-win, as demand for basic materials for batteries increases dramatically. Volkswagen, for example, may soon launch large-scale industrial production of cathode materials (CAM) and precursor materials (PCAM) in Europe, thanks to the go-ahead from regulators. Vonovia is also getting enterprising: the group owns 136,000 apartments in Berlin.Read
Commented by Fabian Lorenz on March 22nd, 2023 | 09:45 CET
Buffett adds to oil stocks: Shell, Saturn Oil + Gas, BYD
Star investor Warren Buffett has long been a fan of oil stocks. So it is no surprise that he is taking advantage of the current weak oil price to add to his favourite stock (after Apple): Occidental Petroleum. Berkshire Hathaway now holds around 23% of the US oil producer. Those looking to take advantage of the low oil price opportunity should also look at Shell and Saturn Oil & Gas. Numerous analysts recommend Shell and Saturn Oil & Gas is on its way to becoming a well-known producer after several spectacular takeovers. There is also news on BYD. Also a favourite of Buffett, but it is currently in a difficult market environment. Here is what recent media reports suggest.Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on March 21st, 2023 | 08:39 CET
Goodbye banks - the Greentech rally is on: Shares of BYD, Canadian North, Mercedes Group and BMW are in focus!
Blunt, clear text - that is what the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change had promised, in case governments still did not get it. The latest "State of the World Report" is clear. Hesitation is a thing of the past. The message: action is needed now and must be taken worldwide. This is the conclusion of the so-called synthesis report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which was presented yesterday in Interlaken, Switzerland. Leading scientists have spent the past week wrestling with more than 650 government representatives to lay things out as transparently as possible. The conclusion is quickly formulated: Full throttle for the Greentech industry!Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on March 20th, 2023 | 08:30 CET
The big battery question of 2023: BASF, Altech Advanced Materials, Volkswagen - Who is the fastest?
In recent months it has become clear to investors that the global economy will have to contend with sharp price increases after the pandemic. The greatest inflationary pressure comes from scarce raw materials, especially for high-tech industrial goods. That is because the trend toward climate protection is forcing the industry to make its manufacturing processes more resource-efficient. As a result, this requires major investment in new energy plants and storage systems. Electromobility is still the smaller problem here because how will humanity secure green energy supplies around the globe? The energy hunger of the emerging nations already exceeds the new demand in the industrialized nations by a factor of six. Sophisticated ideas are needed!Read
Commented by Nico Popp on March 20th, 2023 | 08:00 CET
BYD, Defense Metals, JinkoSolar - Energy transition reloaded! This is what matters now
If you order a new photovoltaic system today, you cannot avoid products from China. Even German brands often work with Chinese partners and benefit from local technology at favorable prices. But the energy transition is facing a turning point: The gap between East and West is getting deeper and deeper. We look at what this means for companies in the sector and where opportunities could arise.Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on March 13th, 2023 | 13:12 CET
Armaments and e-mobility! Rheinmetall, Almonty Industries, Mercedes-Benz - Rare raw materials in demand as never before!
The climate and energy transition are taking their toll. Long approval phases, too little exploration and a lack of investment capital have caused the supply of raw materials to decline over the past 10 years. These deficits are increasingly showing up as a problem for industry. In copper alone, there is a USD 100 billion investment deficit. In the EU, it is estimated that there is an investment backlog of EUR 300 billion to even come close to achieving the proclaimed climate targets. To reach climate targets, copper, nickel, lithium, zinc, special metals like tungsten, and rare earths are needed. Which values should you bet on now?Read
Commented by Armin Schulz on March 13th, 2023 | 13:07 CET
First Majestic Silver, Blackrock Silver, Xiaomi - Is the silver price about to rise again?
Silver significantly outperformed gold from September into February. In 2022, silver demand set a new record of 1.24 billion ounces at an average price of USD 21.70. This year, the Silver Institute projects an average price of USD 23. Increased interest rates mean investing in precious metals is less attractive. If the interest rate policy of the FED changes, which is expected for the second half of the year, silver should also increase significantly again. Especially since industrial demand is growing due to the expansion of renewable energies and the electronics industry cannot do without silver, to name just two sectors. We, therefore, take a look at three companies around silver.Read