Commented by Juliane Zielonka on January 19th, 2023 | 11:23 CET
Apple shines with its new Mac Mini. Gone are the days of Intel processors. With their in-house M2 chips, a new consumer group of young creatives such as influencers, podcasters and other media professionals have an entry-level model at a fair price. No wonder the demand for metals like lithium is multiplying. The Canadian company Power Nickel can make excellent use of this boom. In its current drilling program, the results indicate high nickel deposits. This raw material is also of particular interest to Volkswagen. The group wants to invest in Canadian mines and is building six battery plants to produce and equip its EVs.Read
Commented by Nico Popp on January 18th, 2023 | 19:01 CET
Going on vacation with an electric car? For traditionalists, that is out of the question - after all, you need to get to your destination as quickly as possible. New technology now wants to charge batteries to over 90% in 5 minutes. It takes longer to get out and buy a Snickers bar! We explain the background, think out of the box and track down shares that can profit!Read
Commented by Stefan Feulner on January 18th, 2023 | 10:43 CET
The energy turnaround is a constant companion. Since the Ukraine conflict at the latest, alternatives have been desperately sought in order to free ourselves from dependence on Russia. However, politicians' plans and the reality of timely implementation are far apart. In the area of traffic and transportation alone, it will likely be decades before climate neutrality is achieved. However, there are bridging systems already available that drastically reduce CO2 emissions.Read
Commented by Juliane Zielonka on January 13th, 2023 | 12:10 CET
First Hydrogen Corp., Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz Group - Hydrogen or electric drive, who will win the race in Automotive?
Europe is gearing up for a zero-emission sweeping blow. Volkswagen and the Mercedes-Benz Group, two globally producing automotive groups, are launching the electric initiative to say goodbye to the combustion engine quickly. The Canadian company First Hydrogen Corp., on the other hand, is benefiting from its own agility and, together with its strong cooperation partners, is already in the test phase for hydrogen-powered vans on British roads. Its USP is the 360-degree solution for fleet operators. Hydrogen is ahead of battery-powered electric vehicles in terms of range - who will win the race for CO2-free powertrains in Europe?Read
Commented by Nico Popp on January 11th, 2023 | 13:00 CET
"E-cars will disappear just as quickly as they came." Boom! This statement by Georg Brasseur, emeritus professor of Institute of Electrical Measurement and Sensor Systems at Graz University of Technology, is currently making waves. But what drives the retired scientist to make this statement? And what are the consequences for the battery industry and investors? We shed some light on the matter - and even point out opportunities.Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on January 6th, 2023 | 10:18 CET
E-mobiles still account for a single-digit percentage of all vehicles worldwide, but the growth trends speak a clear language: the world will electrify in mobility! Anyone following the price of copper should note one important point - copper is an important industrial metal that is not only used in cars. The biggest consumers are the construction and infrastructure industries. And these sectors are suffering from extreme inflation, high interest rates and the resulting economic decline in demand. For the copper price, of course, this also means no exuberant scarcity at present, and thus falling prices from around USD 5.00 to currently around USD 3.80 per pound. So, as with all commodities, timing in the economic cycle is the key determinant of investment success. Which stocks are in focus now?Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on January 4th, 2023 | 07:08 CET
The big energy question in 2023: BYD, Altech Advanced Materials, Varta, BASF - Is the thread breaking?
Although the year 2023 starts with rising share prices, Central Europe is entering a difficult period. The start of the New Year brings a new situation for German consumers of refined products, as the purchase of crude oil via the Druzhba pipeline has now been stopped. Germany is thus implementing the oil embargo against Russia decided in the EU and losing a vital supply of oil overnight. As a result, the East German refinery in Schwedt reduced its throughput to 55% and is looking around for other suppliers. Whether this will work out in the short term is more than questionable. If the gas storage facilities are empty at the end of the relatively warm winter, the energy question will arise again. We now realize how fatally energy dependence on Russia has grown over the past decades. How tangible are alternative energies and the high-performance energy storage facilities they require?Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on January 3rd, 2023 | 08:34 CET
E-mobility - Tesla in crisis! BYD, Almonty Industries, Mercedes, Porsche - Who is the best performer in 2023?
The year 2022 ended with a sell-out at Tesla. Not that the shelves for Tesla vehicles were ransacked - no - the Elon Musk share advanced to the negative leader in the car performance list with a 70% loss. First, there was the egocentric's Twitter takeover, which could only be contested by sales in Tesla shares. Then many funds followed the downward trend, selling heavily until just before Christmas. The news of the construction of a Tesla infrastructure in Turkey helped the stock to a quick revival at the beginning of the year. But who has the best cards among automotive stocks in 2023?Read
Commented by Stefan Feulner on December 29th, 2022 | 09:24 CET
The prevailing themes from last year will continue to be in vogue in 2023. Due to the political strategy of achieving peace through heavy weapons, the order situation for defense companies should improve even further. In addition, electric carmakers should continue to top the sales figures from the fiscal year ending in 2022. In terms of the efficiency of the battery, which is essential for electromobility, several companies worldwide are fighting for the crown. One German company has two hot irons in the fire.Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on December 29th, 2022 | 09:20 CET
Top Asian Picks for 2023 in place of Tesla: Alibaba, Alpina Holdings, BYD, JinkoSolar: Invest in the best!
The Asian tech giants have not yet been able to break away from their downward trend in 2022. After losing almost 50% in 2021, e-commerce giant Alibaba again lost more than 15% at the end of the year, while other stocks such as Baidu and Tencent also posted double-digit losses. In the US, the once so-popular stocks were quickly removed from the funds. Currently, only die-hard fans are likely still invested. Fortunately, the tense situation has calmed down somewhat in recent weeks, and even the Chinese regulator is gradually realizing that the heavy monitoring of the digital economy is slowing down the growth prospects of its own economy. Some analysts have already downgraded Chinese GDP growth by a full 1.5 percentage points from 2022 to 2025. However, Asia can still score points in an international comparison. Where are the opportunities?Read