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Commented by André Will-Laudien on January 19th, 2022 | 13:45 CET

BYD, Almonty Industries, Varta - E-mobility needs critical metals!

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The pandemic has disrupted supply chains in the raw materials sector. In Brandenburg, a new Tesla electric car is expected to roll off the assembly line every 45 seconds in the future. But the permits for the water supply are dragging on. The new plant was supposed to go "online" in 2021. In addition to the regulatory requirements, however, it is primarily the availability of scarce raw materials that hamper the innovative spirit of the high-tech industry today. In particular, metals and battery raw materials are in high demand and have become a bone of contention in globalization. We look at both sides of the increasingly complex supply relationship.

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Commented by Armin Schulz on January 5th, 2022 | 09:02 CET

Gazprom, Almonty Industries, Standard Lithium - Investing in commodities with high demand

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2021 was the year of skyrocketing commodity prices. Many different factors played a role. One, of course, was the Corona pandemic, which caused many companies to cut back on production. As the economy recovered faster than expected, markets were undersupplied. In addition, there were supply chain difficulties, natural disasters, and export restrictions, and this is where some of the dependencies on China became apparent. Currently, too little magnesium is being produced because the Middle Kingdom is suffering from electricity shortages. Today we look at three commodity producers for which we expect demand to remain high in 2022.

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Commented by Fabian Lorenz on December 30th, 2021 | 11:40 CET

Varta, Nel ASA, Almonty Industries: Buying opportunities for 2022?

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Even though 2021 felt like it was all about COVID-19 and vaccine manufacturers such as BioNTech, Valneva and Novavax, the energy and mobility revolution was one of the dominant themes. Evidence of this is the boom in e-cars in Germany. The Association of International Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (VDIK) estimates that one in four new cars in this country will be electric in 2021. There is a good chance that hydrogen, lithium & Co. will continue to electrify investors in the coming year. Here we present three companies benefiting from the megatrends but whose share prices have come back significantly from their highs: Hydrogen specialist Nel ASA, battery pioneer Varta and future tungsten giant Almonty.

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Commented by Stefan Feulner on December 10th, 2021 | 13:54 CET

Bayer, Almonty Industries, JinkoSolar - Still considerable room for improvement

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Inflation is growing relentlessly. In November, Germany's barometer for price increases climbed to 5.2%; a level last reached 29 years ago. Rising energy prices and exploding commodity prices are found to be the culprits here. Given the energy turnaround, the materials required for this, such as lithium, copper and cobalt, are in fact close to their highs. However, tungsten, which will be essential for electromobility in the future, still has some catching-up potential.

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Commented by Armin Schulz on November 15th, 2021 | 11:31 CET

Infineon, Almonty Industries, K+S - Profiting from supply bottlenecks

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It is not only the printing presses of the central banks that are causing inflation in the USA and Europe but also the supply bottlenecks in more and more sectors. The chip shortage has been known for some time, but there is already a shortage of raw materials such as steel, cement, copper, nickel, tungsten, and even fertilizers. The infrastructure package of the USA, which was passed a good week ago, contributes its part to this. In addition to the existing packages, another USD 550 billion package will further fuel demand in the commodities mentioned above. The beneficiaries will be the producers, three of which we take a closer look at today.

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Commented by Fabian Lorenz on November 2nd, 2021 | 12:14 CET

Varta, Valneva, Almonty Industries: It is getting close!

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Volkswagen, SMA Solar, Asos are just a few examples; hardly a day goes by without companies from a wide variety of industries complaining about shortages. Be it computer chips for the automotive industry, industrial raw materials for production or transportation options. But there are also winners. Among them is tungsten producer Almonty Industries with its project of the century in South Korea. Germany's Varta is looking to profit from the battery shortage, and excitement is building ahead of the numbers. And Valneva, after its successful capital increase, is hoping that corona vaccines will continue to be in demand.

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Commented by Carsten Mainitz on October 19th, 2021 | 12:46 CEST

Nvidia, Almonty Industries, BP - Scarcity drives prices!

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The shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources is increasing the need for industrial metals. Copper's excellent thermal conductivity, along with its corrosion resistance, ease of processing, strength, durability and formability, offer unbeatable advantages in solar thermal applications. Tungsten's properties also play an increasingly important role in power, lighting, medical and aerospace applications. Companies producing the critical metal have significant upside opportunities in this regard.

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on October 13th, 2021 | 13:23 CEST

BASF, Almonty Industries, Millennial Lithium, BYD - All sold out?

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Anyone who can offer scarce raw materials today is in a fortunate position as far as business prospects are concerned. In particular, metals and battery raw materials are in high demand and have become a bone of contention in globalization. That is because many critical metals are majority-owned by China, meaning that the regime decides on potential allocations to foreign countries. Admittedly, the Middle Kingdom wants to stay in business with the West, so long-term contracts exist. Nevertheless, the domestic industry is naturally given preferential treatment; we can only hope for political stability and incremental improvements in the West. Who are the interesting players in the tight commodity market?

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Commented by Armin Schulz on October 4th, 2021 | 12:36 CEST

BP, Almonty Industries, Standard Lithium - Which commodities offer the most potential?

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Last Tuesday, the barrel of oil reached the USD 80 mark again for the first time since 2018, even though OPEC had recently increased production volumes. The discrepancy between supply and demand obviously could not be closed by the production increase. Comparing tungsten with gold, an investment in tungsten could beat gold by 70% since 2010. In the case of lithium, the price is also rising significantly. The automotive industry has decided to push ahead with its conversion to e-mobility in the interests of sustainability. So, the ambitious goal of charging only USD 100 per KWh of capacity in an e-car battery will not happen, making the price of e-cars much cheaper. Today, we take a look at three companies that produce these raw materials and analyze the potential.

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Commented by Nico Popp on September 29th, 2021 | 10:18 CEST

Rheinmetall, Almonty Industries, Siemens Healthineers: Here the signs point to growth

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In 2019, the world's nations spent a whopping USD 1917 billion on armaments. That is more than they have spent since 1988, stresses the Stockholm-based International Peace Research Institute. Germany increased its spending more than any other country in the process. The incidents in Afghanistan have shown that it is of great importance to be able to act if one wants to play a role on the international stage. The pandemic shows that health can also take on a global dimension. Here, too, experts expect rising expenditures. Reason enough to take a closer look at well-known representatives of both sectors.

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