Biotech Bull Market Update: Five Year Performance for Life Science Funds and ETFs

Biotech Bull Market: XBI is leader for 2017 and Over Five Years The FBT First Trust Arca Outperformed Up 157% Over Five Years In 2016 the Sector Underperformed After the 2015 Downdraft Here is our July 2013 review of several top Life Science Funds and ETFs . Over five years below we have updated the performance* of […]

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Biotech Momentum Eases: September is a Bit Sluggish…Update after FED Meeting-9/20

Markets Stable After Major FED Meeting: On Course for Gradual QT(Quantitative Tightening) FED to shrink assets by year end, 2 yr TSY up to 1.43% yield. Biotech stocks up slightly near September Top IBB $332.75, XBI $85.17. Large caps green: growth and value perceived: ABBV and REGN are leaders over 1%. Mid-cap big mover Alnylam […]

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Rayno Biopharmaceuticals Portfolio in a Biotech Bull Market

Biotech Bull Market 2017 Performance as of 9/5/17 Rayno Biopharmaceutical Portfolio outperforms the market. XBI was the Best Play up 41.88% YTD. Biotech stocks broke through the July sector highs as tracked by major ETFs. However we are still about 25% off the July 2015 bubble highs but supported by good earnings fundamentals, strong technicals […]

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M&A Theme Continues To Boost Biotech Stocks

M&A Boosts Biotech Stocks For Third Day Gilead Sciences (GILD) and bluebird bio (BLUE) Both Soar Today  Biotech Sector Back to 2017 Highs The prospect of more M&A boosts biotech stocks for a third day this week. The large cap based IBB was up 1.87% today and  6.48% over five days to $323.76 approaching its […]

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At Last A Deal Sparks Biotech Rally: Gilead Buys Kite for $11.9B+…Update-1

Update–11:30am Aug 28 Green Screen in Biotech Especially CAR-T Plays (BLUE,CLLS,JUNO) NASDAQ up a tad 0.21%, but broad market flattish. Biotech Deal Boosts ETFs: FBT up 2.71%, IBB up 1.53%, XBI up 2.53%. Bellwether Celgene (CELG) up 1.4%. AMGN up 1.24%, BIIB up 2.67%, GILD up 1.57%. Mid-Caps: ICPT up 1.98%, INCY up 0.9%, JUNO […]

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Vacation ’till August 26 Unless Unusual Vol

Not Much To Report-Vacation Doldrums Momentum Has Eased a Tad Investors Expecting Growth from Large Caps and M&A from Mid-Caps. We are on vacation until August 25 unless big news and volatility breaks. Here is where we are as of August 15: IBB at $309.31 off July peak YTD of $327, up 16.55% YTD. XBI […]

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Biotech Snapshot on a Rally Day…Update-2

8/10 Red Screen in the Morning We cautioned on XBI at $78 on 7/31 and today it broke through support at $75 to $74.70. ======= 8/9 Update After Close: A Bit of Caution after Trump’s “Fire and Fury” Talk Investors are holding off as global risks rise but biotech and healthcare holds July bottom (XBI $75-76) […]

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Large Cap Biopharma Earnings Boost Stocks: Update 8/1/17

Rayno Large Cap Biopharma Earnings Summary 8/1/17 Biotech Stocks Hit Highs in Mid-July up 18%, 30% on XBI (Click on “urls” below for Company Press Release) All the large cap biopharmaceutical earnings have come in except Regeneron (REGN) which will report on August 3.  Stocks were broadly higher in July after financial reports, however we suggested […]

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Rayno BioBeat #4: Biotechs Weaken on Profit Taking…Update-2

Update-2 7/31 After Close: Biotechs Remain Weak But No Sell Signal As we track the XBI over the past 5 days we are about 3.2% off highs from $82 down to $78.17. Although the XBI has been our top ETF pick since January 2017 we recently put new buys on hold and suggested last week […]

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ACA: Uncertainty Remains After Healthcare Bill Failure But Stocks Get a Second Wind…Update-1

Update-1… JY 19…Biotech and Healthcare Stocks Continue to Rally IBB breaks through top to $322.92 up 21.68% YTD; XBI up 1.34% today 35.4% YTD; XLV up 17.6% YTD. Rayno Life Science top winners YTD: ABBV up 18.19%, AMGN up 22.6%, BLUE up 55% YTD, FMI up 114.7%, RHHBY up 12.86%. All beating the S&P. BMY […]

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