Archive | November, 2009

Positioning for a possible year-end Biotech Rally

After a nasty October correction of 10%, biotech stocks are in a recovery mode and poised for a Q4 rally extending to early January. This trend was intact in the past (check ’05,’06, and ’07 trends) but was disrupted by the recent financial crisis of ‘08/09. A nice base has formed around the IBB level […]

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Biotech stock rally continues: mid caps up 2.5%

Biotech stocks continue to rally off the early November bottom despite bad news from Poniard (PARD) because of the picoplatin study failure. PARD was down 76% at 12:09p. The recent news of Sanofi-Aventis adding $800M in funding of Regeneron for monoclonal antibody therapeutics has bolstered the market. The IBB is up 6.5% off the intermediate […]

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Biotech sell-off abating

The technicals in the biotech market are looking a lot better but the damage from October was severe. The 10% correction from the Sep 21, 2009 peak is about over as long as the NASDAQ holds up. The IBB is at 75 today off its high of 84. Good news from a number of companies […]

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