Archive | November, 2011

Macro “Risk On”: Life Science Stock Follow Up 3.4%

Rayno Life Science Portfolios Up 3.4% Two big up days this week were driven primarily by high expectations by Central Bank coordination to cut the cost of emergency dollar funding and news from the People’s Bank of China to cut the reserve ratio.US economic data was also positive with private sector job gains and the […]

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Rayno Life Science Portfolios Run With NASDAQ Up 3.79%

Life Science Stocks Have a Big Day  The Rayno Biopharmaceutical Portfolio was up over 3.7% today as all biotechnology stocks pretty much tracked NASDAQ which was up 3.5%. Although we remain cautious with no new buys we have  a good chance for a Q4 rally as the sector is outperforming NASDAQ quarter to date. Within […]

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Gilead (GILD) $11B Deal for Pharmasset (VRUS) Sparks Biotech Stocks

Pharmasset Buyout Brings To Mind M&A Upside for Biotech Stocks: ETF’s and Funds Lead the Way Gilead (GILD $35) stepped up with a huge buyout of Pharmasset (VRUS $134.21) driving the stock up 89% over Fridays’ close and 519% YTD! Pharmasset has no revenues but has a three potential hepatitis-C treatments in clinical trials that […]

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Caution on Biotechs With Risk Off Situation-UPDATE 1/5/12 Dendreon Soars

Dendreon (DNDN $10.94) soared 44% today on a business update saying Provenge sales for its prostate cancer treatment were better than expected. Fourth quarter gross revenues were $82M with full year revenues at  $228M .Also the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services updated their reimbursement landscape.   Time to Look at Dendreon (DNDN) We have been […]

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Fidelity Biotech Fund (FBIOX) up 7.9% YTD Outperforms Major ETFs

Managed Healthcare Mutual Funds Starting To OutPerform ETFs Earlier this year we wrote an article on Investor Uprising comparing returns on biotech funds and major ETFs. At the time ETF’s were outperforming managed mutual funds. Now as we enter the strong quarter for small cap and biotech Fidelity Select Biotech (FBIOX) has pulled ahead of […]

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Macro Rules: Gold Gains Strength As Fiat Currency Update – 1

Volatile schizoid markets- Not a Good Time to Add Positions in the Life Sciences It is very hard to focus on biotech stocks with all the financial distress and chaos in the Eurozone dominating the news. Last week it was Greece today it is Italy  and the PIIGS. As debt concerns mount the new collateral […]

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MFGlobal: Where is the Customer Money?

Many of you read about the bankruptcy of MFGlobal last week. What you may not know is that customers still cannot access their cash.If they have open positions they have been transferred to R.J.O’Brien. See story below. We have talked to several individuals with major brokerage houses and have been told that customers have never […]

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BIO Investor Forum: Oct 26,27

We attended the BIO Investor Forum in San Francisco last week and here is my brief summary of funding, important trends and technologies. Investor Uprising – Rod Raynovich – Biotech Bull Market Intact, Despite Funding Gap

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