Archive | September, 2016

Rayno 2016 Life Science Portfolio Update…BLUE,IBB…Update-2

Update-1… See Caution 9/29 Update-2…See Rayno Biobeat for updates after Trump Rally. For overweighting biotechs in a portfolio consider XBI instead of IBB to get mid and small cap exposure. ——– Rayno Portfolio Outperforms the Market Biotech stocks are near their intermediate highs but still down in 2016 : IBB at $295 down 12.78% and […]

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Biotech Stocks Pause at Resistance: IBB…Update-2…Caution

Update-2… 9/29 Caution on Biotech-Major Sell-Off with IBB off 3.12% The market had a bad day today hit by Wells Fargo (WFC) Congressional hearings and paranoia about Deutsche Bank AG (DB). Unrelated to this news was a major sell-off in biotech stocks with pricing concerns back in the news. Voters in CA can vote on Proposition […]

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Biotech ETFs Lead Q3 Rally: XBI Breaks Out

Biotech ETFs Are Having A Strong Quarter and Offer Good Investment Options On July 20 we did a review of active funds vs biotech ETFs in the biotechnology/life science sector just after the BREXIT lows. At that time biotech ETFs and broadly diversified funds beat the “pure play” biotechnology funds such as Fidelity Select Biotechnology Portfolio […]

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Stealth Biotech Rally With Momentum Rising…Update-1

Update-1…FED Goes on Hold with Rate Increase Likely by Year End Three on FOMC dissented wanting a rate hike this round. Market immediately rallied with NASDAQ up 1.03% at close; S&P and Dow also rally. Biotechs like low i rates:IBB up 0.62% to $297, XBI up 1.14% to $68.28 highest level since January but still […]

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Biopharma Stocks Show Resilience in Yo-Yo Week…Update-1

Biopharma Stocks Breeze through ‘Quadruple Witching Day”…9/16 Healthcare stocks (XLV) were one of the leading sectors on a down day up a tiny bit to $72. The IBB held, up 0.57% to the $291 mark and up 4.75% for the week. The more volatile XBI was a tad weaker down 0.3% on the day. Large […]

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FED Fear Factor Fades then Biotechs Rally: AMGN,IBB…Update-1 Bearish Reversal

Update-1… 9/13… Hard to Call Next Move: Macro and i Rates Rule The market was rattled at the opening with the IEA news on cuts in the demand forecast for crude which dropped 2.33%. Subsequently FED hike fears returned causing more volatility with stocks and significantly a major move up in the Ten Year Treasury Yield […]

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Biotechs Eke Out Gains On Product Pipeline News…Update-2

Update-2…Market rallies Monday after 2% sell-off on Friday IBB held support at $280, up 1.9% today to 284 as of mid-morning . Mid-caps and large caps strong. —— Update-1… FED Rate Increase Fear Sparks Sell-Off NASDAQ down 1.14%, 10 Year Bond 1.67%, IBB down 1.4%, XBI down 1.64%… 11:30 am EDT. European bonds are also in a […]

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Deal of the Day: Cepheid (CPHD) Sells Out to Danaher (DHR) for $4B

M&A Deal of the Day: Cepheid (CPHD) up 50% Over Friday Close on Cash Buyout We have been spending too much time on biopharma. It is time to dust off our Dx and Tools portfolio, which is on hold, and find some value stocks for Q4 moves. We did an update in Q4 of 2015 […]

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