Archive | June, 2017

Sector Rotation or Another Tech Wreck?

Tech Wreck Part 2? Or Just Profit Taking. Sector Rotation Away from Large Cap Growth (QQQ) to Value (XLF) Volatility Returns Tech and biotech stocks were hit from sector rotation with the NASDAQ down 2.18 % to and the QQQ down 2% to $136.75 as of mid-day trading. This is the second hit in June […]

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BIO International Convention 2017 Update #3: Genomics and Future of Personalized Medicine

Genomics and the Future of Personalized Medicine and Diagnostics Description of Track The opening plenary of the Personalized Medicine & Diagnostics Track will feature J. Craig Venter, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the J. Craig Venter Institute, a not-for-profit, research organization with approximately 250 scientists and staff dedicated to human, microbial, plant, synthetic […]

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BIO International Convention 2017 Updates #2-BIG Data Drives Precision Medicine

 Big Data Provides Pathway to Precision Medicine Description of Track Speaker Atul Butte, MD,Ph.D. Director, UCSF Institute for Computational Health Sciences The remarkable ascent of Big Data for example from biomedical imaging, next generation sequencing and adjacent technologies that deliver a multiplicity of heterogeneous data has been a tremendous boon for basic biomedical research and […]

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BIO 2017 International #1: CAR-T Therapies on Solid Tumors

CAR-T Therapies on Solid Tumors Here is an excellent summary by BIOtechNow Editors on the application of CAR-T (Chimeric Antigen Receptor) T-Cell therapies on solid tumors. Up until now CAR-T shows great promise against blood cancers but challenges remain for solid tumors. Here are some of the major companies engaged in CAR-T: Bellicum Pharmaceuticals (BLCM), […]

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BIOtech Breakout: Healthcare Stocks Lead the Way…Update-1

6/27/17 Red Screen Day: Sell-Off in Biotechs Possibly Due to Senate Delay in Healthcare Vote IBB down 1.54% at $314.80. Momentum stocks are weak; NASDAQ down 1.2%. Take profits on XBI trade at $78 range after 34% move YTD. Allow time for arm twisting by Republicans after JY 4. ======== Biotech Breakout Continues with Larger […]

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Good Day Today: XBI Breaks Through to YTD Highs…Update

Market Update 12n 6/20: Biotechs Continue to Rally IBB up 1.87% to $305.50; XBI up 1.93% to $75.60 As we have covered biotech ETFs in the past the XBI is one of our core positions for aggressive investors. It outperforms because of equally weighted positions where a big move in several mid or small caps […]

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Rayno Life Science Portfolio 2017

Update-1 6/27/17 With the XBI up 34% YTD at $79.34, take a little off for future trades. ===== Rayno Life Science Portfolio 2017 YTD 6/15 Top winners YTD: BLUE up 78.9%,FMI up 121.5%,RHHBY up 13%, ABBV up 12.7%. Top Losers YTD: GILD down 9.5%, BMY down 7%. XBI up 20.9%, our top pick for aggressive […]

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Biotech Avoids Tech Wreck of June 9…Update-2 June 15

June 15-Update 2 after close…Biotechs Down with Techs-Red Screen Day Very few winners today: IBB down 0.77%, XBI down 1.36% to $71.55 near 52 week high of $73. ABBV near new highs at $70.60, BLUE up 24.7% for past month. EPZM soars 17% on EZH2 inhibitor, RXDX up 5.8% continues run on NTRK inhibitor. Trump Executive […]

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ASCO Update #2: Stock Performance Data as of 6/8/17

ASCO Update: Many Stocks Rallied on the News Over the Past Month ASCO Rally is Holding but Fails to Break Through to New 2017 Highs The stock performance of most companies with ASCO news is summarized below.Biotechnology stocks are driven by clinical and deal news so here are some trends to consider: Anticipation of positive […]

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ASCO Update: Movers on the News-INCY PBYI RHHBY

June 5…ASCO Update: Incyte Puma and Roche A lot of the product news is already “baked into” stock prices but here is a brief summary of big movers today on clinical news updates. The bellwether XBI peaked at $71.72 today and is down 0.62% to $70.66. bluebird bio (BLUE) up 8.5% to $91.30 BLUE soared […]

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