Archive | Life Science ETF’s and Mutual Funds

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 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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J.P.Morgan Conference #2: Red Screen Distracts Biotech Investors…Update

Green Screen Alert Market Update…IBB up 4% today erasing most of Wednesday’s Losses but we are still down 13.86% for the five day period. Nasdaq rallied 1.97%. Rayno Biopharma top winners: ABBV up 6.56%, ALXN up 5.93%, AMGN up 5.29%,BIIB up 4.98%, REGN up 4.25%,RXDX up 8.96%, SGEN up 2.26% and VRTX up 5.75%. Most […]

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J.P.Morgan Healthcare Conference #1: Investors Move into Life Science Stocks-Bouncing off the Bottom

J.P.Morgan Conference: Relief Rally in Life Science Stocks After Rough Start to 2016 Green screen day with improved macro and healthcare sector leading Who knew biotech stocks traded with energy? Over the next few days we will review themes and companies from presentations at the 34th Annual J.P.Morgan Healthcare Conference. Our initial focus will be […]

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Biotech Rally Gains Momentum…Update-1

Update-1 Rayno Recap for week of 11/20/15 IBB up 3.04%, XBI  up 1.92%,  XLV up 2.82% Notable Small Cap Winners Curis (CRIS) up 4.13%, Fibrocell Sciences (FCSC) up 3.42%, Geron (GERN) up 4.82%, Ignyta (RXDX) up 37.39%, and Ocera Therapeutics (OCRX) up 5.31%. Notable Rayno Dx and Tools Winners Cepheid (CPHD) up 6.45%, Illumina (ILMN) […]

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Biotech Bear Market: After the bubble burst…Update-1… 10/15 Rally

10/15 After the Close… XBI Up 7.26%…Green Screen…MOmentum is back Biotech stocks soared today in a broad rally showing a good appetite especially for small and mid-cap stocks. This could be a counter-trend rally in a biotech  bear market but there is a lot of money on the sidelines ready to be put to work. […]

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Biotech Stocks Crushed on Drug Pricing Issue: Caution…Update-1

Update-1… 9/22/15 …Biotech Stocks Trade Down Another Day  Biotech stocks were weak tracking NASDAQ which was down 1.5%. The IBB was down 1.49% to $335.40 flat over one month and up 10.57% YTD. The August low was $325 and the IBB is 16% off July 20 highs. The small cap weighted XBI was down 2.29% […]

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Biotech Stocks Rally With Broad Market-Energy A Loser

Energy Stocks Down-Biotech and Healthcare Stocks Are Leaders NASDAQ Up 1.30%     4787 After a few days in the doldrums biotech stocks rallied across the board escaping the drag of macro news. Healthcare and technology sectors were among the leaders of the day moving in the opposite direction from energy. There have been dual […]

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Biotech Bull Market: Top ETFs Outperform Mutual Funds Over 2 Years

Can Healthcare/Biotechnology Funds Outperform ETFs in 2015? In January of 2013 we compared three of the most liquid life science ETFs to some of the top mutual funds in the sector. Review our 2013 summary but the conclusion at that time was that ETFs provided better returns than mutual funds over a five year period […]

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Cruise Control Till Year End

Update 12/12 Or Maybe NOT!! Jobs data tomorrow and most funds will ride their positions through year end. In the meantime it is a traders market. Update next week but review all our portfolio picks.

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