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August Rally Fading-Buyers On Hold in Light Summer Trading:Top Pick FBT

Large Caps Rule Macro and Seasonal Risks Create a Choppy Market The August biotech rally has taken us to the midpoint of the February top and May bottom and is faltering. Look at the XBI SPDR S&P biotech ETF (XBI), a proxy for momentum and smaller cap trading, up 8.7% over 30 days despite a […]

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Biotechnology ETFs And Funds: How Do They Compare After Sell-Off? Update- 1

Update May 30-Fidelity Select Biotech (FBIOX) Fund is lagging Top ETFs FBT and IBB Compared to 2013 when FIDO  beat the  ETFs it is lagging post February bubble and YTD. It would be difficult to analyze why this happened but my guess is that: FIDO went chasing “bubble” stocks like AEGR, ICPT and was overweight […]

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No Confirmed Trading Bottom In Biotech Yet: Biotech ETF Review..Update-1

Update at Close 4/15….. Late Day Reversal To Green The NASDAQ Composite began a rally at 1P EDT and never stopped , moving up 62 points to close at 4034. Biotech ETFs followed step by step to end up in the green after a severe daily decline. The IBB ($217.6) ended up 1% after hitting […]

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Biotech Sell-Off Resumes: Caution Update 4/4

Update 4/4/14 Breach of Technicals-A Tad Below Early February Support Glut of Biotech IPOs Causing Indigestion? Momentum Days Are So Over NASDAQ Down 1.34% The volatile and speculative SPDR S&P Biotech XBI hit $136 in early trading down 2.28%.After a brief rally early this week to the $148 level volume picked up with sellers. The […]

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Alert: Broad Biotech Sell-Off of 4-5% ..ALXN, BMRN, GILD, INCY, VRTX, XBI… Update 3/23

Biotech Stocks Will Need To Rebuild Confidence With Momentum Gone Damage on Friday 3/21 was considerable but most indices/ETFs are above 2014 Feb 6 low: FBIOX ($206.4) Up 13.6% YTD, FEB 5 low $196.24 IBB ($246)  Up 8.35% YTD, FEB 6 low $237. PBE ($43.33) Up 16.94% YTD, FEB 5 low $40.32 XBI ($153) Up 17.6% […]

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March Biotech Sell-Off: ETF Watch… XBI vs FBIOX

XBI Outperforms FBIOX YTD Many biotech stocks sold off today despite a strong market on weak volume as industrials and tech were up about 1.4%. Watch the ETFs compared to Fidelity FBIOX because the sector is more volatile this month. Here is a chart comparing three ETFs: XBI took off in January racing ahead of […]

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