Archive | 2009-2017 Life Science Portfolios

Politics Curb Further Market Gains-Short Term Caution

http://crochetedbuddies.com/product/B006EUMDP0/US/shmyje-20/page/2/?cart=y No matter what your political persuasion you should know that your dysfunctional government may weaken the economy and damage your portfolio. Jim McTague in his Sep 23 Barron’s column, The GOP’s Threat to Investors, provides the scenario whereby he says…” Ben Bernanke never underestimates the ability of Congress to blow up the economy. Neither should […]

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Money Talks, Stocks Run, Don’t Walk and Biotech is Up 1.4% Update 1 ASTX up 23%

buy prednisone with paypal M&A Moves Down the Food Chain: Otsuka to Buy Astex for ~$900M Astex Pharmaceuticals (ASTX $8.22) has been on our focus list since 12/27/11 at $1.63 and today the stock is up 23% on buy-out news as Otsuka seeks cancer drug pipeline. Coming soon, a comparison of mid-cap biopharma stocks. Astex (ASTX) is the 7th Company […]

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Biotech Funds and ETFS:JNGLX,FBDIX,FBIOX

source link See This Week’s issue of Barron’s (JY 15 p 31)  for a good  summary of the  biotech sector.  See also our article at bottom of page from Investor Uprising in 2011.We have covered many ETFs and funds over the years and have favored Fidelity Select Biotechnology Fund (FBIOX) and ETFs such as IBB and XBI. […]

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Biotech Stocks MOve Up Today for Impressive Q1 Performance: BIIB,IBB,GILD,REGN

Rayno Life Science Stocks Having A Nice Q1 Ending Run Well known Large Caps Dominate Rayno focus stocks that are running up 2% + today: AMGN, AMRI, ASTX, BIIB, GILD, QGEN, and REGN.  The Biopharma sector is outperforming Tools and Dx for Q1.   Tools and DX winners for the week are ALR, ILMN, and […]

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Life Science Stocks Look Toppy: Red Screen Today ALXN,IBB,REGN Update 1

Raise a Little Cash as Macro Focus Brings Choppy Action Life Science stocks took a hit today underperforming NASDAQ which was down only 3.35 pts. The biotech sector has been pretty much on a tear since the November bottom as they re-accelerated in mid-December. The biotech ETF (IBB) shows a double top from October and […]

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Who Knows About the Bull Market in Biotech Stocks?

Is There No End to the Biotech Bull Market? Biotech ETFs NASDAQ Biotechnology (IBB) up 36% YTD and NYSE (FBT) up 42% YTD Around 1998 I remember vividly two market conversations: one from a Sun Micro sales executive telling me “there is no end to chip stocks”; the other from an astute investor telling a […]

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Rayno Life Science Portfolio: AMGN, EXAS, NEOG, REGN Winners on a Risk-Off Day

Biotech Stocks Remain Resilient On A Bad Day The market took a nasty turn today with a 1.36% sell-off in NASDAQ and 1.05% for the S&P. The damage was across the board but the healthcare sector rose above the flack down only 0.11%. Large cap drug and biopharmaceutical stocks were green. Our mid-cap biopharma index […]

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Biotech Sector Avoids Nasty Correction and Hits New Highs

Why is the biotechnology sector still strong? Despite all the gloom and doom in the markets over the past 60 days the biotechnology sector has barely flinched and is currently at YTD highs. Bellwether ETFs IBB (126) and XBI ($82.85) are up over 20% YTD after a brief correction in mid-April compared to the S&P […]

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Rayno Life Science Update-Macro Rules, Risk Off

Market Off Its Lows Today-Consumer Cyclical and Technology Outperforming Healthcare The market continues to be weak with the NASDAQ entering its 5th day of the sell-off  down 4.29% but the QQQ ($64.29) NASDAQ-100 has recovered from lows today. The ETF IBB ($64.32) has fared better down only 1.92% over five days and still up 18% YTD […]

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Roche Bid for Illumina (ILMN) Drives Biotech Sector to New Highs

M&A Theme Provides Underlying Bid to Market Roche Holding, the most diversified diagnostics and pharmaceutical Company with an aggressive leveraged strategy for the molecular basis of disease and personalized medicine has offered $5.7B for the leading Company in genetic sequencing and life science tools with revenues in the $1B range. The offer was $44.50 but […]

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