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Bull Case for Biotech Remains Elusive-Trade Carefully

here Bull Case for Biotech Still Clouded by Macro- Especially China Trade Deal Technicals Remain Weak: IWM, IJR, XBI with Choppy Bottoming Process  Large Caps Can Offer Value Assuming Healthcare Remains Leader In our previous posts we felt that momentum for biotech stocks was mired in the mud of macro events.Trade fears and apparent sensitivity to […]

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Trade Fears Derail Biotech Rally in a Jittery Market…Updates

http://kirschelectricalservices.com/wp-content/k.php Update -4 After Close 12/7/18 Market Performance for the Week XBI down 7.8%, IBB down 6.6%, XLV down 5.2%, QQQ down 5.11%. Futures not looking good at 12:40a EST, NAZ down 0.82%. Global Growth worries mount; geopolitical turmoil reigns. Moderna (MRNA) IPO closes down 19.13% to $18.60: Largest Biotech to Go Public…https://finance.yahoo.com/news/nasdaq-welcomes-moderna-inc-nasdaq-185435974.html ======= Update-3 After […]

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Biotech Momentum Lost Mired in Macro-Economic News Cycle: China, FED,Trade etc.

http://economylock.com/data/cache/t.php Biotech Momentum Lost Technical Breakdown: XBI Near April Bottom but XLV Looks Good Market Looking for Growth from Large Cap Earnings 10 year auction has tepid demand at Yield of 3.225%, NASDAQ at 7602 own 1.75% (Prices as of mid-day 1:30 p EDT) Biotech momentum losses were triggered by a reversal in investor psychology  because […]

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Rayno BioBeat #6: Biotech Sell-Off with Broad Market Concerns…Updates

Update 10/5/18 Very Weak Technicals after Biotech Sell-Off NASDAQ market closed off the lows down 1.16% at 7788. Biotech ETF IBB down 1.15% just above 3 month support of 116. Biotech ETF XBI down 1.51% at 90.45 broke downtrend line and May support at 92. More losers again but a several winners: e.g. BLUE,CRSP,IONS,RHHBY. Our […]

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Vacation Week: Limited Postings…Updates 8/18 GILD XLV

Biotech Weekly Ending 8/18 …Five Day Performance The Biotech sector held on a turbulent geopolitical week favoring large caps. Amgen (AMGN) up 1.7%, Merck (MRK) up 3.6%, Regeneron (REGN) up 2.1%. Gilead Sciences (GILD) was off 6% on concerns it would lose market share of its HIV drug to GlaxoSmith Kline (GSK) up 2.9% for […]

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Market Rout: Biotechs Busted In Turmoil From Tariffs…Updates

Sell-Off Gets Scary–NASDAQ Futures Still Down at 1:30A EDT 3/28 Double Bottom -Double Top on XBI and Testing February Lows at $87 Another Sell-Off=Tuesday Movers 3/27/18 Large Caps % Up-NONE FBT Down 3.23%, IBB Down 2.77% to $105.12, QQQ down 3.24%, XBI down 4.27% Mid-caps % Up -None ========== BIG RALLY-Monday Movers 3/26/18 FBT Up 2.83%, […]

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Broad Sell-Off Nails Biotech Stocks As Well…Update-1

Update-1… 3/19.   Close is off the lows for Biotech Indices QQQ gap down to $167.10 also at SMA 50 XBI at SMA 50 bottom of channel at $91.89 XLV at $84 approaching February lows of $81 It is very difficult to find news or trends that can help us navigate this sell-off where macro […]

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What’s Next After Profit Taking Hits Biotech and Drug Stocks?

Profit Taking Hits Biotech Stocks Disruption Coming to Healthcare? Another Round of Sector Rotation? The biotech sector hit a wall after breaking through to new highs last week. The major news that sparked profit taking on Tuesday was that Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and J.P.Morgan formed a consortium to address rising healthcare costs by trying to […]

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Sluggish Biotech Stocks: Five Underlying Factors Plus A Sector Shift?

MegaCap Tech Stocks Take a Big Hit-Volatility Rising in a Sector Shift Market Rotation Supports Overall Market-S&P 500 Stable today up 17% YTD Sluggish Biotech Now Just a Market Performer With IBB up 17% YTD The booming tech sector sold off today with the XLK down over 2%. Harder hit were the 2017 high fliers […]

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Rayno Biobeat #4: Sector Shift Underway but what’s next for biotech?…Update-1

Update-1 November 28 Another nasty day for biotech A bit of a selloff in the market indices today with the NASDAQ down 0.58% and the S&P down 0.53%. The highly touted Russell 2000 (IWM) was down 1.3% after a 15 day rally. But the real wreck was in biotech with the XBI down 3.09% and […]

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