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FED Day No Change-Business As Usual

FED Will Hold Rates Low For “Considerable Time” Purchase of Financial Assets Will Be Scaled Back After days and even months of ad nauseam media chatter and analysis about the FED course of action there is no change in policy from today’s meeting. QE will be ending in October as planned and the bond buying […]

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No Summer Doldrums In Biotech Today … PBYI…Update-1

Update 7/23 Biogen Idec (BIIB) Soars 11% on Earnings EPS at $3.49 vs est $2.83; Sales of MS drugs were $2.42B vs $1.72B last year. Our large cap portfolio is now up 15% YTD with less risk than mid and small caps. One analyst thinks PBYI will be acquired but watch out with a market […]

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FED Comments Focus On “Bubble” Stocks In Social Media and Biotech…. Update-1

Update 8PM EDT NASDAQ Holds Losses to 0.54%-Futures Stable Biotech Damage Across the Sector-Rayno Life Science Portfolio Notes Large Caps off about 2% (FBT), but Gilead (GILD) down only 0.95% and Roche (RHHBY) up 0.28%. Rayno Biopharma stocks all red down 3-4% with XBI down 3.86%, IBB down 2.2%. Damage not as severe in Diagnostics […]

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Market Perks Up on FED Testimony-Rates To Stay Low… Update 1 6/19

Update June 19.. 3:10 p EDT Ten Yr 2.62%, U.S.equities flat,biotech mixed, jobless claims down. Japanese and European equities up. Iraq on front page. GOLD Up $41 Breaks Through Resistance at $1300 Gold futures rose on technicals, Middle East turmoil, a weak dollar and a dovish FED. Silver is also strong.In this week’s Barron’s three […]

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Biotech Recap On a Down Day

NASDAQ Off 0.8%  On Disappointing Economic Data and Spiking Crude  Islamic militants took major cities in Iraq  causing a spike in oil to $106. The energy sector rallied 0.7% with many smaller players soaring over 4%. The energy sector is very strong up 10% YTD. Retails sales rose less than expected with a 0.3% increase […]

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Sierra SnowBlog: Wet and Wild Weekend With More Coming (?) in February Update 1

Update- 1   FEB 14 9:40a PST Back Peddling on Storm: usual High Pressure Ridge-Sheckter NOAA Shows Weakening Storm For Next Week Same for Unisys Model-Blocking High Intellicast 10 Day shows ppt diminishing ————– Pineapple Express Dumps on California Sierra skiing has been bailed out for February and with a little more help  from Hawaii […]

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