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BIO 2016: Imagine Was the Right Theme and Healthcare Disruption Is the Force

BIO International 2016 : “Imagine Who You will Meet” was an Appropriate Theme Healthcare Disruption Is Creating Reform BIO 2016 was an excellent meeting as usual because of the opportunity to hear thought leaders, policy makers, scientists and make connection with thousands of participants from around the world. Healthcare disruption, sustainability and patient access were […]

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Biotech Rally Fizzles as Global Healthcare Issues Weigh…Update-1

Update-1 After Close 6/10/16 –Biotech Rally Fizzles in Broad Sell-Off The market continued to sell off during the day with only a little bounce off the lows. The material and energy sectors got hit hard down 2.4 and 1.6% respectively but weakness was across the board. Healthcare stocks were off 1.3% and technology down 1.23%. […]

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Biotech Bear Market: Can Diversified Healthcare Funds Beat ETFS?…Part-1

Biotech Bear Market: XLV —A Large Cap Healthcare ETF Outperforms We have compared the performance of top mutual funds in the past and thought it would be interesting to see what happens in a bear market which began in September of 2015. Our last review was in February of 2015 when the bull market was in full swing. […]

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Biotech Recovery Rally: Steady as She Goes-Biogen Rallies on Earnings…Update-1

Expect Modest Rally in Biotechs Through Q1 Earnings As of mid-day trading 1P EDT with flat NASDAQ Update at close: biotechs held onto gains despite a mild sell-off for the Dow and S&P with NASDAQ flat. Biogen (BIIB) gained a tad more up 5.16%. From here we’d like to see more rotation into healthcare and […]

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Biotech Rally Fizzles: Needs Help from M&A

Biotech Rally Loses Momentum But Still Up for the Week IBB up 3.37 % , XBI up 5.04% , XLV up 0.77% this week. Investors took profits today despite all of the media focus and renewed excitement for the long term potential of new blockbuster drugs. The rally began Wednesday with the news that the […]

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Busted Biotechs Week ending 3/18/16: The Only Good News Could Be Holding the February Bottom…Update 3/22

3/22/16…Update Biotech Rally Enters Fourth Day-Green Screen XBI up 7.34% Over Five Days to $52.49 Our new picks were up today: ABBV,BLUE, BMY,GILD. But Gilead Sciences (GILD) was down after hours as Merck (MRK) HCV patents were found valid in dispute. A jury will decide how much Gilead owes to Merck. Busted Biotechs are Still […]

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Crude Stabilizes then Biotech Turns Green: Stay Tuned But Cautious

Biotech Stocks Off  Lows Tracking Crude and Energy sector… 11.45 a EST Can healthcare stocks uncouple from energy and macro? Individual biotech stocks look very tradable with green catching up with red. But biotech stocks defy fundamental analysis with current random hourly volatility.  IBB up 0.12% off bottom of $254 XBI up 0.20% XLE up […]

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Biotech Bear Market Update: Barely Bouncing Off the Bottom

Have we reached a tradeable bottom in the biotech bear market? Today’s tape showed good volume but gains faded late in session. NASDAQ up 0.35%         XLV up 0.88%-healthcare is the leading sector The biotech market bounced back early today in a broad rally then faded with the IBB up 0.625 % […]

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Nasty Day With Big Sell-Off in Healthcare and Biotech

Biotech Sell-Off Stops Bear Market Rally After a strong November and a rally from October lows biotech stocks broke down today along with the overall market. Keep in mind that it has been a bear market rally with expectations of a seasonal move up. There are plenty of possible reasons for the market weakness both […]

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Biotech Stocks Sell-Off on China, Greece and Network Outages…Update-1 Rally Mode

7/13/15 12N EDT Roller Coaster Market MACRO to sidelines A wave of optimism reverses concerns about China and Greece. China stocks have recovered because there is still growth potential. Although a Greek deal is not finalized the glass is half full again and a Grexit looks off the table. Apparently any Greek deal is a […]

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