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Biotech Stocks Hold After After Brief Sell-Off Last Week…Updates

Biotech Stocks Hold Despite Last Thursday’s Sell-Off All in the Technicals For Now, Large Caps Look Steady Biotech ETFs lost momentum last week but held near term support near the 20 Day moving average. Now that most  companies have reported we should not expect fundamentals to create volatility. Rather we may be stuck in a […]

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Life Science ETFs Performance 2018-2019: FBT is the Leader…Updates 2/7

Update 2/7/19 Mid-Day Trading : Risk Off Day The market is trending down with all major indices in the red and the XBI $81.96 down 2.75%. We sold our position in the XBI yesterday at $83+. Array (ARRY) continues to run up at $21.60. Hot stock MacroGenics (MGNX) cooled off down 9% to $23.29. Issues […]

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Trade Fears Derail Biotech Rally in a Jittery Market…Updates

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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Trading the Biotech Bottom in 2018 in an Ambivalent Market…Updates ASH TSRO XBI

Update-2 December 3 …Our Top Pick TSRO is up 58% on GSK Buyout We recommended Tesaro (TSRO) at $34 and it paid off today with a ~$5.1B buyout by GlaxoSmith Kline! Year End Rally Intact with XBI up over 3% to $84 handle, ====== Update-1 December 1… NASDAQ Rallies 0.79% on Nov 30 Our recent […]

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2018 Biopharmaceutical Performance-Large Caps: Big winners were Merck and Vertex…Update- Rally Underway

11/16…TSRO Alert at $35, Up 32%, Company is for Sale 11/15p After Close…Traders: Rally is intact but needs another green day to confirm. Big mid-cap 4% movers today: AGIO ARNA (up 21.6%) ARRY CRSP LOXO NBIX ICPT SRPT  XNCR We added small positions over the past week in ABBV AMRN KPTI QQQ XLV and XBI as […]

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Biotech Bear Market: But It Is Time to Start Trading…11/9 Updates on Rally

Update at Close 11/9/18 Remain Cautious as Rally Fails The NASDAQ down 1.6% and Russell 2000 down 1.8%, sold off killing hopes of a continued Post-Election rally. The biotech sector is for experienced traders only. The healthcare still looks good overall with the XLV down only 0.29% at $92.95. The XBI was crushed again down […]

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

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 Biopharma Portfolio Movers: AMGN TSRO…Updates

9/16 The Week That Was: September Trending Down for Biotech NASDAQ-100 Holding (QQQ) at 184 up 1.7% last week. Large caps all weak on Friday; key will be Q3 earnings. FBT, IBB and XBI flat for the week; off highs reached 8/31/18. Mid-caps more mixed with strength in ICPT LGND NBIX NVCR RARE SGEN Healthcare […]

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Biotech Snapshot: Healthcare Sector Remains Strong-Updates

8/24/18 After Close: Rally Continues with 10/11 Sectors Higher XLV finishes at all time high at $91.89 FED’s Powell Defends Gradual Interest Rate Policy despite Trump pressure Oil Surges 15 to $68.57 on supply concerns with Iran sanctions Major indices hit 52 week highs: S&P 500, Russell 2000, NASDAQ Composite IBB at $117.40 pushing toward 2018 FEB […]

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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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