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No Summer Doldrums In Biotech Today … PBYI

Biotech and NASDAQ Rally Amidst Global Conflicts Puma Biotechnology Inc. (PBYI) Soars 180% In After Market on Breast Cancer study Results Puma announced top line results from the Phase III clinical trial of PB 272 (neratinib) for the extended adjuvant treatment of early stage HER2 positive breast cancer on patients who had undergone surgery. Regulatory […]

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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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Rayno Life Sciences: First Half Stock Performance Part 2-ILMN, SQNM

Rayno Diagnostics and Tools-Sequencing Rules Diagnostics and Tools stocks tracked biotech stocks during the huge moves in January/February and sold off until the April bottom. However stocks that are more revenue and earnings driven -Cardiovascular Systems(CSII) and Quidel (QDEL)- did not recover to former highs. Sequenom  (SQNM) is a leader in non-invasive pre-natal tests such […]

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Rayno Life Sciences: First Half Stock Performance Part I-ACHN, AMRI, VRTX

Biopharmaceutical Stocks Come Roaring Back After Q1 Correction Most Stocks Bottomed in April -We are Currently in Rally Mode The biotech sector is up 18% YTD as tracked by most popular ETFs (FBT,IBB,XBI). After a vicious sell-off from the February bubble the biotech sector bottomed in April and has climbed slowly t within 5% of  Q1 […]

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ETFs Outperformed Managed Biotechnology Funds YTD-FBT Is the Leader

2014 YTD- ETFs Outperformed Managed Funds In Biotech In the past managed life science funds outperformed ETFs but this has reversed in 2014. Fidelity’s flagship Select Biotechnology Portfolio (FBIOX) is up 10% YTD and 41.4% over one year, and 229.6% over 5 years.  The fund is concentrated in large cap and mid cap stocks; Gilead […]

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Vertex (VRTX) Soars 42% On Cystic Fibrosis Breakthrough Update-1

Data To Be Submitted in Q4 For Approval Two Phase III studies with combination drug showed clinically significant improvements in lung function Rayno Life Science Pick and Deja Vu Trade Last April at the same BIO Conference we wrote about Phase II data from Vertex when biopharmaceutical stocks got a‘Turbo Boost “from Vertex.The stock soared 58% […]

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