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Tepid Rally Favors Large Caps: ABBV, GILD, RHHBY

Healthcare Stocks trail other sectors up 0.34%,  Energy  up 0.8%,  Financials up 0.73% and Technology up 0.77% But biotech ETFs are in the Green Biotechnology stocks were mixed today with the following winners among our large cap picks: Gilead Sciences (GILD) up 1.26%, Roche Holding (RHHBY) up 1.08% and Regeneron up 0.58%. Our large cap […]

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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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Green Day-Biotechs Are Running Again: ALKS, BIIB, GILD, VRTX

Life Science Stocks Moving Again-XBI up 1.54% After a 15%+ move January YTD you would think it is time to step back and take some off. Today the rally was in a full bull MOde with biopharmaceutical stocks leading the way. Here are big upside movers among our focus stocks: ALKS up 2%, BIIB up […]

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Fidelity Select Biotechnology Fund (FBIOX) Outperforms Biotech ETFs YTD

Life Science Sector at or Near YTD and All Time Highs Fidelity Fund (FBIOX) Outperform ETFs Over the past 3 years we reviewed how ETFs complement a biotechnology  investment strategy and compared three of the largest and most liquid : FBT, IBB and XBI (see the articles below and our comprehensive article from May 2011). […]

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Big Money and Celebrity Financial News: Icahn Effect Redux

 The Stock Market Realty Shows In case you missed it stocks lately are being driven by hedge funds and celebrity billionaires who tout their positions. The Icahn vs Ackman drama is the latest high profile realty show featured mainly by CNBC-TV. Biotechnology stocks have always been driven by  a BIG money following and we covered an […]

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Will The Biotechnology Bull Market Stimulate Venture Investing?

Notes from the BioInvestor Forum October 9-12–Biotech Investing The BioInvestor Forum held every year at this time in San Francisco is one of the premier events for emerging companies. Over 500 investors and companies attended with 7 major sessions on investing and innovation trends. Over 100 private and public companies made a 20 minute presentation. […]

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