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Large Cap Biopharma Performance Update 2018-Part 1

Large Cap Biopharmaceuticals Performance Part 1- After Correction Technicals: we are holding the December 2017 bottom but 2018 gains on some indices have been wiped out with peak values on Jan. 26. The FBT was the top performing ETF in 2018 YTD. Many of our picks have outperformed the market. Here are some metrics on […]

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What’s Next After Profit Taking Hits Biotech and Drug Stocks?

Profit Taking Hits Biotech Stocks Disruption Coming to Healthcare? Another Round of Sector Rotation? The biotech sector hit a wall after breaking through to new highs last week. The major news that sparked profit taking on Tuesday was that Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and J.P.Morgan formed a consortium to address rising healthcare costs by trying to […]

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Abbvie Earnings Drive Biotech Stocks Higher With Large Caps Dominant…Update- 1/30

Update-1 10:40am EST, NASDAQ off 0.75%, S&P 500 off 0.82% Caution in biotech and healthcare stocks with disruptive announcement from J.P.Morgan, Amazon and Berkshire Hathaway with XLV down 2%. The three companies announced Tuesday that they would form an independent healthcare company to serve their employees in the U.S. Few details were provided but look for […]

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2018 Rayno Biobeat #1: Market Reversal Amidst Profit Taking…Update-1

Update-1… January 17 Dow Rallies 300 Points Market returns to the momentum mode with tax reform theme, M&A and upbeat earnings. Apple (AAPL)was a driver as a potential job creator up 1.6% on repatriation of foreign cash and contributing $350B to economy.  Technology stocks led the way up 1.45% with non-cyclical consumer goods up 1.3%; […]

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2018 J.P.Morgan Healthcare Conference #4 Notes from Panel: Key Trends in Diagnostics and Lifesciences

Key Trends in Diagnostics and Lifesciences: Promise, Reality Reimbursement Panel Moderator: Ken Bahk, Three Lake Partners. Panelists- Nathan Ledeboer, Medical College of Wisconsin,Victoria Pratt, Indiana University School of Medicine, Nick Papadopolous, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Here are some takeaways from the session that covers novel tests, clinical diagnostic reimbursement and CPT codes(no slides were […]

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2018 J.P.Morgan Healthcare Conference Day One Notes: Weak Start Despite Positive Updates

Weak Start for Biotech Stocks on 1/8/18-Red Screen Day Positive Updates on BIIB CELG GILD etc Biotech ETFs Firm Up about 1.5% Tuesday AM  JPMorgan Healthcare Conference Biotech stocks abruptly sold off at the market open yesterday with the XBI down 2% to the $85.31 level and the IBB down 1.33% to $108.37. Apparently the 9000 […]

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Rayno Biopharma Portfolio 2017 Summary Performance

2/2/18 Update After Sell-Off Cautious on Amgen (AMGN) after earnings release but looks better than the IBB if you are bullish on biotech. XBI remains a top ETF pick but given weak momentum and volatility is currently more of a trade not a buy at these levels of $93. Abbvie (ABBV) recovery today to $117 […]

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What’s Up With Diagnostics and Tools Stocks? Big Winners Are In Personalized Medicine- FMI, ILMN

Clinical Diagnostics and Tools: Big Winners Are In Genomics and Personalized Medicine Slower growth in routine clinical diagnostics, tools are favored. Hologic has a unique business model for women’s health and diagnostics. Gene sequencing is important for future clinical applications and biopharma R&D. We haven’t updated our Clinical Diagnostics and Tools Portfolio since the severe […]

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Sluggish Biotech Stocks: Five Underlying Factors Plus A Sector Shift?

MegaCap Tech Stocks Take a Big Hit-Volatility Rising in a Sector Shift Market Rotation Supports Overall Market-S&P 500 Stable today up 17% YTD Sluggish Biotech Now Just a Market Performer With IBB up 17% YTD The booming tech sector sold off today with the XLK down over 2%. Harder hit were the 2017 high fliers […]

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Biotech Hangover: Recent Earnings Feed Caution with No Near Term Catalysts

Biotech Hangover from Earnings Clouds Outlook Healthcare sector (XLV) lagging technology (QQQ) and FAANG stocks. No earnings catalysts until Jan 2018 but Q4 has seen strong seasonality. Technicals rule as sellers predominate. Bull market is intact. On October 16 we posted that Risks were Rising for the 2017 biotech rally primarily because technicals were weakening […]

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