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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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Small Cap Biotech Stocks Soar: How Long Will Rotation Last?

Speculation in Small Cap Biotech Picks Up-A Boon for Diligent Traders ETF Buying Is Driving All Small Cap and MicroCap Stocks Higher A Healthy Small Cap Rotation for Now: Reflation Trade ? Biotech stocks are rallying ahead of the expected strong seasonality in the November-January time frame. A rotation into smaller caps is leading the […]

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Biotech Bull Market Update: Five Year Performance for Life Science Funds and ETFs

Biotech Bull Market: XBI is leader for 2017 and Over Five Years The FBT First Trust Arca Outperformed Up 157% Over Five Years In 2016 the Sector Underperformed After the 2015 Downdraft Here is our July 2013 review of several top Life Science Funds and ETFs . Over five years below we have updated the performance* of […]

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Biotech Momentum Eases: September is a Bit Sluggish…Update after FED Meeting-9/20

Markets Stable After Major FED Meeting: On Course for Gradual QT(Quantitative Tightening) FED to shrink assets by year end, 2 yr TSY up to 1.43% yield. Biotech stocks up slightly near September Top IBB $332.75, XBI $85.17. Large caps green: growth and value perceived: ABBV and REGN are leaders over 1%. Mid-cap big mover Alnylam […]

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Rayno Biopharmaceuticals Portfolio in a Biotech Bull Market

Biotech Bull Market 2017 Performance as of 9/5/17 Rayno Biopharmaceutical Portfolio outperforms the market. XBI was the Best Play up 41.88% YTD. Biotech stocks broke through the July sector highs as tracked by major ETFs. However we are still about 25% off the July 2015 bubble highs but supported by good earnings fundamentals, strong technicals […]

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M&A Theme Continues To Boost Biotech Stocks

M&A Boosts Biotech Stocks For Third Day Gilead Sciences (GILD) and bluebird bio (BLUE) Both Soar Today  Biotech Sector Back to 2017 Highs The prospect of more M&A boosts biotech stocks for a third day this week. The large cap based IBB was up 1.87% today and  6.48% over five days to $323.76 approaching its […]

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Large Cap Biopharma Earnings Boost Stocks: Update 8/1/17

Rayno Large Cap Biopharma Earnings Summary 8/1/17 Biotech Stocks Hit Highs in Mid-July up 18%, 30% on XBI (Click on “urls” below for Company Press Release) All the large cap biopharmaceutical earnings have come in except Regeneron (REGN) which will report on August 3.  Stocks were broadly higher in July after financial reports, however we suggested […]

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Rayno BioBeat #4: Biotechs Weaken on Profit Taking…Update-2

Update-2 7/31 After Close: Biotechs Remain Weak But No Sell Signal As we track the XBI over the past 5 days we are about 3.2% off highs from $82 down to $78.17. Although the XBI has been our top ETF pick since January 2017 we recently put new buys on hold and suggested last week […]

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BIO International Convention 2017 Updates #2-BIG Data Drives Precision Medicine

 Big Data Provides Pathway to Precision Medicine Description of Track Speaker Atul Butte, MD,Ph.D. Director, UCSF Institute for Computational Health Sciences The remarkable ascent of Big Data for example from biomedical imaging, next generation sequencing and adjacent technologies that deliver a multiplicity of heterogeneous data has been a tremendous boon for basic biomedical research and […]

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Biotechs Mired in a Trading Range: Breakout Delayed…Update-3

Update-3…ASCO Movers Today 5/18:  IBB up 1.28% to $292.27, XBI up 2% to $70. Nice follow through in biotech after a nasty day on 5/17 attributed to ASCO and a move away from the “Trump Trade” (industrials and materials).  Mid-caps and small caps were very strong. Large Caps: MRK up 1.35%,REGN up 2.38%. Mid Caps: […]

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