BioTech

What Is the Difference Between an Index Fund and an ETF?

Exchange traded funds have become popular among investors but how do they differ from crowd-pleasing index funds?Index funds and ETFs offer a diversified pool of assets, giving investors access to stocks and bonds and potentially other markets. In both an index fund and an ETF, the investor has a straightforward strategy that tracks the breadth of the market by buying shares […]

Two Mornings in August

I have to write about today… have to get something off my chest.August 1st, 2011

I remember the first month of live trading at my prop firm. We (myself plus 11 others) were all trainees pikering around with a few hundred shares, risking no more than $150 for the entire day. We spent our morning prep sessions going over stocks gapping […]

Sector Detector: Finally, market capitulation gives bulls a real test of conviction, plus perhaps a buying opportunity

The dark veil around China is creating a little too much uncertainty for investors, with the usual fear mongers piling on and sending the vast buy-the-dip crowd running for the sidelines until the smoke clears. Furthermore, Sabrient’s fundamentals-based SectorCast rankings have been flashing near-term defensive signals. The end result is a long overdue capitulation event that has left no market […]

What To Buy Based On The Biotech Pullback

By Jason Napodano, CFAThe IBB is down 16% from its highs. That’s probably not the bottom, but it does still represent a nice buying opportunity for long-term investors.
I look for stocks with at least 12 months cash, clean capital structures, credible management, near-term catalysts, and charismatic technology.In my article I highlight some names that I either currently own or am […]

Biotech Stocks: Here's Where to Get In: Peregrine Pharmaceuticals …

Investors have been flocking to biotech stocks this year, with the IBB, the ETF that tracks biotech stocks, making noteworthy gains. So far in 2015, several industries have either underperformed or provided mixed results, leading to a rather ho-hum showpiece for U.S. blue-chip indices.Biotech stocks, on the other hand, have consistently returned positive results in the markets over the past […]

Summarizing The "Black Monday" Carnage So Far

It’s officially Black Monday, if only in China for now.We warned on Friday, after last week’s China rout, that the market is getting ahead of itself with its expectation of a RRR-cut by China as large as 100 bps. “The risk is that there isn’t one.” We were spot on, because not only was there no RRR cut, but Chinese […]

Bad news: Even after panic, stocks aren’t cheap

Bad news: Even after panic, stocks aren’t cheapMonday, August 24th, 2015 | Posted by Michael JonesThe most famous minder of valuations, Robert Shiller, said Friday morning on CNBC that “valuations are high, quite high by historical standards. It’s only been a few other episodes in U.S. history when they’ve been this high.”Shiller’s reference point for valuations is not the forward […]

Is this Ashley Madison market panic?

The Trend Model is an asset allocation model which applies trend following principles based on the inputs of global stock and commodity price. In essence, it seeks to answer the question, “Is the trend in the global economy expansion (bullish) or contraction (bearish)?”My inner trader uses the trading model component of the Trend Model seeks to answer the question, “Is […]

News U Wish to read – 23rd August 2015

Sunday, 23rd August 2015Note: News U Wish to Read is a compilation of articles published in the press, in the UAE, India and world around. Its purpose is to keep us informed of important news items which we all wish not to miss. Enjoy reading the below news items and links. More sections will come as it takes shape and […]