Biotech Stocks Sell-Off After Hitting New Highs Monday
NASDAQ at 4735 off 0.67%
Healthcare and life science stocks have been a safe haven from recent market headwinds but today risk is off across the board. Crude is down over 5% to $61 and this has raised concerns about global growth affecting other asset classes like financials and industrials.The Dow and S&P are having another down day off about 0.8%. The healthcare space is off about 0.6% today with the bellwether XLV off only 0.5% but stable over the past five days after hitting new highs Monday up 28% YTD. Biotech stocks are being nipped today with the FBT down 1.35% but up almost 50% YTD.
Stay the course with a portfolio of large and mid cap stocks or a biotech ETF like FBT.
Most Rayno Life Science picks are in the red today but many speculative small cap stocks are still catching bids as can be seen by these oncology stocks:
In October we attend the BIO Investor Forum and one of the hot sessions was “T-Cell Therapies-Prioritizing Cancer Targets”. We mentioned four companies that have promising early stage therapies for arming the body’s own T-cells to fight cancer. Aggressive traders who bought all four stocks in late October would have reaped big profits over 1 month: bluebird bio (BLUE) up 124%, Globimmune (GBIM) up 25%, Kite Pharma (KITE) up 32.4% and ZIOPharm Oncology (ZIOP) up 19.2%.
Coming later this week: Rayno Portfolio Review and update from October 31. NB our mid-cap motif is now up 28.9% after Cubist (CBST) acquisition by Merck (MRK)
About Raynovich Rod
Rod Raynovich is an experienced biotech investor an analyst with a focus in vaccines, tools, IVD’s and biopharmaceuticals. Prior to starting Raygent, he was a former technology transfer officer for UCLA and he has held various executive positions in the biotech and pharmaceutical industry, including senior positions at NASDAQ listed medical device companies. He was a founder and a former director of EPIX Medical. Prior to that Mr.Raynovich held management positions at JNJ and Abbott.
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