View gallery.Stocks have been getting hit pretty hard over the last week. The new year has started off somewhat like 2014 did — down.Some individual industries are holding up a little better than others, such as gold miners, REITs and airlines.Biotech stocks have held on relatively well, too.Biotech names such as Agios Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: AGIO) and Incyte Corp (NASDAQ: INCY) […]
View gallery.Last week’s market price action was somewhat like watching paint peel. In other words, there just wasn’t much going on.Even though the market edged higher for the fourth straight week and the S&P 500 hit new record highs, the gains came during the smallest market moves since 1979.After Monday, the benchmark S&P rose or fell less than 0.1 percent […]
Last week’s market price action was somewhat like watching paint peel. In other words, there just wasn’t much going on.Even though the market edged higher for the fourth straight week and the S&P 500 hit new record highs, the gains came during the smallest market moves since 1979.After Monday, the benchmark S&P rose or fell less than 0.1 percent on […]
Stocks that have performed the best so far this year may very well end up being the ones that continue to outperform in the near term.
With that being said, it couldn’t hurt for investors and traders to seek out the best performing stocks year to date. Below is a list of the top five biotech stocks so far in 2014.
At any time, most biotech stocks can go on significant price runs, especially when news events are involved.For example, InterMune (NASDAQ: ITMN) has jumped about 35 percent today on the news that Roche has agreed to buy the company for $8.3 billion.Now, that’s a one-day pop, but which biotech stock has had the best performance over the last week?Well, the […]
When it comes to biotech stocks, one trait that tends to keep investors away is the same trait that attracts others: volatility.Volatility can be great when the trade goes an investor’s way, but it can also wipe out a lot of gains when that trade goes against an investor.The most common way investors measure volatility within a particular stock is […]
Which biotech stock has been picking up the most steam as of late?First, let’s define “as of late.” After all, different time horizons would result in different leaders and laggards. And traders and investors would be looking for different things.Traders might be looking for stocks that are accelerating only in the short term, while investors might be longer for the […]
Follow the money. The big money.
When large, financial institutions become interested in a stock, they can push it higher with their large block orders. When other institutions jump on board, a stock can really take off.
However, when large institutions decide to exit, that can have a damaging affect on the stock.
Large institutions have greater access to company information than the […]
The Twitter IPO on November 7 started with an opening price of about $45. After trading between $40 and $45 for the next couple of weeks, the stock has taken off higher.
Some traders are looking for an opportunity to get into the stock, while others might be wondering when to exit the stock to lock in some gains. The analysis […]
When corporate insiders are buying their own stock heavily, its usually for good reason – they believe the stock is going up.
Playing insider buying signals is an effective, but often under-utilized way to trade. While sometimes these signals don’t pan out, more often than not they are extremely useful for catching a small-cap stock before a big run.
This week, Micrel […]