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This year's sell off in biotech stocks is starting to look a lot like last …

Myles Udland

Mar. 25, 2015, 2:55 PM
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Flickr/Gonzalo IzaBiotech investors have been here before.Stocks are lower on Wednesday and the high-flying biotech sector is leading the way down, with the iShares ETF that tracks the sector falling more than 3%. And as the sector has weakened over the last several days, this sell off is starting to look at lot like the sell […]

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Stocks sold off on Thursday — except for the one sector people are…

BloombergThe iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF over 12 months
Stocks sold off on Thursday after a post-Fed rally on Wednesday.
But the Nasdaq still gained ground thanks to the biotech sector which gained about 2% on Thursday. In fact, biotech stocks have been on fire all year. They’re up about 15% year-to-date.Last month, Max Nisen at Quartz wrote that while everyone is focusing on […]

Stocks are selling off — except for the one sector people are calling a bubble

View photo.(Bloomberg)The iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF over 12 monthsStocks are selling off on Thursday after a post-Fed rally yesterday.
But biotech stocks are rallying, up nearly 2%. In fact, biotech stocks have been on fire all year. They’re up about 15% year-to-date.Last week, Max Nisen at Quartz wrote that while everyone is focusing on massive tech valuations, the biotech industry is where […]

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Health Care Sector Update for 03/02/2015: ATHX,OHRP,PCRX

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