Biotech

Does Biotech Bearishness Lie Ahead?

Does Biotech Bearishness Lie Ahead?

The biotech sector experienced a big shock on Monday, December 22, just one trading day after new record intraday and closing highs had been reached by the four most-heavily-traded biotech ETFs:  the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index ETF (IBB), the SPDR S&P Biotech Index ETF (XBI), the Market Vectors Biotech ETF (BBH) and the First Trust […]

Economics of Ebola Pt. 2

Economics of Ebola Pt. 2

A few weeks ago, I wrote a column for Investors Alley, Position Yourself For A Global Ebola Outbreak, and since then Ebola has continued to spread around the world and now is slowly starting to impact broader financial markets. Hardest hit are the economies in Africa which have been decimated, and global companies doing business […]

Position Your Portfolio for a Global Ebola Outbreak

Position Your Portfolio for a Global Ebola Outbreak

Ebola is making the news and could become a factor in global financial markets. Individual stocks and ETFs could offer opportunity should this deadly disease continue to spread. You have been reading about the frenzy which media attention has brought to the companies involved in the battle against Ebola. The wall-to-wall coverage has driven the […]

The Top 5 R&D Stocks to Cash in on the Biotech Boom

The Top 5 R&D Stocks to Cash in on the Biotech Boom

The FDA has ramped up specialty-drug approvals and, as a result, cash has streamed into the biotechnology space. Many leading biotech firms are sitting on mountains of cash, leaving them with plenty to spend on research and development in the final four months of 2014 and into 2015. Companies that provide research-related products and services […]

4 Stocks That Could Easily Post Double-Digit Gains by Christmas

4 Stocks That Could Easily Post Double-Digit Gains by Christmas

With many stocks at all-time highs and the market’s valuation constantly in question, value stocks are getting harder to find. Stocks trading well beneath their 52-week highs but that otherwise look fundamentally sound offer the best opportunity for upside potential while simultaneously offering downside protection. The S&P 500 closed at a record high of 1,992.37 […]

Top 3 Ways to Profit From the Tax Inversion M&A Craze

Top 3 Ways to Profit From the Tax Inversion M&A Craze

Tax inversions are fueling the latest merger and acquisition craze. The euphoria surrounding tax inversions is that it allows U.S. based companies to get a lower tax rate. The U.S. corporate tax rate can be as high as 40%, which is nearly double the global average. Inversions allow U.S.-based companies to relocate via acquisitions that […]