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Embrace Low-Cap Biotech for High Gains

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Posted by Eden Rahim via Streetwise Reports

on Friday, 02 December 2016 10:27

Eden Rahim of Toronto-based Next Edge Capital has had his share of multibagger and grand-slam successes, and is one of the few mutual fund managers who feels comfortable investing in micro-cap biotech names side-by-side with billion-dollar biotech stocks. In this interview with The Life Sciences ReportRahim describes a group of micro-, small- and mid-cap biotech names possessing powerful growth drivers that could perform even when the overall market is not so hot.


The Life Sciences Report: After China's shares began selling off in early January, investors all over the globe began dumping shares of everything, especially healthcare and biotech. You have managed biotech portfolios since 1994, and you put on hedges so your downside is limited. How did you do during the downturn? Did it take you by surprise?

Eden Rahim: Admittedly, I did not see the intensity of the selling that began in January, compared to when stocks began to slide last August. I was nervous at that time and wrote options against 11 of the fund's largest holdings. I also had a few hundred IBB (iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Fund [IBB:NASDAQ]) and XLV (Health Care SPDR (ETF) [XLV:NYSE.Arca]) puts on the portfolio. When the market took that first leg down of 30%, the portfolio weathered the storm really well. 

Traditionally, January and February have been a favorable season for biotech, so coming into this year I had small hedges in place, and my cash was only around 10% versus close to 20% back in August. This downturn really came as a surprise. 

TLSR: What precipitated the selloff?



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Trump’s Presidency- Stock Market Crash or Start of New Mega-Trends

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Posted by Sol Palha - Tactical Investor

on Tuesday, 29 November 2016 06:47

A little and a little, collected together, becomes a great deal; the heap in the barn consists of single grains, and drop and drop make the inundation.Saadi

solTrump’s win proves that mainstream Media is in trouble; it is going to be all downhill from here except for the ones that parted ways and tried to provide accurate coverage of what was going on. The crowd will turn increasingly to social media and outlets that focus on facts as opposed to fiction. Mainstream media is in for a painful ride as the crowd is not going to forgive them so easily for their transgressions; the only exceptions being the ones that portrayed an accurate image of what was taking place. Many pollsters might have to look for new jobs, and as we just stated, we feel that social media is going to be the biggest winner. Perhaps this is why Google has its eye on Twitter and has decided to donate its search engine business and in doing so take a $1 trillion business write off.  

Google is working with a financial adviser to consider a potential bid for Twitter Inc., as the social-media company continues to explore a sale, according to a person familiar with the arrangement.In tapping Lazard Ltd., Google hasn’t indicated it will definitely make an offer for Twitter. However, the move suggests that Google is evaluating the option, pitting the search giant against other potential bidders including Walt Disney Co. and Salesforce.com Inc. Full Story

No matter how mainstream media tries to spin it, they blew it; it was Brexit on steroids. Trumps win highlights the power of social media and how terribly controlled traditional media outlets are. They misfired on Brexit and grossly over exaggerated Clinton’s lead. It was a stunning defeat and the fact that mainstream media was so far off the mark will now serve as the bedrock to propel social media to levels never seen before. Expect a whole new range of social media apps and sites to emerge that are going to put many newspapers out of business. As the masses grow increasingly suspicious of mainstream media, we believe that social media will be able to provide valuable insights into the mass mindset.   

Being politically correct is now a dead concept



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Tyler Bolhorn: Checking the Charts

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Posted by Tyler Bollhorn - StockScores Newsletter

on Monday, 28 November 2016 16:07

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In This Week's Issue ending November 28, 2016:

  • Weekly Commentary
  • Strategy of the Week
  • Stocks That Meet The Featured Strategy
  • Stockscores' Market Minutes Video - Fear Can Keep You Out of the Game
  • Stockscores Trader Training - Checking the Charts
  • Stock Features of the Week - Abnormal Breaks

Stockscores Market Minutes - Fear Can Keep You Out of the Game
Investors constantly hear of fear based analysis the predicts dramatic corrections. Rarely are these predictions right so there needs to be a better way. This week, I discuss this plus my regular weekly market analysis and the trade of the week on $OPXA. Click Here to Watch
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Trader Training - Checking the Charts
Stock chart analysis is becoming more and more popular every day; investors are realizing that the chart is a graphical representation of what thousands of investors believe about a stock and is often more reliable than the opinion of just one person's fundamental analysis.

The problem is that there is a lot of incorrect chart analysis happening and one of the most common mistakes I see is the use of the wrong chart for making a decision.

Do you look at monthly, weekly, daily, hourly or even minute by minute charts when doing chart analysis? The answer should be motivated by the type of investor you are.



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3 Dividend Stocks to Buy Now and Hold for 20 Years

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Posted by Brett Owens - Contrarian Outlook

on Friday, 25 November 2016 08:37

Forget the pundits—they totally blew the call on this election. And I sure hope you didn’t take their stock advice, either.

Ahead of the vote, one economics professor said the market would drop 7% if Trump won. Another analyst said you should go to cash “if you’re not already there.”

I could go on.

If you followed that advice, you’ve missed a 2.1% rise in the S&P 500 since Election Day. It’s worse if you were overweight financials, as the sector has been on an absolute tear, with the iShares US Financials ETF (IYF) surging 7.0%.


But not surprising, as banks will benefit most from higher interest rates—and a selloff in the bond market has pushed the yield on the 10-year Treasury to around 2.25% from 1.87% on November 8.


Which begs the question: what the heck do you do with your portfolio now?



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Walt Disney for Your Portfolio?

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Posted by Steve Deschesnes, Desjardins Online Brokerage, Disnat GPS Portfolio

on Thursday, 24 November 2016 12:24

walt disneyThe Walt Disney Company is one of the largest media conglomerates in the world. To understand the company's scale, we can look at the Media division, which alone represents approximately 40% of revenues.

The Media division includes one of the four major television networks in the United States (ABC) and various other networks known as "Disney Channels". The crown jewel of this division is the ESPN sports network and its affiliates (ESPN2, etc.).

Another division, the Disney brand products, has a huge library of movies among other assets. The latter continues to expand through the regular introduction of new products from various divisions, such as Pixar (Toy Story), Marvel Comics and its multiple superheroes and, more recently, the acquisition of Lucasfilm (Star Wars).

Obviously, these stories and characters are also marketed as amusement park attractions and other derivative products... CLICK HERE for Steve's complete analysis


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