Investing in biotech stocks is risky for those who haven't done enough research. But with just a couple of tips, investors can drastically reduce the risk - and go on to benefit from massive windfalls generated by a company's breakthrough drug development.
To find out the best way to minimize risk in biotech investing, we turned to Money Morning's BioScience Investment Specialist Ernie Tremblay.
According to Tremblay, there are a couple of types of biotech stocks that are especially risky…
Three of the Best Biotech Penny Stocks to Buy Now
For investors looking for the best penny stocks to buy, the biotech sector offers some of the best investment opportunities on the market.
Despite the fact that biotech stocks have been up and down in 2014, Money Morning's Bioscience Investment Specialist Ernie Tremblay sees great profit opportunities for the rest of 2014.Here are the three best biotech penny stocks to buy now and why they could take off…
A List of Today's Best Stocks to Buy for Big Profits Tomorrow
Each week our experts dish out the latest profit plays and asset-protection moves for our Money Morning Members - all for free.
Last week, we gave readers four smart picks in the healthcare sector, a natural gas tech company that has already gained 105% since our expert recommended it in February, and a methane producer/distributor that is poised to cash in on the upcoming propane shortage this winter.Get these, plus more, in our best stocks to buy now list...
Don't Hesitate on This Industry Boom That's Already Here
If you follow the headlines, you'd think the last place to invest your hard-earned money is in healthcare.
After all, Obamacare remains one of the most polarizing pieces of legislation enacted in a generation.
Consider that a new poll by Rasmussen Reports shows that just 39% of likely U.S. voters have a favorable opinion of the Affordable Care Act, while 54% view it unfavorably.It will also play a huge role in this year's congressional elections...
Our New Best Stocks to Buy List Focuses on Commodities, Small Caps, Dividends
While commodities have been dominating our best stocks to buy lists lately, that's not the only asset hitting our radar...
Our new best stocks list includes a blue chip giant that's beating the broader market by roughly 50%, five small-cap stocks on the rise, and one generic drug-maker to buy now.Get these, plus a full-year outlook on dividend stocks, in this roundup...
Our Best Stocks to Buy List: New Top Picks in Bioscience, Energy, and More
Last week, we covered a "catalyst" that could spark a share-price rally for what is already one of the best stocks to buy, three recommendations to take advantage of rising oil prices, and a way to tap into big profits in an "other" bioscience niche that is less risky but highly lucrative.Get these, plus the top healthcare picks, dividend stocks, and more, in the full list of our best stocks to buy now.
Some of the Best Pharma Stocks to Buy Now Are in This Overlooked Sector
There's nothing wrong with Big Pharma stocks, but investors need to realize they're not the only game in town. We're talking about a group of pharmaceutical stocks that possess an astounding 80% of the prescription drug market.
According to Money Morning’s BioScience Investment Specialist Ernie Tremblay, this group is an extremely profitable, and simple, way to play the pharmaceutical industry.And yet these stocks often get overlooked...
You Can Profit from These Hot Healthcare Stocks – the Biggest Obamacare Winners
While just about all healthcare stocks seem to be getting a boost from the Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as Obamacare, one subgroup - the health insurers - figures to get an outsized benefit from the healthcare law.
For weeks the Big Five health insurance stocks have been trading at their all-time highs - every one of them.
But how can investors be sure Obamacare will keep these hot healthcare stocks flourishing?Well, because the health insurance industry planned it that way…
IPO Calendar 2014: AMBX Leads Healthcare-Heavy Week
IPO Calendar 2014 update: This year, 212 companies have already held IPOs, and the healthcare industry has seen more companies go public than any sector.
Through Monday, 51 healthcare companies have made initial public offerings, accounting for 24% of the total U.S. IPO market.
Healthcare stocks are once again at the forefront of the IPO calendar this week as five of this week's seven IPOs are healthcare companies.Here's a look at each company hitting the market this week, and the story behind each deal...
- How Obamacare Will Affect Medicare We know how Obamacare will (or could) affect a lot of our current healthcare options, but what about how Obamacare will affect Medicare? Read more... Read More...
Nearly Half of Americans Say Obamacare is a Bad Idea
Obamacare critics have maintained from day one the president's signature healthcare bill is disastrous and doomed to fail.
Now with just months until the bill takes full effect, more and more Americans are beginning to think the same thing.
According to recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, support for the Affordable Care Act is slipping.
The fresh poll shows 49% of Americans say President Barack Obama's health care reform bill is a bad idea. That's the highest percentage since the poll began measuring backing and opposition for the reform in 2009. Only 37% say the plan is a good idea.
The numbers reflect a sharp increase in disapproval since July 2012 following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold President Obama's healthcare overhaul. At that time, 44% of survey respondents called it a bad idea vs. 40% who called it a good one.
The latest poll also revealed 38% of participants said they and their families will be in worse shape under the new health care law, the highest negative outlook percentage toward Obamacare since it was signed into law in 2010.
Now just 19% say they will be better off while 39% say the law won't make much difference.Read More...
Meet the Controversial "Bad Actor" Who Will be in Charge of Your Health Care
Amid a wash of government scandals, America is vulnerable right now. Actions taken by the IRS have left us feeling utterly degraded by the Obama administration.
And another Washington scandal we see brewing won't make Americans feel any more comfortable about the power granted in our nation's capital.
You see, there's an unelected official who is known as a bad actor, and she's about to be granted broad, undefined power over the people of this country.
The source of her power: Obamacare.
I'm talking about the U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, who come 2014 could be in charge of your health care.Read More...
California Just Gave Us a Glimpse of How Obamacare Will Fail
Turns out no one knows how Obamacare will work - not even the big-name insurers.
And now, we're starting to see the effects of uncertainty.
Today (Thursday), the Los Angeles Times reported that United Health, Aetna, and Cigna have opted out of the California insurance exchange.
UnitedHealth has adopted a wait-and-see policy: "We are simply taking the time to carefully evaluate and better understand how the exchanges will work to ensure we are best prepared to participate meaningfully in their development," explains a spokesman to the LA Times.
Cigna resolved to participate in exchanges in only half of the 10 states where it sells individual health policies, and California didn't make the cut.
Aetna referred LA Times' questions to Covered California, the state agency in charge of implementing Obamacare.
That means millions of Californians who will have to choose health insurance from exchanges or face a penalty will not be able to pick plans from those three big insurers - signaling limited options ahead thanks to Obamacare.
UnitedHealth, Aetna, and Cigna's response to the California exchange is just the beginning.
These three companies are but the first dominoes to fall to Obamacare's less-than-clear implementation.Read More...
How the Sequester is Killing Healthcare Jobs
Sequester-driven budget cuts to Medicare are threatening to spur massive job cuts in the healthcare industry.
And the pain doesn't stop there - the sequester cuts are already making healthcare harder to obtain for some Medicare patients.
Unfortunately, this is just the beginning. The longer Congress allows sequestration to continue, the deeper the cuts will go and the more widespread their impact.
When President Barack Obama and Congress failed to reach agreement on $1.2 trillion in cuts to federal spending before March 30 -- as mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011 -- the sequester kicked in.
Medicare providers faced mandatory 2% across-the-board reductions in their reimbursements.
After the cuts went into effect on April 1, hospitals, doctors, insurers, prescription drug plans, and other healthcare providers immediately felt the impact.
In short, the sequester is delivering precisely the kind of broad, damaging and indiscriminate cuts that politicians warned would happen.
And as each day passes, the drastic consequences grow worse.Read More...
Healthcare Costs: Same Procedure is $7,000 Here and $100,000 There
When it comes to healthcare costs, Americans have been left in the dark.
Unlike when booking a hotel or buying a new flat-screen TV, Americans haven't had easy access to cost-comparison measures when deciding where to have their medical procedures done.
Turns out, if we had, some of us could have saved tens of thousands of dollars...Read More...
Obamacare Facts: Check Out How High Your Premium Rate Will Soar
Here's something from our list of Obamacare facts we've been examining: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was supposed to make healthcare cheaper for all Americans, even free for some.
Facing constant criticism for his landmark healthcare bill, U.S. President Barack Obama continues to preach that new healthcare will indeed lower costs. Just two weeks ago he went so far as to claim that "for the 85% to 90% of Americans who already have health insurance, they're already experiencing most of the benefits of the Affordable Care Act even if they don't know it."
Unfortunately, it's looking increasingly unlikely that's the case.Read More...