One of the reasons biotech stocks can be your portfolio’s biggest winners is because of the massive profits companies see after releasing a blockbuster drug – especially with the exorbitantly high prices of this year’s new treatments.
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In bioscience investing, binary catalysts are milestone events that signal a thumbs-up or thumbs- down for an experimental drug as it makes its way through the regulatory process.
Positive catalysts can send a share price soaring. Negative ones can send it into a nosedive.
Perhaps the least understood of these catalysts are FDA Advisory Committee (a.k.a. AdCom) recommendations.
But they're also among the most powerful.
Here's what I mean, and how to play them profitably... Full Story
The FDA's Expedited Programs help get promising new therapies for seriously ill patients approved as soon as possible.
But they also create an unintended side effect that's a huge advantage for investors: They point exactly to the biggest money-making opportunities in the bioscience industry.
They're like big, green, neon signs that say, "This is an important drug with incredible profit potential."
And this is how you find them... Full Story
Shares of Tesaro Inc. (Nasdaq: TSRO) stock were up 23% today (Monday) after the company announced that its drug rolapitant met the main goal of its third and final Phase 3 trial.
According to Money Morning's BioScience Investment Specialist Ernie Tremblay, volatility like that of TSRO stock is common among biotech companies with late stage drug candidates.
When Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (NYSE: VRX) and activist investor Bill Ackman made an unsolicited $46 billion bid to purchase Botox maker Allergan Inc. (NYSE: AGN) last week, investors got a glimpse of just how big the Botox market is globally.
And that had us pointing to our "Stocks to Buy" list...
<strong><em>Money Morning</em></strong>'s Defense & Tech Specialist Michael A. Robinson has been recommending a biotech stock that develops similar specialty products for dermatological applications. And it could see huge gains soon...
Market volatility has suddenly created some great opportunities, including those in the biotech sector.
Supporting the inevitable ascent of the industry is the release of a steady stream of compounds that have helped them rack up billions in new revenue.
Some analysts feel that the biotech sector's recent tumble is evidence of the biotech bubble bursting.
But they're wrong; the market is simply in a period of adjustment.
The premise behind the bubble idea is that biotech companies as a group are overvalued, that their market caps aren't supported by performance. In other words, that their perceived value is all smoke and mirrors.
In the pharmaceutical industry, a "blockbuster" is any drug that brings in $1 billion or more in revenue per year.
It's the prize that every biotech hopes to win - and every biotech investor hopes to cash in on.
So how do you spot one in the making? If the market suspects a drug candidate has blockbuster potential, catalysts (events like positive clinical study results and regulatory milestones) will give its manufacturer's share price a big, big boost.
There is no crystal ball that's 100% accurate when experimental drugs are concerned, but here are some telling questions that can narrow your search...
As a long-time tech-investing analyst, I have one of the best vantage points in the country for tracking profitable marijuana industry trends.
Here's the thing: I live 10 minutes from the epicenter of the medical marijuana movement in northern California, and the rest of the nation for that matter.
Downtown Oakland contains a small cannabis-friendly district known as "Oaksterdam." In fact, there's a patient co-op across the street from a store where I buy my fedoras.
I bring all this up so you know I've followed what's been happening with the marijuana legalization movement for years.
In these parts, it's difficult to avoid - you see lots of folks walking around wearing their official Oaksterdam t-shirts.
Since California legalized medical marijuana in 1996, another 19 states have joined the movement.
The San Francisco-based market research firm ArcView Group estimates the national legal marijuana market at $1.53 billion in 2013. ArcView expects sales to nearly double to $2.57 billion by the end of this year.
To be worth an investor's money, any promising pre-profit biotech needs to offer high scores on three fundamental benchmarks: pipeline depth, lead product quality, and cash-reserve to burn ratio.
Very few young pharma firms meet these qualifications, of course.
That's what makes a company like this so exciting... Full Story
Early last year, I saw a research study that said nearly 60% of all U.S. workers have a net worth of less than $25,000.
And that means they have no retirement.
From the moment that I saw that research, I knew I had a mission - to help folks reclaim their financial futures by breaking free of Wall Street's self-serving shackles... and creating wealth all on their own.
And I knew there was one avenue to travel - the high-tech highway.
So I developed a roadmap - a set of five rules - that would serve as a kind of "tech-investing GPS." My goal was to help investors identify "double-your-money" tech stocks - and navigate their way to massive high-tech wealth.
Today I'm going to walk you through those rules again, and also give you a bonus - a biotech stock with double-your-money potential.
You can make huge gains investing in a breakthrough drug, but you can do even better putting your money into a new, cutting-edge technology platform that can fuel a company's entire pipeline.
One biotech I recommended to my BioScience Millionaire subscribers last July, Sangamo Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: SGMO), has developed a technology from naturally occurring molecules, called zinc finger proteins (ZFPs), that scientists can engineer to edit specific genes in the human genome. It can cut them out, replace them, or add new ones - in other words, it plays with the basic building blocks of life as if they were Lego pieces!
Sangamo is currently using ZFP technology to find cures for some of the most intractable - and often un-druggable - diseases we know of, including HIV, Alzheimer's, Huntington's, and Down's syndrome to name a few.
And Sangamo isn't the only company using ZFPs for research. In fact, it licenses out the technology to scientific institutions and companies all over the world - providing it with a great revenue stream.
As a result, SGMO shares have gone up more than 150% since last summer. Actually, if you'd had the foresight to buy the stock at the beginning of 2012, you'd now be realizing profits of 577% on your money.
The magic word in that sentence is "foresight." The trick is to spot these technologies early in their development, either before they've had IPOs or soon after.
With that in mind, here are a few exciting new technologies to keep an eye on... Full Story
The recent spate of uninspiring data, from unemployment to retail sales, has been blamed on the unrelenting cold and snowy winter. But one group that hasn't been affected, and isn't using the convenient "bad weather" excuse, is this list of penny stocks to watch now.
This week brought huge gains from several low-priced stocks across all sectors:
When you're evaluating a biotech, or even a full-fledged pharmaceutical company, you'll want to look at its product pipeline, upcoming catalysts, and financial indicators.
But the most important asset it possesses, the heartbeat that drives everything else, is its intellectual property (patent) portfolio...
That's what will make it attractive for acquisition, merger, or licensing deals.
And it's what protects its products from marauding generic drug manufacturers, who will produce copycat therapies and sell them at cutthroat prices.
For a drug development company, that spells disaster.
That follows a 60%-plus return last year, far outpacing the 30% gain of the broader market. Some 81 biotech companies saw share prices more than double in 2013.