November 26, 2018 7:38am
… As the NASDAQ roars with the question, will the “pet” algorithms play together?
Out and about: Tasly Pharmaceutical Group and Mesoblast Limited (MESO; ASX: MSB) first Joint Steering Committee (JSC) met for their cardiovascular partnership was held in Tianjin last week, and as a result Tasly plans to meet with the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) of China (formerly known as the China FDA) in the Q1/19 to discuss the regulatory approval pathway for MESO’s heart failure product candidate MPC-150-IM in China. Vir Biotechnology, Inc. and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALNY) announced the initiation of a P1/2 study of VIR-2218, a novel, investigational RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutic for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection.
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U.S. stock index futures are headed north …
Dow futures are UP +1.07% (+260 points) and NASDAQ futures are UP +1.57% (+103 points)
U.S. stock futures pointed to a higher open on the first trading day of the week;
European markets rise after EU backs PM May's Brexit deal;
Asia markets were mixed on Monday as energy stocks declined after oil prices fell last week to their lowest levels in more than a year.
Data docket: Chicago Federal Reserve national activity index numbers are due at 8:30 a.m. ET, while Dallas Fed manufacturing survey data are due to be released at 10:30 a.m. ET.
- The iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology (IBB) is NOT indicating
The SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (XBI) is indicating a POSITIVE +1.17% UPSIDE
- The Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLV) is NOT indicating
The iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) is indicating a POSITIVE +1.22% UPSIDE
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Will Friday’s positive sentiment be maintained after the close was positive with an Advance/Decline Line (A/DL) of 27/17 and 1 flat?
Friday’s closing bell: “the high and the low of it. Upside strength was dollar strong but downside weakness was cents weak.” Volume HAD said it all: 0 out of the 27 upside had higher (than the 3 month average) volume and 2 out of 17 downside experienced greater volume (than the 3 month average).
Friday night’s percentage (%) indicators:
- Review the range of the 27 upside from +0.08% (FATE) to +5.17% (BSTG) while the 17 downside ranged from -09.8% (CUR) to -6.26% (BLCM) with a 1 flat close (RENE.L).
- 0 out of 27 upside had higher (than the 3 month average) volume;
- 2 out of 17 downside experienced greater volume (than the 3 month average).
The iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology (IBB) in a week’s history lesson; a five session aggregate of a negative -1.73% after 2 downside sessions out of 4 and 1 holiday!
- In 17 sessions in November – there were 1 holiday, 7 positive closes, 1 neutral and 8 negative closes
- In 23 sessions in October – there were 17 negative closes and 6 positive sessions;
- In 19 sessions in September – there were 10 negative closes and 9 positive sessions;
- In 21 August sessions – 6 had negative and 15 had positive closes
Companies in my headlights – It’s your decision; I provide an idea and context:
News usually generates +positive+ price action:
Vir Biotechnology, Inc. and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALNY) today announced the initiation of a Phase 1/2 study of VIR-2218, a novel, investigational RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutic for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. The commencement of first-in-human dosing marks the first clinical use of Alnylam’s Enhanced Stabilization Chemistry-Plus (ESC+) GalNAc conjugate delivery platform and the start of Vir’s first global development program. VIR-2218 was originated by Alnylam as ALN-HBV02 and was licensed to Vir, which will conduct its clinical development.
Tasly Pharmaceutical Group and Mesoblast Limited (MESO; ASX: MSB) announced that the first Joint Steering Committee (JSC) meeting for their cardiovascular partnership was held in Tianjin last week, and as a result Tasly plans to meet with the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) of China (formerly known as the China FDA) in the Q1/19 to discuss the regulatory approval pathway for MESO’s heart failure product candidate MPC-150-IM in China.
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