September 4, 2020 8:46am

The sector has been experiencing excruciating declines – three (3) since Tuesday

Pre-open indications: 1 SELL but, looking for some of the oversold to lift

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Dow futures are UP +0.19% (+53 points), S&P futures are DOWN -0.17% (-6 points) and NASDAQ futures are DOWN -1.19% (-140.25 points)


U.S. stock futures are bouncing down to a mixed open pre-holiday weekend;

European stocks advanced Friday, rebounding from the previous session’s losses as the pan-European Stoxx 600 added +0.7% by late morning;

Asia-Pacific stocks were lower with Australia leading losses followed by mainland China as the MSCI Asia ex-Japan index declined -1.29%.


Data Docket: U.S. created 1.37 million jobs in August, vs 1.32 million expected; unemployment rate falls to 8.4%



I’ve kept saying, “new highs scare me” … and was proved RIGHT!

Thursday, the Dow slid more than 800 points, or 2.8%, during the cash session for its biggest one-day decline since June. The S&P 500 plunged 3.5% and the Nasdaq dropped 5%.

  • Thursday’s declines also wiped out the major averages’ gains for the week and knocked both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq off record levels.


Thursday night’s post: RegMed Investors’ (RMi) closing bell: what’s sustainable in September so far, sector depreciation …

  • The Nasdaq closed DOWN -598.34 (-4.96%);
  • The IBB closed down -3.75% and XBI also closed down -3.73%;
  • Sector volume was LOW with 2 of the 2-upside having higher than the 3-month average volume and the 6 of 32-downside having higher than the 3-month average volume;
  • The CBOE Volatility Index (VVIX: INDEX) was up +7.03 points or +26.46% at 33.60;
  • Thursday’s percentage (%) of the 2-upside were +0.38% (IONS) to +13.01% (AGTC) while the 32-downside ranges from -0.40% (SGMO) to -13.43% (NTLA); 

 Q3 so far:

  • September, 3 negative closes
  • August, 10 positive closes and 11 negative closes
  • July -11 positive and 11 negative closes with 1 holiday


Companies in my headlights – It’s your decision; I provide an idea and context:

Maintaining Sell:

Biostage (BSTG) closed down -$0.13 to $1.35 after Wednesday’s +$0.03 to $1.48, Tuesday’s -$ 0.05 to $1.45, Monday’s +$0.02 to $1.50 and last Friday’s -$0.46 or -23.71% to $1.48 with 71,846 shares traded (the highest in YEARS),

Analysts ask questions … and usually doesn’t get a response from this company. Wonder WHY … what is the “HIDE”?


*** I am hoping for oversold recognition after volatility drained the sector ***


The BOTTOM LINE: Valuations have been hung-out to drip, trickle and leak share pricing.


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