August 30, 2021 7:40am

I’d be squeezing-out some profits from the weekly high flyers

Pre-open indications: SELLs into Strength: 3; BUYs: 3; Maintain SELL: 1

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Dow futures are UP +0.04% (+15 points), S&P futures are UP +0.08% (+4 point) and NASDAQ futures are UP +0.11% (+17 points)


U.S. stock futures were trading safely and slowly higher in early morning trading on Monday

European markets traded slightly higher while U.K is closed for public holiday

Asia-Pacific markets rose, with Australian stocks recovering from an earlier slip as Covid cases in the country spike.



A positive start to the trading week in the final days of August reflects sentiment elsewhere, with U.S. stock futures steady in overnight trading on Sunday, and shares higher in Asia-Pacific. <CNBC>

Monday and Tuesday mark the last two trading days of the month; the S&P 500 is up +2.6%, the Dow was up +1.5% and the Nasdaq rose 1.5% in August.

The stock market rally had a strong week, hitting record highs even as Fed chief Powell said a bond taper is likely to start soon.

The Nasdaq and Russell 2000 had their best weekly gains in months.

Stocks could stay range-bound until the release of August’s jobs report on Friday.


Data Docket: the flash Markit (Dallas) manufacturing and services purchasing managers indexes (10 a.m.) are due for release after the market’s open, followed by existing home sales (10:30 a.m.).


If you didn’t know what happen at Friday night’s close and the quarter’s “number’s” impact, you won’t be prepared for today’s session:


  • The Nasdaq closed UP +183.69 points (+1.23%);


  • The IBB closed up +0.23% and XBI closed up +2.66%


  • Sector volume was LOW with 5 of the 30-upside having higher than the 3-month average volume with very LOW volume of 1 of 2-downside having higher than the 3-month average volume;


  • The CBOE Volatility Index (VVIX: INDEX) was down -2.51 points or -13.32% at 16.33


  • Friday’s percentage (%) of the 30-upside were +0.53% (GBT) to +18.08% (BSTG) while the 2-downside -1.73% (BLFS) to -2.53% (VYGR);



  • August - 11 positive and 9 negative close
  • July: 6 positives, 1 holiday and 15 negative closes


  • June: 15 positive and 8 negative closes
  • May:  8 positive, 12 negative closes and 1 holiday
  • April: 11 negative and 10 positive closes


  • March: 10 positive, 12 negative and 1 neutral closes
  • February: 9 positive, 10 negative closes and 1 holiday
  • January: 10 positive, 9 negative closes and 1 holiday


Q2/21 Earnings releases …  … to date:


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

The Biostage (BSTG) Chronicles - Maintaining Sell – notice how the shares trade with the “pump/promote”?

Biostage (BSTG) closed up again +$0.45 to $3.05 with 19,982 share traded after Thursday’s +$0.39 with 3,137 shares traded, Wednesday’s +$0.16 with 18,472 shares traded, Tuesday’s +$0.28 with 10,590 shares traded and last Monday’s +$0.68 to $1.89 with 38,354 shares traded.

Question#1: Being able to trade a stock doesn't mean it is worth the share price; an equity that has WHAT is BSTG’s value proposition, after all the share price pumping – NO clinical trial?

Questiob#2: WHAT is the end game of “pumping” the share price as the float is MINIMAL compared to the ever-OUTSTANDING shares?  WHERE is the SEC?

MINORITY PUBLIC shareholders are waiting for the specific time, watching and weighing responses to MAINTAIN their RIGHTS.


Pre-open Indications:


bluebird bio (BLUE) closed up +$0.20 on Friday after Thursday’s down -$0.28 and has a positive +$0.12 or +0.66% pre-market indication,

Editas Medicine (EDIT) closed up +$1.66 after Thursday’s down -$1.72, Wednesday’s +$0.87, Tuesday’s -0.64 and Monday’s $4.98 with a positive +$1.22 or +1.86% pre-market indication,

CRISPR Therapeutics (CRSP) closed up +$1.91 after Thursday’s down -$3.90, Wednesday’s -$0.66 and Tuesday’s +$1.44 and has a positive +$0.20 or +0.16% pre-market indication;


SELL into Strength:

Intellia Therapeutics (NTLA) closed up Friday +$5.52 after Thursday’s down -$3.99, Wednesday’s -$3.86 and Tuesday’s +$4.26 and has a positive +$4.00 or +2.50% pre-market indication;

Sage Therapeutics (SAGE) closed up +$1.92 and has a positive +$2.21 or +4.93% pre-market indication,

Vericel (VCEL) closed up +$2.98to $55.61, chart looks peaky and there was NO pre-open indication – make some profit with a +250.85% 52-week change,


The BOTTOM LINE: The month is almost over; a Labor Day holiday is on the horizon and I am prepared for a slow week and time-off – shoveling mulch.

When you’re on a roller coaster, the only thing you can be sure of is you’ll end up back where you started

Investors should take short-term profits to cash-up for coming drifts!

Some earnings’ Reports Outstanding:

  • Applied Genetic Technologies (AGTC) – 9/8 reporting, Mesoblast (MESO), Pluristem (PSTI) and Pluristem (PSTI), ReNeuron (RENE.L)

RMi’s daily report is a primer that may say little or a lot; yet it serves as insurance that all indications are being examined and evaluated.


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