February 9, 2024 7:32am

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Remember that overnight and pre-open actions’ futures and global markets doesn't necessarily translate into actual trading in the today’s market session.

There is no breadline for share pricing and fact-based intelligence!

I also follow the dictum, quoting Churchill that “short words are best, and the old words when short are best of all.”


Friday: The pre-open Dow futures are UP +0.04% or (+15 points), the S&P futures are UP +0.14% or (+7 points) as the Nasdaq futures are UP +0.32% or (+57 points)

Stock futures were barely up and fluctuating on Friday a.m.,

European markets were slightly higher,

Asia-Pacific markets were either fully or partially closed for Lunar New Year holidays; Yet Japan hit a 34 year high.



We need to more than consider the economic environment to comprehend the micro re “our” universe of cell and gene therapy companies …

Thursday, indexes rose ...as the Dow closed UP +48.97 points or +0.13%, the S&P closed UP +2.85 points +0.06% while the Nasdaq closed UP +37.07 points or +0.24%

So far this week, the S&P is up 0.8%, the Dow +0.02% and the Nasdaq +1.1% this week.

Economic Data Docket: Consumer Price Index revisions t 8: 30 a.m. ET


Thursday’s night RegMed Investors (RMi) Closing Bell: “share prices rides on the sector’s merry-go-round. Good headlines generates bad jibes; but, does move the upside.” … https://www.regmedinvestors.com/articles/13321


Q1/24: February – 3 positive and 3 negative closes

  • January: 2 holidays, 11 negative and 8 positive closes


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

I post about “indication intelligence” devoting my time to collection and analysis of information to assist investors with insight into sector vulnerabilities and strengths. A dictionary definition of “indicate” refers to something less than a certainty; an indication could be a signal of being oversold or overbought, a recommendation, or grounds for inferring or a basis for believing.


I am passing on forecasting the daily indications – the aftermarket is just a sloppy nothing …  it is just too mixed of few ups, and fewer downs and many flats.

  • I believe, NOT many stocks are actionable right now!


The BOTTOM LINE: Don't chase the cell and gene therapy sector, especially with the Nasdaq extended.

  • However, the Nasdaq is 5.7% above its 50-day line, with the Nasdaq 100 6% above that key level.
  • If the sector “pulls” - some equities may falter.

The remainder of the month’s trading sessions will be critical as the RegMed sector will begin earnings’ LPS (loss-per-share) season, estimates and consensus which set market reaction. 

  • Coming attractions …Q4 and FY23 reporting season will ALSO report “runways” and those whose cash positions render their future questionable.

That is WHY I focus on INDICATIONS … Skim if you can trim, buy if it will fly and sell if compelled!

  • As I wrote on last week “When it comes to short-term investing or trading; the trend is NOT your friend.”  Just wait a session and the direction will change from tailwinds to headwinds … or NOT!

Thursday thoughts coming after Wednesday’s actions:

  • Market breadth was strong. The small-cap Russell 2000 leapt 1.5%, rebounding from the 50-day line and back above the 21-day.
  • The 10-year Treasury yield popped 7 basis points to 4.17%, just below 2024 highs.
  • The small-cap Russell 2000 fell 0.2%, just holding the 50-day line.

Welcome to my world of defining the “grey’ in our universe!

  • Right up front, “I also hate to be so negative or contrarian but, this is a NO spin zone and facts are its product; I can always be WRONG but … I am mostly EARLY!”
  • The sector is what it is, until it isn’t and even then, it doesn’t seem to be… as NOT much changes as the sector’s share pricing rides the waves of volatility, algorithms, electronic trading and short covering.


Opinions expressed are those of the author and are subject to change, and not intended to be a forecast of future events, a guarantee of future results, nor investment advice. All investments are subject to risks. Investors should consider investment objectives.

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