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badcompany
09-03-2013, 07:20 PM
One of the most profitable stocks in my portfolio has been Regeneron Pharm (regn). That said, it's been a bumpy ride, as the pullbacks have been sharp. Had I not gotten in early, and had a wide stop, I certainly would've been shaken out.

The interesting thing about this stock is that, for the past six months, whenever it has a sharp move, one way or the other, the market shortly follows in the same direction. In other words, the stock has been foreshadowing the market.

The stock recently bottomed at ~225, started sneaking up to 240, and today it shot up 7% to 260.

If the trend persists, the rest of the market should soon follow. So, a short term SPY trade could be profitable.

As I said, it's just an ideer.

iceknight
09-04-2013, 04:21 PM
Good call..

badcompany
09-10-2013, 01:09 PM
Yeah, so far, so good. Not a done deal,yet, but it's always nice to get off to a good start.

hugh
09-10-2013, 04:07 PM
Maker of "Linzess" which isn't well known but has blockbuster potential...
"The company'’s lead product candidate, linaclotide, a guanylate cyclase type-C agonist for irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) gastrointestinal disorders under the LINZESS name in the United States and Constella name in the European Union."

Ironwood has a solid base at 10.When people realize how cheap this company is and what a miracle Linzess is for so many the price will sky rocket. I'm not talking about a doubler.. thinking 5 even 6 bags. Linzess (linaclotide) is about to go global.. expanding into Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia, and China, including Hong Kong and Macau.
Global blockbuster.
Linzess is too new on the market for media buzz to become fierce... Still too new for most insurance companies to cover it.
Haven't been this excited about a biotech in years.

badcompany
09-19-2013, 05:35 PM
Okay, a little 2 week update. At the time of the call, SPY-164, REGN-260.

Today, SPY-172.8 REGN-307.

If anyone made the trade, I'm using the 10 day sma as a trailing stop.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l142/thinlizzy21/null_zps0f4c7d02.png

PaceAdvantage
09-19-2013, 07:52 PM
Good call man...

badcompany
09-19-2013, 08:31 PM
Good call man...

Thanks, Mike.

That REGN stock is a monster but it's very volatile. In order to catch that last move up, I had to sit through a down move from ~280 to ~225.

badcompany
01-14-2014, 02:15 PM
Okay, same deal. The stock had a run up to 320 and retraced downward to its previous base and stayed there for awhile, almost certainly shaking out many Johnny Come Latelys. At the time of this post. The stock is up 10% on the day.

If the pattern holds, the entire S&P should have a nice upward run.

I'm waiting until SPY is 1% above the lower of the 6 & 12sma. Then, it's on like Grey Poupon.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l142/thinlizzy21/null_zps09fca304.png

Saratoga_Mike
01-14-2014, 03:59 PM
Okay, same deal. The stock had a run up to 320 and retraced downward to its previous base and stayed there for awhile, almost certainly shaking out many Johnny Come Latelys. At the time of this post. The stock is up 10% on the day.

If the pattern holds, the entire S&P should have a nice upward run.

I'm waiting until SPY is 1% above the lower of the 6 & 12sma. Then, it's on like Grey Poupon.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l142/thinlizzy21/null_zps09fca304.png

You're using a ONE biotech stock to predict future movements in the S&P 500? Or for a biotech index of some type???

badcompany
01-14-2014, 04:34 PM
You're using a ONE biotech stock to predict future movements in the S&P 500? Or for a biotech index of some type???

The whole s&p.

We're talking about a short term move, 5%.

The theory is that this stock has been under accumulation and the the big up move indicates it's time for distribution, not just for this stock, but for all stocks. Stocks tend to exhibit herd behavior. So, the performance of one stock can be an indicator of the direction of the market as a whole.

You seem to be a fundamental guy. So, this might not be your thing.

Saratoga_Mike
01-14-2014, 04:55 PM
The whole s&p.

We're talking about a short term move, 5%.

The theory is that this stock has been under accumulation and the the big up move indicates it's time for distribution, not just for this stock, but for all stocks. Stocks tend to exhibit herd behavior. So, the performance of one stock can be an indicator of the direction of the market as a whole.

You seem to be a fundamental guy. So, this might not be your thing.

I like to use charts (and technical analysis like accum/disti), too, but your fundamental point is correct. At REGN, there was very positive news after the close yesterday and they're at JPM (in San Fran) on Thursday, so I just don't see causality there.

Magister Ludi
01-14-2014, 05:12 PM
In other words, the stock has been foreshadowing the market.

Correlation does not imply causation. Do you know of a compelling reason why REGN would be a leading indicator of SPY?

Saratoga_Mike
01-14-2014, 05:36 PM
Correlation does not imply causation. Do you know of a compelling reason why REGN would be a leading indicator of SPY?

exactly

badcompany
01-14-2014, 05:41 PM
Correlation does not imply causation. Do you know of a compelling reason why REGN would be a leading indicator of SPY?

Some stocks take longer to distribute than others, and, therefore need to make highs sooner.

For a detailed look into the inner workings of the stock market, I would suggest reading Richard Ney's books, all written in the 1970's but still relevant today.

On that note, I'm done explaining. It's an idea. If you don't like it for one reason or another, no one is forcing you to do anything.

That said if you're gonna crap all over it, how about sharing one of your own brilliant insights?

RaceBookJoe
01-14-2014, 06:22 PM
Great call BadCompany :ThmbUp:

The bio/pharma sector has been hot, ICPT has been insane the past 3-4 trading sessions. TEVA had a really nice move too. Solars have made big moves both ways also, the solar etf TAN is something to look at if you just want to stop at the sector and not drill down to the best stocks there.

Saratoga_Mike
01-14-2014, 06:23 PM
Some stocks take longer to distribute than others, and, therefore need to make highs sooner.

For a detailed look into the inner workings of the stock market, I would suggest reading Richard Ney's books, all written in the 1970's but still relevant today.

On that note, I'm done explaining. It's an idea. If you don't like it for one reason or another, no one is forcing you to do anything.

That said if you're gonna crap all over it, how about sharing one of your own brilliant insights?

I don't make macro calls - I do wish you very good luck with yours.

Saratoga_Mike
01-14-2014, 06:24 PM
Great call Bad Finger :ThmbUp:

The bio/pharma sector has been hot, ICPT has been insane the past 3-4 trading sessions. TEVA had a really nice move too. Solars have made big moves both ways also, the solar etf TAN is something to look at if you just want to stop at the sector and not drill down to the best stocks there.

RS of solar sector has been persistently in the top 5% of all sectors over the past yr or so.

badcompany
01-14-2014, 06:32 PM
Correlation does not imply causation. Do you know of a compelling reason why REGN would be a leading indicator of SPY?

Let me just make one more point. It's not about causation REGN isn't causing the market to do anything. It's IMO an indicator that certain proccesses within the market are complete, viz. stocks have been shaken out of weak hands and now a further rise can continue.

That's the theory. Whether I'm correct, time will tell.

badcompany
01-14-2014, 06:35 PM
Great call Bad Finger :ThmbUp:

The bio/pharma sector has been hot, ICPT has been insane the past 3-4 trading sessions. TEVA had a really nice move too. Solars have made big moves both ways also, the solar etf TAN is something to look at if you just want to stop at the sector and not drill down to the best stocks there.

RS of solar sector has been persistently in the top 5% of all sectors over the past yr or so.

Yeah, solar stocks have been killing it, lately. I've been ignoring the sector for awhile because of its bad run. Obviously the worm has turned.

RaceBookJoe
01-14-2014, 08:18 PM
[QUOTE=Saratoga_Mike]

Yeah, solar stocks have been killing it, lately. I've been ignoring the sector for awhile because of its bad run. Obviously the worm has turned.

SCTY, CSIQ, FSLR have all been really good trading stocks.

RaceBookJoe
01-31-2014, 07:51 PM
These are the top 5 stocks in IBD's Leaders With Rising Estimates screen :

FB, BIIB, QIHU, NQ, ACT

All have beautiful daily charts except for NQ, just passing along info.

badcompany
01-31-2014, 08:45 PM
:faint: These are the top 5 stocks in IBD's Leaders With Rising Estimates screen :

FB, BIIB, QIHU, NQ, ACT

All have beautiful daily charts except for NQ, just passing along info.

I have ACT. It's been a great performing stock. BIIB is a biotech that has recently been killing it. I have two biotechs, GILD which has been great, and, REGN which has stalled as of late. I'm still being patient with it.

Of the others on that list, QIHU, looks interesting. Pretty amazing year it had.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l142/thinlizzy21/null_zps54f31da7.png

badcompany
02-11-2014, 12:43 PM
:)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l142/thinlizzy21/0dfb6e924a0ced85a51e1f7bd472920c_zpsaa90c5d6.jpg

badcompany
02-18-2014, 12:11 PM
:cool:

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l142/thinlizzy21/279aee8f855b3c136a433afc573bb4a2_zpsb53560f5.jpg

RaceBookJoe
02-18-2014, 01:54 PM
Great calls :ThmbUp:

badcompany
02-19-2014, 12:01 PM
Great calls :ThmbUp:


Thanks. QIHU was a good call on your part. My timing with the purchase was bad as I bought some right before the correction, but, with all new buys, I start small and give myself a wide stop, especially with a volatile stock like that. So, I was able to weather the storm, and now the stock is above the purchase price.

ACT is doing well, today, too. It has an earnings release coming tomorrow. We'll see what happens.

RaceBookJoe
02-19-2014, 12:24 PM
Thanks. QIHU was a good call on your part. My timing with the purchase was bad as I bought some right before the correction, but, with all new buys, I start small and give myself a wide stop, especially with a volatile stock like that. So, I was able to weather the storm, and now the stock is above the purchase price.

ACT is doing well, today, too. It has an earnings release coming tomorrow. We'll see what happens.

Great way to leg into positions. Its been a "buy the dip" play on these strong stocks. Keep it going, you seem to be doing well.