Biotech Stocks Bounce Back as the Dust Settles

The Nasdaq Biotech ETF $IBB saw a knee-jerk reaction lower yesterday after firm comments from President-elect Trump on current drug pricing.

It was the laggard on the day and finished lower by -2.99%.

That sell off, while sharp, retraced less than 50% of the gains made from 2017 as the Biotech sector had been higher every single day (6/6) until yesterday.

Today, after the dust has settled, buyers seem to be picking up right where they left off. We’re higher today despite all of the major averages meaningfully in the red.

This bounce is occurring right at the rising 8/20 period EMAs which coincide with support in strong trends.

The news story on this sector is “risky” but the near-term price action tells a different story.

Thanks for reading.


Evan Medeiros

Evan is the founder of The Trade Risk, a financial media company that publishes research and analysis about the stock market and specializes in trading education. With 20+ years of coding experience and a B.S. in computer science, Evan brings a systematic discipline to investing in the stock market.

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  1. […] may have hit a few traders, there was a silver lining for opportunistic traders (and I shared this yesterday on my blog):  the decline was overdue as Biotech was up 6 days in a row prior to (and traded higher yesterday […]

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