Since 2010 I have been focused on researching and investing in Pharmaceutical, Biotech, and Medical Technology companies. I focus on companies that are developing medicines or have developed medicines for diabetes, Alzheimer’s, cancer, hepatitis, Crohn’s disease, and others. I have been very successful with this investment strategy since 2009. My first successful healthcare/biotech investment was on March 12th, 2009 when Roche® purchased a biotechnology company that I held stock in - Genentech®. Roche’s purchase of Genentech for $46.8 Billion was the motivation to review the entire healthcare sector. Highlighted below are companies that I have or have had long positions in since 2010 and I will occasionally trade in and out these companies. From my perspective the biotech sector has been on a bull run since 2009.
On February 7th, 2018, 2 days after the ^VIX inspired high volatility crash/correction on February 5th and 6th of 2018, I again went “all in” on the Healthcare sector. More importantly the cancer death rate in the U.S. fell 13% from 2004 to 2013 according to those who track such information. On 2/6/2018 the ^VIX was at or near 50?! To put this ^VIX # in perspective the ^VIX on 3/8/2022 ranged between 34.32 -36.45. On this date 3/7/2022 Russia is raging full scale war on Ukraine, WTI crude oil is between $110-$119/barrel, wheat prices are skyrocketing, almost every major city in Ukraine is being bombed by the Russian military, the Russian rubble is now worth less than 1 cent and the Russian economy is in freefall!
Please be advised that I am not a financial adviser/investment adviser, and I have no business relationship with any of the company’s who are mentioned below. I have worked for Unilever®, Grey Advertising®, Hasbro®, Toys R Us® and other companies prior to 2010. I consider myself, insightful regarding trends and products, market timing, identifying long-term value situations, long-term brand development, and identifying technologies and products that will be highly profitable. I do not “blog” often, as I spend more time processing information then communicating data. I have been following many Seeking Alpha writers as a member since 2012. I also gain information/data/charts from many other sources. And have many business and company alerts directly sent to me on their products, and product tests involving new medicines. All of my Healthcare blogs can be found here = https://biotecmax.com/blogs and here at Seeking Alpha = https://seekingalpha.com/user/5205071/instablogs#instablogs
These are extraordinary times for investing and processing new products and ventures and is not limited to the healthcare sector. However, the amounts of money being devoted to new medical technologies and new medicines is remarkable. This site is not financial advise, this site does highlight my investments in the healthcare sector.
As of 11/5/2022 I remain 90% invested in biotech/medtech companies, My reasons are as follows:
1. Healthcare is the right category for growth over next 10+ years, as I agree with comments from Russ Koesterich of BlackRock® on September 19, 2018 www.blackrock.com/...
"At $3.5 trillion per year, total healthcare spending (public and private) makes up roughly 20% of the U.S. economy. The nation's 80 million baby boomers provide a stable source of ongoing revenue growth for healthcare companies throughout the value chain. Demographic tailwinds are widely expected to continue to propel this secular story in the United States."
3. Healthcare is also a defensive category if things turn south as many company pipelines and product development will continue to progress.
4. The biotech sector is increasingly becoming an effort to seek stronger partnership (seeking biotech partnerships). Many companies are developing new drugs that can in many instances work better in combination with other successful/newer drugs or help other drugs work better against specific medical issues when used in combination.
5. Both biotech and medtech companies are also increasing their partnerships with biotechnology focused colleges and medical universities/hospitals towards successful co-product development partnerships. This is occurring on a global basis. The www.biotechVORTEX.com section of this site covers these partnerships and mergers in the biopharma sector.
my current holdings as of 11/5/2022 =
my top growth picks (no dividends) - (ISRG), (ABMD), (ILMN), (BIIB), (REGN), (VRTX), ARRY, (SRPT) AMRN VAR DXCM PODD VCYT NVAX GALT BGNE MRNA BCTX BHVN VIR SGEN BHVN BMRN XLRN BNTX NBIX KPTI BBIO ALNY
Before February 5th, 2018 I was a passive investor, no longer. I am now an active supporter of all the healthcare, medical, and biotech companies that I hold stock in or trade in. Please be advised that this is not investment advise, these are my investments. Thank you for visiting seeking biotech alpha and please feel free to send me comments/feedback/questions - to email@example.com
My best to all in 2022, as we will continue to see chaotic volatility again and we will definitely see vilification of the entire healthcare sector by politicos, for the fifth consecutive year. We will also see continued attacks by state AG's filing lawsuits against bio-pharma/biotech companies for huge sums to off-set their declining state finances. Election years bring out the worst politico attacks and Biotech companies are easy targets, even in New Jersey. So far in 2022, politicos now openly denounce those who invest in pharma stocks/companies as unworthy.
There is no doubt 2020 will go down as the worst year for bio-pharma companies from a political/PR standpoint as the 2020 election year brought the greatest number of targeted political ads against the bio-pharma sector. Positive product news regarding the virus has had little effect on countering the continued vilification of the bio-pharma sector in 2020. I keep track of this at www.biotech-WARS.com and www.biotecWARS.com and www.biotechSTORM.com
I also keep track of the SARS-CoV2 virus and Covid-19 news and updates here at www.biohazard2020.com / www.BiotechSTORM.com and will continue to do so in 2022. This is the latest page I have on the www.BiotechSTORM.com = https://biotecmax.com/biohazard2022-8 and unfortunately the third year of this pandemic.
The seventh and eighth pages on the SARS-CoV2 virus also include other medical/healthcare issues facing the industry i.e. baby formula, Monkeypox virus, food supply, MRNA patent issues and more = https://biotecmax.com/biohazard2022-8
Bio-Pharma/MedTech companies that I invest in = I keep track of their products/meds at the www.biotecMAX.com section of this site, most recent info is here = https://biotecmax.com/2022-5 for many of the most successful meds I keep track of at www.biotecNOVA.com - latest is here https://biotecmax.com/biotecnova-3. I also keep track of promising new meds and trials here = www.biotecHOPE.com and www.biotecHEART.com .
And I am working on a new medicines page with all top meds by illness - it is a work in progress at this point = https://biotecmax.com/medicines and a page devoted to more financial/sales progress here www.biotecDATA.com.
These are the primary companies I invest in and keep track of;
VAR ABBV, ABMD, ABT, AMGN, AMRN, AZN, BGNE, BIIB, BLUE, BMRN, BMY, GILD, ISRG, JNJ, LLY, MDT, MRK, NVS, PFE, REGN, RHHBY, SGEN, SRPT, VRTX (ILMN) (PODD) (DXCM) (RARE) VCYT NVAX XLRN SRNE GALT BCTX BNTX MRNA BHVN KPTI BBIO
God bless all the healthcare professionals battling Covid-19 around the world, thank you. And thank you for developing medicines and medical devises to fight Cancer, Alzheimer’s, Crohn’s Disease, MS, HIV, Hemophilia, Heart Disease, Diabetes, Malaria, Ebola, Cystic Fibrosis, Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Atopic Dermatitis, Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Plaque Psoriasis and other ailments.
GLTA & I pray that you have a peaceful sky above you.
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