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The investment seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield (before the fund's fees and expenses) of an equity index called the StrataQuant® Health Care Index. The fund will normally invest at least 90% of its net assets (including investment borrowings) in common stocks that comprise the index. The index is a modified equal-dollar weighted index designed by IDI to objectively identify and select stocks from the Russell 1000® Index in the health care sector that may generate positive alpha relative to traditional passive-style indices through the use of the AlphaDEX® selection methodology.

Market Cap: 1.06 Billion

Primary Exchange: NYSE Arca

Website: http://www.ftportfolios.com

Shares Outstanding: 14.1 Million

Float: 14.1 Million

Dividend: 0.0 (0.0%)

Beta: 0.816482

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Short Interest (Jan 15, 2013): 18.8 Thousand

Ethical Flags

Longest drawdown: 619 trading days

From: 2015-07-17 To: 2017-12-29

Lowest Point:

Healthcare Stocks: Invest In Business, Not Science

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-13 02:35:46:000

By Vinay Thapar Healthcare stocks served as powerful painkillers during last year's market declines. Yet the sector offers much more than just downside protection for investors who focus on business potential and resist the urge to predict scientific breakthroughs. While the MSCI World I… read more...

Notes From The Road: An Equity Investor's Lens On China

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-12 23:48:54:000

By Tony DeSpirito Markets tend to focus on one risk at a time, and its fragile U.S.-China relations that are front and center now. New blog contributor Tony DeSpirito offers up two potential takeaways for equity investors. Headlines over the U.S.-China trade dispute have been p… read more...

Assessing The Healthcare Selloff

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-04 01:47:08:000

By Marshall Gordon and Nicholas Wu, PhD Healthcare stocks normally react to political rhetoric, but the speed and magnitude of the recent correction in the sector have been surprising. Despite bipartisan clamoring for broad changes to the healthcare system and the Trump administration'… read more...

Assessing The Healthcare Selloff

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-04 01:47:08:000

By Marshall Gordon and Nicholas Wu, PhD Healthcare stocks normally react to political rhetoric, but the speed and magnitude of the recent correction in the sector have been surprising. Despite bipartisan clamoring for broad changes to the healthcare system and the Trump administration'… read more...

Assessing The Healthcare Selloff

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-04 01:47:08:000

By Marshall Gordon and Nicholas Wu, PhD Healthcare stocks normally react to political rhetoric, but the speed and magnitude of the recent correction in the sector have been surprising. Despite bipartisan clamoring for broad changes to the healthcare system and the Trump administration'… read more...

Assessing The Healthcare Selloff

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-04 01:47:08:000

By Marshall Gordon and Nicholas Wu, PhD Healthcare stocks normally react to political rhetoric, but the speed and magnitude of the recent correction in the sector have been surprising. Despite bipartisan clamoring for broad changes to the healthcare system and the Trump administration'… read more...

U.S. Weekly FundFlows Insight Report: Despite Record Highs For The S&P 500, Investors Are Net Redeemers Of Equity Funds For The Week

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-02 23:05:44:000

By Tom Roseen For the second week in a row, investors were overall net purchasers of fund assets (including those of conventional funds and ETFs), injecting $15.0 billion for Lipper's fund flows week ended May 1, 2019. However, the headline numbers are misleading. Fund investors were net p… read more...

Can Healthcare Recover From Medicare For All?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-26 02:21:59:000

By Andy Acker, CFA & Rich Carney, CFA A proposal to expand Medicare and eliminate private insurance in the U.S. pummeled healthcare stocks recently. Portfolio Manager Andy Acker and Research Analyst Rich Carney explain what it means for investors. It's been a tough few weeks for he… read more...

Can Healthcare Recover From Medicare For All?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-26 02:21:59:000

By Andy Acker, CFA & Rich Carney, CFA A proposal to expand Medicare and eliminate private insurance in the U.S. pummeled healthcare stocks recently. Portfolio Manager Andy Acker and Research Analyst Rich Carney explain what it means for investors. It's been a tough few weeks for he… read more...

Can Healthcare Recover From Medicare For All?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-26 02:21:59:000

By Andy Acker, CFA & Rich Carney, CFA A proposal to expand Medicare and eliminate private insurance in the U.S. pummeled healthcare stocks recently. Portfolio Manager Andy Acker and Research Analyst Rich Carney explain what it means for investors. It's been a tough few weeks for he… read more...

Can Healthcare Recover From Medicare For All?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-26 02:21:59:000

By Andy Acker, CFA & Rich Carney, CFA A proposal to expand Medicare and eliminate private insurance in the U.S. pummeled healthcare stocks recently. Portfolio Manager Andy Acker and Research Analyst Rich Carney explain what it means for investors. It's been a tough few weeks for he… read more...

Can Healthcare Recover From Medicare For All?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-26 02:21:59:000

By Andy Acker, CFA & Rich Carney, CFA A proposal to expand Medicare and eliminate private insurance in the U.S. pummeled healthcare stocks recently. Portfolio Manager Andy Acker and Research Analyst Rich Carney explain what it means for investors. It's been a tough few weeks for he… read more...

Hopes For Greater 5G Internet Speed Lift The Market Higher

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-23 04:45:34:000

The Dow reached a 7-month high last Thursday and Nasdaq topped 8,000 on Wednesday as both indexes (and the S&P 500) are only a little over 1% below their all-time highs, set last fall. The biggest news last week was that the Apple ([[AAPL]]) and Qualcomm ([[QCOM]]) settlement on Tues… read more...

Hopes For Greater 5G Internet Speed Lift The Market Higher

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-23 04:45:34:000

The Dow reached a 7-month high last Thursday and Nasdaq topped 8,000 on Wednesday as both indexes (and the S&P 500) are only a little over 1% below their all-time highs, set last fall. The biggest news last week was that the Apple ([[AAPL]]) and Qualcomm ([[QCOM]]) settlement on Tues… read more...

Hopes For Greater 5G Internet Speed Lift The Market Higher

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-23 04:45:34:000

The Dow reached a 7-month high last Thursday and Nasdaq topped 8,000 on Wednesday as both indexes (and the S&P 500) are only a little over 1% below their all-time highs, set last fall. The biggest news last week was that the Apple ([[AAPL]]) and Qualcomm ([[QCOM]]) settlement on Tues… read more...

Quick Look At Healthcare Headed Into Q1 '19 Earnings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-21 03:10:30:000

Every Thursday night, Bespoke publishes a YTD return for all 11 sectors of the S&P 500, and last Thursday night's bar chart shows that the Healthcare sector was now negative for 2019 YTD, dramatically underperforming the S&P 500 YTD. Using IBES by Refinitiv actual earnings and revenu… read more...

Quick Look At Healthcare Headed Into Q1 '19 Earnings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-21 03:10:30:000

Every Thursday night, Bespoke publishes a YTD return for all 11 sectors of the S&P 500, and last Thursday night's bar chart shows that the Healthcare sector was now negative for 2019 YTD, dramatically underperforming the S&P 500 YTD. Using IBES by Refinitiv actual earnings and revenu… read more...

Healthcare Weakness Won't Kill The Bull

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-19 06:15:47:000

As if here weren't enough things for investors to worry about, a new fear is being talked about on Wall Street. Although corporate earnings are beating expectations, financial commentators are focused on the latest weakness in the healthcare sector. With the stocks of many biotech and pharmace… read more...

Healthcare Weakness Won't Kill The Bull

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-19 06:15:47:000

As if here weren't enough things for investors to worry about, a new fear is being talked about on Wall Street. Although corporate earnings are beating expectations, financial commentators are focused on the latest weakness in the healthcare sector. With the stocks of many biotech and pharmace… read more...

U.S. drug prices continue to soar

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-03 00:15:51:000

Pharmaceutical companies are continuing to defy political pressure from both Democrats and Republicans by raising the prices of almost 3,000 drugs in the U.S. in the first three months of this year. More news on: Health Care Select Sect SPDR ETF, iShares U.S. Healthcare ETF, Vanguard Hea… read more...

U.S. drug prices continue to soar

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-03 00:15:51:000

Pharmaceutical companies are continuing to defy political pressure from both Democrats and Republicans by raising the prices of almost 3,000 drugs in the U.S. in the first three months of this year. More news on: Health Care Select Sect SPDR ETF, iShares U.S. Healthcare ETF, Vanguard Hea… read more...

U.S. drug prices continue to soar

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-03 00:15:51:000

Pharmaceutical companies are continuing to defy political pressure from both Democrats and Republicans by raising the prices of almost 3,000 drugs in the U.S. in the first three months of this year. More news on: Health Care Select Sect SPDR ETF, iShares U.S. Healthcare ETF, Vanguard Hea… read more...

U.S. drug prices continue to soar

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-03 00:15:51:000

Pharmaceutical companies are continuing to defy political pressure from both Democrats and Republicans by raising the prices of almost 3,000 drugs in the U.S. in the first three months of this year. More news on: Health Care Select Sect SPDR ETF, iShares U.S. Healthcare ETF, Vanguard Hea… read more...

U.S. drug prices continue to soar

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-03 00:15:51:000

Pharmaceutical companies are continuing to defy political pressure from both Democrats and Republicans by raising the prices of almost 3,000 drugs in the U.S. in the first three months of this year. More news on: Health Care Select Sect SPDR ETF, iShares U.S. Healthcare ETF, Vanguard Hea… read more...

U.S. drug prices continue to soar

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-03 00:15:51:000

Pharmaceutical companies are continuing to defy political pressure from both Democrats and Republicans by raising the prices of almost 3,000 drugs in the U.S. in the first three months of this year. More news on: Health Care Select Sect SPDR ETF, iShares U.S. Healthcare ETF, Vanguard Hea… read more...

U.S. drug prices continue to soar

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-03 00:15:51:000

Pharmaceutical companies are continuing to defy political pressure from both Democrats and Republicans by raising the prices of almost 3,000 drugs in the U.S. in the first three months of this year. More news on: Health Care Select Sect SPDR ETF, iShares U.S. Healthcare ETF, Vanguard Hea… read more...

U.S. drug prices continue to soar

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-03 00:15:51:000

Pharmaceutical companies are continuing to defy political pressure from both Democrats and Republicans by raising the prices of almost 3,000 drugs in the U.S. in the first three months of this year. More news on: Health Care Select Sect SPDR ETF, iShares U.S. Healthcare ETF, Vanguard Hea… read more...

U.S. drug prices continue to soar

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-03 00:15:51:000

Pharmaceutical companies are continuing to defy political pressure from both Democrats and Republicans by raising the prices of almost 3,000 drugs in the U.S. in the first three months of this year. More news on: Health Care Select Sect SPDR ETF, iShares U.S. Healthcare ETF, Vanguard Hea… read more...

Should You Scale Back Technology To Gain More Health?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-31 09:03:57:000

Prologue Since we mentioned it for the first time four months ago , the US yield curve has inverted further, raising fresh concerns about the risk of an upcoming recession . There are arguments to be made that "this time is different in interpreting inversion. However, there is… read more...

Should You Scale Back Technology To Gain More Health?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-31 09:03:57:000

Prologue Since we mentioned it for the first time four months ago , the US yield curve has inverted further, raising fresh concerns about the risk of an upcoming recession . There are arguments to be made that "this time is different in interpreting inversion. However, there is… read more...

Should You Scale Back Technology To Gain More Health?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-31 09:03:57:000

Prologue Since we mentioned it for the first time four months ago , the US yield curve has inverted further, raising fresh concerns about the risk of an upcoming recession . There are arguments to be made that "this time is different in interpreting inversion. However, there is… read more...

Healthcare Stocks: Invest In Business, Not Science

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-12 02:36:21:000

By Vinay Thapar Healthcare stocks served as powerful painkillers during last year's market declines. Yet the sector offers much more than just downside protection for investors who focus on business potential and resist the urge to predict scientific breakthroughs. While the MSCI World I… read more...

Healthcare Stocks: Invest In Business, Not Science

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-12 02:36:21:000

By Vinay Thapar Healthcare stocks served as powerful painkillers during last year's market declines. Yet the sector offers much more than just downside protection for investors who focus on business potential and resist the urge to predict scientific breakthroughs. While the MSCI World I… read more...

Healthcare Stocks: Invest In Business, Not Science

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-12 02:36:21:000

By Vinay Thapar Healthcare stocks served as powerful painkillers during last year's market declines. Yet the sector offers much more than just downside protection for investors who focus on business potential and resist the urge to predict scientific breakthroughs. While the MSCI World I… read more...

Healthcare Stocks: Invest In Business, Not Science

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-12 02:36:21:000

By Vinay Thapar Healthcare stocks served as powerful painkillers during last year's market declines. Yet the sector offers much more than just downside protection for investors who focus on business potential and resist the urge to predict scientific breakthroughs. While the MSCI World I… read more...

Healthcare Stocks: Invest In Business, Not Science

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-12 02:36:21:000

By Vinay Thapar Healthcare stocks served as powerful painkillers during last year's market declines. Yet the sector offers much more than just downside protection for investors who focus on business potential and resist the urge to predict scientific breakthroughs. While the MSCI World I… read more...

Healthcare Stocks: Invest In Business, Not Science

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-12 02:36:21:000

By Vinay Thapar Healthcare stocks served as powerful painkillers during last year's market declines. Yet the sector offers much more than just downside protection for investors who focus on business potential and resist the urge to predict scientific breakthroughs. While the MSCI World I… read more...

New Drug Pricing Reform

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-26 06:10:56:000

By Ethan Lovell and Rich Carney, CFA The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services wants to eliminate drug manufacturer rebates in Medicare, a move that could improve affordability for consumers. Portfolio Manager Ethan Lovell and Research Analyst Rich Carney, of the Global Life Scienc… read more...

New Drug Pricing Reform

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-26 06:10:56:000

By Ethan Lovell and Rich Carney, CFA The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services wants to eliminate drug manufacturer rebates in Medicare, a move that could improve affordability for consumers. Portfolio Manager Ethan Lovell and Research Analyst Rich Carney, of the Global Life Scienc… read more...

New Drug Pricing Reform

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-26 06:10:56:000

By Ethan Lovell and Rich Carney, CFA The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services wants to eliminate drug manufacturer rebates in Medicare, a move that could improve affordability for consumers. Portfolio Manager Ethan Lovell and Research Analyst Rich Carney, of the Global Life Scienc… read more...

New Drug Pricing Reform

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-26 01:10:56:000

By Ethan Lovell and Rich Carney, CFA The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services wants to eliminate drug manufacturer rebates in Medicare, a move that could improve affordability for consumers. Portfolio Manager Ethan Lovell and Research Analyst Rich Carney, of the Global Life Scienc… read more...

New Drug Pricing Reform

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-26 01:10:56:000

By Ethan Lovell and Rich Carney, CFA The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services wants to eliminate drug manufacturer rebates in Medicare, a move that could improve affordability for consumers. Portfolio Manager Ethan Lovell and Research Analyst Rich Carney, of the Global Life Scienc… read more...

New Drug Pricing Reform

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-26 01:10:56:000

By Ethan Lovell and Rich Carney, CFA The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services wants to eliminate drug manufacturer rebates in Medicare, a move that could improve affordability for consumers. Portfolio Manager Ethan Lovell and Research Analyst Rich Carney, of the Global Life Scienc… read more...

New Drug Pricing Reform

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-26 01:10:56:000

By Ethan Lovell and Rich Carney, CFA The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services wants to eliminate drug manufacturer rebates in Medicare, a move that could improve affordability for consumers. Portfolio Manager Ethan Lovell and Research Analyst Rich Carney, of the Global Life Scienc… read more...

Storm Clouds Brewing For Big Pharma

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-21 05:14:25:000

For those of you investing in Big Pharma, you may want to keep a close eye on developments in Washington over the next two years. The cost of pharmaceuticals may very well be the number one issue leading up to the 2020 election, and this year it may very well be different. This year, the Dem… read more...

Storm Clouds Brewing For Big Pharma

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-21 05:14:25:000

For those of you investing in Big Pharma, you may want to keep a close eye on developments in Washington over the next two years. The cost of pharmaceuticals may very well be the number one issue leading up to the 2020 election, and this year it may very well be different. This year, the Dem… read more...

Storm Clouds Brewing For Big Pharma

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-21 05:14:25:000

For those of you investing in Big Pharma, you may want to keep a close eye on developments in Washington over the next two years. The cost of pharmaceuticals may very well be the number one issue leading up to the 2020 election, and this year it may very well be different. This year, the Dem… read more...

A Measured But Constructive Market View

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-13 04:49:41:000

By Antonio (Tony) Docal, CFA, Director of Portfolio Management, Templeton Global Equity Group and Heather Arnold, CFA, Director of Research, Portfolio Manager, Templeton Global Equity Group The market environment for value investors over the past few years has been less than id… read more...

A Measured But Constructive Market View

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-13 04:49:41:000

By Antonio (Tony) Docal, CFA, Director of Portfolio Management, Templeton Global Equity Group and Heather Arnold, CFA, Director of Research, Portfolio Manager, Templeton Global Equity Group The market environment for value investors over the past few years has been less than id… read more...

A Measured But Constructive Market View

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-13 04:49:41:000

By Antonio (Tony) Docal, CFA, Director of Portfolio Management, Templeton Global Equity Group and Heather Arnold, CFA, Director of Research, Portfolio Manager, Templeton Global Equity Group The market environment for value investors over the past few years has been less than id… read more...

Tech Stocks Killed The Market's Q4 Earnings; Healthcare And Financials Saved Them

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-11 22:22:21:000

To be fair, were only a little more than halfway through the fourth quarters earnings season. Much could still change on the proverbial back nine. On the other hand, with most of the major names already reporting last quarters results, where we are is … read more...

Modern Medicine: Small Companies With Big Ideas

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-05 11:46:57:000

Megatrends Podcast Series Globalization has made the world we live in very small, and very connected. Market trends are global, companies are innovating faster than ever, and money managers are paying very close attention. In each episode, author and hedge-fund specialist Maneet A… read more...

Modern Medicine: Small Companies With Big Ideas

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-05 11:46:57:000

Megatrends Podcast Series Globalization has made the world we live in very small, and very connected. Market trends are global, companies are innovating faster than ever, and money managers are paying very close attention. In each episode, author and hedge-fund specialist Maneet A… read more...

Modern Medicine: Small Companies With Big Ideas

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-05 11:46:57:000

Megatrends Podcast Series Globalization has made the world we live in very small, and very connected. Market trends are global, companies are innovating faster than ever, and money managers are paying very close attention. In each episode, author and hedge-fund specialist Maneet A… read more...

House Democrats weigh Medicare-for-all push next year: WSJ

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-28 14:21:04:000

With Democrats on the verge of taking control of the House of Representatives, party leaders are weighing whether the party should push votes on Medicare for All or focus on more modest health-care initiatives, the Wall Street Journal reports. More news on: UnitedHealth Group Inc., Cig… read more...

House Democrats weigh Medicare-for-all push next year: WSJ

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-28 14:21:04:000

With Democrats on the verge of taking control of the House of Representatives, party leaders are weighing whether the party should push votes on Medicare for All or focus on more modest health-care initiatives, the Wall Street Journal reports. More news on: UnitedHealth Group Inc., Cig… read more...

House Democrats weigh Medicare-for-all push next year: WSJ

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-28 14:21:04:000

With Democrats on the verge of taking control of the House of Representatives, party leaders are weighing whether the party should push votes on Medicare for All or focus on more modest health-care initiatives, the Wall Street Journal reports. More news on: UnitedHealth Group Inc., Cig… read more...

House Democrats weigh Medicare-for-all push next year: WSJ

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-28 14:21:04:000

With Democrats on the verge of taking control of the House of Representatives, party leaders are weighing whether the party should push votes on Medicare for All or focus on more modest health-care initiatives, the Wall Street Journal reports. More news on: UnitedHealth Group Inc., Cig… read more...

House Democrats weigh Medicare-for-all push next year: WSJ

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-28 14:21:04:000

With Democrats on the verge of taking control of the House of Representatives, party leaders are weighing whether the party should push votes on Medicare for All or focus on more modest health-care initiatives, the Wall Street Journal reports. More news on: UnitedHealth Group Inc., Cig… read more...

House Democrats weigh Medicare-for-all push next year: WSJ

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-28 14:21:04:000

With Democrats on the verge of taking control of the House of Representatives, party leaders are weighing whether the party should push votes on Medicare for All or focus on more modest health-care initiatives, the Wall Street Journal reports. More news on: UnitedHealth Group Inc., Cig… read more...

House Democrats weigh Medicare-for-all push next year: WSJ

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-28 14:21:04:000

With Democrats on the verge of taking control of the House of Representatives, party leaders are weighing whether the party should push votes on Medicare for All or focus on more modest health-care initiatives, the Wall Street Journal reports. More news on: UnitedHealth Group Inc., Cig… read more...

House Democrats weigh Medicare-for-all push next year: WSJ

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-28 14:21:04:000

With Democrats on the verge of taking control of the House of Representatives, party leaders are weighing whether the party should push votes on Medicare for All or focus on more modest health-care initiatives, the Wall Street Journal reports. More news on: UnitedHealth Group Inc., Cig… read more...

House Democrats weigh Medicare-for-all push next year: WSJ

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-28 14:21:04:000

With Democrats on the verge of taking control of the House of Representatives, party leaders are weighing whether the party should push votes on Medicare for All or focus on more modest health-care initiatives, the Wall Street Journal reports. More news on: UnitedHealth Group Inc., Cig… read more...

House Democrats weigh Medicare-for-all push next year: WSJ

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-28 14:21:04:000

With Democrats on the verge of taking control of the House of Representatives, party leaders are weighing whether the party should push votes on Medicare for All or focus on more modest health-care initiatives, the Wall Street Journal reports. More news on: UnitedHealth Group Inc., Cig… read more...

House Democrats weigh Medicare-for-all push next year: WSJ

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-28 14:21:04:000

With Democrats on the verge of taking control of the House of Representatives, party leaders are weighing whether the party should push votes on Medicare for All or focus on more modest health-care initiatives, the Wall Street Journal reports. More news on: UnitedHealth Group Inc., Cig… read more...

House Democrats weigh Medicare-for-all push next year: WSJ

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-28 14:21:04:000

With Democrats on the verge of taking control of the House of Representatives, party leaders are weighing whether the party should push votes on Medicare for All or focus on more modest health-care initiatives, the Wall Street Journal reports. More news on: UnitedHealth Group Inc., Cig… read more...

FundFlows Insight Report: Mutual Fund Investors And APs Take Different Paths In November

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-18 07:51:34:000

Photo Source: REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci. G20 leaders pose for a family photo during the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina November 30, 2018. For the first month in three, investors were net purchasers of mutual fund assets, injecting $9.4 billion into the conventional funds business (ex… read more...

FundFlows Insight Report: Mutual Fund Investors And APs Take Different Paths In November

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-18 07:51:34:000

Photo Source: REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci. G20 leaders pose for a family photo during the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina November 30, 2018. For the first month in three, investors were net purchasers of mutual fund assets, injecting $9.4 billion into the conventional funds business (ex… read more...

FundFlows Insight Report: Mutual Fund Investors And APs Take Different Paths In November

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-18 07:51:34:000

Photo Source: REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci. G20 leaders pose for a family photo during the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina November 30, 2018. For the first month in three, investors were net purchasers of mutual fund assets, injecting $9.4 billion into the conventional funds business (ex… read more...

Healthcare leads markets lower as J&J plunges 10%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-14 12:36:04:000

Johnson & Johnson is being stung by reports it knew for years about contaminants in its baby powder. That's helping the Healthcare SPDR (NYSEARCA: XLV ) to a 3% decline vs the S&P 500's 1.2% fall . More news on: Health Care Select Sect SPDR ETF, Vanguard Health … read more...

Healthcare leads markets lower as J&J plunges 10%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-14 12:36:04:000

Johnson & Johnson is being stung by reports it knew for years about contaminants in its baby powder. That's helping the Healthcare SPDR (NYSEARCA: XLV ) to a 3% decline vs the S&P 500's 1.2% fall . More news on: Health Care Select Sect SPDR ETF, Vanguard Health … read more...

Healthcare leads markets lower as J&J plunges 10%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-14 12:36:04:000

Johnson & Johnson is being stung by reports it knew for years about contaminants in its baby powder. That's helping the Healthcare SPDR (NYSEARCA: XLV ) to a 3% decline vs the S&P 500's 1.2% fall . More news on: Health Care Select Sect SPDR ETF, Vanguard Health … read more...

Healthcare leads markets lower as J&J plunges 10%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-14 12:36:04:000

Johnson & Johnson is being stung by reports it knew for years about contaminants in its baby powder. That's helping the Healthcare SPDR (NYSEARCA: XLV ) to a 3% decline vs the S&P 500's 1.2% fall . More news on: Health Care Select Sect SPDR ETF, Vanguard Health … read more...

Trump cabinet members submit plan on reforming U.S. healthcare

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-03 16:56:16:000

In a letter to the President, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta outline their plan for revamping America's healthcare system. More news on: ProShares Ultra Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF, The Gabelli Healthca… read more...

Trump cabinet members submit plan on reforming U.S. healthcare

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-03 16:56:16:000

In a letter to the President, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta outline their plan for revamping America's healthcare system. More news on: ProShares Ultra Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF, The Gabelli Healthca… read more...

Trump cabinet members submit plan on reforming U.S. healthcare

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-03 16:56:16:000

In a letter to the President, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta outline their plan for revamping America's healthcare system. More news on: ProShares Ultra Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF, The Gabelli Healthca… read more...

Trump cabinet members submit plan on reforming U.S. healthcare

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-03 16:56:16:000

In a letter to the President, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta outline their plan for revamping America's healthcare system. More news on: ProShares Ultra Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF, The Gabelli Healthca… read more...

Health Care Going Strong

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-30 04:59:17:000

The Health Care sector has been on an impressive run this year. While not immune from the downturn this Fall, it has recovered nicely with exceptional relative strength. We update sector relative strength charts each week in our Sector Snapshot (subscription required) report to compare the p… read more...

Health Care Going Strong

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-30 04:59:17:000

The Health Care sector has been on an impressive run this year. While not immune from the downturn this Fall, it has recovered nicely with exceptional relative strength. We update sector relative strength charts each week in our Sector Snapshot (subscription required) report to compare the p… read more...

Health Care Going Strong

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-30 04:59:17:000

The Health Care sector has been on an impressive run this year. While not immune from the downturn this Fall, it has recovered nicely with exceptional relative strength. We update sector relative strength charts each week in our Sector Snapshot (subscription required) report to compare the p… read more...

U.S. Weekly FundFlows Insight Report: Investors Park Assets In Money Market Funds In Response To Market Volatility

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-17 13:33:30:000

By Patrick Keon Lipper's fund asset groups (including both mutual funds and ETFs) took in $13.7 billion of net new money for the fund-flows week ended Wednesday, November 14. The net inflows were driven by money market funds (+$12.4 billion) and equity funds (+$2.7 billion), while taxable … read more...

U.S. Weekly FundFlows Insight Report: Investors Park Assets In Money Market Funds In Response To Market Volatility

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-17 13:33:30:000

By Patrick Keon Lipper's fund asset groups (including both mutual funds and ETFs) took in $13.7 billion of net new money for the fund-flows week ended Wednesday, November 14. The net inflows were driven by money market funds (+$12.4 billion) and equity funds (+$2.7 billion), while taxable … read more...

U.S. Weekly FundFlows Insight Report: Investors Park Assets In Money Market Funds In Response To Market Volatility

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-17 13:33:30:000

By Patrick Keon Lipper's fund asset groups (including both mutual funds and ETFs) took in $13.7 billion of net new money for the fund-flows week ended Wednesday, November 14. The net inflows were driven by money market funds (+$12.4 billion) and equity funds (+$2.7 billion), while taxable … read more...

U.S. Weekly FundFlows Insight Report: Investors Park Assets In Money Market Funds In Response To Market Volatility

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-17 13:33:30:000

By Patrick Keon Lipper's fund asset groups (including both mutual funds and ETFs) took in $13.7 billion of net new money for the fund-flows week ended Wednesday, November 14. The net inflows were driven by money market funds (+$12.4 billion) and equity funds (+$2.7 billion), while taxable … read more...

The Midterm Results Are In, What's Next?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-08 05:43:07:000

With Congress divided, our U.S.-based team of analysts argues that regulators, not legislators, could do the most to influence the U.S. investment environment. Key Takeaways The U.S. midterm elections gave the Democrats control of the House and the Republicans the Senate, a result that… read more...

The Midterm Results Are In, What's Next?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-08 05:43:07:000

With Congress divided, our U.S.-based team of analysts argues that regulators, not legislators, could do the most to influence the U.S. investment environment. Key Takeaways The U.S. midterm elections gave the Democrats control of the House and the Republicans the Senate, a result that… read more...

The Midterm Results Are In, What's Next?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-08 05:43:07:000

With Congress divided, our U.S.-based team of analysts argues that regulators, not legislators, could do the most to influence the U.S. investment environment. Key Takeaways The U.S. midterm elections gave the Democrats control of the House and the Republicans the Senate, a result that… read more...

The Midterm Results Are In, What's Next?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-08 05:43:07:000

With Congress divided, our U.S.-based team of analysts argues that regulators, not legislators, could do the most to influence the U.S. investment environment. Key Takeaways The U.S. midterm elections gave the Democrats control of the House and the Republicans the Senate, a result that… read more...

President promises lower drug prices

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-25 14:32:17:000

Speaking at the Department of Health & Human Services, the president says both consumers and the government can save money if drugs were priced along the lines of that of other countries (i.e., Canada). More news on: iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF, Health Care Select Sect SPDR ETF,… read more...

President promises lower drug prices

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-25 14:32:17:000

Speaking at the Department of Health & Human Services, the president says both consumers and the government can save money if drugs were priced along the lines of that of other countries (i.e., Canada). More news on: iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF, Health Care Select Sect SPDR ETF,… read more...

President promises lower drug prices

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-25 14:32:17:000

Speaking at the Department of Health & Human Services, the president says both consumers and the government can save money if drugs were priced along the lines of that of other countries (i.e., Canada). More news on: iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF, Health Care Select Sect SPDR ETF,… read more...

President promises lower drug prices

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-25 14:32:17:000

Speaking at the Department of Health & Human Services, the president says both consumers and the government can save money if drugs were priced along the lines of that of other countries (i.e., Canada). More news on: iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF, Health Care Select Sect SPDR ETF,… read more...

Weekly Market Notes - October 15, 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-16 01:30:00:000

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Weekly Market Notes - October 15, 2018

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Weekly Market Notes - October 15, 2018

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Investing In A Stock Market That's Due For A Hard Landing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-02 09:02:41:000

Originally published August 27, 2018 I simply don't trust the fundamentals of the global economy right now. The system is built on quicksand. Debt is growing globally and governments are running huge deficits while interest rates are still incredibly low. Looking at almost any metric, st… read more...

Investing In A Stock Market That's Due For A Hard Landing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-02 09:02:41:000

Originally published August 27, 2018 I simply don't trust the fundamentals of the global economy right now. The system is built on quicksand. Debt is growing globally and governments are running huge deficits while interest rates are still incredibly low. Looking at almost any metric, st… read more...

Investing In A Stock Market That's Due For A Hard Landing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-02 09:02:41:000

Originally published August 27, 2018 I simply don't trust the fundamentals of the global economy right now. The system is built on quicksand. Debt is growing globally and governments are running huge deficits while interest rates are still incredibly low. Looking at almost any metric, st… read more...

Investing In A Stock Market That's Due For A Hard Landing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-02 09:02:41:000

Originally published August 27, 2018 I simply don't trust the fundamentals of the global economy right now. The system is built on quicksand. Debt is growing globally and governments are running huge deficits while interest rates are still incredibly low. Looking at almost any metric, st… read more...

Investing In A Stock Market That's Due For A Hard Landing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-02 09:02:41:000

Originally published August 27, 2018 I simply don't trust the fundamentals of the global economy right now. The system is built on quicksand. Debt is growing globally and governments are running huge deficits while interest rates are still incredibly low. Looking at almost any metric, st… read more...

New Innovation Spurring A Biotech Rejuvenation

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-26 06:26:28:000

By Evan McCulloch, Senior Vice President, Director of Research Franklin Equity Group Portfolio Manager, Franklin Biotechnology Discovery Fund Franklin Equity Group's Evan McCulloch explains why higher rates of drug utilization and healthcare spending are lending support to the b… read more...

New Innovation Spurring A Biotech Rejuvenation

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-26 06:26:28:000

By Evan McCulloch, Senior Vice President, Director of Research Franklin Equity Group Portfolio Manager, Franklin Biotechnology Discovery Fund Franklin Equity Group's Evan McCulloch explains why higher rates of drug utilization and healthcare spending are lending support to the b… read more...

New Innovation Spurring A Biotech Rejuvenation

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-26 06:26:28:000

By Evan McCulloch, Senior Vice President, Director of Research Franklin Equity Group Portfolio Manager, Franklin Biotechnology Discovery Fund Franklin Equity Group's Evan McCulloch explains why higher rates of drug utilization and healthcare spending are lending support to the b… read more...

Midterm elections could be crucial for healthcare sector

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-24 04:46:31:000

Midterms: The latest projection by Height Capital Markets has the Democrats winning control of the House of Representatives by a 5 to 15 seat margin in November's midterm elections. More news on: Health Care Select Sect SPDR ETF, Vanguard Health Care ETF, iShares U.S. Healthcare ETF, Healt… read more...

Midterm elections could be crucial for healthcare sector

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-24 04:46:31:000

Midterms: The latest projection by Height Capital Markets has the Democrats winning control of the House of Representatives by a 5 to 15 seat margin in November's midterm elections. More news on: Health Care Select Sect SPDR ETF, Vanguard Health Care ETF, iShares U.S. Healthcare ETF, Healt… read more...

Midterm elections could be crucial for healthcare sector

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-24 04:46:31:000

Midterms: The latest projection by Height Capital Markets has the Democrats winning control of the House of Representatives by a 5 to 15 seat margin in November's midterm elections. More news on: Health Care Select Sect SPDR ETF, Vanguard Health Care ETF, iShares U.S. Healthcare ETF, Healt… read more...

Midterm elections could be crucial for healthcare sector

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-24 04:46:31:000

Midterms: The latest projection by Height Capital Markets has the Democrats winning control of the House of Representatives by a 5 to 15 seat margin in November's midterm elections. More news on: Health Care Select Sect SPDR ETF, Vanguard Health Care ETF, iShares U.S. Healthcare ETF, Healt… read more...

Midterm elections could be crucial for healthcare sector

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-24 04:46:31:000

Midterms: The latest projection by Height Capital Markets has the Democrats winning control of the House of Representatives by a 5 to 15 seat margin in November's midterm elections. More news on: Health Care Select Sect SPDR ETF, Vanguard Health Care ETF, iShares U.S. Healthcare ETF, Healt… read more...

The Shrinking Hospital Count Is A Pain Point Of Thematic Opportunity

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-23 05:08:03:000

There is are several factors pressuring margins at hospitals that are poised to accelerate the pace in hospital closures. This comes at a time, keeping with or Aging of the Population investing theme and Boomer Economy Index, that population dynamics are expected to drive a spending shift that… read more...

Sector ETF Week In Review For August 13-17: It Is Time To Look At The Energy Sector?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-19 14:46:43:000

As always, let's start with the weekly performance tables: This is a very defensive table: staples, utilities, and healthcare led the pack. Industrials bounced back a bit; news that a resolution to the trade spat might be happening helped to boost the sector. Technology - which had led the… read more...

Sector ETF Week In Review For August 13-17: It Is Time To Look At The Energy Sector?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-19 14:46:43:000

As always, let's start with the weekly performance tables: This is a very defensive table: staples, utilities, and healthcare led the pack. Industrials bounced back a bit; news that a resolution to the trade spat might be happening helped to boost the sector. Technology - which had led the… read more...

Sector ETF Week In Review For August 13-17: It Is Time To Look At The Energy Sector?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-19 14:46:43:000

As always, let's start with the weekly performance tables: This is a very defensive table: staples, utilities, and healthcare led the pack. Industrials bounced back a bit; news that a resolution to the trade spat might be happening helped to boost the sector. Technology - which had led the… read more...

Bullish BofA upgrades industrial and health care sectors

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-15 10:32:58:000

Savita Subramanian and team expect this long-running bull market to broaden out, and upgrade the industrial (NYSEARCA: XLI ) and health care (NYSEARCA: XLV ) sectors to Overweight, noting strong Q2 results and cheap valuations. More news on: Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF, Health Care S… read more...

Bullish BofA upgrades industrial and health care sectors

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-15 10:32:58:000

Savita Subramanian and team expect this long-running bull market to broaden out, and upgrade the industrial (NYSEARCA: XLI ) and health care (NYSEARCA: XLV ) sectors to Overweight, noting strong Q2 results and cheap valuations. More news on: Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF, Health Care S… read more...

Bullish BofA upgrades industrial and health care sectors

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-15 10:32:58:000

Savita Subramanian and team expect this long-running bull market to broaden out, and upgrade the industrial (NYSEARCA: XLI ) and health care (NYSEARCA: XLV ) sectors to Overweight, noting strong Q2 results and cheap valuations. More news on: Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF, Health Care S… read more...

U.S. health insurers to sell cheaper pared-down coverage in October

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-01 08:24:37:000

The Trump administration has cleared the way for insurers to begin selling short-term health coverage that is less expensive and less comprehensive than Obamacare plans. The rollout will start in October when open enrollment for 2019 exchange coverage begins. The pared-down plans may be re… read more...

U.S. health insurers to sell cheaper pared-down coverage in October

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-01 08:24:37:000

The Trump administration has cleared the way for insurers to begin selling short-term health coverage that is less expensive and less comprehensive than Obamacare plans. The rollout will start in October when open enrollment for 2019 exchange coverage begins. The pared-down plans may be re… read more...

U.S. health insurers to sell cheaper pared-down coverage in October

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-01 08:24:37:000

The Trump administration has cleared the way for insurers to begin selling short-term health coverage that is less expensive and less comprehensive than Obamacare plans. The rollout will start in October when open enrollment for 2019 exchange coverage begins. The pared-down plans may be re… read more...

Chile's Pension Risk Rating Commission Approves Sale of Additional First Trust ETF

via: Business Wire at 2018-07-24 12:05:00:000

First Trust Advisors L.P. (First Trust), a global ETF provider and asset manager, announced that Chilean pension funds investment risk rating commission, La Comisin Clasificadora de Riesgo (CCR), has approved an additional First Trust exchange-traded fund (ETF) for sa… read more...

Chile's Pension Risk Rating Commission Approves Sale of Additional First Trust ETF

via: Business Wire at 2018-07-24 12:05:00:000

First Trust Advisors L.P. (First Trust), a global ETF provider and asset manager, announced that Chilean pension funds investment risk rating commission, La Comisin Clasificadora de Riesgo (CCR), has approved an additional First Trust exchange-traded fund (ETF) for sa… read more...

Chile's Pension Risk Rating Commission Approves Sale of Additional First Trust ETF

via: Business Wire at 2018-07-24 12:05:00:000

First Trust Advisors L.P. (First Trust), a global ETF provider and asset manager, announced that Chilean pension funds investment risk rating commission, La Comisin Clasificadora de Riesgo (CCR), has approved an additional First Trust exchange-traded fund (ETF) for sa… read more...

Sector ETF Week In Review For July 9-13

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-14 01:03:34:000

Let's begin where we always do: performance for the past week and month: This week's performance was decidedly bullish. The industrial sector - which had taken it in the teeth due to its exposure to tariffs and sanctions - led the pack, rallying a little more than 2%. Technology and consumer… read more...

Sector ETF Week In Review For July 9-13

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-14 01:03:34:000

Let's begin where we always do: performance for the past week and month: This week's performance was decidedly bullish. The industrial sector - which had taken it in the teeth due to its exposure to tariffs and sanctions - led the pack, rallying a little more than 2%. Technology and consumer… read more...

Sector ETF Week In Review For July 9-13

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-14 01:03:34:000

Let's begin where we always do: performance for the past week and month: This week's performance was decidedly bullish. The industrial sector - which had taken it in the teeth due to its exposure to tariffs and sanctions - led the pack, rallying a little more than 2%. Technology and consumer… read more...

Sector ETF Week In Review For July 9-13

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-14 01:03:34:000

Let's begin where we always do: performance for the past week and month: This week's performance was decidedly bullish. The industrial sector - which had taken it in the teeth due to its exposure to tariffs and sanctions - led the pack, rallying a little more than 2%. Technology and consumer… read more...

Healthcare upgraded, industrials cut at RBC

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-13 07:53:00:000

Large-cap healthcare (NYSEARCA: XLV ) is the place to be as a stronger dollar is a boon to revenue and it's likely to be less affected by trade worries, says RBC strategist Lori Calvasina, upgrading the sector to Overweight. More news on: Health Care Select Sect SPDR ETF, Industrial Select… read more...

Healthcare Industries Are About To Experience An Entire Transformation

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-14 16:22:00:000

Healthcare and all its many sectors including insurance are about to see a massive campaign to attack the exorbitant cost of healthcare in this country. How appropriate, seeing we are getting early indications from the CBO that Obama Care premiums will increase another 15% on average throughou… read more...

Healthcare Industries Are About To Experience An Entire Transformation

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-14 16:22:00:000

Healthcare and all its many sectors including insurance are about to see a massive campaign to attack the exorbitant cost of healthcare in this country. How appropriate, seeing we are getting early indications from the CBO that Obama Care premiums will increase another 15% on average throughou… read more...

Healthcare Industries Are About To Experience An Entire Transformation

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-14 16:22:00:000

Healthcare and all its many sectors including insurance are about to see a massive campaign to attack the exorbitant cost of healthcare in this country. How appropriate, seeing we are getting early indications from the CBO that Obama Care premiums will increase another 15% on average throughou… read more...

Healthcare Industries Are About To Experience An Entire Transformation

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-14 16:22:00:000

Healthcare and all its many sectors including insurance are about to see a massive campaign to attack the exorbitant cost of healthcare in this country. How appropriate, seeing we are getting early indications from the CBO that Obama Care premiums will increase another 15% on average throughou… read more...

Healthcare Industries Are About To Experience An Entire Transformation

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-14 16:22:00:000

Healthcare and all its many sectors including insurance are about to see a massive campaign to attack the exorbitant cost of healthcare in this country. How appropriate, seeing we are getting early indications from the CBO that Obama Care premiums will increase another 15% on average throughou… read more...

Healthcare Industries Are About To Experience An Entire Transformation

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-14 16:22:00:000

Healthcare and all its many sectors including insurance are about to see a massive campaign to attack the exorbitant cost of healthcare in this country. How appropriate, seeing we are getting early indications from the CBO that Obama Care premiums will increase another 15% on average throughou… read more...

PM Perspectives: Drug Price Proposals Highlight Importance Of Active Investment

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-22 10:01:19:000

By Ethan Lovell President Trump's bid to make the U.S. pharmaceuticals market more competitive will likely have disparate effects on drug companies supplying Medicare Part B and Part D programs. Global Life Sciences strategy co-Portfolio Manager Ethan Lovell outlines the possible short- an… read more...

Fixing Drug Costs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-17 06:05:49:000

By Ethan Lovell, Rich Carney, CFA & Ryan Smith, CFA Ever since Hillary Clinton tweeted about rising drug costs during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, concerns about drug-pricing reform have cast a shadow over health care stocks. President Trump's election did little to allay those… read more...

Fixing Drug Costs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-17 06:05:49:000

By Ethan Lovell, Rich Carney, CFA & Ryan Smith, CFA Ever since Hillary Clinton tweeted about rising drug costs during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, concerns about drug-pricing reform have cast a shadow over health care stocks. President Trump's election did little to allay those… read more...

Fixing Drug Costs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-17 06:05:49:000

By Ethan Lovell, Rich Carney, CFA & Ryan Smith, CFA Ever since Hillary Clinton tweeted about rising drug costs during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, concerns about drug-pricing reform have cast a shadow over health care stocks. President Trump's election did little to allay those… read more...

Playing For All The Marbles

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-05 04:54:57:000

Global Plunge Protection Teams must be ordering take-out food; every night is a long one now. The current stocks/bonds game is for all the marbles , by which I mean the status quo now depends on valuations and interest rates remaining near their current levels for the system to function. … read more...

Playing For All The Marbles

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-05 04:54:57:000

Global Plunge Protection Teams must be ordering take-out food; every night is a long one now. The current stocks/bonds game is for all the marbles , by which I mean the status quo now depends on valuations and interest rates remaining near their current levels for the system to function. … read more...

Playing For All The Marbles

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-05 04:54:57:000

Global Plunge Protection Teams must be ordering take-out food; every night is a long one now. The current stocks/bonds game is for all the marbles , by which I mean the status quo now depends on valuations and interest rates remaining near their current levels for the system to function. … read more...

Does The Stock Market's Slide Signal Regime Shift?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-03 08:37:00:000

This much is clear: The sharp decline in the S&P 500 yesterday (April 2) confirms that the downside bias in the first three months of the year has spilled over into the second quarter. It's also obvious that the latest market stumble has inspired a new round of warnings from analysts. CN… read more...

Does The Stock Market's Slide Signal Regime Shift?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-03 08:37:00:000

This much is clear: The sharp decline in the S&P 500 yesterday (April 2) confirms that the downside bias in the first three months of the year has spilled over into the second quarter. It's also obvious that the latest market stumble has inspired a new round of warnings from analysts. CN… read more...

Does The Stock Market's Slide Signal Regime Shift?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-03 08:37:00:000

This much is clear: The sharp decline in the S&P 500 yesterday (April 2) confirms that the downside bias in the first three months of the year has spilled over into the second quarter. It's also obvious that the latest market stumble has inspired a new round of warnings from analysts. CN… read more...

Trading Blows

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-02 05:58:29:000

By Joseph V. Amato, President and Chief Investment Officer Equities Markets try to weigh behind-the-scenes pragmatism against public saber-rattling on trade. When the two biggest economies in the world go head-to-head on trade, no one should be surprised that financial markets… read more...

Trading Blows

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-02 05:58:29:000

By Joseph V. Amato, President and Chief Investment Officer Equities Markets try to weigh behind-the-scenes pragmatism against public saber-rattling on trade. When the two biggest economies in the world go head-to-head on trade, no one should be surprised that financial markets… read more...

Trading Blows

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-02 05:58:29:000

By Joseph V. Amato, President and Chief Investment Officer Equities Markets try to weigh behind-the-scenes pragmatism against public saber-rattling on trade. When the two biggest economies in the world go head-to-head on trade, no one should be surprised that financial markets… read more...

Healthcare Costs: USA Vs. The Rest Of The World Part 2

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-03-21 09:40:23:000

In part 1 of our healthcare special, analyst Ben Nye and social media intern Chris Annunzio discussed the recent JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) report which focused on the high costs of healthcare in the United States. The report collected data from 10 other high-income… read more...

Healthcare Costs: USA Vs. The Rest Of The World Part 2

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-03-21 09:40:23:000

In part 1 of our healthcare special, analyst Ben Nye and social media intern Chris Annunzio discussed the recent JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) report which focused on the high costs of healthcare in the United States. The report collected data from 10 other high-income… read more...

Healthcare Costs: USA Vs. The Rest Of The World Part 2

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-03-21 09:40:23:000

In part 1 of our healthcare special, analyst Ben Nye and social media intern Chris Annunzio discussed the recent JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) report which focused on the high costs of healthcare in the United States. The report collected data from 10 other high-income… read more...

Healthcare Costs: USA Vs. The Rest Of The World | Part 1

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-03-20 09:48:32:000

Healthcare in the United States is portrayed to be top-notch and part of this reputation is a result of the population paying high prices for quick and efficient care. In a recent report published by JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) , ten other high-income countries are exam… read more...

Healthcare Costs: USA Vs. The Rest Of The World | Part 1

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-03-20 09:48:32:000

Healthcare in the United States is portrayed to be top-notch and part of this reputation is a result of the population paying high prices for quick and efficient care. In a recent report published by JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) , ten other high-income countries are exam… read more...

Healthcare Costs: USA Vs. The Rest Of The World | Part 1

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-03-20 09:48:32:000

Healthcare in the United States is portrayed to be top-notch and part of this reputation is a result of the population paying high prices for quick and efficient care. In a recent report published by JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) , ten other high-income countries are exam… read more...

The Health Care Sector Is Gaining Traction

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-03-06 01:21:26:000

It's been about a month since we saw the market drop sharply. As I've been noting in my weekly recaps (see Friday's Technically Speaking for more), it appears we're seeing some consolidation in the broader averages. This is backed-up by the very strong economic backdrop in the broader econ… read more...

The Health Care Sector Is Gaining Traction

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-03-06 01:21:26:000

It's been about a month since we saw the market drop sharply. As I've been noting in my weekly recaps (see Friday's Technically Speaking for more), it appears we're seeing some consolidation in the broader averages. This is backed-up by the very strong economic backdrop in the broader econ… read more...

The Health Care Sector Is Gaining Traction

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-03-06 01:21:26:000

It's been about a month since we saw the market drop sharply. As I've been noting in my weekly recaps (see Friday's Technically Speaking for more), it appears we're seeing some consolidation in the broader averages. This is backed-up by the very strong economic backdrop in the broader econ… read more...

Deflation Coming In Healthcare

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-20 13:02:37:000

*This is an abridged post from my [Weekly Macro Theme] report shared to members of EPB Macro Research . To see the full report and learn how to join EPB Macro Research for free, click here .* Deflation In Healthcare ( XLV ) For the better part of the past five years, the healthcare s… read more...

Deflation Coming In Healthcare

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-20 13:02:37:000

*This is an abridged post from my [Weekly Macro Theme] report shared to members of EPB Macro Research . To see the full report and learn how to join EPB Macro Research for free, click here .* Deflation In Healthcare ( XLV ) For the better part of the past five years, the healthcare s… read more...

Deflation Coming In Healthcare

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-20 13:02:37:000

*This is an abridged post from my [Weekly Macro Theme] report shared to members of EPB Macro Research . To see the full report and learn how to join EPB Macro Research for free, click here .* Deflation In Healthcare ( XLV ) For the better part of the past five years, the healthcare s… read more...

Amazon Doing What It Does Best - Slingshot Insights' Joe McCann's Idea Of The Month

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-11 08:24:48:000

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Amazon Doing What It Does Best - Slingshot Insights' Joe McCann's Idea Of The Month

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Amazon Doing What It Does Best - Slingshot Insights' Joe McCann's Idea Of The Month

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Amazon Doing What It Does Best - Slingshot Insights' Joe McCann's Idea Of The Month

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Amazon Doing What It Does Best - Slingshot Insights' Joe McCann's Idea Of The Month

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Amazon Doing What It Does Best - Slingshot Insights' Joe McCann's Idea Of The Month

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PM Perspectives: Charting M&A In Healthcare After Tax Reform

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-08 04:32:42:000

By Ethan Lovell Tax reform in the U.S. has opened the doors to increased mergers & acquisition activity among large U.S. healthcare companies, many of which have indicated theyre in the market to buy mid-size companies with near-to-market products that boost the buyers' strateg… read more...

PM Perspectives: Charting M&A In Healthcare After Tax Reform

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-08 04:32:42:000

By Ethan Lovell Tax reform in the U.S. has opened the doors to increased mergers & acquisition activity among large U.S. healthcare companies, many of which have indicated theyre in the market to buy mid-size companies with near-to-market products that boost the buyers' strateg… read more...

PM Perspectives: Charting M&A In Healthcare After Tax Reform

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-08 04:32:42:000

By Ethan Lovell Tax reform in the U.S. has opened the doors to increased mergers & acquisition activity among large U.S. healthcare companies, many of which have indicated theyre in the market to buy mid-size companies with near-to-market products that boost the buyers' strateg… read more...

PM Perspectives: Charting M&A In Healthcare After Tax Reform

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-08 04:32:42:000

By Ethan Lovell Tax reform in the U.S. has opened the doors to increased mergers & acquisition activity among large U.S. healthcare companies, many of which have indicated theyre in the market to buy mid-size companies with near-to-market products that boost the buyers' strateg… read more...

PM Perspectives: Charting M&A In Healthcare After Tax Reform

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-08 04:32:42:000

By Ethan Lovell Tax reform in the U.S. has opened the doors to increased mergers & acquisition activity among large U.S. healthcare companies, many of which have indicated theyre in the market to buy mid-size companies with near-to-market products that boost the buyers' strateg… read more...

PM Perspectives: Charting M&A In Healthcare After Tax Reform

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-08 04:32:42:000

By Ethan Lovell Tax reform in the U.S. has opened the doors to increased mergers & acquisition activity among large U.S. healthcare companies, many of which have indicated theyre in the market to buy mid-size companies with near-to-market products that boost the buyers' strateg… read more...

PM Perspectives: Charting M&A In Healthcare After Tax Reform

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-08 04:32:42:000

By Ethan Lovell Tax reform in the U.S. has opened the doors to increased mergers & acquisition activity among large U.S. healthcare companies, many of which have indicated theyre in the market to buy mid-size companies with near-to-market products that boost the buyers' strateg… read more...

Separating Winners From Losers In A Volatile Healthcare Environment

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-12 20:58:44:000

In this short video , Research Analyst Aaron Schaechterle discusses healthcare volatility and why a smaller number of winners are driving outsized gains across the sector. He also speaks to why those winners have recently reacted less positively than in the past, even on encouraging news… read more...

The New GOP Tax Law And Millennials

via: SeekingAlpha at 2017-12-31 04:49:20:000

There was one significant improvement in the final GOP income tax plan which shifted my negative opinion to neutral. From my 17 November post The GOP Tax Plan Has The Wrong Real Winners And Losers : The USA has a growing problem of income distribution where there is an increasing disp… read more...

Consumer Groups' Health Drive Comes At A Cost

via: SeekingAlpha at 2017-12-05 02:49:08:000

By Breakingviews Over-the-counter drugs could pose health risks for investors in consumer groups. Germanys Merck (MKGAF) has invited bids for its Seven Seas vitamins unit, while Pfizer (PFE) is selling its more consumer-focused business. Nestl (NSRGY) and rivals see opportuni… read more...

Healthcare Weighs On Global Moats

via: SeekingAlpha at 2017-11-29 07:21:22:000

For the Month Ending October 31, 2017 Performance Overview Global moat stocks trailed their respective broad markets in October. International moats, as represented by the Morningstar Global ex-US Moat Focus IndexSM ( MGEUMFUN, or "International Moat Index" ), ended the month in nega… read more...

3 Top Risks For Health Care Investors

via: SeekingAlpha at 2017-11-17 15:04:14:000

During a recent call with investors, Healthcare sector head Tom Tobin outlined the top three ideas his analyst team is watching closely. 1) The "slow-moving car wreck" of health care deflation Health care inflation rose 1,600% in the last 50 years, far faster than the broader … read more...

Finding Value In The Healthcare Sector

via: SeekingAlpha at 2017-11-12 07:11:37:000

The fate of U.S. healthcare reform remains uncertain. But despite the uncertainty, many believe the sector remains a compelling long-term play. Kim Parlee speaks with Peter Ashton, vice president at Recognia , who says there's value to be found in Read more … read more...

Potential Growth Opportunities In Healthcare

via: SeekingAlpha at 2017-11-10 01:52:04:000

The noise out of Washington regarding changes to the Affordable Care Act ((ACA)) and healthcare seems to never end. Despite the lingering uncertainty, there are several longer-term industry trends worth highlighting. Two key themes that may outlast the headlines are demographics and a renewe… read more...

U.S. Healthcare Stocks Outperform S&P 500: What Next?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2017-11-06 11:42:32:000

Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) and Quintiles IMS Holdings (Q) have been assigned a BUY recommendation. David Toung, Senior Research Analyst, Argus Research, talks to Sara D'Elia about what's been driving the rally in U.S. healthcare stocks and why some shares could continue to Read mo… read more...

Chile's Pension Risk Rating Commission Approves Sale of Four Additional First Trust ETFs

via: Business Wire at 2017-10-30 16:55:00:000

First Trust Advisors L.P. (First Trust), a global ETF provider and asset manager, announced that Chilean pension funds investment risk rating commission, La Comisin Clasificadora de Riesgo (CCR), has approved four additional First Trust exchange-traded funds (ETFs) fo… read more...

Merck leads healthcare sector lower

via: SeekingAlpha at 2017-10-30 14:55:40:000

Merck is lower by 5.65% after pulling its application for KEYTRUDA in Europe. More news on: PowerShares Dynamic Pharmaceuticals Portfolio ETF, iShares U.S. Medical Devices ETF, Health Care Select Sect SPDR ETF, Healthcare stocks news, Stocks on the move, Top stock market news, New… read more...

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