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Still selling Intrexon (now Precigen) even though the 293% gain yesterday wasn’t real

Frankly, my first reaction was to think it was a misprint, especially because while the ticker still read XON, the name of the attached stock had changed from Intrexon to Precigen. And it was. A misprint, that is. The print yesterday showed that the stock, a member of my Volatility Portfolio since November 9, 2018, had […]

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Selling Intrexon (now Precigen) after 293% gain today

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FDA and Nektar both shock on company’s opioid drug candidate; I’d buy more on weakness

Yesterday an advisory joint committee at the U.S. Food & Drug Administration voted to reject Nektar's application for its new non-addictive opioid NKTR-181. The thinking--my thinking--was that the committee had structured the vote so that the most likely outcome was a narrow approval of the drug candidate that required further clinical trials by Nektar. Nope. […]

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Nektar’s new non-addictive opioid NKTR-181 to finally get an FDA advisory vote tomorrow

I understand why the U.S. Food & Drug Administration has moved so slowly on a decision on Nektar Therapeutic's (NKTR) new non-addictive opioid NKTR-181. The last thing the FDA wants to do in the midst of epidemic of opioid addiction is to approve a drug that might be one part of a solution to the […]

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Nektar’s plunge is a buying opportunity–so I’m adding more to my Volatility Portfolio

What we know about Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR) is pretty clear. On Thursday of last week, August 8, trading in shares of Nektar were halted on news from the company had manufacturing problems that resulted in some patients enrolled in the clinical trials for the company's NKTR-214 cancer drug receiving drugs that were less effective than […]

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Sangamo gets RMAT status for its hemophilia gene therapy

On July 5 Sangamo Therapeutics (SGMO) and partner Pfizer (PFE) announced update results of a Phase 1/2 study of Sangamo's SB-525 gene therapy for severe hemophilia A. The companies also announced that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration had granted regenerative medicine advanced therapy (RMAT) designation to SB-525. RMAT status is given to therapies intended […]

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More talk about doing “something” about drug prices sends drug stocks down

It's good to know that in this sometimes confusing and volatile market some things remain constant. A high-profile figure says something about the need to lower drug prices and drug stocks tumble. Whether the "something" is likely to result in action or not. Today it was President Donald Trump telling reporters that his administration is […]

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Special Report: 10 Best Picks for the Last Six Months of 2019

This isn't  time for investing as usual. As whacky as the first half of 2019 has been--the Federal Reserve embraces interest rate cuts, the U.S. and China descend further into a trade war, the U.S. economy turns in better than 3% growth but fears for a slowdown in global growth in 2019 and for a U.S. recession in 2020 […]

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Adding Nektar call options to my Volatility Portfolio–again

Again. I'm adding the January 17, 2020 Call Options with a strike at $35 on Nektar Theraeutics (NKTR) to my Volatility Portfolio on JubakAM.com and JugglingWithKnives.com. (Ticker on these options is NKTR200117C00035000.) The underlying shares closed at $33.70, up 0.90% on June 14. I've traded these options before with a spectacular realized gain of better than […]

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Incyte adds to Jakafi label with new FDA approval

Jubak Picks and Volatility Portfolio member Incyte (INCY) closed up 1.55% today to $81.75 on news that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had approved the company's Jakafi for treatment for acute Graft versus Host disease (GvHD), an inflammatory response by the immune system after a bone marrow transplant. The drug can now be prescribed to […]

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