Successful Biotech Investing : Every Investor's Complete Guide

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-05-01
  • Publisher: Prima Lifestyles
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As the adage goes, "Invest in what you know." Many investors have made fortunes in biotech stocks and fundsa very lucrative but risky sector. If you don't have a medical background, how can you make intelligent picks in biotechnology? WithSuccessful Biotech Investing,understanding the science and business behind biotechnology is easy. Financial and medical expertJoe Duarte, M.D.,masterfully guides you through the complicated world of biotech to show you how to avoid the risks and confidently choose the best stocks and funds for your portfolio. With up-to-date information on everything from vaccines, drugs, and gene manipulation to cloning, aging, and medical devices, this book demystifies the language, reveals the biotech business cycle, and separates the fads from the genuine technology. Inside, you will discover how to: Grasp the science to understandand profit fromnew trends Analyze companies for research, patents, growth potential, and more Find the best biotech funds and index shares Understand when to use biotech as a defensive and offensive play And much more! Dr. Duarte's complete lessons teach you both the fundamental and technical analysis of biotech stocks, allowing you to pick the approach that matches your investment style. Detailed analyses on companies big and small, new and old, go behind the scenes to reveal emerging trends, groundbreaking research, and exploding profits. Complete with helpful charts and investment resources, this book is every investor's guide to confidently investing in the biotech sector. "The author's combined knowledge of medicine, biotechnology, and market analysis comes through at a crucial time for the sector. Easy to read and equally easy to use."John Murphy,President, MurphyMorris.com "If ever an industry needed deciphering, it's biotechnology. Joe Duarte combines a knowledge of medicine with Wall Street smarts." Thom Calandra,Editor-in-Chief, CBS MarketWatch "Dr. Duarte's dual expertise in medicine and investing makes this an important book for potential investors."Leslie Kane,Senior Editor,Medical Economics "A sound analytical approach to biotech investing."Mark A. Seleznov,Managing Partner, Trend Trader "If your going to trade biotech stocks, start here!"J. Michael PinsonFounder and Senior Analyst, MarketMavens.com

Table of Contents

The Dawn of a New Era
Basic Science Applied
The Investment Basics
The Markets
The Pharmaceuticals Industry
The Biotechnology Industry
Technical and Fundamental Analysis
The Sector Plays
Appendix A: Technical Analysis 277(8)
Appendix B: Mutual Funds Index 285(48)
Appendix C: Company Directory 333(48)
Appendix D: Glossary of Biotechnical Terms 381(8)
Bibliography 389(2)
Index 391

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