By Bryan Rich
June 20, 6:00 pm EST
Stocks continue to prove resilient in the face of trade war noise. After a global stock sell-off that started last night on news that the tit for tat tariff threats were escalating, small caps actually printed another new record high today and finished up on the day.
Bottom line: Dips continue to be bought.
In the category of “stocks that can soar even on tumultuous market days?”
We had these three charts today …
Here’s my pro tip: ONLY BUY BIOTECH STOCKS WHEN A BILLIONAIRE INVESTOR IS INVOLVED!
Who was involved in the two above?
Not surprisingly, the best biotech investor in the world, billionaire Joe Edelman of Perceptive Advisors, is the biggest shareholder in SLDB.
He was also the biggest investor in Sarepta until it quintupled back in 2016 on an FDA approval. Sarepta was up as much as 50% today on early trial results of gene therapy treatment of the devastating Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) disease in boys. SLDB is similarly working on gene therapy for DMD.
What about SandRidge (the energy stock)? SandRidge was up nicely today, in a broadly down market, because billionaire activist Carl Icahn successfully de-seated a corrupt board of directors at the post-bankruptcy energy company. That board and leadership that drove the company into bankruptcy, yet has been handsomely compensated in the process, has finally been shown the door. Great news for shareholders.
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