Whether you have an index fund, an actively managed portfolio or a tactical portfolio, for the past year or so, your portfolio probably has been doing so-so. Not performing poorly, but not doing great either. The portfolios of most investors aren��t crashing; they are sort of running in place.See Also: 7 Good Stocks with Hidden Value
But we have witnessed huge rallies in recent weeks. And also huge declines. So what��s going on?
To start with, the markets peaked about a year ago. Since then, investors have been on a volatile rollercoaster that has a downward bias.
The Dow Jones industrial average peaked at 18,351 a year ago and has had two major declines since then. Each recovery rally has not been able to surpass the peak.
Hot Life Sciences Stocks To Invest In 2017: BioDelivery Sciences International Inc.(BDSI)Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Lisa Levin]
In trading on Friday, healthcare shares fell by 0.62 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX), down 17 percent, and BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BDSI), down 14 percent.
- [By Lisa Levin]
In trading on Thursday, healthcare shares tumbled by 2.13 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXEL), down 9 percent, and BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BDSI), down 10 percent.
Hot Life Sciences Stocks To Invest In 2017: Fitbit, Inc.(FIT)Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Tracey Ryniec]
Fitbit is the latest tech gadget sensation. It has 22% of the wearables market and it looks like this holiday season could be huge for the company. Fitness and wellness are a big market globally which Fitbit is only beginning to tap.
- [By Matthew Briar]
Giving credit where it's due, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) got the party started with just the mere rumor of its smartwatch. However, whereas Apple defined itself at the art of the wearable world, Fitbit Inc. (NYSE:FIT) attempted to position itself as the science side of the new category. Granted, it ultimately failed do so in a successful way, with its PurePulse heart-rate monitoring technology not being accurate enough to trust for health-related reasons. At the very least though, Fitbit confirmed there is an interested market for healthcare-oriented wearables.
Where Fitbit failed, a young up-and-comer called Biotricity Inc. (OTCMKTS:BTCY) is positioned to find success.
Biotricity is the name behind two different though related technologies. One is called bioflux, and the other is called biolife. Both are heart-monitoring devices... the former for use by caregivers in a clinical setting, while the latter is for use by individuals outside of a clinical setting. Neither is on the market yet, but both are projected to be on the market next year. The company recently filed a 510k request with the FDA for its bioflux technology (the 510k path is for medical devices rather than drugs, and as such doesn't require a lot of regulatory deliberation), and has heard back from the FDA about a key part of the device already - it got the green light. Another arm of the FDA must look at other aspects of the device.
And the odds of a complete approval of bioflux are strong.
- [By Peter Graham]
The Q3 2016 earnings report for small cap online wellness services stock MINDBODY Inc (NASDAQ: MB) is scheduled for after the market closes on�Wednesday (October 26th). MINDBODY Inc along with�mid cap fitness�device stock�Fitbit Inc (NYSE: FIT) and small cap fitness center operator Planet Fitness Inc (NYSE: PLNT)�all�had IPOs�in the summer of 2015��� raising�talk of a fitness stock bubble brewing.�
Hot Life Sciences Stocks To Invest In 2017: Gladstone Land Corporation(LAND)Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Cameron Swinehart]
Gladstone Land Corp (LAND) -
A U.S. based farmland investment company that currently offers a plus 9% annual distribution. It owns and leases farmland in Florida, California, Michigan and Oregon with appraised land value of $79 million. The distribution is paid monthly which should attract income investors.