The Biotech Trader Handbook (2nd Edition) by T. Ayers Pelz

By T. Ayers Pelz

Small cap biotech businesses spend countless numbers of hundreds of thousands of greenbacks and over ten years relocating experimental drug applicants from proposal to completely licensed medicinal drugs. For overdue level drug applicants, these in section III, confident or unfavorable facts can lead to both tremendous profits or devastating declines within the sponsoring company's inventory expense. This "ultimate catalyst occasion" presents shrewdpermanent, prepared & nimble alternative investors wonderful & constant buying and selling possibilities. during this specific publication, the writer presents members unusual with the realm of small cap biotech a quick, simplified and effective method of establish, study & execute buying and selling ideas utilizing recommendations. the subsequent subject matters, among others, are lined during this e-book: * Description of the FDA drug trial procedure, from pre-clinical to part III & past * identity, categorization & association of small cap biotech businesses * dependent & streamlined method of verify small cap biotech businesses * Notes on buying and selling method & strategies * particular description of alternative buying and selling buildings most fitted for small cap biotech This ebook is an absolute "must have" for people pondering buying and selling within the fast-paced and sometimes complicated global of small cap biotech.

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The SEC has adopted several exemptions to the SEC 16(b) short swing profit rule, such as 16(b)-3 (“Transactions between an Issuer and its Officers/Directors”) where profit recapture provisions do not apply. Insider transactions with these codes should be taken as neutral. ” This reference will be found at the bottom of the Form 4 in the footnotes and is very important as it denotes trades that were planned well-in advance and in accordance to an adopted “trading plan” developed by the company. 8, in footnotes 2 and 4, we see that the common stock and option divestitures made by this insider (the CFO) of Savient Pharmaceuticals (Ticker: SVNT) was made pursuant to Rule 10b5-1.

E. the current market price). For example, small cap biotechs often trade below cash value preceding Phase III announcements (past examples include Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Ticker: SPPI; and, DepoMed, Ticker: DEPO) – this presents a huge opportunity to go long. The market is effectively valuing the opportunity at zero (or a negative value) – as such, in a strange way, this represents a “free” trade (however, don’t forget you can still lose money). Finally, a high cash per share relative to price per share represents a sort of free “balance sheet hedge” and in a way diminishes the overall risk of the trade.

Source: SEC Form 8-K. e. its cash burn). The information needed to calculate cash per share (cash, shares outstanding), net cash/net debt balances (cash, debt) and future sources of cash (milestone and collaborative revenues, existing product revenues) are located further in the release. 2 Cash Burn Cash burn is one of the key data points in the analysis of a small cap biotech company. e. ) thus providing a trader a more informed rationale to both plan and structure trades. It is essential to know this information.

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