3 Ways to Trade Strong Performance in Healthcare

Over the past month, healthcare has been one of the top performing sectors. Healthcare is a big sector, and most of the industries within it can be traded via exchange-traded fund (ETF). With the strong recent performance, let’s look at potential buy locations in one well-known ETF and two that are not as well known.

The SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (XBI SPDR SP Biotech Shs XBI 84.35 +0.15%) is a popular healthcare ETF, with average volume of more than 4 million shares per day. In June, the price broke above an ascending channel, and it then came back to test that channel in August. After a major breakout, when the price comes back to test the prior pattern, it can often be a good entry point. That occurred near $76, and with the Sept. 6 close at $84.22, that buying opportunity has long passed.

However, another opportunity to buy on a pullback may not be far off. Going back to early 2016, rallies for XBI have typically advanced 14% to 24% before seeing a pullback. This rally off the August low is now within that range, meaning that the price could move a bit higher, but then a pullback of 6% to 10% is likely. The potential buy area on the pullback aligns with the trendline​ in play since the start of the year. If this trade setup develops, traders could place a target 5% above the most recent high (which is subject to change). (See also: Why the Biotech Rally Has More Room to Run.)

These are some of the strongest healthcare sector ETFs and the levels at which to consider buying them. …read more

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Category: XBI, IHF, IHI

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