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Old 03-06-2015, 08:13 PM   #1
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Looking for a pharmaceutical sector fund. Found the Vanguard healthcare sector fund with a low expense rate. Any others out there focused on just pharma ?
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The closest I come is investing in "iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology (IBB)" which has been very good to us over the past five years. However, I have had the feeling of late that ship is slowing down.

IMHO, we are in an over-valued market and much thought is needed for any buy/sell decisions right now.
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PPH is an SPDR that was around long before the newer ETFs. I invested in it back in the dot-com era. It had mostly older pharmaceuticals like Pfizer, Merk, Eli Lilly, etc...
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We have had the etf IHE for a couple years now. It has done very well as long as we have had it. Not sure what the future brings. Wouldn't call the ER low though.
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Old 03-07-2015, 05:10 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies.

I held a private 2nd TD loan with balloon , the borrower sold the prop , so I got paid off , and need a place to invest some cash. This is taxable money.

I have held some of the mega pharma co. stocks before. Kind of looking for income, but the funds give some exposure to risks and rewards of biotech.
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The Vanguard fund is a good one.
My broker-wrapper 403b is in Fidelity, and Fidelity Select Biotech and Select Heathcare have been very good to me. However, I just harvested last year's gains in both funds since the Biotech area in particular is getting pricey (primarily due to some well-publicized buyouts by the Drug Whales over the last year or so and the large number of new drug approvals.)
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If the Supremes give the ACA a pass then I think that the whole health care sector would get a boost.


Has anyone else noticed a rotation from dividend & value to growth in the last couple weeks?
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Etfdb.com is a useful site to find and compare ETFs.
http://etfdb.com/type/sector/healthcare/
There are pharma specific ETFs.
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