VIP Alliance Weekly Update

Nicholas Vardy

Nicholas Vardy has a unique background that has proven his knack for making money in different markets around the world.

1. Conservative Recommendation

Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD)

Gilead is a current recommendation in my weekly trading service, Alpha Algorithm.

Two pieces of news have driven Gilead’s stock up 9% this past week. Each is worth highlighting.

First, Gilead announced it.s $11.9 billion acquisition of Kite Pharmaceuticals (KITE)

Second, Swiss drug maker Novartis’ (NVS) Kymriah, a game-changing CAR-T cancer drug, won Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approval this week. That increases the odds that the FDA also will approve Kite Pharma’s CAR-T Axi-Cel in November.

Gilead is currently a 100% “buy,” based on all of my short-, medium- and long-term technical indicators.

2. Aggressive Recommendation

CBOE Holdings, Inc. (CBOE)

CBOE Holdings, Inc. — a holding in Momentum Trader Alert — is making its second appearance in the past month in this weekly update.

CBOE’s relative strength in even weak markets remains impressive. The stock rose 1.25% yesterday even in the midst of a sharp market sell-off.

CBOE Holdings’ shares have surged 38.31% year to date, outperforming the S&P 500, which gained 10.08% over the same period.

Technically, the stock is in a strong uptrend and scores 100% on all of the Momentum Trader Alert technical indicators.

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