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SBIO Named "One of the 7 Best Healthcare ETFs for the Rest of 2018"

The healthcare sector is the S&P 500’s third-largest sector weight behind technology and financial services, a status that is well-reflected in the world of exchange-traded funds (ETFs). In the U.S., there are nearly 50 healthcare ETFs available to investors...

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A Nifty Biotech ETF Idea for 2018: The ALPS Medical Breakthroughs ETF (NYSE: SBIO)

Biotechnology stocks bolstered the broader healthcare sector last year, a theme that is expected to continue in 2018. Investors looking for a way to access potentially smaller biotechnology companies can consider the ALPS Medical Breakthroughs ETF (NYSEArca: SBIO), which focuses on small- and mid-cap companies that have one or more drugs in either Phase II or Phase III trials...

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Best ETFs for 2018: Break Through With the ALPS Medical Breakthroughs ETF (NYSE: SBIO)

This biotech ETF can deliver another year of exceptional gains in 2018

Biotechnology stocks bolstered the broader healthcare sector last year, a theme that is expected to continue in 2018. Investors looking for a way to access potentially smaller biotechnology companies can consider the ALPS Medical Breakthroughs ETF (NYSEArca: SBIO), which focuses on small- and mid-cap companies that have one or more drugs in either Phase II or Phase III trials...

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A Hidden Gem: The ALPS Medical Breakthroughs ETF

(Based on the Poliwogg Medical Breakthroughs Index)

Biotech is one of the hottest themes on the planet. All the long-heralded promise of the genomics revolution seems to be bearing fruit, with incredible breakthroughs coming at a furious pace. But the biotech sector has changed. What was once a niche market dominated by small-cap companies looking to cure the world has become a top-heavy market dominated by firms generating billions of dollars in revenue...

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The Case for a Healthcare Futures Market

As politicians and the public wrestle with re-designing the nation’s healthcare system, all parties are faced with the twin realities of an aging population and rising health costs.

The cost of healthcare in the United States, which has risen inexorably for the last 50 years, is now larger than the Gross Domestic Product of every country in the world except China and Japan. According to the Congressional Budget Office, in less than a decade from now, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and interest on the debt will represent $5.7 trillion out of a $6.3 trillion budget...

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Creating a Healthcare Futures Market

The answer to the question, "Who is getting funded in 2017?" may well be a disease state rather than a category of company.

A new market structure-a healthcare futures market-is being developed as an alternative to, and enhancement of, existing funding mechanisms. It is being created by Dennis Purcell, founder and senior advisor of Aisling Capital LLC, and co-founder of Poliwogg, a financial services firm dedicated to creating the capital market tools for the healthcare sector similar to those that have long been available for the agriculture, finance, industrial and energy sectors. These tools, including a futures market, will enable the hedging, speculating and risk-transference activities that are essential to both efficient market functioning and encouragement of new investment...

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