Up 755% Over the Past 3 Years, Can This Biotech Be Stopped?

Regeneron, which is partnered with Sanofi, has been on a tear over the past few years because of its eye drug Eylea and a pipeline that includes a PCSK9 drug that will compete with Amgen's evolocumab.

Mar 16, 2014 at 7:30PM

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:REGN) has been on a tear, up more than 750% over the past three years.

Much of that success has to do with one drug in the company's arsenal: Eylea, to treat macular degeneration. Despite going head-to-head against an established player in Roche's Lucentis, Eylea has done remarkably well, producing U.S. sales of more than $400 million in the fourth quarter of last year. This year, Regeneron is guiding for U.S. sales of $1.7 billion to $1.8 billion.

The rest of Regeneron's value can mostly be attributed to the pipeline it's building through a partnership with Sanofi (NYSE:SNY). Fool contributor Brian Orelli and health-care bureau chief Max Macaluso discuss Regeneron and Sanofi's drugs that are on the market and pipeline, including alirocumab, their PCSK9 inhibitor that will compete against Amgen's (NASDAQ:AMGN) evolocumab if both drugs are approved.

Regeneron has been found, but this one is flying under the radar
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A Financial Plan on an Index Card

Keeping it simple.

Aug 7, 2015 at 11:26AM

Two years ago, University of Chicago professor Harold Pollack wrote his entire financial plan on an index card.

It blew up. People loved the idea. Financial advice is often intentionally complicated. Obscurity lets advisors charge higher fees. But the most important parts are painfully simple. Here's how Pollack put it:

The card came out of chat I had regarding what I view as the financial industry's basic dilemma: The best investment advice fits on an index card. A commenter asked for the actual index card. Although I was originally speaking in metaphor, I grabbed a pen and one of my daughter's note cards, scribbled this out in maybe three minutes, snapped a picture with my iPhone, and the rest was history.

More advisors and investors caught onto the idea and started writing their own financial plans on a single index card.

I love the exercise, because it makes you think about what's important and forces you to be succinct.

So, here's my index-card financial plan:


Everything else is details. 

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