Best Buys for a Biotech Bubble

The biotech space may be in a bubble, and that bubble may be bursting. Here are one Fool analyst's picks on what he likes as a buy if a pullback in the space materializes.

Mar 25, 2014 at 6:58PM

There has been a lot of buzz in recent days about the idea of a bubble in the biotech space on the market today. The iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (NASDAQ:IBB), an ETF that tracks a range of companies in the biotech space, peaked exactly a month ago, and has since lost 12% of its value, falling 3% in a single day yesterday. Investors are understandably concerned that the sell-off will lead to a continued decline in the days ahead.

In this video, Motley Fool health-care analyst David Williamson discusses why there may be some validity to the speculation of a bubble in this sector at the moment. David then gives investors his three top picks for which companies he would jump in on if a biotech pullback offered a lower price point, and why these three pharmaceutical businesses have the underlying strength to survive any market condition.

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David Williamson owns shares of Merck. The Motley Fool recommends Celgene and Gilead Sciences. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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