Morning Preview: Apple Trends Again and The Biotech Mega Bubble

1.) Apple ($AAPL) is back, and trending on StockTwits. It’s a refreshing sight to see, too. At its peak, let’s say during earnings, the StockTwits $AAPL stream sees more than 16,000 messages shared. Today, there are 2 stories driving engagement and interest around Apple. Here they are:

$AAPL Wsj: Apple discussing new streaming set-top box with Comcast

— Pete O (@PeteO) Mar. 23 at 10:56 PM


And while that development could change everything for TV as we know it, there’s a bigger story brewing under the surface. It’s about Apple’s mesh network. Or, in other words, Internet everywhere and anywhere:

If you read anything tonight, read this –> How an Under-Appreciated iOS 7 Feature Could Change the World $AAPL

— stefan cheplick (@scheplick) Mar. 23 at 09:16 PM


As a bonus offering, StockTwits founder @HowardLindzon shared this story about a lesson someone learned with Steve Jobs. It will make a great lunch-time read today:

Timely – what I learned negotiating with steve Jobs $aapl

— Howard Lindzon (@howardlindzon) Mar. 23 at 09:42 PM


2.) Biotech stocks of all sizes have erupted this year, and it’s been a historic thing to witness on StockTwits. We’ve been pounding the table on biotechs with charts like this about about ICPT’s mega spike, and also blog posts about biotech stocks to watch at the Roth conference like this. In our morning preview today, we have to show you a stunning Sentiment Trader chart shared by @andrewunknown, and then a great blog post from @reformedbroker. Both pieces dive into, what could be, an enormous biotech bubble:

Unprofitable Biotech IPOs: Back to Spring 2000 Highs (great study via @sentimentrader) $IBB $XBI

— andrewunknown (@andrewunknown) Mar. 22 at 02:55 PM



— Joshua Brown (@reformedbroker) Mar. 23 at 10:35 PM


3.) Multi-level marketing stocks are making headlines this Monday morning. Both Nu Skin Enterprises ($NUS), and Herbalife ($HLF) are top trending tickers. Herbalife nominated 3 friends of Carl Icahn to its board and Nu-Skin ($NUS) announced an extremely small fine out of China. Some were worried Chinese officials would declare it a pyramid scheme. That is not the case right now:

China really cracked down on the MLM sector. #sarcasm. $NUS up 27% #premarket following disclosure of mere $540K fine. $HLF up 5%.

— Paul La Monica (@lamonicabuzz) Mar. 24 at 07:57 AM

$NUS formally announces fine. As I wrote last week $HLF $USNA

— herb greenberg (@herbgreenberg) Mar. 24 at 06:55 AM

Herbalife $HLF Will Nominate Three Additional Icahn-Designated Nominees to Board

— StreetInsider (@Street_Insider) Mar. 24 at 06:25 AM

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