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Merck to Acquire Immune Design; Acquisition Bolsters Capabilities in Vaccine Development for Infectious Diseases and Cancer

Mergers and Acquisitions

“Scientists at Immune Design have established a unique portfolio of approaches to cancer immunization and adjuvant systems designed to enhance the ability of a vaccine to protect against infection, which could meaningfully improve vaccine development," said Dr. Roger M. Perlmutter, president, Merck Research Laboratories. “This acquisition builds upon Merck’s industry-leading programs that harness the power of the immune system to prevent and treat disease.”

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What About the New 52-Week High Mark for a Stock?

For the short-term minded trader who elects to buy the stock as a result of its 52-week outstanding performance, short-term trouble could be on the horizon. The main reason why there could be trouble is because professional and institutional traders use a stock’s 52-week high mark has a take-profit point where they lock in their gains accrued over the past year.

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Fastest Way to Make Short-Term Profits in the Stock Market is Shorting Stocks

My discovery explains the reason why most traders lose money in the stock market. Those losing traders just approach the market the wrong way. First, one must understand that what goes up must come down to some degree because profit has to be made by traders. However, what goes down doesn’t necessarily mean that it will come back up at all. That is because companies do run out of business, which cause their stock prices to plummet without recovery.

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