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There’s a hot new investment on the market that wouldn’t have been on many people’s radars only a few weeks ago: COVD-19 vaccine-makers. Since March 16, when quarantine began in earnest, Moderna, a Cambridge company that’s making a novel coronavirus vaccine, has climbed by 244%. Novavax, a Rockville, Maryland-based vaccine development company, has seen its shares skyrocket by 644% since mid-March. Shares of Vaxart, a little-known San Francisco-based company that’s developing an oral COVID-19 vaccine, have climbed by 736% since January. Those kinds of numbers would surely look good in any pandemic-hit portfolio right about now.
As exciting as the vaccine businesses may be, there is a better way to spend your money. Go to Vegas when the border reopens and put everything on black. While you might come back empty-handed, at least that loss comes with good food and a show. 
You see, despite some huge gains over the last few weeks, and interest from investors big and small, betting on vaccines is no different than playing roulette…

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