Can Somebody Stop McDonald’s (MCD)?

McDonald’s (MCD) is the world’s largest fast food restaurant chain, serving over 69 million customers daily in over 100 countries in more than 40,000 outlets as of 2021. McDonald’s is best known for its hamburgers, cheeseburgers and french fries, although their menu also includes other items like chicken, fish, fruit, and salads.

Since the largest fast food franchise in the world was created, it has been a money-making machine. The share prices has always kept bullish, facing very well catastrophic scenarios such as the last financial and real estate crisis of 2008. Only in certain specific periods of history can we see that the value dropped more than 40% of its price. In 1975, the oil crisis; 1987, Black Monday; in 2000 with the dotcom crisis and now with the COVID19 pandemic. If you are a long-term investor, this MCD stock should definitely be in your portfolio.

McDonald’s MCD Quarterly Chart April 2023

McDonald's MCD Quarterly Chart April 2023

In the chart above, we have MCD’s quarterly elliott wave analysis. The first important cycle was completed before the dotcom crisis, ending wave (I) at $49.56. The recessive period ended at the beginning of 2003, lowering the price to $12.12 and ending wave (II). Then, it had 10 years of growth reaching the price of $103.70 in 2013 with more than 700% yield. This was wave (III). In this year it entered a period of lethargy and sideways movement ending the wave (IV) at $87.50. The last 5 waves completed an impulse as wave (V) at $221.93 and all the grand super cycle ((I)) in 2019.

McDonald’s MCD Weekly Chart April 2023

McDonald's MCD Weekly Chart April 2023

In the weekly chart we can clearly see the retracement of the entire wave ((I)). The correction took on a flat Elliott Wave structure. Wave (a) ended at $187.55, the corrective bounce reached $218.38 completing wave (b). The drop in the form of an impulse occurred at the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic. Wave (c) ended at $124.23 and so did wave ((II)) in a fast pullback with losses above 43% in March 2020. Since this date, MCD holds a bullish stock price, reaching almost at $300 dollars per share. As long as the price remains above $217.68 and more importantly above $124.23, the MCD share price should continue the long-term rally within wave ((III)).