McDonald's (MCD) stock had an unusually strong session Wednesday -- but it wasn't immediately clear what sparked the run.
I plan to keep my shares even though everyone dogs McDonald's. Not saying they're perfect but I think a lot of the problems they have had include the strong dollar which hurts international profits when it is translated back into dollars. Also you have the US sanctions on Russia which have impacted McDonald's Russian operations. I think Wendy's has recently outperformed MCD because they are US focused but if the dollar starts to fall I think McDonald's earnings would look much better.