Beef Prices Take on a Golden Hue

U.S. cattle prices jumped to a record on Friday. While overall inflation has been tame these last few months, it's looking more likely that consumer will be feeling the pinch when they go to checkout of their local Kroger (KR), Safeway (SWY) or Whole Food's Market (WFM).

I warned Real Money Pro subscribers about the pending lift in beef prices back in early December when I shared my negative view on McDonald's (MCD). Over the last month MCD shares were up less than 1%, well below the better than 2.1% rise in the S&P 500 over the same period and trailing the moves in Burger King (BKW) and Wendy's (WEN) shares. ...377 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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