When China cuts interest rates, supersize your fries.
McDonald's shares outperform the market five days after a Chinese rate cut, history shows, in a bet the nation's people will respond to the stimulus by chomping down on more burgers from the American-based fast-food king.
Makers of stone and gravel used in construction also beat the market.
Five days later after a cut by the People's Bank of China, McDonald's stock increased 71 percent of the time with a median return of 2 percent, according to Kensho, a quantitative analytics tool used by hedge funds.
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The cut may be welcome news for McDonald's, as same-restaurant sales at its Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa unit dropped 9.9 percent last quarter after a scandal at one of its suppliers in China.