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Is this report/analysis from a financial news website posted at 9 am this morning what is driving up these cruise stock values?  

 

They had this headline: Is Carnival Stock a Buy Now? with these highlights: “Carnival is posting record revenue, but the stock is well short of its recent and all-time highs.  Industry fundamentals remain, and Carnival is trading for less than 14 times forward earnings and less than 10 times the following fiscal year's target.  Headwinds include rising fuel prices as well as political and economic unrest, but the overall long-term outlook remains bullish.  With the leading cruise line stock 35% below its summertime highs, it could be a good time to come aboard.”

 

Here is more: "The good news is that Carnival is a money-making machine these days. It has paid off almost $4 billion of its debt since its leverage peaked earlier this year. There's more debt and a bloated share count to keep repurchasing, but the cruise line stock is confident about its ability to navigate the current waters. In a CNBC interview two weeks ago, CEO Josh Weinstein said he expects Carnival's credit rating to be back to investment grade by 2026."

 

Full story at:   

https://www.fool.com/investing/2023/11/14/is-carnival-stock-a-buy-now/

 

THANKS!  Enjoy!  Terry in Ohio

 

Canada 2022/2023: Scenic visuals, details from Canada Maritimes (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton Island).  Plus, new from Aug. 2023, exploring historic/charming Quebec City.    Visual/Info Summaries:

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Here might be some "good news" for the cruise lines and sailing passengers. After all, you cannot do a cruise without first getting there and having a return air flight at a reason price.  

 

From the New York Times this morning, they had this headline: Sharp Drop in Airfares Cheers Inflation-Weary Travelers" with this sub-headline:  "Airlines are starting to offer bargain prices, including to popular overseas destinations like Paris, a sign that they are fighting to fill planes.

 

Here are some of their reporting highlights:Airfares to many popular destinations have recently fallen to their lowest levels in months, and even holiday travel is far cheaper than it was last year, providing some welcome relief to consumers who have been frustrated for months by high prices for all manner of goods and services.  The glut of deals suggests that the airline industry’s supercharged pandemic recovery may finally be slowing as the supply of tickets catches up and, on some routes, overtakes demand, which appears relatively robust.”

 

Full story at:

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/11/14/business/air-fares-falling-deals.html

 

THANKS!  Enjoy!  Terry in Ohio

 

Barcelona/Med: June 2011, with stops in Villefranche, ports near Pisa and Rome, Naples, Kotor, Venice and Dubrovnik. Great visuals with key highlights, tips, etc. Live/blog now at 257,179 views.

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Maybe the below story helps explain part of today's big jump UP, UP in value of the cruise ship stocks.  Reactions and insights?  

 

From CNBC Cable financial news this afternoon, they had this headline: Dow rallies more than 500 points on tame inflation report, builds on strong November gains with these highlights: “Stocks rallied Tuesday, building on their strong November gains, as Wall Street cheered new U.S. inflation data that raised hope of the Federal Reserve wrapping up its rate-hiking campaign.  Tuesday’s gains added to an already stellar performance this month for stocks. The S&P 500 and Dow are up 7.3% and 5.5%, respectively, in November.”

 

Do investors view that lower inflation and a booming stock market will boost "consumer confidence to spur continued cruise bookings?  Is this the correct analysis for today's market response?  

 

Full story at:

https://www.cnbc.com/2023/11/13/stock-market-today-live-updates.html

 

THANKS!  Enjoy!  Terry in Ohio

 

Norway Coast/Fjords/Arctic Circle cruise from Copenhagen, July 2010, to the top of Europe. Scenic visuals with key tips. Live/blog at 249,372 views.

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WOW!!  What an amazing week for the three cruise line stocks!!  I cannot remember any week that has moved up, UP, UP so dramatically.  Reactions and predictions for next week and during December?  

 

From the Wall Street Journal late Friday afternoon, below are their charts to details how things keep move upward in such a consistent positive manner.  

 

At the start of trading on Monday morning, Royal Caribbean was trading at $94.18.  They finished the week at $105.84.  That's an increase of $11.66 per share.  Or, working out to a 12.4% upswing for just these five days.  Pretty good?

 

Why?  Part of it is the overall market trend driven by a seemingly slowing rate of inflation.  Other insights, speculation, guesses, etc.?  Don't be shy!!  What do you see in the future for these cruise stocks?

 

THANKS!  Enjoy!  Terry in Ohio

 

Sydney to NZ/Auckland Adventure, live/blog 2014 sampling/details with many exciting visuals and key highlights.  On page 23, post #571, see a complete index for all of the pictures, postings.  Now at 246,053 views.

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Here are the Wall Street Journal charts to reflect the past five days of trading for the three major cruise lines.:

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To give more context, below is the WSJ chart for RCL during the past three months.  Has the last month's trend been strongly positive?:

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To provide a better overall stock market perspective, here are the WSJ charts for the S&P 500 during the past week and over the most-recent, three-month period.:

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With the major Thanksgiving holiday in the USA on Thursday, this has been an unusual week for stock trading this week.  Then for the cruise lines, it got even more . . . rocky, twisted and strange!!  

 

From the Wall Street Journal late Friday, below are the charts for the three major cruise lines.  It was a big, BIG drop on Tuesday and then a major "bounce-back" on Wednesday. Plus, downward slides later on Wednesday and for Friday. 

 

THANKS!  Enjoy!  Terry in Ohio

 

Venice: Loving It & Why??!!  Is one of your future desires or past favorites? See these many visual samples for its great history and architecture.  This posting is now at 108,687 views.

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Here are the Wall Street Journal charts to reflect the past five days of trading for the three major cruise lines.:

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To provide added, overall stock market perspective, here is the WSJ chart for the S&P 500 during this past week.:

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From the Wall Street Journal's sister publication of Barron's yesterday afternoon, they had this headline: Carnival Stock Is Up Over 80% This Year. Expect More Gains, Analyst Says. with these highlights:Carnival  stock, already among the top 10 performers in the S&P 500 this year, has room to rise almost one-third in 2024, according to Melius Research.   On Monday, Melius analyst Conor Cunningham raised his rating on the cruise operator’s stock to Buy from Hold, keeping his target for the price at $19. That implies a gain of 32% from Friday’s closing price of $14.41.  Carnival and its rivals have had a remarkable turnaround this year as Americans catch up on travel after the pandemic halted cruise operations.

 

Here is more from this report: "Royal Caribbean, up 115%, is the third-best-performing S&P 500 stock this year. Carnival is the tenth, with a gain of almost 82%, though the price remains less than one-third of its level before it plunged in response to the pandemic in early 2020."

 

The point was also made: "likely to affect the stock, are any updates Carnival may offer about the volume of bookings on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The company is expected to release its fourth-quarter results on Dec. 30."

 

Full story at:

https://www.barrons.com/articles/carnival-stock-price-upgrade-cruise-demand-ac4ebd84?adobe_mc=MCMID%3D77626320452482689262797225847612851544|MCORGID%3DCB68E4BA55144CAA0A4C98A5%40AdobeOrg|TS%3D1701129972

 

THANKS!  Enjoy!  Terry in Ohio

 

Amazon River-Caribbean 2015 adventure live/blog starting in Barbados. Many visuals from this amazing river and Caribbean Islands (Dutch ABC's, St. Barts, Dominica, Grenada, San Juan, etc.).  Now at 73,380 views:

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Cruise economics?  Here is some interesting background for a new ship that Royal Caribbean is now getting ready to use.  Big?  Even BIGGER??  Most with Silversea do not seek an environment this MASSIVE, but this involves the SS parent and how they make their "numbers" work out and balance financially.  

 

From the Wall Street Journal this morning, they had this headline: The Startling Economics of the World’s Largest Cruise Ship" with this sub-headline: "With its seven pools, six waterslides and dozens of places to eat, drink and gamble, Royal Caribbean’s Icon of the Seas brings new meaning to the phrase ‘economies of scale’—and it’s better for the environment too.

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Here are some of their reporting highlights: “It has been nearly half a century since The Love Boat promised 'something for everyone.' These days, it’s actually true.  Before the hit TV show helped popularize them, cruises were derided as being for the 'newly wed and nearly dead,' and were a lot more expensive than they are today. In 1980, the first year data is available from industry body Cruise Lines International Association, there were 1.4 million oceangoing cruise passengers.  Next month will see the launch of the world’s largest passenger ship, Royal Caribbean’s Icon of the Seas, with a maximum capacity of 7,600 people, not including 2,350 crew members.”

 

Great background for how cruise sailing has evolved is reflected in this profile.  This includes: "The newest megaships have better environmental footprints per passenger, but they pack in the most jaw-dropping amenities too. With 20 decks, Icon of the Seas would have Captain Stubing jumping out of his knee socks. It has about 12 times the internal area of the Pacific Princess and features seven pools, six waterslides and dozens of places to eat, drink, gamble, exercise or listen to live music. It also has a zip-line, bumper cars, rock-climbing walls, a surf simulator and minigolf. Icon is powered by relatively clean liquefied natural gas, has a specially coated hull to reduce friction, can hook up to shore power, treats its own waste and can produce nearly all of its water through desalination."

 

One of the downsides cited with these bigger ships is that there are limits as to where they can sail and dock.  Unlike with Silversea's smaller ships, this type of super large ship cannot dock in many smaller, more unique ports.  This article also notes that these larger ships have certain "economies of scale" that can keep the basic cruise prices lower, but they make up for that with more than a third of their revenue coming from onboard spending such as drinks, spa treatments, specialty restaurants and gambling.  There is a different economic path with larger ships versus the smaller, more personal sailing on Silversea.  

 

Reactions, comments and questions?

 

Full story at:

https://www.wsj.com/lifestyle/travel/royal-caribbean-icon-seas-economy-7b3c9934?mod=hp_lead_pos8

 

THANKS!  Enjoy!  Terry in Ohio

 

Athens & Greece: Visuals, details from two visits in a city and nearby with great history, culture and architecture.  Now at 59,833 views.

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Up, UP and Away!!!  is that what the past week looks like for the three major cruise lines??  

 

From the Wall Street Journal, below are their charts for the three major cruise line during the past week.  Overall, looking very positive and upward?

 

For Royal Caribbean, they started on Monday morning at $104.96 and finished late today at $109.17.  That is a positive $4.21 per share improvement for the week.  Or, a 4% increase during just these five trading days.  And RCL is getting very close to their 52-week high share value of $112.95.  Norwegian has improved, but not to the same degree on a 52-week basis as has happened for RCL and Carnival.  During the past week, Norwegian went up from $14.35 to $16.42.  That's a super healthy 14.4% jump during the past week for their stock. 

 

Predictions for later this month as to where the cruise stocks will be positioned by the start of 2024 in one month?

 

THANKS!  Enjoy!  Terry in Ohio

 

AFRICA?!!?: Fun, interesting visuals, plus travel details from this early 2016 live/blog. At 55,271 views. Featuring Cape Town, South Africa’s coast, Mozambique, Victoria Falls/Zambia and Botswana's famed Okavango Delta.

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Here are the Wall Street Journal charts to reflect the past five days of trading for the three major cruise lines.  Plus, at the bottom, is the WSJ chart for the broader, overall S&P 500 chart reflecting the general, wider market trends during this past week.:

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Well....the Gold Bugs must be doing a Happy Dance and drinking to Powell tonight. Or at least drinking to what the market thought about Powells remarks.

 

Do we finally break out above that brick wall and fulfill the technical prediction to 2200?

Bueller, Bueller, Stumblefoot,  anyone?

 

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Technicals put the Tens under 4%.  Should push Gold.

 

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Saw this interesting data a few weeks ago.  Still lots of cash on the sidelines. Plenty for more cruises and leisure travel. 

 

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Thanks Terry for all the Cruise Stock info!

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On 12/1/2023 at 6:58 PM, highplanesdrifters said:

Well....the Gold Bugs must be doing a Happy Dance and drinking to Powell tonight. Or at least drinking to what the market thought about Powells remarks.Do we finally break out above that brick wall and fulfill the technical prediction to 2200?

Bueller, Bueller, Stumblefoot,  anyone?   Thanks Terry for all the Cruise Stock info!

 

Appreciate these above charts, additional comments and follow-ups from highplanesdrifters about gold and other aspects for our wild and changing financial markets.  

 

From the Wall Street Journal early this morning, below is their Royal Caribbean stock chart showing their value being within a few cents of the 52-week high point.  Is full recovery getting close, especially for RCL that is viewed as best positioned for the future among the three major cruise companies??

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THANKS!  Enjoy!  Terry in Ohio

 

Lisbon, NWSpain, Bordeaux/Brittany: Live/blog, June 2017 from Portugal to France along scenic Atlantic Coast on the Silver Spirit.  Now at 34,188 views.  Many pictures, details for history, food, culture, etc.:

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From the Wall Street Journal late morning, Royal Caribbean is now a 52-week high point!!  See chart below.  Where are things headed?  Below is the RCL chart for the past twelve months.  Up, UP and away?

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THANKS!  Enjoy!  Terry in Ohio

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From the Wall Street Journal below are their charts from the closing values at the end of this week late Friday.  Up, UP, AGAIN!!! 

 

Royal Caribbean moved from a Monday am opening of $111.96 to over $120 per share.  It's another 52-week high for this stock.  Carnival is getting close to its peak over the past year.  Norwegian still has more distance to close.  

 

Things are up overall for the stock market values.  And, the cruise stocks have been doing every better during the recent period.  Where for the rest of the year . . . and in 2024?

 

THANKS!  Enjoy!  Terry in Ohio

 

Panama Canal? Early 2017, Fort Lauderdale to San Francisco adventure through Panama Canal.  Our first stops in Colombia, Central America and Mexico, plus added time in the great Golden Gate City. Now at 32,524 views.

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Here are the Wall Street Journal charts to reflect the past five days of trading for the three major cruise lines.  Plus, at the bottom, is the WSJ chart for the overall S&P 500 chart reflecting the wider market trends during this past week.:

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1 hour ago, RetiredandTravel said:

 

Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays

 

Appreciate the follow-ups from R&T and highplanesdrifters.  Keep it coming!!  Lots happening in the world financial markets, government actions, etc., etc.  

 

Here is the S&P 500 chart for the past 52-weeks as of this am from the Wall Street Journal.  Things are moving up an UP, higher and HIGHER!!  Overall, good news?  Short-term and/or long-term? 

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Yes, it's the holiday season and the best to everyone.  

 

THANKS!  Enjoy!  Terry in Ohio

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3 hours ago, RetiredandTravel said:

 

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Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays

 

 

Crazy right?

 

Can this next move really take us to 5100 this Spring?

 

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If this happens, could be.

 

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For all my Gold Bugs....drool and validation.

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Still plenty on the sidelines.

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And what the heck is this Fed tool.  Looks like a theatre seating chart.

 

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Dec plot.

 

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Front and center for the rally!

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On 12/14/2023 at 11:05 AM, RetiredandTravel said:

Looking like JPOW & Co. may actually be pulling off a "soft landing".  Also crazy.

 

 

 

Wouldn't that be sweet! You may be right, we may just muddle through this mess with all that sideline cash.

 

As a  market contrarian who is always looking over my shoulder, I am now a bit concerned.  When the Government powers that be are going the Mission Accomplished route and some even taking a victory lap (ahem, Yellen) - I become rather nervous.  AND, how do JPOW & Co. go from NO rate cuts next year to a firm 3 without batting an eye in such a short period?   Got my hedgies ready to execute. 

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31 minutes ago, highplanesdrifters said:

Wouldn't that be sweet! You may be right, we may just muddle through this mess with all that sideline cash.   As a  market contrarian who is always looking over my shoulder, I am now a bit concerned.  When the Government powers that be are going the Mission Accomplished route and some even taking a victory lap (ahem, Yellen) - I become rather nervous.  AND, how do JPOW & Co. go from NO rate cuts next year to a firm 3 without batting an eye in such a short period?   Got my hedgies ready to execute. 

 

Appreciate these above comments and follow-ups.  Agree that when folks start too early to celebrate "Mission Accomplished" that things do not always work out perfectly as they spin and have hoped.  

 

Later this week, the head of the NY Fed indicated that the potential 2024 rate cuts might not be a total certainty.  Many if's and uncertainties in this current U.S. and world economy.  

 

From the Wall Street Journal, below are their charts for the three cruise lines during the past week's trading.  Clearly the interest rate announcement from the Feds help bump things up, UP even more in the later part of the recent week.  

 

From Barron's, a sister publication to the Wall Street Journal Wednesday, they had this headline: These 4 Stocks Cut Their Dividends. Now Is the Time to Bring Them Back. with these highlights: “The New Year is almost here, and that means it’s time for four of the last dividend cutters of 2020—Boeing, American Airlines Group, Royal Caribbean Group, and Carnival—to bring back their payouts to shareholders.”

 

Full story at:

https://www.barrons.com/articles/american-airlines-carnival-should-reinstate-dividends-now-ec90097e

 

THANKS!  Enjoy!  Terry in Ohio

 

From late 2018, see “Holy Lands, Egypt, Jordan, Oman, Dubai, Greece, etc.”, with many visuals, details and ideas for the historic and scenic Middle East. Now at 22,277 views.  Connect at:

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Here are the Wall Street Journal charts to reflect the past five days of trading for the three major cruise lines.  Plus, at the bottom, is the WSJ chart for Royal Caribbean during the past three years.  As you see, RCL is not just at a one-year high, but this is now their best level in the three years since Covid caused the negative slide financially.:

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Royal Caribbean Chart from WSJ for the past three years:

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On 12/14/2023 at 6:19 AM, RetiredandTravel said:

 

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Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays

 

 

 

I forgot to add - Even a blind squirl.  😂

 

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays to you also.  And of course to our fearless leader @TLCOhio.  Thanks Terry for keeping us informed.  Cheers mates.🥂

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On 12/16/2023 at 10:45 AM, highplanesdrifters said:

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays to you also.  And of course to our fearless leader @TLCOhio.  Thanks Terry for keeping us informed.  Cheers mates.🥂

 

Appreciate from highplanesdrifters these kind comments and follow-up.  Keep it coming!!  Yes, best for a safe and enjoyable holiday for everyone. 

 

From the Wall Street Journal earlier this afternoon, they had this headline: Cruise Stocks Rise After Carnival Earnings with these highlights:Shares of cruise companies, one of the year’s best-performing industries, are ending 2023 with a bang.  Carnival Corp shares gained 6.8% after reporting fourth-quarter results, the second-best gainer in the S&P 500.  Other cruise stocks rallied in response. Royal Caribbean stock advanced nearly 3%, on pace for the highest close since before the pandemic. Norwegian Cruise Lines rose nearly 5%.  Carnival and Royal Caribbean shares have each more than doubled this year, while Norwegian is up 70%.

 

Below is the Wall Street Journal chart today that tracks these three cruise stock during the past year: 

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Full story at:

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THANKS!  Enjoy!  Terry in Ohio

 

Summer 2019 Calgary, Jasper/Banff National Parks, Western Canada Rocky Mountaineer rail adventure, Vancouver, sailing up to Alaska on Silver Muse, post-cruise excursion to Denali, etc.  Many visuals, Our firsts in these scenic areas!  Now at 20,329 views. Live/blog: 

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From the Wall Street Journal from late yesterday afternoon, below are their stock charts for the past week.  

 

Yes, up, UP and AWAY! for continuing in a strongly positive manner for these stocks.  Both Royal Caribbean and Carnival are at 52-week highs.  Norwegian still has a ways to go reach that peak, one-year level.  

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

 

THANKS!  Enjoy!  Terry in Ohio

 

Early 2020, many visuals and details from New Zealand/South Pacific in going from Auckland to French Polynesia.  This includes Bora Bora, Fiji, NZ experiences, etc:  Live/blog:

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Here are the Wall Street Journal charts to reflect the past five days of trading for the three major cruise lines.  Plus, at the bottom, is the WSJ chart for Royal Caribbean during the past 52 week's trading.  As you see, RCL is not just at a one-year high, again!!:

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For the past 52 weeks, here is the WSJ RCL chart reflecting its upward movement during the past one-year period.:

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From the Wall Street Journal to reflect at the stock market's closing yesterday afternoon, below are their charts for the three major cruise lines.  

 

Very different trends for Royal Caribbean versus their two main competitors.  RCL hit a 52-week high on Friday before sliding a bit later in the afternoon.  But, for Carnival and Norwegian, things slid downward during the four-day week.  Why and how?  What does Wall Street know that we do not understand?

 

Happy New Year!!  And, the best for 2024.  

 

THANKS!  Enjoy!  Terry in Ohio

 

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Here are the Wall Street Journal charts to reflect the past four days of trading for the three major cruise lines.  It was a holiday-shortened week with Christmas on Monday.:

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HAPPY NEW YEAR to all the Financial Coolers and especially out fearless leader Terry!  Wishing you all Fair Winds and Following Seas.

 

A few charts and thoughts to close out the year. 

 

S&P started 2023 on the low of the year, and ended 1 day shy of the high.

 

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We ended 2023 very close to the beginning of 2022.  It took 2 years to return to that high.

 

Oh lordy, please don't let it be a double top!

 

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On 12/31/2023 at 10:16 AM, highplanesdrifters said:

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all the Financial Coolers and especially out fearless leader Terry!  Wishing you all Fair Winds and Following Seas.   A few charts and thoughts to close out the year. S&P started 2023 on the low of the year, and ended 1 day shy of the high.    We ended 2023 very close to the beginning of 2022.  It took 2 years to return to that high.  Oh lordy, please don't let it be a double top!

 

Appreciate these greetings, charts and year-end follow-ups from highplanesdrifters.  

 

From the Wall Street Journal for the stock action yesterday.  WOW!!  What a huge one-day drop for the cruise stocks.  See the chart below for Royal Caribbean: 

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Yesterday, to start the year off, Norwegian was down even more, dropping 8.58%.  Carnival fell. 6.74%.  What happened, why and how?

 

THANKS!  Enjoy!  Terry in Ohio

 

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