DEO - Diageo is at the top of its trend Line Is it a short here?

Discussion in 'Stocks' started by myoffices, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. Been watching the Liquor Distributor Diageo- As the trend goes It had a nice run. Is the trend reversing with more political trends affecting raw materials and the market is unforgiving for non executing brands. In the store the other day. They had a Brand that was on the top shelf and heard it was slowing in sales. IS any one else looking at taking this on from here- Im not sure. Could be a wind down. What catalyst for more alcohol is there from here?:cool:

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  2. piezoe


    Just an opinion obviously, but this is a stock I follow. In my opinion DEO is neither a stock to trade short term nor one to be shorting. It's a stock for investors, and a good one. If you were going to short a stock like DEO, and I would not think you should, you certainly would want the market on your side as well. However the S&P is trading in the lower third of its channel. You would want to have both the S&P and DEO at the tops of their channels to even think about shorting DEO. I wouldn't short it even then. There are much better short candidates out there. Never short a stock because you think it is too high. You need a much better reason than that.
  3. Sometimes you need the voice of reason and this sounds like a risk not good enough for the reward scenario. I think I will stay on the sidelines for now. Thanks.
  4. Once again DEO showing weakness. Wondering if the Currency exchange rates will affect their overall sales. Thinking 20% decline may start here- numbers are soft with global consumption due to economics for premium brands.