An appearance by the executive of a publicly-traded company on CNBC or another business-related news channel can sometimes move the share price fast. If the show airs outside the trading hours, it can sometimes have less of an effect on the share price.
That raises the question of what kind of impact the upcoming Elon Musk appearance on “Saturday Night Live” might have not just on his company’s share price the following Monday, but also on cryptocurrency trading during the airing of the show.
Musk will likely be careful about mentioning too many specifics about the electric vehicle company given the watchful eye of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The electric vehicle car company reported first-quarter earnings earlier this week.
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Why It’s Important: The show, which airs on NBC from Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA), airs outside of the trading hours for Tesla shares. Depending on how Musk’s appearance is received or what is said about Tesla, shares could see a reaction on Monday, May 10, when the market resumes.
Cryptocurrency is much different as the market never sleeps and Dogecoin can be traded throughout the show.
If Musk mentions Dogecoin or a skit is done to discuss the meme coin, it is quite possible that the valuation could see a large spike.
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Owners and fans of Dogecoin rallied around April 20 as “Doge Day” in an attempt to put the spotlight on the cryptocurrency and get the price of the coin to key levels like $0.69 and $1.
Both of those levels failed and with no new event in sight, the Doge community could rally around the appearance by Musk as an event to get Dogecoin trending and trading higher.
A tweet from Musk saying “The Dogefather” and listing the “SNL” May 8 date sent Dogecoin up 8% on Wednesday.
Price Action: Dogecoin is trading at $0.3293 at the time of writing. Tesla shares closed at $709.23 on Friday.