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That's because no matter what the company reports, it will never be good enough, said Cramer. Many people simply use Alcoa as a barometer for worldwide GDP and don't judge the company on its excellent products or management.
Alcoa may have strong sales in aerospace, automotive, cans and bottles, and even develop cutting-edge skins for the hottest consumer electronics gadgets, but that won't be enough to move the needle. Alcoa trades more on the price of the commodity and swings with global currencies, he added.To sign up for Jim Cramer's free Booyah! newsletter, with all of his latest articles and videos, please click here. -- Written by Scott Rutt in Washington. To email Scott about this article, click here: Scott Rutt Follow Scott on Twitter @ScottRutt or get updates on Facebook, ScottRuttDC