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Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Beware the Market's FANGs

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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Thin markets are bad markets, Jim Cramer told his Mad Money viewers Monday, and this is the thinnest market we've seen in ages.

What's a "thin" market? Cramer said it's one with only a handful of leaders. And right now, the market seems to be selling just about everything. Everything, that is, except for "FANG," Cramer's acronym for Facebook (FB), Amazon.com (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX) and Google (GOOGL). Cramer currently holds both Facebook and Google in his charitable trust, Action Alerts PLUS.

But while FANG may be great for those shareholders, it's bad for the markets in general to be reliant on so few winners. These four stocks alone cannot combat the crashing Chinese stock market, which fell another 8% today, nor head off the Federal Reserve, which will likely start talking serious about interest rate hikes when it meets again this week.

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Whether it's falling commodities, declining semiconductors or the horrible 13-week decline in everything related to oil, there are many reasons for investors to be cautious. Don't let FANG fool you into a false sense of complacency.

Executive Decision: Lars Bjork

For his "Executive Decision" segment, Cramer sat down with Lars Bjork, president and CEO of Qlik Technologies (QLIK - Get Report), the data analytics company that last week posted a strong quarter with sales up 11% year over year and better-than-expected guidance.

Bjork said Qlik provides companies with collective human intelligence, allowing more people within an organization to have access to data so they can collectively make better decisions.

In the case of restaurant chain Planet Hollywood, Bjork said Qlik allows managers at each location to pick up a tablet or smart phone and see in real time how their restaurant is doing versus their budget and other restaurants. At Harvard University, Bjork said Qlik helps with fundraising efforts and general administration of the college.

With so many companies struggling under tons of data, Qlik helps make data more accessible to more users so more insights can be had by all, he said.

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