It finally came. Jim Cramer had been calling for it for quite some time. And the Fed finally delivered, cutting the discount rate last Friday. The market has responded favorably, and Cramer believes we still have a ways to go now. It doesn't mean we are completely out of the woods, but crisis has been averted.
There is no longer the daily panic we had a week ago. Now it's time to bring money back off the sidelines and put some to work and get ready to run. And Cramer continues to help us with that process. Here are some of the highlights from Jim over the past week (aggregated from "Mad Money," "Stop Trading!" and his articles):
: After the Fed cut, Cramer asked the question we all wanted to ask and also answered it for us. "What to buy? Exactly what everyone was shorting: the big holdings of the hedge funds that people were trying to break. There was never a real case against this stuff short-term except that the hedge funds owned the stuff."
, all three of which he owns for his
Action Alerts PLUS charitable trust.
: Jim noted earlier in the week that "long-term construction and engineering contracts continue to get let, and the result is a return of the bull market in infrastructure. It had disappeared after the foggy numbers of
and the worries that
expressed about coal-fired power plants. No matter,
has suddenly come up with some big contracts reminding people that this market is alive and well. My take is that the run is for real and you've got more ahead. " Check out
Cramer also pointed out during the week that when the dust settles, several stocks and groups of stocks will work. "When the market catches its breath, it comes back to the same old same old: agriculture and tech. ... We don't have lots of new ideas on Wall Street. We want to return, ex-crisis, to what works based on international expansion and long-term orders and product cycles ... it is important to see that when the smoke clears, the money does not go to new areas."
And Cramer even said that his Four Horsemen of Tech have ridden back into town. "As soon as the smoke cleared and we realized that the
would no longer be able to pull down every stock, the four horsemen of tech came back, and they are bigger than ever.
: On his "Mad Money" shows this week, Cramer offered us insight into a number of different plays he liked for a variety of reasons. These
include several stocks in different sectors, such as
Procter & Gamble
Cramer was full speed ahead last night with his latest
. He was bullish on several stocks such as
but also bearish on the likes of
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