"The bulls are making a very big stand," Jim Cramer said on CNBC's "Stop Trading!" segment on Friday. He said the bulls are making a "concentrated effort" to prop up stocks such as Citigroup (C) - Get Report, NYSE (NYX) , Bank of America (BAC) - Get Report and Apple (AAPL) - Get Report.

They're keying in on Apple, he said, hoping to boost it up by $8 or $9. "The bulls want to take Apple up so bad, it's funny. I mean, look at it. Should anyone really be thinking about it? No!"

Cramer recommended that if investors are thinking about buying Apple, they wait till around 3:30 p.m. "That's when the fire power tends to be exhausted by the bulls who are trying to prop the market up," he said.


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parent company, reported third-quarter earnings on Friday morning. "I think it's important to recognize that the GE quarter was exactly in line," said Cramer, who owns GE both personally and in his

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charitable trust. But he's more concerned about the credit markets. "The equity market is just a thumbnail compared with the credit markets," he said.

"It's kind of like the Western world of finance is on the line here," Cramer said. "If I had the power, I would move the market up right now."

At the time of publication, Cramer was long General Electric.

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