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NEW YORK (
) - "Sometimes things go exactly according to plan," Jim Cramer told the viewers of his "Mad Money" TV show Tuesday.
Cramer predicted on Monday that the market would take a breather and it did. He predicted there would be a slow decline and there was. And he said the
was beginning a multi-year rally based on the mobile Internet, and the index did head higher.
Another thing that's going according to Cramer's predictions is housing. Cramer called the bottom in the housing market on June 30, and today the first survey came out showing a slight rise in home prices, the first in almost two years.
This came on the heels of strong earnings from cabinet and home products maker
, along with
Black & Decker
( BDK) last week.
"Whether you're buying, or selling, a home, you need to fix it up," said Cramer. That's why he was especially concerned by Monday's downgrade of
by Goldman Sachs. "Investors who sold Lowe's based on the Goldman headline were wrong," he said.
Cramer explained that research reports by the big firms are meant for institutional investors, and not the "homegamer." He said while Goldman removed Lowe's from its "Conviction Buy List," the firm actually had good things to say about the company, and the sector. So why the downgrade?
Cramer said that Goldman cited "relative valuation" for removing Lowe's from its esteemed list, meaning only that the company's stock have gotten too pricey relative to where it first recommended it as well as to others in its sector. So why Lowe's may not be right for Goldman, Cramer explained it's still right for average investors who don't play the "relative valuation" game.
Cramer said his bottom line is to not always go with the headlines. Wall Street research is meant for Wall Street, he said, and is not always right for your portfolio. "If you think housing's headed higher, stick with Lowe's," he said.
Missing the Move
In his "Off the Charts" segment, Cramer went head-to-head with the market technicians over the concept of the "golden cross," one of the holy grails technicians use to confirm a bull market has arrived.
According to the technicians, when the 100-day moving average of the S&P500 crossed over the 200-day moving average last Friday, a golden cross occurred, confirming that the markets are indeed in a bullish trend.
But Cramer dismissed the notion of a golden cross, calling it "useless." He said that such an indicator is so far behind the markets that investors who wait for the cross have already missed a great move. Cramer said simply, "wait for the cross and you'll miss out."
"Winning in the stock market isn't about waiting for confirmations," said Cramer, "it's about anticipating the market's next move."
Stagnant Job Growth
Cramer spoke with T. J Rodgers, president and CEO of
, a company at the heart of Cramer's mobile Internet thesis.
Rodgers explained that Cypress' top-line growth came from making products that are in demand and people want. He said the company's programmable system on a chip technology allows them to build a chip once and then program it for applications as diverse as smart phones to coffee makers and baby monitors.
When asked why America is not creating more jobs, Rodgers gave his view that it's all about the mix between public sector and private sector spending. He explained that after World War II, the federal government accounted for 49% of the nation's GDP, but since then has fallen to around 30%. However with Obama in office, more 50% of the nation's GDP is now in the public sector and that slows job creation.
When asked about other factors limiting growth, Rodgers took aim at Cypress' home state of California, with its 9.75% sales tax. He explained that while Cypress used to have its fabrication and assembling and testing facilities in the state, it's now moved off shore due to the state's hostile environment.
Cramer called Rodgers a winner, and said he'd stick with the company.
Cramer told a viewer that he's not a fan of the
since its trading at a premium over it's asset value of $27.55 a share. He said under that amount, he'd consider being bullish on the fund.
Cramer was bullish on
RF Micro Devices
Canadian National Railway
Kansas City Southern
Smith Micro Software
He was bearish on
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