While markets remain at or near all-time highs, it never hurts to be prepared for whatever comes next.
In a Real Money column Monday night, Jim Cramer outlined six stocks that he thinks could perform well, regardless of where the economy heads from here. Among the names on his list were Estee Lauder (EL - Get Report) , Starbucks (SBUX - Get Report) and Chipotle (CMG - Get Report) .
If you want the rest of the list, you'll have to check out Jim's full column.
So what signs should investors be looking for when shopping around for stocks that can thrive when others struggle to survive?
Cramer broke down what he looks for during our daily Cramer Live Show:
"I always put out a list in the second half of the year of what stocks I would have bought calls on--I didn't mention that on Real Money. They're deep in the money calls to be able to own because they're shining so much--Starbucks (SBUX - Get Report) and McDonald's (MCD - Get Report) ," said Cramer.
For more on all of the names Cramer wishes he could buy, tune in to his ActionAlertsPLUS.com investing call, live at 11:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday, July 17.