Running Down the Range-Breakers

Three of Cramer's 'things I'd like to see' for more upside have come to pass. What will be next?
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Time for a wish list of things that would break us out of this range:


General Motors

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numbers going higher on a better March, taking that stock back to $50.


Best Buy

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reporting a great number Wednesday morning and saying that high-end discretionary spending is terrific.


Home Depot

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saying that this garden season is the best ever.




saying that it has found nothing substantial in its redo of its books.



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solving its Paul Allen problem and refinancing debt before interest rates go higher.


Phelps Dodge

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declaring a special dividend and reinstituting a new dividend.

7. Same for


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8. The keeper of the



Eastman Kodak


and substituting something that goes up occasionally.


United Technologies

saying that business is well ahead of plan.



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saying that the notebook chip inventory buildup is over.

If we could get three of these, any three, I think we could see a short-covering rally of some proportions. If we got five of them, we would retrace much of what we have lost. And if we get all 10? I'd take a couple of weeks' vacation immediately!

At the time of publication, Cramer was long Nortel, Charter Communications, Phelps Dodge and Intel.

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