"There are many signs that I regard as signs of hope," said Jim Cramer on Monday's "Stop Trading!" segment on CNBC. "I think that there are actual positives."

For example, he said, a lot of tech companies are reporting better-than-expected earnings. The three software names he follows are Microsoft ( MSFT), Oracle ( ORCL) and Salesforce.com ( CRM).

As for financials, Janus Capital ( JNS), Franklin Resources ( BEN) and T. Rowe Price ( TROW) are all up. "It's very hard to call a rally still a bear market rally if you have money coming into these stocks," said Cramer.

Finally, Cramer's "very bullish" on Airgas ( ARG), and he said both Schlumberger ( SLB) and Transocean ( RIG) work.
At the time of publication, Cramer had no positions in stocks mentioned.

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