Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Bernanke's Negative Show (Final)

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"Ignore the man in front of the curtain," Jim Cramer told the viewers of his "Mad Money" TV show Tuesday, referring to Ben Bernanke's testimony before Congress today.

He said the Federal Reserve chairman's remarks were politically based and had little to do with the actual state of the economy.

According to Cramer, Bernanke's remarks before Congress today had to be negative to justify all of the extreme measures being taken to both bail out the financials and save the economy at large.

Had Bernanke said things were getting better, Congress would have certainly questioned his actions and stripped him of the tools needed to complete the job, theorized Cramer.

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Investors looking for the real direction of the economy need to look at Caterpillar ( CAT), said Cramer. Here's a company that's ruthlessly cutting costs and is now making more products for less and earning its nine-point rise over the last five days, he said.

Cramer also found strength in Apple's ( AAPL) blowout results. He said the technology rally will continue on the heels of this monster news.

Bottom Line: Investors needed to ignore Bernanke's cautious words and focus on the pockets of strength that are hinting at the eventual recovery, he said.

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