Lang was equally bullish on the Russell 2000's outlook. His analysis of the iShares daily chart noted a bullish cup-and-handle pattern, with the MACD indicator once again signaling that the move higher has only just begun. Also of interest, Lang noted the first quarter has historically been a bullish one for the small-cap index, with 2008 being the only exception in recent memory. Cramer said while he's not willing to base his entire 2013 trading strategy on technical analysis alone, the charts are so compelling that this year is shaping up to be a good one for the markets.
Action Alerts PLUS , is his favorite China play. Cramer was also bullish on Europe, telling viewers they need to be invested in the region before the bottom becomes obvious to everyone. His ETF recommendation in Europe was the Vanguard MSCI Europe ( VGK), another Action Alerts PLUS holding. Other areas of interest included the iShares S&P India Nifty 50 ( INDY) to play the growth in India, the iShares MSCI Mexico ( EWW), to gain exposure to the booming Latin American economy, and its counterpart, iShares MSCI Brazil ( EWZ), as a way to play Brazil.