Even someone as opinionated as Jim Cramer has to take time to be reflective sometimes. That's because just taking time to listen to what the executives at companies are really saying can go a long way, especially when it comes to oil.
"Stop, look and listen, because you might understand that while the averages are punk…there's a positive future that can't be lost in the strong-dollar, Federal Reserve mumbo jumbo that's possessed all the professional money managers out there," said the "Mad Money" host.
Cramer reflected back to 1997 and 1998, when there was a terrible currency crisis stemming from Asia. Yes, it took down entire sections of the stock market but not the actual economy.
He warned investors to keep their eyes on the big picture, because that is what matters at the end of the day. Yes, the currency crisis back then left scars on some of the trades that Cramer did, particularly those tied to the Tai Bhat and Russian Ruble, but he lived through it.
And when the smoke cleared, Cramer realized that he hadn't taken advantage of the perks. Meaning, he could have taken the opportunity to buy Disney,Under Armour, PepsiCo or Starbucks and taken advantage of the 4 percent yield on Ford.