Friday brought another day of hope with talks of Greece, though in Jim Cramer's opinion, the talks were not based on a shred of reality. This is probably why the market gave up much of its gains at the end of the session, though there were several stocks that stood out as winners.
Investors also saw a second day of love for hospitals and HMOs, and those stocks were on fire. However, Cramer did warn investors to be very careful with railroad stocks right now.
It is exactly from this place of love that Cramer wants to start a new week. Cramer expects to either hear that Aetna is finalizing the deal to buy Humana or Anthem is snagging Cigna—or both—when the market opens on Monday.
"The market's going to need it, and I'll tell you why. Despite what you hear about the talks going well in Greece and how there's a new plan to extend negotiations, I think that's wrong," Cramer said.
So, if Greece defaults, then the dollar will rise and the bull case for the market next week will be hit. Thus, Cramer expects that the market will know how the scenario plays out by Monday.
Cramer expects that if there is any positive news from Greece, though he doesn't think there will be, and we get a positive jobs number, then the Fed will announce a rate hike for September.
And while many still aren't ready for a rate hike, Cramer thinks investors should be careful going into this number because it could trigger certainty for the Fed tightening.