"If you get a little bit of an inflection in the yield curve, what can happen is that a taper is positive for the market because then the banks can start making money on your deposits." Cramer said on "Squawk on the Street."
"They'll make fortunes, and that's why the net interest margin is going up and the banks are the place to be."
Cramer pointed to Citi, which he said has seen a quiet rally, US Bancorp, which he said has "been consigned to the dust bin" and JPMorgan, whose CEO Jamie Dimon is "back and better than ever."
Despite Wednesday's selloff, Cramer said earlier in the show that "the banks never faltered. Why? Because they're selling at like ... book value! They need some inflection."
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Cramer said that this reminded him of the 1989-1991 period when then-Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan sought to rebuild bank balance sheets to open up lending. "Those stocks were like stone walls. That's what I'm looking at. The market is being bifurcated here. People want to buy technology. People want to get out of the bond market equivalents. People want to rotate into cheaper stocks."
Another area that Cramer particularly likes is the home building sector.
With foreclosures dropping, he sees a shortage of homes on the horizon. "We don't have enough homes, so go back to Lennar, go back to Toll Brothers," he said. "Hedge funds love to slam these companies down but maybe they should take the other side of the trade."
"I'm not backing away from this group."
— By CNBC's Paul Toscano. Follow him on Twitter and get the latest stories from "Squawk on the Street" @ToscanoPaul
Disclosure: Jim Cramer's charitable trust owns shares of JP Morgan.