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4 market moves Cramer doesn’t like

Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 6:02 PM ET
Need more rational in the market: Cramer
Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 6:00 PM ET
Mad Money host Jim Cramer takes a look at rationality in today's market place. Stocks that went down should have and those that deserved to go up did.

With the S&P 500 edging back on Tuesday after failing to break above Monday's intraday record high of 1,858.71, Jim Cramer digs deep into the market to decipher what's going on.

And after parsing through all the sectors of the S&P, he's found at least 4 developments that he doesn't like.

But chances are they're not what you think!

For example, they're not the lackluster results posted by Macy's and Home Depot.

"I'm ok with those. They were supposed to be lackluster. The winter's been bad," Cramer said.

And they don't involve the selloffs in Boeing and Starbucks.

"I don't have a lot of concerns about the multi-year demand for aircraft and Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and his terrific team have dealt with the wild ride of coffee prices for decades."

In fact, Cramer likes the preceding price action, even though it's negative, because it's also rational. Cramer loves a rational market.

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Ironically, the price action that Cramer doesn't like involves gains. They follow:

1. "Netflix has jumped 120 points in only 5 weeks on some good subscriber numbers," Cramer said. "I don't like that."

2. "LinkedIn has rallied almost ten points after announcing its initiative into China. It wasn't the least bit unexpected and yet the stock rallied," Cramer added. (He doesn't like that either.)

4. Cramer doesn't care for the gains in Zulily. "I like the business model. I figure it should be up 5 points. But 16? Sure, over time, but not over six hours. That's too aggressive."

4. The advance in Tesla worries Cramer too, however he's even more concerned by a recent price target boost. "Morgan Stanley doubled its price target from $153 to $320. That's got me worried because that's the kind of activity that we saw 14 years ago at the top of the Dotcom Bubble."

All told Cramer sees these gains as a sign that the market is irrational. And Cramer does not like an irrational market.

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Now make no mistake, Cramer isn't bearish on the market.

"I am not telling you we have a crowded theatre here and there's steam coming off the curtains. Not at all. I am simply saying that we need more rational price action to feel good about an advance. I want to see stocks go up when they beat the expectations and go down when they don't.'

Until then, Cramer intends to be a strategic skeptic.

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