Stocks gained despite continuing global tensions as M&A activity heated up and as Warren Buffet said Japanese stocks represented a good buying opportunity. Microsoft and Boeing led gainers.
Once Japan's nuclear crisis is resolved, Cramer said earnings will again move the markets. Here's what he plans to watch in the days to come.
Stocks pared the worst losses of the day, although remain sharply lower, as the worsening nuclear crisis in Japan prompted investors to sell stocks across the globe and move into safer investments. GE and Intel led the blue-chip index lower.
Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.
Japan’s economy will overcome the aftermath of the earthquake and will rebound longer-term, said Steven Bernsetein, CEO of Oppenheimer Investments Asia.
U.S. companies reported varying impact from the 8.9 magnitude earthquake that shook Japan on Friday.
The "Mad Money" host recommends monitoring four upcoming analyst meetings and four earnings calls, among two other events.
Stocks climbed in the last hour of trading as sectors that had been beaten up during the week regained ground, despite a devastating earthquake in Japan. 3M and Caterpillar rose, while Verizon fell.
Stocks turned higher after mixed economic news in the U.S. and China, and in the wake of a massive earthquake in Japan, which has sent Asian and European shares lower and rattled investor confidence already damaged by uncertainty in the Middle East. Alcoa and Exxon rose, while Verizon fell.
Stocks closed near session lows, and below psychologiclaly important levels, as global worries triggered by European sovereign debt and a slowing in Chinese growth escalated after news of violence against protesters in Saudia Arabia. Caterpillar and Exxon led decliners, while McDonald's rose.
Despite various market headwinds, stocks will continue to rally, said James Paulsen, chief investment strategist at Wells Capital Management, and Jim Lacamp, senior VP at Macro Portfolio advisors.
Stocks closed down, although off the lows of the day, as tech stocks dragged down the market amid high oil prices and continued turmoil in the Middle East. Alcoa and Intel sank, while McDonald's gained.
Stocks eased losses in the final hour of trading, although remained lower, as tech stocks fell particularly hard amid high oil prices and continued turmoil in the Middle East. Alcoa and Intel fell, while 3M rose.
These five data points lead the "Mad Money" host to believe the market is on the up-and-up.
Stocks lost ground in the final minutes of trading but still showed resilience after Tuesday's sharp sell-off to end with modest gains, even as oil prices climbed above $100 a barrel. Caterpillar and 3M gained, while JPMorgan fell.
Stocks lost ground just before the close but largely showed resilience after Tuesday's sharp sell-off and held modest gains ahead of the close, even as oil prices climbed above $100 a barrel. 3M and Caterpillar rose, while JPMorgan fell.
Stocks turned negative as oil prices climbed back above $100 a barrel on news of Libyan air strikes, and as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke before Congress for a second day. Boeing and McDonald's fell, while 3M rose.
Stocks traded mixed Monday, as blue chips advanced and small stocks slumped, yet the market was still on track to start the year with two straight months of gains. Johnson & Johnson and HP gained, while Intel fell.
Stocks pared gains but remained solidly higher after a mixed batch of economic news, and as oil prices eased from recent highs. 3M and Pfizer rose, while Intel fell.
There are three types of issues that are going to produce some “major headwinds” in the markets going forward, said David Dietze, president and chief investment strategist at Point View Financial Services.