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"I think the one thing we're really missing is animal spirits," Laszlo Birinyi says.
Take a look at some of Tuesday's midday movers:
We saw mixed reports from large multinational industrial companies. Key sectors to watch include companies that make heating and air conditioning systems, electric motors, and truck parts.
U.S. stock index futures held their gains Tuesday, with the S&P 500 poised to hit a fresh high, despite a weaker-than-expected retail sales report and ahead of the Federal Reserve's two-day meeting.
As the Fed begins its two-day policy meeting Tuesday, markets will get a look at how consumers behaved just before the government shut down.
Sure the shutdown could become frightening. But Cramer doesn’t want it to scare you out of stocks entirely.
With a government shutdown seeming ever more likely, what’s an investor to do?
“This is an amazing development,” said Cramer. It hasn’t happened for over 10 years.
Because most pros are hyper-focused on rates and tapering, Cramer thinks they've missed some forthcoming catalysts. And they're big.
Upbeat Chinese export data have some pro traders licking their chops for cyclical stocks.
Not long ago, emerging markets were seen as economic stars. Now, they pose risks that could hit the bottom line of some multinationals.
It’s time for the Lightning Round. Cramer makes the call on viewer favorites.
The surge reflects new technology that not only maintains an estimated 30 percent mileage advantage over gasoline engines but also resolves traditional concerns.
It looks like the market is stalling, said Cramer. What, if anything, can drive it higher?
The investment bank highlights eight industry themes it describes as "creative destruction" - trends that make it necessary for companies to either "adapt or die."
Optimism prevailed in the market after China, Europe and the US all released somewhat bullish economic data. Can it continue?
The world's largest potash consortium is in jeopardy after Russian company Uralkali backed out of a venture with its partner in Belarus. This is spilling over into fertilizer stocks.
Caterpillar's earnings disappointment was caused by the company's undue optimism, and CEO Doug Oberhelman is to blame, CNBC's Jim Cramer says.
Cramer thinks the latest economic data confirms his belief that the American economy is getting ready to roar.
Sure China is a big influence on the market, but is it so big that it could take down the US?