"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." That's probably what people will say when they look back on this "increasingly Dickensian era," Cramer said.
As the U.S.'s middle class withers away, the traditional defensive plays aren't working anymore.
The "Mad Money" host reveals his "Game Plan."
Investors dumping these kinds of companies might regret it, the "Mad Money" host said.
Cramer explains when it's never a good idea to abandon turbo-charged growth stocks.
How can you tell when it's time to abandon a high-flyer? Money managers love to bet against growth stocks whenever an analyst downgrades them to a sell. Never buy a stock because it looks cheap. And don't bet against something just because it looks too rich, says Cramer.
The Mad Money host sees opportunities, though, in upcoming IPOs and recent M&A activity, though.
As Cramer recommended, that is. Here's his interview with the CEO.
Plus, get calls on Verizon, Perrigo and more.
The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.
Plus, get calls on agriculture, oil services and more.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, Aug. 12.
A certain private-label company that Cramer has his eye on right now.
And they’ll protect you from a slew of other negatives the bears are throwing around, too.
This trend is driving the markets right now.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
A major player in the private-label space just got bigger.
How do you shrink the deficit now that Medicare and Medicaid are "off the table for deficit reduction?" By taking on benefits in the second biggest entitlement: Social Security. Or at least that's what the New York Times is suggesting in a front page story which is being widely passed around on trading desks.
Here are the reports to watch this week.
Stocks looks set to start the last day of 2009 with a slight gain, although volume could be thin with many investors looking to pop the champagne corks early.