Gold, Copper Sending Mixed Messages to Markets

A couple of key commodities seem to be telling different stories about the economy, Cramer said Thursday.

  • Cramer's Top 11 American Companies

Both gold and copper are soaring. Typically, gold moves higher only when investors fear some sort of economic turmoil or impending inflation. But when copper, a base material for all kinds of building, rises in price, it usually means economies across the globe are revving up.

So what’s the deal? To find out, Cramer asked technical analyst Tim Collins for his take.

On his resume, Collins lists any number of successes that have helped “Mad Money” viewers, including getting them out of Southwestern Energy before a 15% dip, using the charts to keep them in the high-growth C.A.N.D.I.E.S. and alerting them to the growing commoditization and “ETF-ization,” as Cramer called it, of the bank stocks. For Thursday’s show, he told us why the breakout in copper matters.

Watch the video for Collins’ full report.

Call Cramer: 1-800-743-CNBC

Questions for Cramer? madmoney@cnbc.com

Questions, comments, suggestions for the Mad Money website? madcap@cnbc.com

Contact Mad Money

  • Showtimes

    Monday - Friday 6p ET
    Saturday 8a, 1p, 7p SYD
    Sunday 12a, 1a, 8a, 7p SYD
    New Zealand
    Saturday 10a, 3p, 9p NZ
    Sunday 2a, 3a, 10a, 9p NZ
  • Jim Cramer is host of CNBC's "Mad Money" and co-anchor of the 9 a.m. ET hour of CNBC's "Squawk on the Street."

Mad Money Features

  • Grab the latest CNBC gear from the NBCUniversal Store!

  • Get a behind-the-scenes look at how Cramer formulates his investment advice. "Inside the Madness" is a column, which features e-mails and more with Cramer and his researcher Nicole Urken.

  • You’ve always wanted to hit the “Hallelujah!” button. Here’s your chance.

Mad Money Moments

Cramer's New Book