As we prepare to head into the holiday season, Cramer likes to take the pulse of the consumer. What better way to do this than to go straight to the source and speak with one of the largest global consumer product companies, to find out where they see the economy headed.
To gain color on what to expect from consumers this winter, Cramer sat down with Martin Franklin, the co-founder and chairman of Jarden (JAH). What has made Jarden successful over the years is the company's approach to finding niche markets and becoming the top player in each. Can they continue to be No. 1?
Cramer thinks so. Though the stock has been largely flat year to date, it saw a jump of more than 5 percent when it reported a strong quarter on Thursday.
"It's across the whole group, and some of it is a reflection on the American consumer, and America as a whole," Franklin said.
Though the company has had a 13 percent gain since its executives last spoke to "Mad Money" 11 months ago, Cramer thinks that it is still too darn cheap and could go higher.
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In the Lightning Round, Cramer continued to find cheap stocks to recommend for fewer favorites.
B&G Foods (BGS): "I didn't like the quarter. We have to talk to the new CEO first, straight from the horse's mouth, and then we can make a decision. Until then, no."
Facebook (FB): "It's run up so much in advance of earnings, that you have to take a little bit off the table. Facebook is very heightened and that's a little bit worrying."
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In the middle of the hideous selloff last week, Cramer created his checklist of items that had to be accomplished in order for the market to have a sustainable rally. Shortly after Microchip (MCHP) released disappointing earnings, one of those items was that we needed technology to rebound.
The newfound strength in technology was confirmed when Avnet (AVT) reported a great quarter. As the largest supermarket of technology in the world, what better way to get a great read on the state of the technology industry than to speak with Rick Hamada, CEO of Avnet.
"We have been able to take advantage of the recent dip in the market in the past week and stepped up to another $55 million in buybacks," Hamada said.
Cramer thinks there must be pockets of real strength in technology, or you wouldn't be able to get that high organic number.
"The United States led the September quarter with the strongest year on year growth of about 11 percent. However, if you look at our global business, you will still see relatively strong growth first in Asia, then in Europe interestingly enough," Hamada said.