While Jim Cramer was celebrating a decade of "Mad Money" on Thursday, he could not forget the central mission of the show. He knows that it is still his responsibility to explain to investors what happened in the stock market so they can produce a profit.
Cramer can clearly see that the rally of the dollar has gripped the worldwide economy and wreaked havoc overseas. He is especially worried about Latin America, in particular the Brazilian company Petrobras, which at one time had a $350 billion market capitalization. Today, it is only worth $34 billion.
"I mention this seemingly far away situation because it's my job not just to bring you ideas, but to put them in context, explain them thematically, tell you if they can hurt your pocketbook or your portfolio," said the "Mad Money" host.
Cramer saw that almost every large move in the market on Thursday was connected to currency. Almost all of the global stress was connected to the fact that after a long freefall, the euro finally gained a bit of strength against the dollar. That sent buyers flooding back into the U.S. stock market.