Jim Cramer thinks that sometimes it is a good idea to break away from conventional wisdom and challenge the status quo. That means questioning popular trends and changing perspective on the investing world, even if that means one less problem on our minds with Greece.
That is precisely why the "Mad Money" host came up with five "what if" scenarios, to help investors come to their senses and decide if the current trends are friend or foe.
No. 1 What if the dollar has stopped going up?
No. 2 What if Europe really is healing? Cramer has started to see signs of strength in the retail sector in Europe. He also considers Germany to be the locomotive that is pulling the rest of Germany forward. He remembered back in 2011 when Greece was in serious trouble. The logic was that if you bail out Greece then Portugal, Italy, Ireland and Spain would want a bailout, too.
But now things are looking better in these countries. So what if Greece was kicked out of the European Union? Or what if Greece was given a 10-year deadline to clean up its act? Cramer thinks it should be just fine this time around.
No. 3 What if oil has already bottomed? Granted, oil was stronger on Monday because of the weak dollar. But when Cramer takes the dollar out of the perspective on oil, he sees that $43 is the actual price for the demand for black gold.
No. 4 What if the Apple watch is the real deal? What if this isn't really a watch, but is a medical device that happens to tell time? Cramer doesn't plan on getting rid of his watch, but he is still going to get an Apple Watch simply because he wants to have his vitals monitored.
No. 5 What if social media stocks are doing better than you think? What if they are taking a bigger share in advertising revenues because of mobile adoption? There is a rally between social media and connectivity, and the market has missed it.