This week was a tough one for Jim Cramer. With exception of the Kraft's takeover bid from Heinz, there wasn't too much positive news circulating in the market.
Cramer does not anticipate that next week will be as tough, but it will be bizarre. The only big news next week is the Labor Department's nonfarm payroll report, which comes out on Friday, when the market will be closed.
"Sometimes, when you're a stock junkie, like me, you search for clues anywhere you can get them. And on slower days you bear down and truly get the skinny on something else no one knows," the "Mad Money" host said.
With the need to think outside of the box next week, Cramer elaborated on his radar for the coming days:
Monday: AAR Corp
Cramer is worried about the airlines right now, because they aren't doing as well as they were before. Could it be a reduction in foreign travel, or could it be that oil prices have stopped going down?
One relatively unknown stock is right in the center of Cramer's attention: AAR Corp. It's an aerospace services company that purchases, sells, repairs and refurbishes airplanes.
Cramer wants to listen to what AAR has to say so he can take the temperature of the aerospace market. It could shed light on how companies like Boeing, Honeywell, United Technologies or General Electric are doing.
"Don't forget why this is so important: the transports have been punk lately…they failed to confirm last week's rally in the S&P 500 and that was an excellent tip off that you were getting greedy if you hadn't taken anything off the table ahead of this week's hideous decline," Cramer said.