In a volatile market with daily swings up and down, Jim Cramer always recommends the best way to deal with it is to stick with the consistent winners.
One group that has shown strong outperformance and solid fundamentals are the chemical stocks. OK, maybe it isn't the sexiest group on the planet, but those gains in your portfolio will feel pretty good if the charts are right.
To find out which chemical stocks are headed higher, the "Mad Money" host turned to Bob Lang, a technician, founder and senior strategist at ExplosiveOptions.net and a colleague of Cramer's at TheStreet.com.
According to Lang, the best charts are coming from DuPont, Dow Chemical, LyondellBasell Industries and PPG. This group has had some major call option buying in these stocks, which indicates that there is big money flowing into the group. Historically, when a sector gets this kind of attention from institutional money managers, that means some big moves are ahead.
First, there is DuPont, which has been under fire from activist Nelson Peltz to break up. Looking at the long-term monthly chart, when CEO Ellen Kullman took over on Jan. 1, 2009, DuPont was at multiyear lows, under $10.