After the total chaos and volatile nature of the market this week, Jim Cramer can't blame investors who have lost faith in stocks, but he urged them not to give up.
"Here I am telling you, yet again, that if you protect yourself with limit orders, if you use weakness to put some of your capital to work, not run from the market, you can use your money to make money in stocks, and that's not something you can say about cash," the "Mad Money" host said.
The market is now faced with the end of the Fed's period of accommodation, and it could happen as soon as next month. And unless China totally implodes or there is some horrendous credit event that brings down brokerages around the world, Cramer is tempted to say to just get the rate hike over with so investors can go back to focusing on the fundamentals of companies.
Until then, the market will hang on every word about the Fed, and it will only get worse before it gets better. With this in mind, Cramer shared his game plan of events and stocks he will be watching next week.
Monday: Chicago Purchasing Managers Report
The Fed is looking for any sign that proves that the economy is strong enough to handle a rate hike. Cramer wants a barnburner number north of 54, but anything that shows new weakness will be viewed as positive.