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Cramer Remix: Not the time to swim with stocks

When interest rates plummet, that's a good thing. It is also good news when gasoline goes down, and the dollar becomes stronger. But in Jim Cramer's opinion, it was the way these things occurred that caused the market to tank on Tuesday.

"I think this sell-off is all about the way we got a strong dollar, the way oil has come down so much and the way interest rates have plummeted," the "Mad Money" host said.

Cramer compared the stock market to that of rough seas, with vicious crosscurrents, riptides and undertows that cannot be controlled. Right now it feels to him as if there are riptides everywhere.

"Watch from the shore until the riptides take all stocks lower and then go away. Usually, I would be willing to wade into waters when they are this murky, but I think that sometimes it is worth waiting on the beach because dipping your toe in is just too risky," Cramer said.

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When the market is crushed like it was on Tuesday, Cramer wants investors to start looking for high-quality stocks that get cheaper as they go lower.

Adobe is the maker of traditional digital and print media software that has transformed itself in recent years into more of a cloud-based software-as-a-service player.

With the company sitting on a monster $4 billion cash hoard, Cramer spoke with Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen to find out what could be in store for the future of the company.

"The whole world is moving online," Narayen said. "People want to spend their money in a personalized way, and it adds a tongue-and-cheek way of doing both of our businesses proud."

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While "Mad Money" is in San Francisco this week, Cramer decided to check in with a local company right in the heart of Silicon Valley that is transforming the way we live.

Lyft is the ride-sharing play that is second to Uber in size. Cramer was intrigued with it as a highly valued, privately held company with a presence in 190 cities and roughly 7 million riders per month. Most importantly, it has the fastest growth in the industry.

To learn more, Cramer spoke with Lyft's co-founder and president, John Zimmer.

"For the next couple of years we are going to be very aggressive, because the opportunity of addressing this $2 trillion car ownership market is massive," Zimmer said.

Electronic screens post the price of Alphabet stock
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Electronic screens post the price of Alphabet stock

Cramer knows a lot of investors wish they could go back in time and buy Alphabet, or Google, back when it traded at a much lower valuation.

Yet, back in July many investors thought that the stock was outrageously expensive. But in Cramer's perspective — that is exactly what makes a great growth stock.

"Such is the life of a tremendous growth stock that turns out to be much cheaper than you believed because the earnings estimates were way too low and the business was accelerating when people feared it was tailing off," Cramer said.

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Another privately held company with a powerful brand is Levi Strauss & Co, the 163-year-old company that literally invented blue jeans and is behind such brands as Dockers. It also owns Levi's Stadium, the home to the San Francisco 49ers, where the Super Bowl is taking place this week.

The company is committed to spending $220 million over the course of 20 years for the naming rights, which Cramer considered a smart business decision, especially since Levi's is releasing its own limited edition Super Bowl 50 apparel collection.

Cramer spoke with Levi's CEO Chip Bergh, to learn more about what is in the pipeline for the company.

"After two decades of really, really tough business conditions, we have now turned the corner and stabilized the ship," Bergh said. "We've done the things that we needed to do, and we are growing again and growing again profitably. And I think the outlook more importantly is really, really bright."

In the Lightning Round, Cramer gave his take on a few caller-favorite stocks:

Lockheed Martin: "You want to be in Lockheed Martin, because both democrats and republicans favor higher spending on defense, and Lockheed Martin's got tons of orders coming in from overseas. Inexpensive stock."

Taser International: "This stock is too cheap, Taser. Now we're in a bear market. Remember, we're in a bear market where stocks that aren't supported by big dividends and have low valuations will go down if their earnings aren't on fire. I think Taser is an inexpensive stock."

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