Meanwhile, many investors have been grumbling over the sorry numbers produced from mall based department stores because it is so hard to compete with Amazon. Sure enough, Nordstrom confirmed it had spent too much money versus what it can make in its online division.
At the same time, VF Corp guided down on sales when it reported. It was clear to Cramer that clothing just isn't selling like it used to, and if it is, people are buying it on Amazon.
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"No wonder the Internet giant went up $9 today. You just can't compete against the darned thing unless you have very specialized merchandise, which few seem to do," Cramer said.
Finally, there was Yahoo. Two weeks ago Cramer spoke with Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam, who revealed on "Mad Money" that he would consider a bid for Yahoo's assets.
Considering that Verizon already purchased AOL and said it would consider buying Yahoo, Cramer was not shocked when Yahoo formed a committee to consider the overtures from Verizon and others. It was not a huge revelation to those that saw the McAdam interview.
"I think Yahoo goes higher, but again, let's not be surprised here," Cramer said. (Tweet This)
So while 2016 has been a nightmare year thus far, Cramer wants investors to keep their eyes open for trends. When an executive comes on the show and tells you exactly what they are about to do, it should not be a surprise when things unfold as predicted.
"We should profit from what they have to say, or at least avoid any potential losses. And in every one of these cases, I think that the possibilities and opportunities were there to be had," Cramer said.