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Cramer: China's game-changing comeback that no one is talking about

While many are glued to election season and the Federal Reserve right now, Jim Cramer is watching the one thing no one is talking about — China.

Major signs show China could be making a comeback, and Cramer says this could be a game changer for investors.

"Everyone acts like China is still decelerating or even stagnating, because that is just what we have become accustomed to. What if I told you the data was spinning a different story?" the "Mad Money" host said. "… At a certain point it starts looking pretty obvious that China could be in rebound mode, and that is a huge deal."

Not only is China the world's most populous country, but it also has the second-largest economy on earth and is the third largest consumer of U.S. exports.





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"At a certain point it starts looking pretty obvious that China could be in rebound mode, and that is a huge deal." -Jim Cramer

From a macro perspective, the Bloomberg copper index has finally begun rebounding from its lows, up $2 in the past few weeks. Cramer uses copper as a proxy for China because it is needed for new construction and building infrastructure.

The Baltic Freight index, which measures the cost of shipping bulk goods for many of China's imports, has also come roaring back.

"This is one of the best measures of China's economy out there, and it's giving us a pretty positive read for the first time in a long time," Cramer said.

Many companies that do business in China have had positive things to say, too. Though Nike was slammed on Wednesday, it did say that its Chinese business is strong. Starbucks and Yum Brands have had positive commentary surrounding the country, as well.

The most critical for Cramer was Caterpillar, which reported a 2 percent increase in total machine retail sales in Asia, though it was slammed everywhere else. This was a powerful sign to Cramer because of the earth-moving machinery that Caterpillar makes.

"Lately we have seen a number of signs that make me think the Chinese economy could be picking up steam, and just the possibility of a turn in China is an incredibly bullish development," Cramer said.

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