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Cramer: The market doesn't love Hillary Clinton — here's where money is flowing

Jim Cramer says stocks didn't rally on Monday because of Hillary Clinton. The market rallied simply because it loves certainty.

For months, many investors assumed Clinton would be the winner of the Presidential election. So, when the FBI said it was investigating more of Clinton's emails, stocks were sent into a tailspin as the race suddenly seemed more likely to go either way.

Stocks surged again on Monday on certainty when the FBI cleared Clinton's use of a private email server. This left Cramer yearning for the market to focus on earnings, not the election.

"I long for the market to be, well, the market again, where we value companies on how well they are doing, not as a part of a vast basket that goes up or down depending on how certain we are about the results of the election," the "Mad Money" host said.





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Hillary Clinton

But if Clinton does declare victory, then Cramer expects the market to go back to normal the day after the election. That means Cramer's got his eye on the companies with the best earnings that can take investors through year end.

The banks were the best winners of earnings season, as they generated bigger profits than anyone expected. JPMorgan, Bank of America, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and KeyCorp all blew Cramer away.

Of the soft financials, Cramer was most impressed with Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

The second group that performed well was the social, mobile and cloud stocks like Alphabet, Facebook, Amazon and Accenture.

Transports were also a puzzling winner, as most railroads and airlines didn't make the numbers, but will likely do much better next year. Cramer liked United Continental and Norfolk Southern as comeback options.

Basic industrials were also a surprise, thanks to an increase in Chinese business, a turn in Europe and an improved airline cycle. Boeing was Cramer's top pick, followed by United Technologies and Honeywell.

The biggest disappointment for Cramer was the restaurants. Besides the Cheesecake Factory and Domino's Pizza, most earnings were downright miserable.

The home improvement space also took a step backward with weak numbers from Masco, Sherwin-Williams and PPG.

The apparel segment was also hit hard, led by Nike and Under Armour.

The health care group showed promise for Cramer, courtesy of a snap back after being severely oversold. Merck delivered a strong quarter, and Cramer said he is "still reeling from the lack of respect given to Celgene."

"If you look at where the money wants to go, and you figure that this election will pass …. I think that the above description of the earnings season to date will hold up until year end," Cramer said.


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