Cramer: I could buy into the idea of a year-end stock rebound if Apple earnings are good

  • CNBC's Jim Cramer says he could be a believer in a possible year-end stock market rebound if Apple turns in positive earnings.
  • "This is the most binary thing I have seen" in a long time, Cramer says.
  • That's because headwinds from a probable Fed interest rate hike in December and the ongoing Trump trade tariffs are already priced into the market.

CNBC's Jim Cramer says he could be a believer in a possible year-end stock market rebound if Apple turns in a positive quarterly earnings report after the bell Thursday.

"This is the most binary thing I have seen" in a long time, Cramer said Wednesday on "Squawk on the Street." "If Apple's good, there's nothing left between us and the end of the year," barring the unexpected.

That's because a probable fourth Federal Reserve interest rate hike this year in December and continuing trade tariffs from President Donald Trump are headwinds already priced into the market, the "Mad Money" host said.

"There's a lot of technical damage done and people are freaking out from yesterday's rally," Cramer said. "We're very oversold."

On the final day of a horrible October, Wall Street was adding to Tuesday's advance that saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average surge 432 points. If Wednesday's midday gains were to hold at the close, the Nasdaq would be out of correction territory. The gains on Tuesday lifted the S&P 500 out of a correction.