With Christmas and Hanukkah nigh, CNBC's Jim Cramer on Friday outlined a wish list that he hopes the market will deliver investors in the new year.
Six more trading days remain in 2019, and the "Mad Money" host deemed it a "fantastic year," in which the Dow Jones Industrial Average has climbed almost 22%, the S&P 500 has expanded 28.50% and the Nasdaq Composite has rallied 34.51%.
He expects more to come.
"That's why I'm going to give you the list ... of a dozen presents I'm hoping for, because there are, after all, 12 days of Christmas and I want my true love, the market, to give them all to me," Cramer said. "These are all a bit oddball and some [are] sappy, but I mean them, and I want you to have these presents, too."
- The market runs higher and stockholders make more money
- The economy grows and inflation stays low, which he called "the single best environment for stocks to go higher"
- Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell stays data dependent and only adjusts interest rates when warranted
- Stocks of companies with good management and growth prospects perform best
- Investors own Apple and never trade it
- Millennials keep investing, with the help of stock-trading apps such as start-up Robinhood
- The "armageddonists," or permanent bears, are held accountable for their negativity that hurts individual investors
- The market gets mergers in the oil, retail, semiconductor, cybersecurity and pharmaceutical industries because there are "too many companies that need to find ways to accelerate growth"
- Banks raise the bar for companies to go public to limit the amount of pressure that IPOs put on the market
- Technology companies such as Okta, Coupa, PagerDuty, Zscaler, Livongo, Five9 and Zendesk change their names and rebrand themselves "so that people can understand what they really do"
- China starts "playing ball on trade" and initiates promised agriculture buys, especially purchasing American hogs to mitigate its surging pork prices at home
- Boeing fixes its 737 Max issue and gets the plane certified to fly again
Disclosure: Cramer's charitable trust owns shares of Apple.