Off the Charts: 3M Vs. Honeywell

Cramer recently has bowed, however reluctantly, to the prescience of technical analysis. While he prefers to value stocks according to their underlying businesses and macroeconomic factors, the charts have held sway over much of the market for some time now.

That’s because the big money managers put their faith in these pictographs. And since these guys are the real force behind the market’s movements, the rest of us have no choice but to follow suit. Otherwise we risk being left behind.

This, of course, doesn’t mean we throw away everything we know about the fundamentals. In fact, Cramer has stuck to his preferred method of analysis even while watching the charts. He’ll keep an open mind, for sure, but he’s not about to trade in cold, hard facts for what is, for all intents and purposes, Wall Street divination.

Such was the case on Tuesday when Cramer compared the charts of 3M and Honeywell. Technicians had their take on these two names, Cramer had his own. Watch the video for an in-depth look at both stocks, from a technical and a fundamental perspective, and to find out which makes the better buy.

Cramer's charitable trust owns 3M.

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