Jim Cramer's Best Blogs
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Jim Cramer fills his blog on RealMoney every day with his up-to-the-minute reactions to what's happening in the market and his legendary ahead-of-the-crowd ideas. This week he blogged on:
- why Greece turned out better than expected;
- why Cummins keeps on truckin'; and
- why you should own shares of Apple.
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Impressed by the Bounceback
Posted at 6:45 p.m. EST on Friday, March 9.
Better than we thought. That's how I look at Greece. It worked out better than we thought it would a week ago. Yet, I still found it odd that the stock market could sell off on the obvious triggering of the credit default swaps that ISDA declared late in the day.
Truly, could this have been a surprise to anyone?
I think that what Greece did was terrible for bondholders. But selling Cummins or Joy ahead of what might be a Chinese rate cut seems pretty stupid. I was glad the selling didn't extend to the banks themselves as some sort of "Who's exposed" game, because that's been played out a gazillion times already.
Overall, you have to be impressed by the bounceback we saw this week. You could have taken the market down today on the idea that February's job growth had declined from January. You could have taken it down on the collapse back to $130 in the Rydex CurrencyShares Euro (FXE) . You could have taken it down by the persistence of Brent's strength.
The simple truth, though, is that they couldn't take it down, and, although I remain concerned that gasoline is the Achilles' heel of this market, I came away this week with worries about being too cautious given that so many things worked out right today.
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Cummins Has Navistar Beat
Posted at 12:21 p.m. EST on Thursday, March 8.
It was the best of truck makers, it was the worst of truck makers. Excuse me for appropriating Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities , but that's how I feel after reading today about the hideous quarter of Navistar(NAV) and comparing it to the blowout quarter its principal competitor Cummins(CMI) reported a month ago.
You can't talk enough about execution in this business, particularly if you are a global manufacturer, because some companies have it and others don't. Cummins has it. The company has a golden touch, taking advantage of the latest technology and building foolproof engines that are the envy of the world.