Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Next Week's Game Plan
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A version of this program last aired Dec. 23, 2013.
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- With all of the global uncertainty, earnings alone will not be enough to guide you through next week's trading, Jim Cramer told his Mad Money TV show viewers Friday as he laid out his game plan. Cramer said that all eyes need to be on the U.S. and Russia and whether global uncertainties will send investors fleeing to safety or let them continue the rally that's already in progress.
That said, Cramer will be watching Halliburton
Tuesday brings Apple
Next, on Wednesday, it's Boeing
Then, on Thursday, it's American Airlines
Rounding out the week will be durable goods orders on Friday. Cramer said he's using this number to begin "Fed watch" to try and determine when the Federal Reserve is likely to begin raising interest rates.
Investing Like a Pro
Individual investors can not only invest like the pros, they can beat them, too, Cramer said, detailing the methods to his madness.
Cramer said it doesn't take a lot of effort to invest one's own money, just a few hours a week for research, the "homework," as he so often calls it. But the results from that research will bear far more fruit than blindly dumping money into an index fund or, worse, a bond fund in a time of historically low interest rates.