Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Next Week's Game Plan
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- One day doesn't set a precedent, Jim Cramer told his "Mad Money" viewers Friday, but a whole year is a different story. Cramer noted that 14 of the past 17 times the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up more than 20% in a year, the following year saw gains averaging 15%.
That's why when earnings season kicks off next week, Cramer said he'll be ignoring the headlines and diving into the conference calls, looking for better-than-expected revenue and earnings as well as guidance that will force analysts to raise their estimates.
On Monday, Cramer said he'll be watching the Chinese PMI numbers. With so many industrials leading this rally, he said the world will need a strong Europe and China to keep things going.
Tuesday brings earnings from The Container Store
Then, on Wednesday, Bed Bath & Beyond
Next up, on Thursday, it's Alcoa
Finally, on Friday, it's the U.S. non-farm payroll numbers that investors will be fretting over. Cramer said he suspects this report will be strong.
Top 5 Stocks
Looking for the best stocks for 2014? Cramer told viewers to look no further than the best stocks from 2013 as he dove into the top five stocks in the S&P 500.
Topping the list is Netflix
Next on the list is Micron Technologies