Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: A Matter of Geography
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Geography is driving the stock market, Jim Cramer said on "Mad Money" Thursday, offering viewers a quick lesson.
Cramer pointed to the U.S. on a map, noted that we have 310 million people, then to Europe, which has 739 million people, and finally to China, with 1.3 billion people.
Why does any of that matter to the markets? Because many companies made big bets on both Europe and China, and those bets aren't paying off. Meanwhile, those companies that bet on the U.S. are profiting handsomely as the U.S. continues to recover and grow while the rest of the world remains stagnant at best.
Cramer took a few minutes to praise some of the companies that exemplify this trend, including Verizon
Cramer said earnings at Sherwin-Williams
Finally, Cramer praised Pepsico
Executive Decision: Richard Kinder
In the "Executive Decision" segment, Cramer spoke with Richard Kinder, chairman and CEO of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners
Kinder said natural gas remains the "fuel of the future" thanks to it being cheap, abundant and, most important, domestic. He said with over a 100-year supply of natural gas, America will clearly be the leader in production, which is why Kinder Morgan already has 70,000 miles of natural gas pipelines.
But even with the nation's largest pipeline network, Kinder said America needs a significant investment in additional infrastructure. He said Kinder Morgan can't lay pipes fast enough, which is why it's also invested in other modes of transportation, including five pipe to rail facilities.