Jim Cramer is a renowned financial commentator and the host of CNBC's Mad Money. He is often a divisive figure in the financial sector, with his market predictions often being controversial. Cramer recently commented on the current market trend and believes that it is in a bullish phase. He encourages investors to prepare themselves for down days as they are buying opportunities in a bull market.
Cramer attributes the recent positive growth in the stock market to strong corporate earnings and unexpectedly low inflation data. The S&P 500 achieved its best performance since 2019, and the Nasdaq Composite saw its best January since 2001. He is of the opinion that the market's capability to increase due to strong earnings reports implies that it still has potential for further growth.
Although some experts do not think that the US will experience a recession, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Monday on ABC’s Good Morning America, “You can’t call it a recession when you have the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years.” On Monday, Goldman Sachs, a global investment bank, decreased the probability of the U.S. having a recession in the next year from 35 percent to 25 percent.
The market rose on Tuesday after Fed Chair Jerome Powell said in a press conference that inflation has started to cool down, though he didn't indicate that a pause in rate hikes would come anytime soon. Cramer told investors to stay selective with stocks despite the market's strong run.
Cramer has been criticized for relying on anecdotal evidence than on in-depth economic and data analysis when conducting market analysis. Without a systematic approach, forecasts are less reliable since they are not backed up by data. He concluded, “I just want you to have a real earnings cushion with real buybacks or real dividends — ideally both — and I can't feel comfortable recommending anything without them.
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