Everything Jim Cramer said on 'Mad Money,' including playing earnings week, FAANG audit, bank stocks
Sat, 19 Oct 2019 00:44

Everything Jim Cramer said on 'Mad Money,' including playing earnings week, FAANG audit, bank stocks

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 00:44

CNBCs Jim Cramer takes a look at the week ahead for earnings, which includes a deluge of reports on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Everything Jim Cramer said on 'Mad Money,' including playing earnings week, FAANG audit, bank stocks
The "Mad Money" host says its time to revamp the FAANG group and swap one company for another tech giant. Later in the show, Cramer makes recommendations for financial stocks.
Earnings overload
has a jam-packed week full of earnings reports circled on his calendar for the trading week starting Monday, October 21.

Questions abound whether economic weakness and trade worries will continue to spook investors, although consumer-based companies are given a pass, the "Mad Money" host said Friday.

"Next week is tough to game: too many companies, too many variables. It might just be worth it to sit on your hands throughout the week: no buys, unless we see something truly game-changing from China," he said. "Otherwise, at this point in earnings season, you should simply try to stop, look and listen" and do your homework.
FAANG shakeup
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella smiles during the Microsoft Build developer conference in Seattle on May 10, 2017.

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Time to retire FAANG?

Cramer, who enjoys putting acronyms to good use, is now on the prowl for a new play on words to redefine the group of big technology stocks.
Though he did not invent the FAANG acronym, the host popularized the term that encompasses the internet stocks of , , , Netflix and Google-parent Alphabet. Now he is calling for another giant in tech to displace the streaming platform from the bunch.

"I say we replace Netflix with the far less episodic Microsoft, but if we do that, well, you know weve got some difficult choices to make," Cramer said. "I need a new acronym."
Waiting to turn positive on Wells Fargo
People walk by a Wells Fargo bank branch on October 13, 2017 in New York City.

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After a bank earnings blitz this week, Cramer broke down the performances in the major institutions of JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citigroup and Wells Fargo. He gave his blessings to invest in each of the stocks except the latter, which he called the "perennial whipping boy" of the group.

"As for Wells, why dont we wait and see ... what Charlie [Scharf] can do" once he takes over as CEO next week, the host said, "and if he tells a good story, I might have to change my mind and tell you to buy this once best-of-breed national bank."
Assessing Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and American Express
People walk in front of the American Express offices in New York City.

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"When it comes to the rest of the financials, it is GS, Goldman Sachs, even though it feels sometimes like its in purgatory," Cramer said, "and I prefer it to Morgan Stanley. I wouldnt bet wouldnt bet against either, though. As for American Express, todays pullback Im calling it a gift."

In Cramers lightning round, the "Mad Money" host zips through his thoughts about callers favorite stock picks of the day.

RingCentral: "We happen to like RingCentral very much, but we also understand that this is not the market for the RingCentrals. Let them come in and only then do you pull the trigger."

Cypress Semiconductor: "That ones done. Thats a cha-ching, cha-ching. Were not arbitrageurs. May I suggest going into ... maybe even Micron as it comes in."

Beyond Meat: "Youve got to sell Beyond. I like the guys behind Beyond so much, but, you know what, thats not enough. The fact is this stocks very overvalued versus all the competitors that are coming in. You have to still sell Beyond. Well get to a level that is right."

Disclosure: Cramers charitable trust owns shares of Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and JPMorgan Chase.
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