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Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Here's What I'm Watching Next Week

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A version of this program last aired Feb. 16, 2016.

If you thought earnings season was now in the rearview mirror, think again, Jim Cramer told his Mad Money viewers Friday as he laid out his game plan for another busy week of earnings excitement and confusion.

The week begins on Monday with earnings from Vulcan Materials (VMC) and Frontier Communications (FTR) . Cramer said the Vulcan should have a good story but Frontier is too risky and he advised against reaching for its 8% yield.

On Tuesday the earnings come fast and furious with Cummins (CMI) , Pfizer (PFE) , Procter & Gamble (PG) and CVS Health (CVS) . Cramer likes all four companies, but Pfizer is his favorite. He is less optimistic on Fitbit (FIT) and Electronic Arts (ERTS) , which also report Tuesday.

Wednesday brings earnings from Clorox (CLX) , with a solid 2.5% yield; R.R. Donnelley (RRD) , which is splitting itself into three companies; and animal health provider Zoetis (ZTS) . Cramer is bullish on all three but he cautioned the stock of Time Warner (TWX) has run too much.

For Thursday, Cramer is bullish on Henry Schein (HSIC) , a company he called reliable and under-appreciated. He is bearish on Kellogg (K) , a stock he expects to cool after takeover rumors die down.

Finally, on Friday, the latest non-farm payroll reports will be released. Cramer said a strong employment number will reignite Federal Reserve rate hike talks, sending high-yielding stocks lower.

Methods to My Madness

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Individual investors can not only invest like the pros, they can beat them, too, Cramer said, detailing the methods to his investing 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.

Where can investors find their research? Fortunately, it's practically everywhere, said Cramer, on sites like,, Yahoo! Finance and others, as...