8 things I'd do if I were a hedge fund
Things that would make me want to raise some cash and hit the beach.
1. Be ready for a disappointing Jackson Hole speech because I, unlike others, don't believe QE3 is even a factor now that housing is coming back.
2. Be ready for more disappointment from China, as Doug Kass' points about China are coming home to roost.
3. Be ready for a September-is-horrible bunch of articles, and because "sell in May" wasn't bad, it might have more resonance.
4. Be ready for more pre-announcements from global companies like Joy (JOY).
5. Forget domestic safety for a little while, because there have been big moves.
7. Accept that the Verizon's (VZ) of the world seem to be reflecting a raising of the dividend tax.
8. Realize that oil is all over the place and is trading so erratically, but the oil and gas stocks are simply trading horribly, and this market does best -- like it or not -- when they are strong.
Those are just eight things that would make me want to pull in my horns, raise some cash and, most importantly, go to the beach.
I know this is anecdotal, but I have never seen so many people take off this holiday well before the holiday.
That means people who have to get out of town, with my mindset, are not going to let this opportunity to sell pass.
So they ring the register and join me down the shore!
Jim Cramer is a co-founder of TheStreet and contributes daily market commentary to the financial news network's sites. Follow his trades for Action Alerts PLUS, which Cramer co-manages as a charitable trust and is long DD.
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