- CNBC's Jim Cramer gave viewers rules to follow for investing in this tricky market situation.
- "If you accept your predicament and you follow these rules, you'll have a chance to prosper in this brand new market," the "Mad Money" host said.
- The market is in the depression stage of grief, "when lots of investors typically tend to throw up their hands and give up on the entire asset class," he said.
CNBC's Jim Cramer on Thursday laid out his dos and don'ts for investing in the current market environment.
"If you accept your predicament and you follow these rules, you'll have a chance to prosper in this brand new market. But if you try to cling to what worked last year," the "Mad Money" host said, "I think you'll get blown out just like the people who tried to stick with dreamer internet stocks during the dotcom collapse."
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This is a tricky situation, despite the positive day for stocks, Cramer said, with the market on a weekslong downtrend. Whenever the market rolls over, he said, investors go through the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and finally acceptance.
"We've now made it ... to depression, even as the averages rebounded nicely this afternoon," he said. "This is when lots of investors typically tend to throw up their hands and give up on the entire asset class."
Below are his tips to help retail investors weather the current situation:
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