In second place was aerospace colossus Boeing, shares of which are still up 24 percent for the year despite last week’s sell-off and lingering concerns around how trade disputes could affect the company’s business in China.
But Boeing’s business cycle “transcends the gyrations of the broader economy” because its key driver is the “long-term rise of the global middle class,” Cramer said.
As consumers in developing countries get wealthier, they spend on more luxuries, including air travel, he explained. That trend is directly correlated to business at Boeing and its only major commercial competitor, Airbus.
“That’s why the demand for these planes vastly outstrips the supply. Two makers! Boeing’s given us a series of fantastic quarters — I think we’ll get another one soon — but, most importantly, the company has nearly 5,900 planes in its backlog. […] That’s years and years worth of production,” he said. “In short, aerospace is so hot that I think Boeing’s worth buying into weakness.”