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Cramer's Diversified Dividend Portfolio

What I am about to do is considered the height of insanity by anyone who writes about stocks. Many of these people are either afraid or unable to recommend a stock in a column, but a book? What the heck am I thinking? I could be wrong! And it would be in print forever! Anyone who picks stocks will be wrong sometimes, that's why I've spent so much time teaching how to minimize the damage from these inevitable mistakes. The real reason I feel like I'm putting my head on the chopping block is that you could pick up this book a year or two from now, and in that time just about anything could happen to ruin one of these stocks, or the fundamentals could change in a more subtle manner, making these stocks more dangerous. I can live with being embarrassed, but what I cannot handle the idea that you might lose money, especially after all that's already been wiped out by the crash and the real estate collapse, because you bought one of these stocks after the fundamentals had changed and the story no longer made sense. You need to promise me something. It's the same thing I always demand from anyone who wants to own individual stocks: do some homework before you any of these stocks. Don't think you can be lazier with these stocks just because I put them in a book. Understood? Good, because I don't want you reading this list unless you're willing to research these stocks like any others. Here they are, the five stocks in my Dividend Defensive Line.

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