NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- "The game may sometimes feel rigged, but you can protect yourself from being taken advantage of," Jim Cramer told the viewers of his "Mad Money" TV show as he welcomed them to "Cramer's Stock Market Survival School" for investors and home gamers.
Cramer said despite the inherit conflicts of interest on Wall Street, and the occasional bad apple, stocks still remain the best way to make money over the long term. He said since 1926, 40% of the S&P 500's total return has come from dividends, which is why he continued to recommend high-yielding dividend stocks.
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