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NEW YORK (
TheStreet) -- Today was a rare glimpse into what the stock market could look like if politicians would only compromise, Jim Cramer told
"Mad Money" TV show viewers Monday after a strong rally on Wall Street.
Cramer said if the fiscal cliff was averted there would be a whole laundry list of stocks worth buying.
Other than the oil and gas stocks, which rose on troubles in the Middle East, and the materials stocks, which rose on a hopes of a Chinese recovery, Cramer said just about everything else rose on the promise of compromise in Washington.
Those stocks included the home improvement players
Home Depot(HD), as well as just about everything that fills their aisles, from
Sherwin-Williams(SHW) paint to
But Cramer noted that others would benefit from a fiscal resolution, not the least of which would be discretionary stocks
Polaris Industries(PII), along with high-end retailers including
Also on Cramer's fiscal cliff shopping list were stocks that reported great earnings such as
Petsmart(PETM) and those that have big gains for the year including
Apple(AAPL), a stock he owns for his charitable trust,
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Cramer said the dividend stocks would also benefit.
Verizon(VZ), came to mind, along with master limited partnerships such as
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners(KMP)
Others teetering on the cliff included
Lockheed Martin(LMT), a company that would be hit twice because of its defense nature and its big dividend, and
Boeing(BA), which has a big military component.
Cramer concluded by noting that even software maker
Intuit(INTU) is a fiscal cliff name because that company's TurboTax software will be in high demand as our tax code changes.
All of these stocks and more, Cramer concluded, would be sharply higher if our politicians would only do their jobs.
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