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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Be gloomy, be critical and be angry, Jim Cramer told "Mad Money" viewers Wednesday -- just realize the stock market is "giving it all she's got," as Star Trek's Scotty would say.
It's easy to be negative on the markets, especially with our warring parties in Washington continuing the worst standoff since 1860 before the Civil War. Our politicians won't even agree to fix the problem before taking their winter vacations, said Cramer, let alone agree on any portion of a solution.But while the markets have their eyes trained on Washington, Cramer said individual companies such as Starbucks (SBUX - Get Report) are telling a different story one of growth and prosperity. He said Starbucks' analyst day had only positive things to say, including no deceleration in China. Then there's Apple (AAPL - Get Report), a stock Cramer owns for his charitable trust,
Executive DecisionIn the "Executive Decision" segment, Cramer spoke with Drew Alexander, president and CEO of Weingarten Realty Investors (WRI - Get Report), a real estate investment trust with 301 properties in 12 states and a 4.28% dividend yield. Alexander was upbeat on his company's business model, which focuses on supermarket-anchored shopping centers in metropolitan areas. He said these centers bring in people on a regular basis and are the most recession-resistant opportunities out there. Weingarten has both tenant diversify and geographic diversity to help it succeed.
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