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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Buying stocks just because they have big dividends is over, Jim Cramer told his "Mad Money" TV show viewers Wednesday after the market reacted to the latest musings from the Federal Reserve.
Cramer said what will work best from here on out will be those companies that do better as the economy does better.
It may seem confusing that the markets now view the Fed's bond-buying program as a bad thing after rallying on the same news for the past four years. But that is what's happening, he said. The markets have lost faith that the Fed's artificially low interest rates will be enough to slow a growing economy.Even today, as the Fed pledged to keep rates low, those same rates inched still higher. That means housing-related stocks and those with big dividends will be among the biggest losers, as they now once again have competition from bonds, which offer less risk than stocks, said Cramer. On the flip side, Cramer said stocks that grow as the economy grows -- stocks such as the industrials, the banks and tech -- will be the places to invest as it's now clear the economy is moving forward, with or without Fed intervention. Big dividends can't offer enough protection anymore, Cramer concluded, so investors need to change their investment strategy starting tomorrow.