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Cramer's Stop Trading!: Google, Baidu

On his Monday 'Stop Trading!' segment on CNBC, Jim Cramer brainstorms what new speculative stock of the year he should pick -- and compares Google versus Baidu.

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- On his Monday Stop Trading! segment on CNBC, Jim Cramer was brainstorming what new speculative stock of the year he should pick.

Previously, Cramer recommended

Sallie Mae

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as his 2009 speculative stock of the year.

Cramer had also recommended

Huntington Bancshares

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as a speculative buy, but he says he's seen so much of a run-up in the stock lately that he's now searching for a new one.

And that new one may just be

KKR Financial


. Cramer admitted that KKR isn't your usual speculative buy, given that it's got an attractive yield, and added that he hasn't yet made a definitive decision on this stock.

On Monday,


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to its conviction buy list. Also, MKM Partners has upgraded the stock to buy.

The rationale behind the reports, Cramer explained, is that Google used to be a high-multiple stock, but is now a low-multiple stock, "so go buy it;" it's very cheap right now.

But "that doesn't work for me," Cramer asserted.

Cramer added that he thinks that


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stock is actually more attractive than Google stock right now, given Baidu's strong presence in China.

-- Reported by Andrea Tse in New York


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