Jim Cramer's Portfolios of the Week

These are the stocks Cramer's been talking about lately.
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Jim Cramer returned this week from a much deserved holiday break eager to give out his best investment ideas.

Here are some Cramer highlights from the past week as aggregated from his "Mad Money" TV show, the "Stop Trading!" segment on

CNBC

and his

RealMoney

blog posts.

Cramer's Stock Plays Off the 1990 Playbook

: Cramer sees similarities in stocks that can work now and stocks that worked in 1990. On

Wednesday's "Mad Money" show

Cramer told viewers, "We've been operating on the 1990s playbook for months in Cramerica and we cannot ignore it now."

Cramer's Stock Plays Off the 1990 Playbook

include

Google

(GOOG) - Get Report

and

Apple

(AAPL) - Get Report

.

Cramer's Stock Plays Off Oprah

: Cramer believes that Oprah has the potential to make investors some big bucks. Each year the talk show host dedicates a show to her "favorite things," products she likes and gives as gifts herself. On

Monday's "Mad Money" show

Cramer offered three Oprah plays that could make folks "a bundle for the holidays."

Cramer's Stock Plays Off Oprah

include names like

Decker's

(DECK) - Get Report

.

Cramer's 10 Companies That Can't Be Allowed to Go Under

: Cramer believes the capital infusion that Abu Dhabi made in

Citigroup

(C) - Get Report

could be a signal that other troubled financial firms could get rescued from bankruptcy.

In a Nov. 27 blog post he wrote, "So what can't we handle? There are only 10 companies we can't have go under."

Cramer's 10 Companies That Can't Be Allowed to Go Under

include

MGIC

(MTG) - Get Report

and

Countrywide

(CFC)

.

Jim Cramer's Financials That Are Potential International Buyouts

: Cramer sees opportunity in the weak financial stocks. On

Tuesday's "Stop Trading" segment

Cramer said that, "In the wake of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority's purchase of a $7.5 billion stake in Citigroup other financials are potential international buyouts." Check out

Jim Cramer's Financials That Are Potential International Buyouts

for more names like

AIG

(AIG) - Get Report

.

Jim Cramer's Bargain Takeover Plays

: Cramer sees bargains in a down market. In a Nov. 27 blog post he wrote, "Bargains. With the market down 10%, you get them. I know that no one believes that. I am hearing people come on TV and say, 'Not yet.' But when you get these broad declines you have to sit up and take notice."

Jim Cramer's Bargain Takeover Plays

include names like

Time Warner

(TWX)

and

JPMorgan

(JPM) - Get Report

.

Jim Cramer's Must-Own Oil Stocks

: Cramer continues to find the gems in the oil patch. In a Nov. 28 blog post he wrote, "This is the group. This is the group to own right now. It is washed out and people have abandoned it. "

Jim Cramer's Must-Own Oil Stocks

include

Halliburton

(HAL) - Get Report

and

Transocean

(RIG) - Get Report

.

Lightning Round

: Cramer was full speed ahead last night with his latest

Lightning Round

. He was bullish on several stocks such as

Tesoro

(TSO)

and

AT&T

(T) - Get Report

but also bearish on the likes of

Volt

(VOL)

and

Perfect World

(PWRD)

.

(Editor's note: At the time of original publication of his posts and shows, Cramer owned Citigroup and Transocean for his Action Alerts PLUS charitable trust.)

At the time of publication, Altucher and/or his fund had no positions in stocks mentioned, although positions may change at any time.

James Altucher is president of Stockpickr LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of TheStreet.com and part of its network of Web properties, and a managing partner at Formula Capital, an alternative asset management firm that runs a fund of hedge funds. He is also a weekly columnist for

The Financial Times

and the author of

Trade Like a Hedge Fund

,

Trade Like Warren Buffett

and

SuperCa$h

. Under no circumstances does the information in this column represent a recommendation to buy or sell stocks. Altucher appreciates your feedback;

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