Updated from 7:13 a.m. EDT
Jim Cramer returned to his computer and the studio this week, well-rested from a much-deserved vacation. He wasted little time and jumped right back into the markets to uncover some key investment trends.
Recently, Cramer found opportunity in green stocks, defensive stocks and agricultural and natural gas stocks.
Here are some Cramer highlights from over the past week as aggregated from his "Mad Money" TV show, the "Stop Trading!" segment on
blog posts (these blog post links require a
: Cramer took a fresh look at his green stocks portfolio. On
, Cramer told viewers: "I got
wrong, but now it's actually becoming right."
: Cramer thinks it's wrong that investors aren't buying defensive when oil spikes higher. In an
, he wrote: "I find that pretty amazing. Higher oil prices mean a slowdown in the economy, which means buy drugs and foods, or at least drugs."
include names like
: Cramer sees opportunity in the insurance sector after
for more than $6 billion. On
Wednesday's "Stop Trading!" segment
, Cramer told viewers: "The Street has missed out on the insurance game. There were 12 holds and four sells on Safeco."
: Cramer feels the chances for crude oil sliding back to $100 a barrel are slim. In an
, he wrote: "Do I think oil can retreat to $110? Yes. But you will have to buy these stocks if it does, and it will feel horrible when you do. As horrible as it has every other time that oil has dropped and everyone calls the big oil move
: Cramer thinks investors should stay focused on stocks with a long-term thesis. In another
, he wrote: "You need to use these pullbacks to get into the long-term-thesis stocks. Or you need to just go after the two-pointers up and back -- the 'three yards and a cloud of dust' stuff."
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: Cramer sees a green future for eco-friendly investors under a Democratic administration. On
Wednesday's "Mad Money" show
, Cramer told viewers: "Everyone knows that a Democratic president would be good for just about everything green."
: All week long Cramer has been talking about eco-friendly stocks in honor of "Green Week." On Tuesday's "Mad Money" show, Cramer told viewers: "
manufactures electricity and water meters to help monitor and conserve utilities, which makes it the perfect 'green' play."
Cramer was full speed ahead
with his latest
. He was bullish on several stocks such as
, but also bearish on the likes of
(Editor's note: At the time of original publication of his posts and shows, Cramer owned Philip Morris for his Action Alerts PLUS charitable trust. And General Electric owns CNBC, for which Cramer is a featured commentator.)
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