Jim Cramer's Portfolios of the Week

These are some of the stocks Cramer's been talking about lately.
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Jim Cramer sees the light at the end of the tunnel for the housing sector and the U.S. economy - if the controversial housing bill can pass the Senate. He even went as far as to say you have to buy a house between now and the next six months. Cramer feels the passing of the bill could also mark a bottom in the banking stocks and fuel a short-squeeze for the rest of the market. No matter what happens with the bill, Cramer is ready to identify the next bull market for investors.

Recently, Cramer found opportunity in 4 bank stocks, biotech stocks and retail stocks. For some Cramer highlights from over the past week as aggregated from his "Mad Money" TV show, the "Stop Trading!" segment on


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A note from James Altucher: Every weekend I send an email to Jim Cramer and several hedge fund managers about the most interesting portfolios posted on Stockpickr that week. Usually those portfolios not only list stocks according to a theme but also offer significant analysis as to why the stocks are cheap. Here are some examples: Here's the challenge: Build a portfolio at Stockpickr.com with great analysis, and send me the link. Each great portfolio (with analysis) will get posted on TheStreet.com with your byline (as a "Stockpickr Guest Columnist") and will be included in my email I send to Jim and the other hedge fund managers on my list.