Updated from 10:30 a.m. EDT

Jim Cramer made a big call this week. He told fans of his "Mad Money" TV show that the housing market is set to bottom in the third quarter of 2009. That call has created quite a bit of controversy, but Cramer isn't changing his mind. He explained that the charts of some major homebuilders are forecasting the end of the housing depression.

Cramer might not be an everyday chartist, but he knows that technical analysis at times can be useful. He has no problem using any market tool that could give him an edge when guiding viewers toward solid investment ideas. That's simply what dedicated Wall Street professionals do.

Recently, Cramer warned investors to avoid hurricane stock plays, such as

Apache

(APA) - Get Report

, and a group of financial stocks, including

Corus

(CORS)

. Here are some Cramer highlights from over the past week as aggregated from his

RealMoney

blog posts (these blog post links require a

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subscription).

To read more and find out what Cramer's been recommending, please click here.

(Editor's note: At the time of publication and/or original publication of his posts and shows, Cramer owned Qualcomm 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.

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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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