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By Roberto Pedone

PEWAUKEE, Wis. (

TheStreet

) --According to Jim Cramer,

window dressing is upon us

. On Tuesday's "Mad Money" TV show, Cramer told viewers that we're just three days away from the end of the month and the end of the fiscal year for most hedge funds and mutual funds.

He explained that that means managers will look to mark up their biggest holdings to generate better returns and keep clients from withdrawing funds. For most mutual and hedge funds, October and early November is when clients can withdraw capital due to tax implications and fund requirements if they're unhappy with a fund's performance.

Cramer said watch what happens to stocks on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, specifically, as hedge and mutual funds move up their best-performing stocks. He mentioned that the markup period will send some stocks higher for what will look like no good reason. Cramer said the markets won't make much sense for the next three days.

He advised viewers that if they want to sell some of their winners to look to do it on Thursday so they can get the best price. If you're an investor who wants to buy some of the best performers, Cramer said to wait until next week after the "window dressing" period has ended.

Recently, Cramer found opportunity in 10 natural gas stocks, five regional bank stocks and stocks that could benefit from big-tech leaders. Here are some Cramer highlights from over the past week as aggregated from his "Mad Money" TV show, the "Stop Trading!" segment on

CNBC

and his

RealMoney

blog posts (these blog posts might require a

RealMoney

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subscription).

Cramer's Top 10 Nat Gas Stocks

: Cramer believes that natural gas will rebound to $6 to $7 in 2010 from its present level. He highlighted 10 names that he believes will benefit the most. In a special

CNBC

Oct. 28 blog post

, he wrote: "

Chesapeake Energy

(CHK) - Get Chesapeake Energy Corporation Report

has 46 trillion cubic feet of unproved reserve potential, which is enough to supply the U.S. with most of its energy needs for the next 20 years." The

Cramer's Top 10 Nat Gas Stocks

portfolio includes

Halliburton

(HAL) - Get Halliburton Company Report

and

Clean Energy Fuel

(CLNE) - Get Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Report

.

Cramer's Health Care Shorts

: Cramer thinks Washington doesn't care about the health care stocks. On

Monday's "Stop Trading!" segment

, he told viewers that he doubts the public option would hurt these companies in the long run, but who wants to be long these names. The

Cramer's Health Care Shorts

portfolio includes

WellPoint

(WLP)

and

Humana

(HUM) - Get Humana Inc. Report

.

Cramer's Spec-Game-Is-Up Stocks

: Cramer believes that the average investor is losing in interest in trading low-priced speculative stocks. In an

Oct. 27 blog post

, he wrote: "I first heard it from

optionsXpress

( OXPS) when it said on its call that retail is returning to options and the low-dollar fascination is ending." The

Cramer's Spec-Game-Is-Up Stocks

portfolio includes

Citigroup

(C) - Get Citigroup Inc. Report

and

Fannie Mae

( FNM).

Cramer's 5 Breakout Regional Bank Stocks

: Cramer sees opportunity in the regional bank sector. In a special

CNBC

Oct. 25 blog post

, he wrote: "Run by one of the most experience East Coast bankers, Connecticut's

NewAlliance

( NAL) is anything but a subprime lender." The

Cramer's 5 Breakout Regional Bank Stocks

portfolio includes

Glacier Bancorp

(GBCI) - Get Glacier Bancorp, Inc. Report

and

First Niagara Financial Group

(FNFG)

.

Cramer's Big-Tech-Returns-to-Life Stocks

: Cramer sees leaders in big-name tech that will lead to winners all over tech. In an

Oct. 26 blog post

, he wrote: "

Google

(GOOG) - Get Alphabet Inc. Class C Report

is driving a ton of stocks, including the

F5 Networks

(FFIV) - Get F5, Inc. Report

like Web infrastructure plays." The

Cramer's Big-Tech-Returns-to-Life Stocks

portfolio includes

Apple

(AAPL) - Get Apple Inc. Report

and

Akamai

(AKAM) - Get Akamai Technologies, Inc. Report

.

Cramer's Stocks Battling Tough Odds

: Cramer thinks a number of stocks are battling tough odds. In an

Oct. 26 blog post

, he wrote: "It is a confusing moment when the market is boxing with shadows. All financials are vulnerable, because the government has said, basically, if you want to fall under voluntary restrictions, you better raise equity and get out from under." The

Cramer's Stocks Battling Tough Odds

portfolio includes

Bank of America

(BAC) - Get Bank of America Corp Report

and

Broadcom

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.

-- Written by Roberto Pedone in Pewaukee, Wis.

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

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