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Jim Cramer's Portfolios of the Week

Here's what Cramer's had to say lately.

By Roberto Pedone



) -- According to Jim Cramer, stock-picking

requires detective work

. On Wednesday's "Mad Money" TV show, he said one of the most important parts of investing is find the truth. Cramer told viewers that he's a fundamentalist investor who believes the best way to analyze a stock is by looking at the underlying company and its prospects.

However, Cramer also knows that fundamentals don't always tell the entire story. That's why he likes to look at the charts, or technical analysis, for a good indicator on what the big money guys are doing with a specific stock. Cramer explained that in the long run, the fundamentals will always win out. But in the short term, the supply and demand of the stock can be determined by using technical analysis.

Cramer cautioned market players that they should never buy a stock just based off of technical analysis alone. He said if the stock goes down, then investors will have no reason to own it. But if they like the fundamentals as well, then they won't mind keeping the shares and waiting for the stock to recover.

With all of this in mind, Cramer mentioned that a number of stocks shouldn't be trading on listed exchanges at all. He pointed out that some of these companies sell on the open market because the exchanges are making money off of the transactions. Cramer said companies such as

Fannie Mae



Freddie Mac


are zombie securities that should be cancelled because their stocks are all but public trusts.

Recently, Cramer found opportunity in five stocks for your IRA, stocks to play off of Obama's drilling plans and Middle East stocks. Here are 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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Cramer's Greece Doesn't Matter Stocks

: Cramer doesn't think Greece matters when it comes to the U.S. stock market. On

last Thursday's "Mad Money" TV show,

he told viewers that Europe is giving us another chance to buy stocks cheap. The

Cramer's Greece-Doesn't-Matter-Stocks

portfolio includes


(AAPL) - Get Apple Inc. Report



(C) - Get Citigroup Inc. Report


Cramer's 5 Picks For Your IRA

: Recently, Cramer highlighted five high-yielding, dividend-paying stocks that are great for a retirement portfolio. In a

special report on,

he wrote: "Oil tanker stocks are legendary for their huge dividends as their managements love to aggressively return value to shareholders." The

Cramer's 5 Picks for Your IRA

portfolio includes

Enterprise Products Partners

(EPD) - Get Enterprise Products Partners L.P. Report


Nordic American Tanker Shipping

(NAT) - Get Nordic American Tankers Limited Report


Cramer's Obama Drill Plays

: Cramer sees opportunity in playing President Obama's announcement to allow drilling in previously off-limits areas along the U.S. coast. On

Wednesday's "Street Signs" segment,

he said these are multiyear trades as the price of oil itself won't slow the drilling. In fact, oil could go to $68 and they're still going to drill. The

Cramer's Obama Drill Plays

portfolio includes


(SLB) - Get Schlumberger NV Report


Weatherford International

(WFT) - Get Weatherford International plc Report


Cramer's Dangerous Stocks

: Cramer has spotted danger in a couple of vitamin stocks. On

last Thursday's "Mad Money" TV show,

he said these stocks are losers, with their stocks priced for perfection and very little room to grow. The

Cramer's Dangerous Stocks

portfolio includes

Vitamin Shoppe

(VSI) - Get Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. Report





Cramer's Middle East Stock Plays

: Cramer sees three big trends happening right now in the Middle East: infrastructure, oil and the region's youth. On

Wednesday's "Street Signs" segment,

he told viewers that the Middle East is expected to spend $1 trillion on infrastructure. He likes


(FLR) - Get Fluor Corporation Report

because the company does a lot of business there. The

Cramer's Middle East Stock Plays

portfolio includes


(SBUX) - Get Starbucks Corporation Report



(KO) - Get Coca-Cola Company Report


>> Who Owns Fluor?: T. Boone Pickens

-- Written by Roberto Pedone in Windermere, Fla.


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