By Roberto Pedone
WINDERMERE, Fla. (
) -- According to Jim Cramer, in an era of mass distrust for Wall Street,
On Tuesday's "Mad Money" TV show, he told viewers that it's true that there is some unfairness on Wall Street, and that some traders have an inside edge over others. But he explained that market players can make money in stocks, and they can do it through diversification and dividends.
Cramer mentioned that from Jan 1, 2000 through today, the stocks in the
Dow Jones Industrial Average
are down 5.6%, but if you add in those stocks' dividends, an investor would be up a whopping 19%.
Cramer recommended investors look for great companies that pay solid dividends, such as
, which yielded 5.1% at its low. Another example was
, which yielded 4.7% at its low, before soaring 82 points. He pointed out that
has surged 109% off its low, thanks in part to the company's solid dividend.
"Even if you believe that Wall Street is full of mountebanks, full of charlatans, full of liars, even if you think that the whole game is a sham, a dividend payment is still money in your pocket," Cramer said.
Recently, Cramer found opportunity in speculative stocks, explosive growth stocks and stocks that could benefit post-
. 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 posts might require a
: Cramer knows just how investors should play the market in a post-Goldman world. On
last Friday's "Mad Money" TV show,
he told viewers to look at the financials brought down by the Goldman news, stocks such as
Bank of America
: According to Cramer, market players continue to crave growth stocks such as
PNC Financial Services
. In an
April 22 blog post,
he wrote: "
has growth, 10% sub growth, which is such a big deal vs. all other sub-related models that it is a wonder that this stock was ever down in after hours. The shorts misjudged the importance of growth." The
Chipotle Mexican Grill
: Cramer thinks investors should ignore the negative headlines and look for some great speculative stocks instead. On
he said he's still a fan of
, and he's sticking with his $12 price target for 2012. The
: Cramer thinks oil stocks such as
are a growth story once again. In a
April 20th blog post,
he wrote: "Growth, not value is what people want. The big oils have gotten the message." The
: Recently, Cramer highlighted a number of tech companies that reported great earnings results. In an
April 22 blog post,
he wrote: "
is not alone:
was huge and
: Cramer wants investors to buy stocks such as
because they deserve to be trading higher. In an
he wrote: "'Bout time we had a big shakeout. I was beginning to wonder if there was anything that could stop this juggernaut. I say sink your teeth into the winners." The
-- Written by Roberto Pedone in Windermere, Fla.
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(Editor's note: At the time of publication and/or original publication of his posts and shows, Cramer owned Apple, Bank of America, BP, EMC, Goldman Sachs, Intel and JPMorgan for his Action Alerts PLUS charitable trust.)