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This column was originally published on RealMoney on Sept. 22 at 8:31 a.m. EDT. It's being republished as a bonus for readers.

There's a reason why you can't leave the table yet for the

General Mills'

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of the world and that reason is one word: Treasuries.

When I see the Treasuries at a 17-month low, that tells me that economic activity is still falling, which means there is still plenty of commodity and industrial money sloshing around that can go to these stocks.

I have been debating all morning whether


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is a sell. The company reports next week. The stock is extended. The business is just okay. There's nothing special happening here.

Some analysts think it will miss by a penny. Others think that its initiative with


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could hurt it.

But I know that people will simply buy the stock if it does the number, in part because of the slowdown and what the bonds are saying. It's just too good a risk-reward to sell. That was also the reason for the frenetic buying in General Mills. We had just caught a downgrade recently, lots of people wanted to call the top, as I would like to in McCormick, but it just won't work.

We don't have to leave this group until it is clear the


needs to loosen. And other than yours truly, I don't know anyone who thinks they should!

At the time of publication, Cramer had no positions in stocks mentioned.

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