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Stockpickr: Cramer's Portfolios of the Week

Check out the stocks that Jim's talked about.

This past week, Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" took it back to the college campus with a visit to Indiana University. In his live show there on Wednesday and throughout the week he had plenty of suggestions on how to play the current markets. Here are some the highlights from Jim over the last week (aggregated from Mad Money, Stop Trading!, and his articles):

Cramer's Iran Awry Portfolio:

This past week, Jim thought it was important to focus on the best ideas for investors to protect themslves given the recent geopolitical tensions with Iran. So Cramer presented his

Iran Awry Portfolio

on Monday's "Mad Money." His recommendations consisted of a mix of defensive stocks, oil, gold and cash plays, including

Abbott Labs

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Cramer's Housing Plays:

Cramer broke down the housing market this past week and gave us

two names

that he deems "winners" if housing rises or falls. He added that he likes "this group on any lift because it has been pounded."

Cramer's CEOs

: This past week, Jim continued to add CEOs to his

Benefit of the Doubt list

. This portfolio consists of CEOs who Cramer feels you can now trust in terms of running their businesses effectively and hitting their numbers. One of the new CEOs is Julian Day from

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Cramer's Nickel Plays

: During Jim's "Back to School" show at Indiana, he mentioned that he is a big fan of nickel miners and he gave us his

top picks

in the sector. Cramer said growth overseas -- particularly in China - will give nickel miners like

Companhia Vale do Rio Doce

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a major boost in the coming weeks and months.

Cramer's Random Picks

: On a

Stop Trading! segment this week

, Jim offered us insight into a number of different plays he liked for a variety of reasons. These

Random Picks

include several different stocks in different sectors including


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Under Armour

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Lightning Round:

Cramer was full speed ahead last night with his latest

Lightning Round

. He was bullish on several stocks such as


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but also bearish on the likes of

Eli Lilly

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At the time of publication, Altucher and/or his fund had no positions in stocks mentioned, although positions may change at any time.

James Altucher is a managing partner at Formula Capital, an alternative asset management firm that runs several quantitative-based hedge funds as well as a fund of hedge funds. He is also the author of

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. 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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