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Jim Cramer's 'Stop Trading!': Goldman Is Gold, Man

Given the tough environment, Goldman delivered a great quarter, Cramer says.

Today's quarterly report proved

Goldman Sachs'

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dominance over other financials, Jim Cramer said on


"Stop Trading!" segment Tuesday.

This was a great performance in a tough quarter, Cramer said. Goldman did exactly what a sector leader should do in hard times: "buy back stocks and appease all the critics," Cramer said. He believes the bank's shares will earn $30 next year.

Cramer is "reeling" from the fact that people sold off Goldman stock. "This is the worst quarter that I've ever seen and they still made a lot of money. ... Who else is buying stock? Everyone else is offering stock. ... They don't even need the



Meanwhile, Cramer believes


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is the telecom to buy, because it's a safe stock that still shows growth. "It's gotten control of its own business," Cramer said, and what really excites him about the company is that "most of this business didn't exist four years ago. ... Who would have thought that kids would watch our programs ... on a handheld


Cramer would buy Verizon over sector rival

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. "Comcast is struggling," he said, adding that, because of the difficult market, "I need

Verizon's dividend."

Cramer was also impressed with

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quarter. He was very surprised at the negativity surrounding the report. "Wait till Friday when

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reports," he said. "Best Buy just goes through the roof."

There's no contest in Cramer's mind between the two electronics retailers. "Stocks do stop at zero," Cramer said, and "I can't find a reason to own Circuit City." He called the company a "value trap," and added that Best Buy had a "beautiful quarter."

At the time of publication, Cramer was long Goldman Sachs.

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