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"This is one of the worst days I've ever seen without a catalyst" to precipitate it, Jim Cramer told "Mad Money" viewers on Tuesday in response to a day that saw the
Dow Jones Industrial Average
plunge more than 180 points.
"On the surface, this market looks completely incomprehensible, and that should scare you," Cramer said. But he warned investors not to run and hide.
The markets needs generals, he explained, adding that the leaders of the last market run-up are all played out. "The generals are dead," Cramer said, and listed
as examples of previously hot stocks that are now lukewarm.
A False Sense of Security
He also added
as two stocks that may have "lulled us into a false sense of security," but that didn't, in the end, have the right stuff to rescue the market from its latest slide.
"We're leaderless, headless, and things will get volatile," he said. "It's because we've got no generals."
To beat the rudderless market, Cramer suggested that investors stand to benefit by buying stocks of commodity companies, as well as recession stocks. "But, he said "they can't go up at the same time. It's like a seesaw."
as a good investment in the current environment.
Cramer said that today's offer to take pipeline company
private saw the stock price jump 18% from Friday's close.
Although that was good for investors who had the foresight to buy the stock, that news is now in the past. As regular "Mad Money" viewers know, it's future events that count when trying to make money -- not old information.
as a similar company to Kinder, but one where the stock still retained upside price potential.
"I rate it a triple buy," he said.
The company has 43,000 miles of oil and gas pipeline in Canada that will benefit as energy producers start to develop the Canadian oil sands. When produced, the extracted energy will need piping, and that's where Enbridge stands to gain.
Cramer's target is $40 a share, and the stock's 3% dividend will reward investors while they wait for the price to rise.
"I think they are the best, most undervalued way to play Canada," he said.
He quickly moved on to an interesting technology play. "Wireless home routing is about to become the next big thing," said Cramer. "I can see how useful it is to have wireless Internet at home."
But he cautioned investors that it's not how many friends they see using wireless at home, but rather it's the actual market statistics that really matter for investing purposes.
as the best-of-breed stock most likely to benefit from at-home wireless Web, as well as the growth of Internet phoning.
In addition, the stock has a high cash position and has seen its market share grow lately.
"There was no great way to hook the phone up to Internet, until Netgear," Cramer said. "The company's Skype phone should drive good earnings for 2007."
"They are the Genghis Kahn of wireless routers."
The CEO of
( TMY), Lorrie Olivier, joined the show by phone to help answer Cramer's questions. The company operates its oil exploration and production business mainly in the former soviet republic of Kazakhstan.
"Are we paying too much given Kazakhstan's tenuous nature, or is this good situation?" asked Cramer.
"Transmeridian is an undervalued company," said Olivier, "and the geopolitical situation in the world supports Kazakhstan's continued growth."
The company has approximately 200 million barrels of proven and probable reserves of oil, and production is well on the way to 30,000 barrels a day within the next two years, he said.
The reason for the stock's lack of participation in the recent oil-sector run-up was likely due to lack of knowledge of the company by institutional investors, Olivier said.
Cramer added that this "is a call option on an area that is a little dicey. Is it safe? Only for the most speculative of accounts," he warned.
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