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Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: May 20

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What happens when a single mutual fund out performs all the rest? Jim Cramer told viewers of his "Mad Money" TV show Wednesday that the answer is easy: more people invest in it.

He said that if investors follow that money, they'll know exactly which stocks are poised to rocket higher.

Year to date, the

American Growth Fund Of America

(AGTHX) - Get American Funds Gr Fnd of Amer A Report

is up a stellar 9.5%, beating all other mutual funds handedly.

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Cramer said when a fund it this red hot, it's inevitable that new investors will begin pouring money into it. And once that money arrives, fund managers will often buy more of what's working and more of what they already own.

In the case of the American Growth Fund, the No. 1 holding is search giant


(GOOG) - Get Alphabet Inc. Class C Report

. Cramer said the fund could easily double its $4 billion position in Google, as advertising dollars continue to migrate from print to online venues faster than anyone thought possible. He called Google "the cheapest growth stock I know."

American Growth Fund's second largest holding is


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TheStreet Recommends

(ORCL) - Get Oracle Corporation Report

, another stock Cramer endorsed without hesitation. Oracle enjoys a 13% growth rate and trades at just 13 times its earnings, said Cramer. He said the American Growth Fund could double its position here as well.

Third on the list is another tech name and Cramer favorite:


(CSCO) - Get Cisco Systems, Inc. Report

, a stock which Cramer owns for his charitable trust,

Action Alerts PLUS. Cisco is nine points off its high, despite better-than-expected visibility going forward. Cramer said Cisco could see $23 to $24 a share.

Also on the list of top holdings,


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, another tech juggernaut with Cramer's blessing, and


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, the only name Cramer said he would not be a buyer of.

Cramer said these tech names will rocket as the economy begins to recover, and with the American Growth Fund Of America also likely to be huge buyers of these names, its time to "tag along and get long."

The Case for Natural Gas

Cramer spoke with Michael Linn, chairman and CEO of

Linn Energy


, to get the latest read on the natural gas industry and to see whether natural gas as a commodity is poised for a comeback.

Linn said his company has a disciplined approach to its production growth, and as such, hedged its 2009 production at $80 to $100 a barrel oil prices. He said that the company's outlook through 2012 remains bullish.

When asked about the outlook for natural gas given that President Obama has not mentioned the fuel since his election, Linn said that he sees natural gas as playing an important role as bridge fuel to a clean energy future. He said that Obama will have to endorse the fuel eventually given its cleaner than coal or oil and acts as the backup power source for wind and solar power facilities.

Regarding increased competition from liquified natural gas (LNG) imports, Linn said here too, he's not worried, as LNG will still not provide enough supply to meet demand.

Finally, when asked about the company's dividend yield, Linn said there are no plans to cut the company's dividend given its production hedges, proven reserves and disciplined approach to its business.

Cramer said all of his questions were answered by Linn, and he's now confident to recommend Linn Energy as a buy.

Am I Diversified?

Cramer spoke with callers to see if their portfolios have what it takes. The first caller's portfolio included


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Freeport McMoran

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Linn Energy



Wells Fargo

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Genco Shipping

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Cramer said this portfolio was not diversified with both BP and Linn Energy, and he recommend selling one of them.

The second caller's top holdings included

Force Protection

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General Maritime



Northstar Realty



Veolia Environment






While this portfolio was diversified, it was much too high risk for this market and he recommended re-evaluting the holdings.

The third caller had

Johnson & Johnson

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Wells Fargo

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Deere & Co

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as their top five stocks.

Cramer called this portfolio perfect.

The fourth caller's top stocks were


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JPMorgan Chase

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(CEL) - Get Cellcom Israel Ltd. Report


National Grid

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Cramer flagged two utilities with Cellcom and National Grid, saying one needed to be sold.

Mad Mail

Cramer told a viewer that

First Niagara


has raised a lot of capital for acquisitions. He feels the company could double or even triple in size by the end of the year. He'd be a buyer of First Niagara on any weakness.

Cramer told a second viewer that


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is too speculative for this market.

Lightning Round

Cramer was bullish on


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Diana Shipping

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Nordic American Tanker

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NYSE Euronext




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He was bearish on

ING Group

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Petrohawk Energy



Coventry Health Care



Massey Energy


, and

Eagle Bulk Shipping

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At the time of publication, Cramer was long Cisco, BP, Freeport McMoRan, Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase.

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