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Jm Cramer told the viewers of his "Mad Money" TV show that he's thrilled with Monday's market decline.
He said every bull market has pullbacks, but those are just opportunities to buy stocks even lower than they were yesterday.
Cramer said with all of the bad news out today, the market's should've been down huge. Yet by the end of the day, the markets were essentially flat, almost turning positive on the news. This is a good sign, said Cramer, who turned bullish on the markets back at Dow 6,500.
Cramer reminded those who followed his lead back then, that the market has now rallied almost 20% from those lows. He said simply, "when the facts changed, I changed my mind."
But Cramer also cautioned viewers that a monster move like this one we've just see is a typical year's worth of gains, so investors would be hogs if they didn't ring the register and take their gains.
"If you're a bear, it's game over," said Cramer. But if you're long the market, Cramer said the turn has come, and while companies may still be reporting on their horrible quarters last quarter, the outlooks going forward have consistently indicated the worst is now behind us.
Too Good to Wait
Breaking with tradition, Cramer recommended a speculative stock on a Monday rather than the typical Friday. He said the story at
was so good it just couldn't wait.
On the heels of his recommendations of
, Cramer said Siliconware is the new semiconductor stock that's poised to break out.
Citing a recent article in the trade magazine
Siliconware is experiencing a 28% boost in sales due to increased demand from its customers. This occurred while the back-end semiconductor manufacturer reported a decline in production, citing only a 55% to 65% utilization of its facilities in March.
Cramer said the story at Siliconware is simple: Demand is outstripping supply after every gadget maker out there cut inventories too far. This leaves a huge opportunity for semiconductor plays like Siliconware to post better-than-expected numbers.
Siliconware provides manufacturing, testing and packaging services for over 100 customers, including giants such as
After aggressive cost cutting, head-count reductions and assembly line closures last year, Cramer said the company is now poised for huge moves, according to the
article. The company also sports a solid 8.5% dividend yield.
A Strategy for Bank Stocks
What should investors do with the bank stocks right before earnings season, but after a huge rally?
It depends on the bank. According to Cramer, the new mark-to-market accounting rules will be a win for some banks, but not all. He said the important thing to investors to note is that going forward, the banks should have an easier time.
Cramer said the big winners in the mark-to-market changes are
, two stocks which he owns for his charitable trust,
Action Alerts PLUS. He said Goldman doesn't even have mortgages on its books, while JP Morgan has always been realistic about the assets it's holding.
Also on the buy list were
Bank of New York
, both of which he's dealt with in depth in recent weeks.
On the sell side, Cramer said he's a seller of all the regional banks, most of which won't benefit from the new accounting rules, but still have huge numbers of bad mortgages on their books.
Among the list to sell are
, but Cramer noted that when he says to sell all of the regional banks, he means all of them.
Finally, Cramer said he sees a bright spot in two thrift banks that never went nuts in the first place:
Hudson City Bancorp
Sometimes the sell recommendations are more important than the buy recommendations, Cramer told viewers.
On April 2, Cramer released the casino stocks from his "Sell Block" list of stocks that cannot be owned.
is up 76%,
Las Vegas Sands
is up 12.7% and
is up 16.2%.
Cramer said investors need to ring the register now, and take profits in these names.
On Feb 5, Cramer told viewers to sell the online education stocks, another correct call.
has fallen 18% while rival
has slipped 19%.
The only online education stock Cramer recommended,
American Public Education
, is up 25% since Cramer went positive on the company on Jan 9. He suggested taking profits there as well.
Finally, Cramer reminded viewers that he recommended selling
( JAVA) in the Lightning Round last week. That stock is down 22.7% today as Sun's board of directors rejected a takeover bid.
In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on
Pan American Silver
He was bearish on
United States Steel
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