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Every once in a while, the market makes a mistake so bad that you can't help but try to make money off it, Jim Cramer said Tuesday on his "Mad Money" TV show.
This is why he suggested taking a look at
. Ask Cramer about Teva and he'll usually tell you to sell the stock, he said. But today is different.
Teva is the most heavily owned Israeli stock, and it's down because Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's medical condition has raised general concerns about stability in the Middle East, Cramer said.
"It's been beaten up by the same risks keeping all Israeli stocks down right now," he said. But it's about to close a deal to buy the U.S. company
, which will increase Teva's exposure in America while lessening its exposure to the regional risks that have been weighing on the stock.
Plus, Cramer said that the business itself was solid, with the company involved in proprietary multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis treatments.
He told a caller that the company will likely not face serious, additional regulatory concerns once it is tied with Ivax.
And he said that Peru is another place to start looking for stocks that are down because of geopolitical concerns, which he believes are overdone.
China Port Authority
Another international play is
, Cramer said, because the company is one of the best China plays around.
The company's American depository receipts (ADRs) trade on the pink sheets in the U.S., so he recommends buying the company in Hong Kong, where it is one of the largest companies on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Hutchison is involved in telecommunications, property, retail, energy and ports, and Cramer said that the company's port exposure is what makes it a buy.
"No one ever thinks about ports, but we'd better get started," Cramer said, because, he claims, it's the best way to play globalization.
It's also the best way to play China, he said. The company operates 41 ports around the world, including five of the world's seven busiest container ports. And as long as China continues to be the manufacturer to the world, it will have to ship out the products and the port business will make a killing.
Shopping Finds in Canada
While "Mad Money" is not a political show, Cramer told viewers that they need to start strategizing should conservative candidate Stephen Harper win the prime minister's seat in Canada.
The Canadian dollar will strengthen, he said. And there's a good chance that Harper and the conservatives could eliminate the national sales tax.
That would make major Canadian department store
Hudson's Bay Company
a buy, he said, telling viewers to pick it up on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
U.S.-based financier Jerry Zucker has been trying to buy Hudson's Bay, but the company had enough confidence "to tell him to get lost or pay more," Cramer said. He sees more offers down the road and believes that the company knows its worth and will say no.
But every time it gets another bid, the stock will go up, he said.
Joe Granville Redux?
In a Jan. 12 piece on
Granville, Cramer and the Second Coming, Seabreeze Partners President and
contributor Doug Kass compared Cramer to Joe Granville, a stock big shot who faded into obscurity by the mid-1980s.
Cramer, who responded to Kass in a
column of his own, welcomed Kass to the show to ask him why he made the comparison.
Kass said that while both Granville and Cramer are market gurus of sorts noted for their wild antics, Granville was a "one-trick pony" while Cramer has professional accomplishments at Goldman Sachs to back up his Street savvy claims.
But Kass said that the most worrisome similarity was that between Granville's zealous following and investors' response to Cramer's live stock recommendations on "Mad Money." Also, Kass pointed to the way the market used to instantaneously respond to Granville's cries to sell.
His worry is that unthinking investors who take Cramer's ideas as gospel could be a microcosm of a market that has driven fear and doubt away and may not be ready for a decline.
So, Kass warned viewers, don't get too giddy.
To view Cramer's interview with Kass, click here.
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