Click here for an archive of Cramer's "Mad Money" recaps.

"The oils and staples are out, and tech is in," Jim Cramer told viewers of his "Mad Money" TV show Thursday. The only big risk, he warned, is in not buying the big tech names.

"Right now, I see a bull market in tech," and it's not going to stop going up, Cramer said. People have been selling the oil stocks and are starting to sell consumer staples. "When you move your money out of a sector, it has to go somewhere else."

Cramer noted that if you want to make money, you have to buy the obvious, not the obscure, adding that "you should be able to get in now and not miss much." The fourth quarter is nirvana for technology, Cramer said, pointing out that tech stocks have consistently outperformed all other stocks. On average, over the last five years, the Goldman Sachs Technology Index has been up 17.3% in the fourth quarter, compared to the

S&P 500's

8% move, he said.

Cramer said that the big names you should be buying now are





(ORCL) - Get Report



(MSFT) - Get Report



(CSCO) - Get Report



(GOOG) - Get Report


Adobe Systems

(ADBE) - Get Report



(QCOM) - Get Report



(AAPL) - Get Report

. "These are the tech stocks that should make you money."

Cisco is in a great position fundamentally, Cramer said. Meanwhile, Apple is having a monster back-to-school season. "Now their machines are much better than Microsoft's. They've become more than an iPod store, and they're taking more market share," he said.

Cramer said that Adobe has new software updates set to debut that should launch the stock, while Microsoft is expected to launch the Vista operating system to business users next month and then to home users in January.

Image placeholder title

Motorola is not complicated, said Cramer. "They have market share gains and have a lot of room to expand

their margin," he said. Qualcomm is another name to get into because they make the guts of these cell phones. In addition, the stock "had been totaled from a lawsuit," but since that case was thrown out, there's still 7 points of upside left for the stock to make up, he said.

Cramer again reiterated that Google is a $420 stock that can go to $500, adding that the Internet company has locked up a key demographic with its purchase of Meanwhile, Cramer said that Oracle just broke through a 52-week high and is still cheap.

Tech stocks generally have great fourth quarters, Cramer said. "We're following the money into tech. It's a gift. I need you to be pulling the trigger."

In response to a caller, Cramer said that

Advanced Micro Devices

(AMD) - Get Report

realized that video games are the growth part of the industry. The combination with

ATI Technologies


, which AMD announced it will be purchasing for $5.4 billion, will have big returns.

The Boom in Sonic's Bust

Sonic Corp.


has been left behind because Wall Street thinks the restaurant company is insane, but Cramer said this is your chance to get in cheap.

In August, Sonic announced a Dutch auction of epic proportions, Cramer said, dramatically reducing the number of shares outstanding. "The stock had a sickening slide from $24 to $19. Everyone thought it was a train wreck, but it wasn't."

However, if management has faith, you should too, says Cramer. "Sonic has two great things that could make you some mad money. It has infinite replay value. Sonic also has the regional-to-national concept that I love, which means it can expand."

The restaurant chain has also seen 20 consecutive years of positive same-store sales growth, Cramer said. "The fundamentals are fabulous. Sonic has a fabulous record and tons of room for growth."

Currently, Sonic is in only 29 states, so there's no saturation, he said. "Sonic has the ability to become a growth machine. I believe they will execute."

You have to compare this Dutch auction to others, not just specifically in the fast-food-restaurant sector, Cramer said. Sonic said it will pay $23 a share for the stock when it started the auction, but Cramer said the stock could go well above that level.

The bottom line: Sonic is left behind, and this is your chance, Cramer said. "Sonic has a great growth story that should drive it long term."

Responding to another caller, Cramer said that the reason fast-food companies are hitting near 52-week highs is because gas prices are lower, giving people more money in their pocket to spend elsewhere. "Restaurants are back," he said.

Sell Block

On a previous episode's "Sell Block" segment, Cramer said you shouldn't sell

Legg Mason

(LM) - Get Report

, and now he's whipping himself over that call since the stock has plummeted following a lower earnings forecast. "It's a thoroughly broken company," he said. "I think it's going lower, not higher."

Gannett Co.

(GCI) - Get Report

was added to the Sell Block, as Cramer said he was also wrong on his recommendation because "the decline in newspaper advertising is falling at an astonishing speed. The only direction they're going is down. If there's any bounce, sell," he said.



is a biotech company in disguise, but it's not going in Cramer's Sell Block yet. It reported a wider-than-expected loss, but the decline Wednesday was a buy opportunity, he said.

Cramer believes



is still "a terrific long-term story."

Western Union

(WU) - Get Report

was also in the Sell Block. It fit in perfectly with parent company

First Data Corp.

(FDC) - Get Report

before Western Union spun off, perplexing Cramer. In addition, Western Union could really get hurt by falling international wire transfers, he said.

New River Pharmaceuticals


is up so much, Cramer doesn't think it could go up anymore, and that it's time to ring the register.

It is time to sell

Abercrombie & Fitch

(ANF) - Get Report

now that it has a high valuation, as the stock has hit $76 a share, Cramer said. "You are now being a hog. I think you should sell and swap into


(LOW) - Get Report


Sears Holdings



Costco Wholesale

(COST) - Get Report

was a broken stock, but not a broken company, Cramer said. On Thursday, the stock went up nearly 8%, but it's not on the Sell Block. "I wouldn't be surprised if it goes higher."

Mad Mail & Sudden Death

In the "Mad Mail" segment, Cramer said that after Google's purchase of, the video-sharing Web site's relationship with

Level 3 Communications


is still intact.

Cramer told another emailer that he wasn't crazy about

SiRF Technology Holdings


, instead suggesting the purchase of


(GRMN) - Get Report


In response to an email asking if there is a play for a stock likely to be added to the S&P 500, Cramer recommended looking at

Hudson City Bancorp


. Hudson is "the best bank," Cramer said, before reminding viewers that "we go for fundamentals, not S&P add."

Cramer said that "you don't create any value with a split," in response to a question about gauging if there is stock-price mobility left in a stock after a split.

Cramer also reiterated that

Hansen Natural


is a sell.

In the "Sudden Death" segment, Cramer was bullish on



and was bearish on

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories

(RDY) - Get Report


The Knot



Simpson Manufacturing

(SSD) - Get Report


Lightning Round

Cramer was bullish on

Harrah's Entertainment



Capital One Financial

(COF) - Get Report


Phelps Dodge

(PD) - Get Report


Infosys Technologies

(INFY) - Get Report


Applied Materials

(AMAT) - Get Report






(MAR) - Get Report



(HLT) - Get Report



(TGT) - Get Report


Cramer was bearish on


(PRFT) - Get Report


Morgan's Hotel Group



Acorda Therapeutics

(ACOR) - Get Report



(EBAY) - Get Report


Chesapeake Energy

(CHK) - Get Report


For more of Cramer's insights during the most recent Lightning Round,

click here.

Want more Cramer? Check out Jim's rules and commandments for investing from his latest book by

clicking here


At the time of publication, Cramer was long Capital One Financial, Qualcomm, Schering-Plough and Sears Holdings.

Jim Cramer, host of the CNBC television program "Mad Money," is a Markets Commentator for, Inc., and CNBC, and a director and co-founder of All opinions expressed by Mr. Cramer on "Mad Money" are his own and do not reflect the opinions of or its affiliates, or CNBC, NBC UNIVERSAL or their parent company or affiliates. Mr. Cramer's opinions are based upon information he considers to be reliable, but neither, nor CNBC, nor either of their affiliates and/or subsidiaries warrant its completeness or accuracy, and it should not be relied upon as such. Mr. Cramer's statements are based on his opinions at the time statements are made, and are subject to change without notice. No part of Mr. Cramer's compensation from CNBC or is related to the specific opinions expressed by him on "Mad Money."

None of the information contained in "Mad Money" constitutes a recommendation by Mr. Cramer, or CNBC that any particular security, portfolio of securities, transaction, or investment strategy is suitable for any specific person. You must make your own independent decisions regarding any security, portfolio of securities, transaction, or investment strategy mentioned on the program. Mr. Cramer's past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance. Neither Mr. Cramer, nor, nor CNBC guarantees any specific outcome or profit, and you should be aware of the real risk of loss in following any strategy or investments discussed on the program. The strategy or investments discussed may fluctuate in price or value and you may get back less than you invested. Before acting on any information contained in the program, you should consider whether it is suitable for your particular circumstances and strongly consider seeking advice from your own financial or investment adviser.

Some of the stocks mentioned by Mr. Cramer on "Mad Money" are held in Mr. Cramer's Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio. When that is the case, appropriate disclosure is made on the program and in the "Mad Money" recap available on The Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio contains all of Mr. Cramer's personal investments in publicly-traded equity securities only, and does not include any mutual fund holdings or other institutionally managed assets, private equity investments, or his holdings in, Inc. Since March 2005, the Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio has been held by a Trust, the realized profits from which have been pledged to charity. Mr. Cramer retains full investment discretion with respect to all securities contained in the Trust. Mr. Cramer is subject to certain trading restrictions, and must hold all securities in the Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio for at least one month, and is not permitted to buy or sell any security he has spoken about on television or on his radio program for five days following the broadcast.