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Mad Money Mailbag: An Aluminum House of Pain

A viewer learns why Cramer would stay away from Alcoa.

Editor's note: The following are questions received from viewers of "Mad Money," seen every day at 6 p.m. EST on CNBC.

With the proposal to freeze the pension at Alcoa (AA) - Get Alcoa Corporation Report, should I load up now and wait for the stock to catch up with the other metals producers?-- Ben from California

James J. Cramer:

This company could announce it found the cure for cancer and I still wouldn't want to own the stock. Seriously, Alcoa is a serial disappointer, and I would suggest that viewers avoid the stock as long as the current management team is in place.

It's been difficult to locate information on Suntech Power (STP) . Do you still think this is a good stock to own?-- Gregor from New York

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James J. Cramer:

I like the China solar play's prospects very much, but am reticent to pay up for the stock, which is already up 43% on the year. Should Suntech pull back toward the low-$30's, I would consider giving it another look.

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