Editor's Note: The following are questions received from viewers of "Mad Money," seen every day at 6 p.m. EDT on CNBC.
Why are the gambling stocks so hot these days?-- Keith from Nebraska
James J. Cramer
: Why do you think? The house always wins! But seriously, these companies have a relatively stable level of expected margins. There has also been a lot of industry consolidation in the past year, which has sent many investors looking for the next takeover target.
While I don't usually like to chase momentum, the one stock I prefer in this group is
: Looking at the company's most recent
annual filing (10-K), McDonald's leases about half of the locations of its 15,000-plus restaurants. You're going to have to focus elsewhere to find a good land bank. That said, I don't like the new management team, so don't bother owning this blue-chip now.
: I do not like to see anyone have more than 20% to 25% of their portfolio in one stock, no matter how good the company is. This goes for retirement as well as regular trading accounts. Diversification across different companies and sectors will allow your portfolio to perform well in many different market conditions.
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