Editor's Note: The following are questions received from viewers of "Mad Money," seen every day at 6 p.m. EDT on CNBC.
James J. Cramer
: While this company is far removed from the brink of bankruptcy, I believe the easy money has already been made in Goodyear. The tire business remains very competitive, and the producers are at the mercy of rising energy costs. I prefer
, an aluminum wheel maker, in this space.
This euphoria worries me. I'm once again hearing a lot about investment clubs springing up, which marked the top of the market last time. What do you think?-- Bud from Venice, Calif.
: While I have nothing against investment clubs, I will say that it's often best to sell when you believe market euphoria is about to reach its crescendo. I currently believe the market is slightly overbought, but that retailers, technology, energy and homebuilder/land banks can continue to move higher in the second half of the year.
: The simple answer is growth. In the mid- to late-'90s, Microsoft was growing in the 40% to 50% range annually. That said, Mr. Softee has gone soft, so to speak. In 2005 it's on track to post its third year of low single-digit growth in the past five.
: These are both fine companies, but I prefer Schlumberger at current levels. My favorite name among the service names is still
. I own Halliburton for my charitable trust,
ActionAlertsPLUS, and believe the market is discounting the value of its KBR division.
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