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every day with his up-to-the-minute reactions to what's happening in the market and his legendary ahead-of-the-crowd ideas. This week he blogged on:

  • stocks to own during a recession;
  • why not to invest in nukes; and
  • what the strike's resolution really means to General Motors (GM) .

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If Recession Comes, You'll Still Want These Stocks

Originally published on Sept. 24 at 4:03 p.m. EDT

"The recession's going to be really deep."

That's the new rap. I am telling you that if that's the case, there are so many stocks to buy that you are going to be shaken out if you don't focus on them.

We have a weak dollar, which means we can make a fortune in the growth drug stocks and tech stocks.

That means a

Medco Health


is so huge here. So is a

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You can't let the "it must be really bad" camp, which I thought would have surfaced last week but didn't, scare you out of the market, because it won't be the "market" that will outperform -- it'll be the economy. There is enough money dedicated to stocks and enough (read: many) stocks that don't have anything to do with the economy that you will be in fabulous shape even


we get a recession.

At the time of publication, Cramer had no positions in any of the stocks mentioned in this post.

Read About Nuke Plants, but Don't Invest

Originally published on Sept. 25 at 9:15 a.m. EDT

If you read the

NRG Energy


nuclear story today and you want to go buy the stocks of companies that make nuclear power plants or you want to go buy the uranium makers --




Foster Wheeler











-- you are nuts.

A nuclear plant that is on the drawing board now probably starts in three to five years and is finished, well, maybe within our lifetime? We are simply not committed to these whatsoever and the stories are big because it is an interesting curiosity.

I am forever recalling the Long Island Lighting preferreds I bought after they skipped payments because of Shoreham, which was cataclysmic. I doubt NRG can muster the money or the gumption to build. I also doubt this administration will lift a finger do to it, and the only guy who is really behind nuke power in this country is Pete Domenici, who is a really nice guy but beyond that about as effective in the Senate as I am.

We are stuck in this country. Ever since Hurricane Katrina we don't believe in the steadiness of natural gas as a fuel -- the real reason we see no price increase in the commodity, although I like nat gas-levered


( XTO) very much because it is the growth oil.

We can't build coal-fired energy plants yet because the nation has not yet come up with CO2 standards. So even the coal bed fluidization technologies can't be used with confidence and they are expensive as all get-out.

No one wants a wind power station. Solar's not practical, other than on a small scale.

Which leaves oil. We are hooked, line and sinker.

So read these stories. Just don't invest in them.

General Electric owns CNBC, for which Cramer is a featured commentator. At the time of publication, Cramer was long XTO Energy.

Health Care Deal Helps GM's Bottom Line

Originally published on Sept. 26 at 7:39 a.m. EDT

General Motors got what it wanted.


reduced the largest component of a car's cost -- health care -- to something that is a lot more like what the other guys, its rivals, have.

To me this is crucial because right now, with the


cutting interest rates, you should have been buying these auto stocks. But the raw inputs -- namely, health care -- were too high.

No longer.

Currently the earnings per share estimates for GM for next year are in the $3s, some high $3 and some low $3.

You just got a huge boost to those numbers from the bottom-line side. I think the Fed's rate cuts are going to help the top line because the auto companies can then offer the cut-rate financing that brings people into the showroom.

I would buy this stock off this deal


the stock stays around current prices because the possibility of a 4 handle on the earnings makes it worth the taking.

At the time of publication, Cramer had no positions in any of the stocks mentioned in this post.

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