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NEW YORK (
) -- Should investors be worried that defensive stocks like
are seeing huge gains? Jim Cramer told Debra Borchardt at
Wednesday that he's not worried, because investors are simply looking for one thing.. yield.
Cramer explained that companies like General Mills have raised their dividends multiple times, almost doubling it over the past five years. Add to that the company's terrific track record, great management and solid balance sheet and it's no wonder investors are clamoring for shares.
Cramer reminded viewers that taxes on dividends didn't go up as many expected with the fiscal cliff, which makes dividends even more attractive at a time when Treasuries pay next to nothing.
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