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Picking at Some Bargains

Oracle, priceline and Yahoo! are among the stocks where Cramer is putting money to work.
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Now that's better. We are back to our old ways of picking at stocks that are getting crushed or are already down big from their highs.

So let's take


(ORCL) - Get Oracle Corporation Report

. We had no desire to buy it up 10. But up a couple, we pounced. Same with



. We waited for the opening, which was too high, but then went in. As I wrote

this weekend, it was later than if we had not been on the


TV show with Ryan Jacob, but with our conscience intact and the ethics police off our back.

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. We are putting a little money to work on the weakness there, too. Or



, which was up huge but has now pulled back. Still haven't touched anything listed except for


(IBM) - Get International Business Machines Corporation Report





Random musings:

Here's one for you: How would the bank stocks have acted if there were Y2K bug problems?

James J. Cramer is manager of a hedge fund and co-founder of At time of publication, his fund was long EMC, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, priceline, Sun Microsystems and Yahoo!. His fund often buys and sells securities that are the subject of his columns, both before and after the columns are published, and the positions that his fund takes may change at any time. Under no circumstances does the information in this column represent a recommendation to buy or sell stocks. Cramer's writings provide insights into the dynamics of money management and are not a solicitation for transactions. While he cannot provide investment advice or recommendations, he invites you to comment on his column at