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Waiting for Greenspan

Cramer is a little bothered by this Fed-watch week, but he's got a few tricks up his sleeve.
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Creepy feeling about this week. Too many


governors and too much waiting for


for my tastes. Nonetheless, I am not too concerned. I think the money that is flowing in will cushion any big decline. I think the selling in


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got overdone and they seemed ripe for buying. As was

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What bothers me, though, is the sameness of the stocks that I am drawn to. They all have the same characteristics and are leveraged to the same customers. For example, I took home all of the work on

Agilent Technologies

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and it sounds great

except it is leveraged to everything else in my portfolio

: Wireless, semi equipment, high-speed Net access, all of the usual suspects.

But when I look at the landscape, I would much prefer buying Agilent near the high than speculating that I can catch a bottom in a


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or a

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Oh, yes -- and the financials. I am still there, with my

Chase Manhattan


and my

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, but this is the kind of Fed-watch week that makes the financials a tough row to hoe.

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James J. Cramer is manager of a hedge fund and co-founder of At time of publication, his fund was long Chase Manhattan, Cisco, Goldman Sachs, Texas Instruments and Microsoft. 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