RealMoney Radio: Catch Some M&A Fire

Cramer says that investors may want to own merger and acquisition players, such as Bear and Morgan.
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When people look at stocks such as

Icos

(ICOS)

and

CBOT

(BOT)

, which are going up because of deals the companies made, they wonder how they can get into similar stocks, Jim Cramer said on his

"RealMoney" radio show Tuesday.

One such similar stock is

Arena Pharmaceuticals

(ARNA) - Get Report

.

"Arena is not done going up," Cramer said. "It has done remarkable work against diabetes and obesity, and it could get a takeover bid tomorrow."

"With a company like this people have a lot of ways to win," he went on to say. "It feels like a lot like Icos."

Another way to play of mergers and acquisitions and make money every time a company makes a bid is to buy companies that do M&A work, Cramer said.

Some M&A- related companies he recommended are

Morgan Stanley

(MS) - Get Report

,

Bear Stearns

(BSC)

,

Lehman Brothers

(LEH)

, and most importantly

Goldman Sachs

(GS) - Get Report

, which he owns for his charitable trust,

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Goldman Sachs is down today, which a gift, Cramer said.

In addition, the company he likes best for speculation is

Level 3 Communications

(LVLT)

, which is buying

Broadwing

(BWNG)

.

People should own Level 3 as a way to play the expansion of the Web, Cramer said.

Market players should also consider getting into tech stocks, which are down today, he added. The opportunities to get into these stocks are "few and far between," and we are getting one of these opportunities right now, Cramer said.

When the market goes higher, it is "terrific" to own stocks, but what about when market goes down? he asked.

To protect oneself from the downside, Cramer advised buying stocks that have big dividends or ones that have buybacks. It won't feel so bad if you have this protection, he said.

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At the time of publication, Cramer was long Goldman Sachs.

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