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RealMoney Radio Mailbag: Big-Cap Hunting

The best-performing big-caps are those leveraged to specific cycles, Cramer tells a listener.

Editor's note: The following are questions received from listeners of "RealMoney Radio." To send Cramer a question about topics from his radio show, click here. Listen to Cramer's latest radio show by clicking here.

General Electric (GE) - Get Report is in so many hot businesses, like environmental and aerospace, so why doesn't the stock ever move?-- Ben from New York

Jim Cramer

: GE hasn't moved because large-cap stocks have largely been out of favor. Plus, the company's diversification may be unattractive to many investors because with so many divisions, a strong business is bound to be offset by a weak one.

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The best-performing big-caps have been those that are leveraged to specific cycles, like

Caterpillar

(CAT) - Get Report

with construction equipment. (Note: General Electric owns

CNBC

, for which Cramer is a featured commentator.)

Do you like XM Satellite Radio (XMSR) ?-- Glen from New Hampshire

Jim Cramer

: I am not a fan of XM. It is not yet clear when this company will be profitable, so it is a fairly unpredictable stock. In addition, I think the cost of new talent will only go higher because of competition from

Sirius

(SIRI) - Get Report

and also traditional radio, which desperately needs to hold on to talent in order to keep listeners. And on top of all that, XM is now

being sued by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).

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