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RealMoney Radio Mailbag: Buy the Builder, Not the House

A listener learns why Cramer believes stocks will outperform real estate.

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.

Do you think real estate will outperform stocks over the long term?-- Walt from Boston

James J. Cramer

: According to Jeremy Siegel from Wharton, stocks have historically outperformed real estate over all 20-year periods, so I believe stocks are the better long-term bet.

Jim, I think Pfizer (PFE) - Get Pfizer Inc. Report could hit $50 by the end of 2006. Do you agree?-- Ramon from Puerto Rico

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James J. Cramer

: I don't believe that Pfizer can hit $50 by year-end. There would have to be a dramatic improvement in the company's drug pipeline, and the litigation environment would have to improve. In addition, we would need a massive slowing of the economy that would make pharma stocks more attractive to investors.

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