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RealMoney Radio Mailbag: Slightly Scandalous

A listener learns what Cramer makes of Hewlett-Packard's recent scandal.

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How does the current Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) - Get HP Inc. Report scandal affect the company's future?-- Ginger from California

Jim Cramer

: Ultimately, Hewlett-Packard's fundamentals are unlikely to be affected by the pretexting scandal. I would be dismayed if CEO Mark Hurd ended up exiting the company over this situation, but when weighing the various elements, I believe a buying opportunity has been created.

Why are small-cap stocks so volatile?-- Ray

Jim Cramer

: Small caps tend to be more volatile because smaller companies are more unpredictable by their nature. In addition, small caps are more economically sensitive than large caps, so economic reports can whip them around pretty quickly.

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