Enjoy the rally in oil and gas stocks while it lasts, James Cramer said Wednesday on his
"RealMoney" radio show -- because it never does.
Cramer recommends holding up to 15% of your portfolio in energy stocks. But he warned that "a lot of crazy people are throwing money at them right now," and counseled that investors should be sure to diversify.
Will Gabrielski of
Stocks Under $10 newsletter joined Cramer to discuss
. Gabrielski said Calpine is facing a cash crunch. Gabrielski said he learned Tuesday that Calpine was told by one of its banks that it can no longer access some of its cash because bond holders have alleged the company is violating covenants.
Cramer said Calpine's stock is a "huge danger zone."
A caller asked about
( GEPT). Cramer said he thought the stock had the potential for $1 up and $1 down, and he "would not want to play it."
In response to a question about
, which raised its outlook Wednesday, Cramer said he is amazed the stock isn't up more than it is. "People should be buying Qualcomm," he said, adding, "I bet it's up $2 by Friday."
Picks and Pans
In his weekly "Am I Diversified" segment, Cramer said these things about stocks in listeners' portfolios.
: Cramer's favorite natural gas stock after
timber play in this country."
: "If I had only one stock to own, it would be UnitedHealth." Other than
, UNH has the "single best 2006 ahead of it." It's the "cheapest" stock Cramer follows.
Procter & Gamble
: The "best-run manufacturing company in the world." Does well in a slowdown.
: "Itching to buy more" if it would "come in a little bit."
: Believes it will "eventually go up."
( DNA): One of the two "finest" drug companies along with
: "Superb." But, Cramer is "schnitzeling a little" and will look to buy again under $100.
Energy Conversion Devices
( ENER): Not a bad play on alternative energy, but a little too speculative for most people. Cramer also likes
Ballard Power Systems
( HOKU), but would "wait for a little more pullback" on Hoku.
( LU): Cramer is expecting big orders from
( BLS) and Cingular soon. "Be in before the parade of orders starts," he said.
: "Don't want to give up on the stock."
: "Wish I had more of it."
: Owns Coleman, a hurricane play. "Like it very much."
Bank of America
: "Don't think the quarter will be solid."
Finally, Cramer counseled against making a big move into stocks now. "Timing is important," he said. With oil high and the Federal Reserve raising interest rates, the market is "terrible" right now. Cramer believes there will be a better time to make a move into stocks before the end of the year when the Federal Reserve has finished raising rates. Cramer believes aerospace and technology stocks, especially, will be buys then.
At the time of publication, Cramer was long EnCana, Intel, Lucent, Altria, Microsoft, Qualcomm and UnitedHealth.
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