Nuclear winter isn't upon us, but autumn almost is, when football strategy calls for a good defense, Jim Cramer told listeners on his
"RealMoney" radio show Wednesday. Getting defensive doesn't necessarily mean going to cash, noted Cramer. One can find stocks that make money in a slower-growing environment such as Google ( GOOG - Get Report), Yahoo! ( YHOO), Altria ( MO - Get Report) and Procter & Gamble ( PG - Get Report). Cramer cautioned that now is not the time to be tempted by Abercrombie & Fitch ( ANF - Get Report), American Eagle Outfitters ( AEOS) or Urban Outfitters ( URBN - Get Report). Cramer also likes UnitedHealth Group ( UNH) and Humana ( HUM - Get Report), Syneron Medical ( ELOS) and Zimmer Holdings ( ZMH). Think foods, cosmetics and some health care. "Don't' overthink it." American International Group (AIG): The company got into some trouble, but it has been straightened out now. Caterpillar (CAT): Quality company. Apple Computer (AAPL): Apple is the "right" tech stock to own. General Electric (GE): GE is good because it is more of a financial, health care and entertainment stock than a manufacturer like Caterpillar. Cardinal Health (CAH): Cramer likes Cardinal, but it is not his favorite health care stock. Vector Group (VGR): Among tobacco stocks, Cramer likes Altria better. But, VGR is fine. ConAgra Foods (CAG): Stock pays a nice dividend. Charles Schwab ( SCH): A solid financial stock. Terra Nitrogen (TNH): Fine. Skyworks Solutions (SWKS): This cell-phone tech stock is good in a slowdown because cell phones are not really discretionary any more. Cisco (CSCO): A fine company, but there are better tech stocks such as Apple and Intel (INTC). Enterra Energy Trust (EENC): Time to trim. National-Oilwell Varco (NOV): Keep this one, it's a late-cycle oil play. It supplies the drillers, and companies are still drilling.