Where do you see financial stocks trading in the next year? -- J.M. from New York James J. Cramer: The yield curve is flattening and that is pressuring net interest margins for financials. Therefore, I believe the financial stocks are to be avoided right now. Until we have more clarity about the direction of short- and longer-term interest rates, I wouldn't want to be involved in the group.
What is your opinion of Home Depot (HD)(HD:NYSE)? -- A.T. from Oklahoma James J. Cramer: Home Depot is OK. I say that because while I am bullish on the suppliers of wood and other construction hardware, I think Lowe's ( LOW) is a better play at current levels. That's because it's growing its store base rapidly and offers a better shopping experience.