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Should investors only buy stocks in 100 share lots?

-- Chris from Massachusetts

James J. Cramer: It is absolutely not necessary to buy stocks in 100 share lots. Investors should be focused on the dollar amount being invested in a stock rather than the number of shares.

If an investor has $1,000 to invest in a new position, I would rather see them buy 10 shares of a great $100 stock, than 100 shares of a mediocre $10 stock.


Is it time to sell Merrill Lynch (MER)?

-- Joe from Florida

James J. Cramer: I would actually hang on to Merrill Lynch. The company isn't as loved or admired by the media as Goldman Sachs ( GS), but Stan O'Neal has done a phenomenal job of turning Merrill into a profit machine. I believe that Merrill's private client unit is top notch, and that their banking business has come a very long way in the past few years.


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