Is buying a house a good investment? -- Cory Jim Cramer: I have always believed that a house is a great investment, but only if the buyer plans to live in it for a long time. Buying a house with plans to flip it in a year or two is just as speculative as buying high-flying momentum stocks on margin, and requires a heck of a lot more paperwork and headaches.
Why are the big oil stocks so cheap? -- Brent Jim Cramer: The big integrated oils like Exxon Mobil ( XOM)trade at low valuations mostly because energy has historically been a very cyclical market. In addition, the major oil companies are having an awful lot of trouble finding meaningful amounts of new oil, making it tough for them to grow earnings.
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