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Jim Cramer shocked the world on Monday when he went on NBC's "Today Show" and told viewers that any money they anticipate needing in the next five years should be removed from the stock market immediately.

Cramer caught a lot of negative comments for making that call. Some said what he did was like yelling "Fire!" in a crowded theater. But Cramer says there could be a fire, and it's his job to warn investors and help protect them from future losses.

The market is experience things it has never seen before. Cramer is smart enough and experienced enough to know that it's time to be defensive and protect assets. You don't want to miss what Cramer says going forward. He will surely have insight you will not find anywhere else.

Recently, Cramer found opportunity in stocks that pay dividends, including McDonald's ( MCD); stocks that benefit from the commercial paper plan, such as United Technologies ( UTX); and former giants becoming mid-caps, including Deere ( DE). Here are some Cramer highlights from over the past week as aggregated from his "Mad Money" TV show, the "Stop Trading!" segment on CNBC and his RealMoney blog posts (these blog post links require a RealMoney subscription).

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