Jim Cramer's signing events near New York continue for his newest book, Getting Back to Even.
Cramer Book Signings Near New York
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m.: Borders, Bridgewater, NJ (290 Commons Way)
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m.: Mendham Books, Mendham, NJ (84 East Main St.)
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m.: Barnes & Noble, Manhattan (33 East 17th St.)
"Don't blame the bears," said Cramer, this is what they do. Bears make up any excuse they can think of to scare investors out of the market, he said. Whether it be oil prices, or gold prices, or jobless claims, or lagging retail sales, the bears will ALWAYS have a reason why you should sell, said Cramer. And when the macro tactics don't work, the bears target individual stocks, said Cramer. The bears were all over the earnings calls of Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ) and JPMorgan Chase ( JPM), a stock which Cramer owns for his charitable trust,
Homeland Security Tech PlayIn the "Executive Decision" segment, Cramer spoke with William Van Vleet, director, president and CEO of Applied Signal ( APSG), a high-tech homeland security company. Van Vleet explained that his Applied Signal provides communications and electronic signaling intelligence solutions. He said that his company's competitive advantage is that they manufacture miniature receivers that can be deployed in unmanned aerial vehicles or in backpack-sized cases that can follow troops anywhere.
Mad MailCramer told a viewer that stocks like AT&T ( T) and Consolidated Edison ( ED) need low interest rates, and with the economy heating up, interest-rate fears might start keeping these stocks lower. Cramer told another viewer that sometimes he hates having unexciting stocks like Procter & Gamble ( PG) in his charitable trust, but then he remembers that a good, diversified portfolio needs stable stocks as well as high fliers.