Not a Stockpickr member? Join the community today -- for free.NEW YORK ( Stockpickr) -- Regardless of why a stock is in the news, it never hurts to hear what a professional investor has to say about it. The key is to gather as much information as you can in order to make the most informed investment decisions you can. As Jim Cramer (read an excerpt from his new book here) often reminds, investors must do their homework. So what has Cramer had to say lately about today's headline-makers? At Stockpickr, we've combed through his recent RealMoney blog posts, "Mad Money" TV show recaps and "Stop Trading!" segments to find out what he thinks about some of today's newsworthy stocks. Fannie Mae ( FNM): Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac ( FRE) got a boost Tuesday from Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's appearance before the House Financial Services Committee. Geithner attributed the failure of Fannie and Freddie to a "broader crisis that revealed structural flaws in the entire housing finance system." On March 17 in his RealMoney blog, Cramer wrote that the only banks worse than the community banks were Washington Mutual, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. "WaMu was just awful. Fannie and Freddie were blessed by Congress, just like the community banks," he said. On his March 16 "Mad Money" show, Cramer said that shares of Fannie and Freddie are currently worthless, unlike the don't-miss opportunities in stocks such Citigroup ( C) at $4 a share. General Electric ( GE): General Electric hit a new 52-week high on Tuesday as industrial stocks rallied. On March 15, in a post to his RealMoney blog, Cramer wrote: "The stock market is saying, "We will take the data in front of us." It is an impressive array of data: commercial real estate improving (no new construction), credit losses coming down -- look at Capital One's ( COF)data on credit cards just this very morning -- auto production ramping and aerospace going to come on strong.
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