NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- It's clear that market volatility will be a way of life in 2013: Europe with its debt problems; China's growth constantly scrutinized; as the U.S. nudges forward.That translates into one thing: FEAR. That makes it most difficult for investors to predict where to zig or to zag, making stock selection increasingly difficult. So where do intelligent investors find the next pockets of opportunity, especially the companies that earn excess of returns over long periods of time?
Another strong anchor and booyah play is Healthcare Trust of America ( HTA). Again, another Cramer pick as he interviewed HTA's CEO, Scott Peters, on Nov. 29. I like Cramer because he knows how to pick the new kids on the block and the stalwart brands. Scottsdale, Ariz.-based HTA, considered a new kid, listed as a public REIT last year, has begun to carve out a niche in medical office buildings. Just a few days ago Wells Fargo issued an outperform rating on the $2.122 billion (market cap) company with shares trading at $9.90. Wells believes the shares could reach $11.50 (I do too) with a steady and reliable dividend yield of 5.81%. Booyah loves steady dividends and he certainly picked a great guest when he interviewed Steve Tanger, CEO of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers ( SKT). Forget the fact that Tanger and I are both Carolina boys. The Greensboro, N.C. company has built an impressive track record of paying dividends. So impressive that Tanger will soon be inducted into S&P's, dividend aristocrat club -- meaning Tanger will have paid consecutive and increased dividends for more than 20 years in a row.
Last but not least, was Weingarten Realty Investors ( WRI). Cramer had Drew Alexander, CEO of Weingarten, on MadMoney during the Dec. 5 show. As Cramer pointed out, Weingarten has a necessity-based platform that provides for a durable dividend record. Weingarten has a market cap of around $3.25 billion with shares trading at $26.77. The company's dividend yield is 4.33% and the year-over-year total return is 28.22%.