Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: One Bad Day Means Nothing

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- One down day does not make a market, Jim Cramer told "Mad Money" viewers Wednesday. Cramer said there are important issues to worry about, but that doesn't negate the many positives the market has going for it.

What are the negatives that has the market worried? Cramer said the release of the Federal Reserve minutes showed the Fed sees some positives in the economy, which is actually good news. However, investors then worried interest rates may eventually be on the rise.

Then there are the worries over the coming government sequester -- the mandatory cuts across the board. Cramer said this, like the fiscal cliff, may actually be another situation where the bark is worse than the bite.

Then there were the disappointing earnings from homebuilder Toll Brothers ( TOL). Cramer said the markets were disappointed but during the conference call he noted that Toll is actually more bullish than it has been in years. So should investors worry about Owens Corning ( OC) below $40 a share? Cramer said he wouldn't, as the housing recovery is still alive and well.

Cramer said he is concerned over the price of copper as that could indicate China is still stuck in the mud, and any time Washington is on the front page it's never good news for stocks. But that doesn't mean the markets can't have a bad day here or there, he concluded. Even sports legends all had their down days.

Executive Decision

In the "Executive Decision" segment, Cramer spoke with Gary Evans, chairman and CEO of Magnum Hunter ( MHR), a speculative oil and gas driller whose shares fell 40% over the past year.

Evans explained that Magnum Hunter is a company where the sum of its parts is worth far more than the whole. That's why the company plans to sell its mature Eagle Ford assets, about 26,000 acres, and use that capital to further develop its other assets. "The markets wants to see growth," Evans said, and that's what Magnum Hunter plans to deliver in 2013.

Evans said he's very excited about his company's assets in North Dakota in particular. He said while many doubted the assets Magnum acquired, now that the company has drilled a number of wells it is focusing on the sweet spots and having a lot of success.

When asked about taking on a foreign investor as a partner, Evans said there's a lot of interest by foreign companies to learn about U.S. oil and gas technologies. He said Magnum certainly could bring on a foreign investor if it wanted to.

Cramer admitted that his recommendation of Magnum last year did not pan out for investors. He said the underlying story remains strong at the company, but whether the markets will recognize that potential is another story.

Takeover Fever

Takeover fever has hit the markets, Cramer told viewers, but that doesn't mean investors should go gaga over every takeover rumor.

Cramer said rumors that Joy Global ( JOY) and even Starbucks ( SBUX) may be taken over or taken private certainly make for great headlines but investors need to remain skeptical, especially when the "reports" are few on facts.

"Don't get taken," Cramer concluded. Best Buy ( BBY) has been trying to work out a deal for months now, but so far nothing has materialized.

Lightning Round

In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on US Airways Group ( LCC), Advance Auto Parts ( AAP), Coach ( COH), Zoetis ( ZTS), Priceline.com ( PCLN) and Opko Health ( OPK).

Cramer was bearish on Hecla Mining ( HL), Atwood Oceanics ( ATW) and Exelon ( EXC).

Improvement on the Horizon

In his second "Executive Decision" segment, Cramer sat down with Herbjorn Hansson, chairman and CEO of Nordic American Tanker ( NAT), a stock that's down huge over the past two years because the global recession has put a huge dent in the company's profitability. Nordic American currently sports a 7.3% dividend yield.

Hansson confirmed there is less oil flowing into the U.S. thanks to increased domestic production, but he said increased demand from China is more than offsetting that decline. He said the Chinese use more oil per capita that their U.S. counterparts, which makes the potential for oil in the Far East a tremendous opportunity.

Hansson said Nordic American recently cut its dividend to help fund new ships and increase capacity for when the world's economies recover. He has personally invested millions because he believes in the company's turnaround.

When asked where the bottom of the market is, Hansson said it has been reached now. Next year the size of the global ship fleet will decline for the first time in many years, and he's now able to buy a new ship for just $52 million -- the same ship cost over $100 million just a few years ago.

Cramer said Hansson has been in the business for a very long time, so if he says a turn is at hand, Cramer's a believer.

Am I Diversified?

In the "Am I Diversified?" segment, Cramer spoke with callers and responded to tweets sent via Twitter to @JimCramer to see if investors' portfolios have what it takes for today's markets.

The first portfolio included: Bank of America ( BAC), Bristol Myers-Squibb ( BMY), Ford ( F), Cheniere Energy ( LNG) andToll Brothers.

Cramer said this portfolio was "perfection."

The second portfolio's top holdings included: Valero ( VLO), CVS Caremark ( CVS), Triangle Capital ( TCAP), Qualcomm ( QCOM) and ConEd ( ED).

Cramer also blessed this portfolio as properly diversified.

The third portfolio had: General Electric ( GE), AT&T ( T), PetMed Express ( PETS), Altria ( MO) and Intel ( INTC) as its top five stocks.

Cramer also blessed this portfolio as diversified.

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-- Written by Scott Rutt in Washington, D.C.

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At the time of publication, Cramer's Action Alerts PLUS had positions in BMY, GE and SBUX.

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