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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Don't let the misery of the market distract you from making money, Jim Cramer told his Mad Money viewers Tuesday. There are still a lot of good ideas out there, you just need to work a lot harder to find them.
There are bargains to be found among the defense stocks, Cramer noted, as will as in the food stocks starting with General Mills (GIS - Get Report) barely moving on a great quarter that included falling commodity prices and the promise of bigger dividends. Campbell Soup (CPB - Get Report) also made Cramer's list.
Over in the restaurant space, Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) hit an all-time high today, as both commodities and gas prices for its guests continue to decline. Cramer also called out Darden Restaurants (DRI - Get Report) as a buy.
Cramer's Fantasy Pick -- Running Back
For the next installment of his "Fantasy Stock Portfolio," Cramer outlined who he'd choose in the position of running back, those consistent, all-weather players that put points on the board season after season.
When it comes to execution, Cramer said you can't beat Honeywell (HON - Get Report), a stock he owns for his charitable trust, Action Alerts PLUS. Honeywell is a steady operator with eight quarters in a row of outperforming the estimates, yet shares are down 10% from their highs and trade at less than 15 times earnings.
If you're looking for a player with a little more finesse, Cramer offered up General Mills, a stock that's up 12% for the year, but trades at just 18 times earnings. Cramer said General Mills gives investors two ways to win, a good stock and a juicy 3.1% dividend.
The markets tend to fret over all sorts of things, but Cramer said there are three real worries investors should be minding.
First, Cramer said the emissions scandal at Volkswagen (VLKAY) could have major consequences for the company and for it's home country of Germany. The investigations and pending litigation could take years.
Second, investors should keep an eye on Glencore, a Swiss natural resources company that may, or may not, be in serious trouble. The problem is, no one really knows what's going on, which is making the markets shoot first and ask questions later.
Cramer said while none of these foreign woes has the power to bring down the entire U.S. market, they are headwinds that the markets must fight against. Depending on the news cycle, we could be fighting negative headlines on all three on the same day.
Off the Charts
In the "Off the Charts" segment, Cramer went head to head with colleague Bruce Kamich over the chart of Tyler Technologies (TYL - Get Report), a company that provides information management technology to the public sector.
Looking at a weekly chart, Kamich noted that since 2011 Tyler has been steadily climbing, taking a break only in the spring of 2014, before resuming higher, presumably with more room to run.
The daily chart of Tyler confirms the bullish trend, with a stair-step pattern and an on-balance volume indicator that's signaling strong momentum to the upside. Katich felt that $200 a share could be possible and would be a buyer under $140.
Looking at the fundamentals, Cramer said that while there are a ton of software companies out there, Tyler has a solid niche in the local government space, providing software for finance, HR, document management and more. With over 13,000 customers in all 50 states, Tyler is a solid performer, even with shares trading at 48 times earnings.
In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Occidental Petroleum (OXY - Get Report), Sirius XM Radio (SIRI - Get Report), Healthcare Trust of America (HTA - Get Report), Kraft Heinz (KHC - Get Report) and Dow Chemical (DOW).
Executive Decision: John Stumpf
For his "Executive Decision" segment, Cramer shared more of last week's interview with John Stumpf, chairman, president and CEO of Wells Fargo (WFC - Get Report), a stock Cramer owns for his charitable trust, Action Alerts PLUS.
Stumpf said many of his enduring core values, including personal responsibility and working together, came from his parents. He said that's why Wells views its people as team members and assets to be invested in.
Stumpf also commented on Well Fargo's long history. The company celebrates its 163rd birthday this year. He said this long history helps the bank plan for the long term and not obsess over quarterly results.
Finally, when asked what when wrong during the financial crisis, Stumpf said that any time to decouple risk and reward, you're going to have problems, and that's what happened as banks made risky loans but immediately sold them to others.
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