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  • Cramer's Top Dividend Stocks 2011 Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 9:36 AM ET
    In chaotic and difficult market environments, Jim Cramer recommends investors seek the protection of stocks with serious dividends. After all, dividend-paying stocks pay investors to wait until the market calms and the economy improves.

    We pulled together a list of Jim Cramer's favorite dividend plays. Read on and pick one or two for your portfolio.

  • Cramer: Despite Leadership Concerns, Avon Is a Buy Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 8:38 PM ET

    Although Cramer disagrees with the company's CEO, he thinks this stock is too cheap to pass up.

  • What Cramer Expects of JPMorgan, Safeway's Earnings Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 6:32 PM ET

    The "Mad Money" host details what he hopes to hear from both JPMorgan and Safeway when they report earnings before Thursday's opening bell.

  • A Steel Stock that Pays You to Wait Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 6:19 PM ET

    In this market, you need names that pay dividends, Cramer says, and this stock is one on his buy list.

  • Paid to Wait: NUE Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 6:15 PM ET
    Paid to Wait: NUE

    Nucor Corporation is a best of breed steel maker with a juicy dividend, says Mad Money's Cramer. This is a classic cyclical stock that's paying investors to wait for things to get better, and it belongs in your portfolio.

  • MarkWest: Pipeline to Dividends Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 6:55 PM ET
    MarkWest:  Pipeline to Dividends

    Mad Money's Jim Cramer cautions investors not to let today's huge rally lure you into being too aggressive. A company like MarkWest Energy Partners, a midstream master limited partnership, offer a "juicy" 6.2% yield.

  • Cramer's Ultimate Paid-to-Wait Stock Friday, 7 Oct 2011 | 6:40 PM ET

    Dividends are your best protection in this market, Cramer says, and this name his ultimate play.

  • This High Yielder Pays You to Wait Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 7:18 PM ET

    In a volatile market, you need accidental high yielders and Cramer says this name is among of the best of the bunch.

  • Cramer's Playbook: Eaton's Dividend Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 6:15 PM ET
    Cramer's Playbook: Eaton's Dividend

    Mad Money host, Jim Cramer says investors need high-yield stocks that pay you to wait for the economy to turn around, and Eaton's among the best of the bunch.

  • Is Veolia a Battleground Stock? Monday, 3 Oct 2011 | 6:45 PM ET
    Is Veolia a Battleground Stock?

    Even though Veolia Environment has a sky-high 12% yield, Cramer says it's also a giant red flag. The company has been trying to restructure itself for years, and the only thing that is certain about VE is the dividend needs to be cut.

  • EPA's New Rule Benefits First Energy Monday, 3 Oct 2011 | 6:15 PM ET
    EPA's New Rule Benefits First Energy

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer talks with First Energy's CEO, Tony Alexander on how the company will benefit from providing cleaner coal than government regulations require, and its plans to continue paying out big dividends, and consistent earnings.

  • Rotblut: Investing In Europe? Do Your Homework Friday, 30 Sep 2011 | 11:53 AM ET
    Map of Europe

    Non-financial companies headquartered in Europe are presenting mid-crisis opportunities, but these are limited, says blogger Charles Rotblut.

  • Take Control of Your Financial Destiny Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 6:15 PM ET
    Take Control of Your Financial Destiny

    Mad Money's Cramer says the first step in getting back to even is for investors to follow their instincts and be cautious. Investing is about having confidence and belief in your investment decisions.

  • AEP Generates Dividends Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011 | 6:45 PM ET
    AEP Generates Dividends

    In this volatile market, investors cherish safety and consistency above all else, says Cramer. Talking profits and dividends, with Mike Morris, American Electric Power chairman and CEO.

  • Where The Money Is Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 9:43 AM ET
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    Taxes can drag on wealth creation and preservation, so it's important to make sure you have the right assets assigned to your investment and retirement accounts .

  • Cramer: A Stock As 'Recession Resistant As It Gets' Friday, 23 Sep 2011 | 6:31 PM ET

    Why the "Mad Money" host thinks this stock can weather any storm.

  • Another Paid to Wait: GIS Friday, 23 Sep 2011 | 6:25 PM ET
    Another Paid to Wait: GIS

    Mad Money's Cramer offers investors a dividend stock that's as recession resistant as it gets, General Mills. This is a company, he says, that pays you to wait for things to get better.

  • Paid to Wait: WM Friday, 23 Sep 2011 | 6:15 PM ET
    Paid to Wait:  WM

    Cramers says in chaotic and difficult moments like this, nothing protects better than a dividend, and suggests investors take a look at the leading garbage disposal and landfill player in the U.S., Waste Management.

  • Paid to Wait: CLX Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 6:23 PM ET
    Paid to Wait: CLX

    Mad Money's Cramer says in this rough market, investors need to find companies like Clorox that will pay a healthy dividend. If we really are headed for a recession, this is exactly the kind of stock that can still make investors money in a slowdown.

  • Is Microsoft's Dividend Too Small? Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 5:36 PM ET
    Is Microsoft's Dividend Too Small?

    The company should be buying back stock by the bucketload and doubled the dividened, says Whitney Tilson, T2 Partners.