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  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during morning trading.

    Money managers say take tax losses in cyclical sectors that suffer the most in a bear market and invest the proceeds in more defensive sectors, such as health care and consumer staples.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Sage investors know the importance of a diversified portfolio. By selecting stocks across a variety of industries, investors minimize potential losses should a certain sector fall onto hard times. Just as important, though, is picking the right stock and that’s where Jim Cramer comes in. Asked by “Mad Money” viewers to comment on the following stocks, Cramer said there may be better opportunities elsewhere. In other words, he recommends investors “Buy This, Not That.” Click ahead for Cramer’s pr

    Asked by “Mad Money” viewers to comment on the following stocks, Cramer said there may be better opportunities elsewhere. In other words, he recommends investors “Buy This, Not That.”

  • Investors are told to look for a combination of growth, profitability, fiscal strength and low valuation. A stock possessing all of these characteristics should be an attractive candidate. In theory, this holds true. In practice, you need to take your analysis a step further and consider qualitative factors.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Find out why Dennis Gartman tells us, "Where it was easy to own crude oil or be bullish of the grains, it’s much less easy now.”

  • A boat works uses a protective boom to collect oil that has leaked from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico.

    Exactly one year ago, on April 20th, 2010, shares in Transocean - already listed on the NYSE - started trading on the Swiss stock exchange.

  • Both the Dow and S&P closed in positive territory on Wednesday, despite higher oil. Is the market turning bullish?

  • Investors are closely watching the action in oil services names after the US government issued its first deepwater drilling permit since the BP catastrophe.

  • We’re likely to see the moratorium lifted on more of the 16 wells in the Gulf of Mexico (operated by 13 different companies) that have been under the moratorium since last year. But this is not necessarily a shift in the Obama administration’s offshore drilling policy.

  • The U.S. has approved its first deepwater drilling permit after the BP spill. This first permit went to Noble Energy, which is an exploration and production company. This will be a benefit to many deepwater drillers.

  • Yet even after the intensity of Tuesday’s move, NYMEX crude still ranks among the worst ways to play energy so far in 2011. Including the spike, crude is up a mere 2.4 percent year to date, after spending most of the last seven weeks in negative territory.

  • The "Mad Money" host explains why these takeovers are happening and what it suggests about the market.

  • Stocks finished higher Tuesday with the Dow up for a seventh-consecutive session, after investors shrugged off a handful of mixed earnings reports and China's latest interest rate hike.

  • Stocks climbed Tuesday, putting the Dow on track for its seventh-consecutive gain, after investors shrugged off China's interest rate hike for the second time in just over a month and a handful of disappointing earnings reports.

  • Stocks rose Tuesday, led by financials, after investors shrugged off China's interest rate hike for the second time in just over a month and a handful of disappointing earnings reports.

  • Stock index futures pointed to a weaker open Tuesday after China's central bank raised key rates for the second time in just over a month and as a handful of earnings reports disappointed.

  • The "Mad Money" host explains why stocks are undervalued right now.

  • Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks ended higher Monday with the Dow and S&P 500 hitting their highest levels since June 2008 amid a flurry of M&A activity and several positive earnings news.

  • Carl Icahn

    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn invested in the energy sector in the second quarter even while pursuing more high-profile targets like Motorola and Lions Gate Entertainment, according to a regulatory filing Monday.