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Mad Mail: Mini-Cramer

Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | 11:07 AM ET


Hi Jim: I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all of the hard work you do. I feel more educated than I ever had when it comes to stocks and investing thanks exclusively to you. I've re-structured my retirement accounts to allow me to use 20% of the total to invest at this time. I know you've preached about your 4 (now 3) horsemen, and they've had a great run, so I was wondering if it is too late for me to buy some of these stocks for my portfolio? Finally, in June my wife and I had our first child, a little boy…there is something about you that would calm the baby down almost instantly. He will sit on my lap and contentedly watch the whole show with me before bedtime. He is now 5 months old...a little too young to trick or treat, but not too young to be dressed up. So yes, a little gray hair and a little scotch tape later we have "Mini Cramer" (aka Charlie). --John


Hi Jim: I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all of the hard work you do. I feel more educated than I ever had when it comes to stocks and investing thanks exclusively to you. I've re-structured my retirement accounts to allow me to use 20% of the total to invest at this time. I know you've preached about your 4 (now 3) horsemen, and they've had a great run, so I was wondering if it is too late for me to buy some of these stocks for my portfolio? Finally, in June my wife and I had our first child, a little boy…there is something about you that would calm the baby down almost instantly. He will sit on my lap and contentedly watch the whole show with me before bedtime. He is now 5 months old...a little too young to trick or treat, but not too young to be dressed up. So yes, a little gray hair and a little scotch tape later we have "Mini Cramer" (aka Charlie). --John


Cramer says:
“Wow, I never thought I would have that kind of reach.” As for the horsemen, Google is the one Cramer would still buy at current levels. Wait for pullbacks in the rest.

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Mad Money host Jim Cramer answers your emails.

Dear Jimbo: Yesterday you answered an e-mail asking if a 37% short interest was cause for concern. You said no, it was just an "arbitrage" situation where institutions short stocks, then buy them at the target. How is that different from usual shorting? No one shorts a stock expecting it to go up. So I'm afraid your answer was not very helpful for the common viewer, or at least not for me. Can you please explain a little simpler why one should not be worried about such a huge short interest as 37%? Thanks and Happy Halloween Booooo-ya! --Eric

Cramer says: Arbitrage means selling something expensive and buying something inexpensive that end up meeting at the same price. It’s common, it makes sense, but Cramer doesn’t recommend people becoming arbitragers.



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