You've heard Cramer go on about dividends lately. That's because good, solid dividends are reassuring in the current volatile downturn and they "put money right in your pocket." How do dividend payments actually work, though? On today's show, Cramer gives you the details, along with what may be the most important thing you need to know about dividend payments: when and how to get them.
Brrrr! Many of us are enduring some downright frigid temperatures lately. So while you're sitting at home, staying out of the snow and wind, I'm sure the one question on your mind is, 'How can I make money off this arctic-like weather?' Cramer, as always, is here to help you with that dilemma. And his answer is one that many of you faithful viewers have been on to for a while: Suburban Propane. After so many of you talked this one up, Cramer did his homework. And the result? He's feeling the warmth too.
After another 100 points shed in the market today, Cramer says only one thing would make him feel better: if just one portfolio manager would come out and admit that this is, in fact, not a good time to buy. Instead, there are a whole lot of "experts" out there insisting that they love this market and it's a great time to buy -- there's a lot of money to be made in the volatility, they say.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks in a special, extended Lightning Round, including PepsiCo, Verizon, Baidu, Boeing and others.
Cramer's take on executive compensation? They should all skip their bonuses for their year -- not just the C-suite folks either, but managing directors as well, he says. Cramer feels they should all forgo bonuses this year -- "no equities, no cash."
The Fast Money gang gives their thoughts on events happening Wednesday that may affect the market, including a Goldman conference, housing numbers, the Treasurys auction and more.
The Fast Money Four take a look at Electronic Arts in afterhours trading, the Apple rumor of iPhones being sold at Wal-Mart and the effect of President-elect Barack Obama's infrastructure plans on tech stocks.