Instead of giving viewers the usual plan for the upcoming week, Cramer decided to let them in on his thinking, his strategy for finding the stocks that could work in this market. While it may be easier just to give Homegamers a list of names to buy, he figured it would be better to teach them how he pulls that list together.
Cramer’s daily ritual recently has been to dig through the S&P 500 for companies whose dividend yields are up thanks to a volatile market that has pushed down their stocks. These stocks are the accidental high-yielders he’s been talking about. They make good investments in this environment because those payouts attract buyers, buoying the share price before it gets too low.