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Mad Mail: A 'Yummy' Play on China's Booming Middle Class

On Monday's Mad Money, Cramer answered viewers questions, including one from John who wrote about China as a major growth market.

He likes Yum! Brands , which operates Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC restaurants. With a growing middle class that could reach 500 million people in ten years, he thinks Yum! has tremendous opportunity there. But he wondered if recent "economic jitters" in the US and Europe would affect the company in the short term.

Cramer brushed off any such concerns.

"What you're talking about is a very long-term trend that's not going away," Cramer said of China's growing middle class. "Yum! is a fabulous way to play it."

Larry in Boston told Cramer that he has a modest retirement account, consisting of stocks and mutual funds. But he has been putting more and more money into the SPDR Gold ETF , as it continues to become more valuable. He wondered if he should continue investing more money into GLD as a short-term play.

"Never put all of your eggs in one basket," Cramer said, recommending you put only one-fifth of your portfolio in gold.

The last letter came from Randy in Michigan, who recently started working at Sears where he has the option to buy Sears Holdings . Is this a good play, he wondered? Cramer said that if you like how the company is run and have evaluated the financials, buy it.

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