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Cramer: Make This the Backbone of Your Portfolio

The backbone of any portfolio, Cramer said Wednesday, are high-yielding stocks. After all, their slow, but steady returns will keep you from panicking when everything else falls apart.

In recent weeks, Cramer has featured a number of high-yielding stocks on "Mad Money." On Tuesday, he spoke with the CEO of Brandywine Realty Trust. As a real estate investment trust, it has a grasp of small and medium-sized business and job creation therein. Its stock boasts a 4.88 percent dividend yield, which Cramer only expects will increase.

Last week, Cramer highlighted B&G Foods. It makes a variety of food products, including Cream of Wheat, Polander jams and B&G pickles, among others. At the time of the interview, the stock was yielding 6 percent. Its stock continues to climb, up 34 percent this year and 99 percent year-over-year.

Cramer also addressed Linn Energylast week. The master limited partnership sports a 7 percent dividend yield, which Cramer called "remarkable" given the stock is up 50 percent year-over-year. That kind of run typically shrinks the yield, Cramer said, but Linn continues to pay fixed income return.

The "Mad Money" host also likes Inergy , a propane supplier that pays a 6.9 percent dividend yield. He also recommends Kinder Morgan Energy Partners , which has a 6.2 percent dividend yield.

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