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Dear Jim: You are onto something big here. I'm not a dumb guy, but for some reason the point you were making about the bull markets versus the banks/brokerages didn't sink in as much as it should have...until the velvet rope segment. I think it was because of the visual aids...We are truly visual creatures. I made lots of buys on the weak Wednesday of last week where before I was just sitting lazily on the sidelines wondering what to buy. Great calls…I'm picking up my tech on weakness for the next six-month rally. --Kenneth

Cramer says: "That's great - as long as you stay away from the banks [Cramer proceeds to crush a mannequin representing the banks on set] and the brokers and anything financial. Have I made the point?"


Dear Jim: You gave the thumbs up on a shipping stock, Nordic American, on yesterday's show, but when I did my homework I found out that the company consistently pays a higher dividend than it earns every quarter. That seems unsustainable to me, can you please explain how such a company can be considered a solid investment? --Seth

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Cramer says: "You're looking at the earnings. These companies have massive depreciation. The companies pay out what they get. They pay out their profits. They are not doing anything aggressive at all."


Boo-yah Jim!: I've been getting killed in Six Flags over the last couple of days on no news. Am I missing something fundamental on this one? Thanks to you, I've already backed up the truck. But the stock's been so awful that even I'm starting to get nervous. Is what we've seen just pre-earnings volatility or something I should be wary of? Love the show! Thanks for all you do for the Home Gamer! --James

Cramer says: "Bad balance sheet. They made a crazy acquisition that I did not understand, and frankly, just to be sure, if the weather's bad, you don't want to touch it."

Boo-yah, Mr. Cramer!: I love the show and am on the verge of making MAD MONEY! I have one question, though. How can a stock that performs very well (in my Average Joe opinion) and has national exposure, like Men's Wearhouse, trade under one million shares per day? The daily volume of MW traded stays roughly around 600,000, while the cost of the stock is the same as other, perhaps even lesser known, stocks trading at the same price but 10-20 times the volume! What gives? Also, is this to my benefit that MW performs well and is not heavily traded? --Rob

Cramer says: "First of all, it is heavily traded. Just not like the Sun Micros of the world. Second, I don't want to care about volume. I care about earnings. Don't disturb yourself with volume. Think about what the company's going to earn." Regardless, Cramer doesn't care for this stock.

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