In order to be successful in this market, Jim Cramer recommends investors stop bottom fishing. Rather, avoid the catfish and stick with the top players; gone are the days where the ugly stocks need to be bought.
"I know the idea of chasing winners can be upsetting, but unfortunately, 2014's been all about angling from the 52-week high list, and it won't stop now with just 20 shopping days until the end of the year," the "Mad Money" host said.
One bottom fish that Cramer addressed on Tuesday was Vale, which has the highest-grade iron ore with the lowest cost of production. But that doesn't matter; the stock continues to tank.
A few top fishes that Cramer recommended were in biotech, with stocks like Biomarin up 31 percent year-to-date or ISIS Pharma, up 33 percent. The airlines are also profiting from the low cost of jet fuel, making both Delta and American Airlines an attractive purchase. However, Cramer thinks Southwest is the real winner.
"Stocks, like sports, are unfair sometimes, and right now they're as unfair as I've ever seen. To which I say, 'So what?' To the victor goes the buyers, and that's just the way it is, at least through the end of the year."