Jim Cramer's Wall Street Confidential Picks, 7/31/07

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Includes: AHM, CFC, NFI, RAS, RWT, THMR
by: Miriam Metzinger

Recap of Jim Cramer’s comments on Wall Street Confidential, Tuesday July 31. Click on a stock ticker for more analysis:

American Home Mortgage (AHM), Countrywide Financial (CFC), Thornburg Mortgage (TMA), Redwoods Trust (NYSE:RWT), Rait Financial Trust (NYSE:RAS) and NovaStar Financial (NFI)

After the demise of AHM, Cramer would not recommend subprime mortgage lending companies, but he predicts CFC will survive as well as TMA, which "did a lot of loaning only to rich people." He sees hope for RWT because it is under 10%, and he warned any stock in the sector with a yield over 10% is not going to make it. RAS and NFI, which did a 4 -for-1 reverse split, are entirely at the mercy of the banks, and are therefore "totally uninvestible" because the Wells Fargos "have no interest in keeping you alive," Cramer commented. "They'd rather just take the loss." While admitting this inspires "tremendous panic" Cramer feels like sticking his neck out, because "It's first man out lives and I want our people to be first man out."

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