Jim Cramer's Stop Trading! Stock Picks and Comments, Oct. 17

Includes: BOT, CME, NYX
by: Miriam Metzinger

Recap of Jim Cramer’s comments on Stop Trading! Tuesday October 17. Click on a stock ticker for more analysis:

NYSE Group (NYSE:NYX), Chicago Mercantile (NASDAQ:CME) and Chicago Board of Trade (BOT):

Cramer says that NYX is a great way to play exchange consolidations and noted that it was looking good during the $8 billion tie-up between CME and BOT. CEO John Thain "has a master plan," Cramer said: "Roll up lots of these exchanges," and when this happens, NYX will become a $100 stock. On a general note, Cramer warned investors about a rough day on Wednesday and observed that it is normal to have a few down days during options expiration week, and this is especially likely during the recent surge in the market. Inflationary worries could also bring about a sell-off. Cramer would take advantage of a drop to pick up some good stocks.

More: Cramer's latest stock picks, including: Mad Money Recap, Lightening Round, Stop Trading and his Radio Show.

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