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Jim Cramer: The Case for Owning Citi and KeyCorp

Jim Cramer

It's the lightning round, so you can't wax all that philosophic, but you could read the answer on my face: total dismay and a wish that I didn't really have it in the portfolio and didn't want to have to justify the stock. Except that the "book," the book that we were all taught to understand through years and years of training, says that if you believe that the book value is scrubbed clean, if you believe that, in truth, there is that much cash on hand, then you would be NUTS to sell it because you will eventually be rewarded with a higher price. Now Citigroup is particularly inexpensive, trading at about a three dollar discount to the price it would be if they just closed the doors.