Investors simply "must own gold" in financially shaky times like these, Jim Cramer said on his Mad Money TV show today—after gold spiked 16% in the last week and topped $900 an ounce. Cramer called gold a safe haven regardless of whether Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson's $700 billion bailout plan works, Scott Rutt reports on TheStreet.com.
If Paulson triumphs, gold will prove a hedge against the plan's inevitable inflation. If it falls flat, and the financial system tanks, dollars and treasuries will be worth roughly zilch—but increasingly popular gold will maintain value, Even if gold stocks underperform, Cramer vowed, they will be profitable for investors: "Gold makes sense when nothing makes sense." (Read more Jim Cramer stories.)