Jim Cramer

Is Jim Cramer a Positive or a Negative Influence on the Average Investor?

Yesterday morning, I wrote a fairly controversial article where I described individual stock investing as akin to gambling for the average investor. The impetus for that article was Jim Cramer’s appearances on CNN just before the Bear Stearns collapse, shouting loudly that Bear Stearns was in great shape. Check it out if you want to …

The Chorus of Voices for Index Funds

Having read a small mountain of personal finance and investing books in the last couple of years, I’ve come to realize that there’s some significant overlap in the ideas presented in the books. Spend less than you earn and avoid high-interest debt pop up again and again, but I wanted to look at perhaps the …

Review: Stay Mad for Life

A lot of people like to make fun of Jim Cramer’s antics, but I actually quite like the guy. His stock picks are generally useless (because of the “Cramer effect” of a herd of people buying them), but if you ignore that, listen carefully to his discussion of fundamentals, and let yourself be entertained a …

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Baby Steps For Individual Stock Picking

One of the most regular questions I get asked is how I feel about individual stock picking. Should a good investor have individual stocks as part of their portfolio and, if so, how do they fit? From my perspective, individual stock picks are fine as a small part of an overall portfolio. Here’s my reasoning …

Review: Jim Cramer’s Mad Money

When I picked up Cramer’s first investment book, Real Money, I fully expected it to be obnoxious and loud, like the book’s namesake. Instead, I was rewarded with a very interesting read – one that packed a lot of information for beginning individual investors into one thin volume. It was a fast and enjoyable read, …

Jim Cramer’s Mad Money: Buy or Don’t Buy?

This week, The Simple Dollar takes a look at the new investing book from Jim Cramer, Mad Money. This book is surprisingly different from its predecessor, Real Money, in a number of ways. I quite enjoyed the first one; will I enjoy this one, too? Let’s find out! Before I even get started, let me …

Jim Cramer’s Mad Money: The TV Show

This week, The Simple Dollar takes a look at the new investing book from Jim Cramer, Mad Money. This book is surprisingly different from its predecessor, Real Money, in a number of ways. I quite enjoyed the first one; will I enjoy this one, too? Let’s find out! The remainder of the book is focused …

Jim Cramer’s Mad Money: Other Investing Advice

This week, The Simple Dollar takes a look at the new investing book from Jim Cramer, Mad Money. This book is surprisingly different from its predecessor, Real Money, in a number of ways. I quite enjoyed the first one; will I enjoy this one, too? Let’s find out! Most of the latter two thirds of …

Jim Cramer’s Mad Money: Overview

This week, The Simple Dollar takes a look at the new investing book from Jim Cramer, Mad Money. This book is surprisingly different from its predecessor, Real Money, in a number of ways. I quite enjoyed the first one; will I enjoy this one, too? Let’s find out! When I picked up Cramer’s first investment …

The Simple Dollar Giveaway #3: Jim Cramer’s “Mad Money”

To celebrate three months of The Simple Dollar (it’s a quarter of a year old!), I’m giving away a copy of Jim Cramer’s Mad Money! This is Jim’s newest book and is fresh off the presses; it’s currently #25 in sales (as I write this) among all books at Amazon.com, and I’m giving it away! …

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Review: Jim Cramer’s Real Money

In the past, I concluded that Jim Cramer’s success was due to the entertainment factor. I had never heard of him before tuning into his show on CNBC, where his … enthusiasm for picking stocks seems to know no bounds. I generally concluded that he was a cartoon figure and left it at that, but …

Jim Cramer’s Real Money: Buy or Don’t Buy?

This week, The Simple Dollar takes a look at Jim Cramer’s Real Money. Cramer has made a huge name for himself in stock picking punditry and he claims to reveal his methodology in this book. Is it worth reading? Let’s find out. I won’t be shy about it: I really enjoyed this book. If I …

Jim Cramer’s Real Money: General Trading Advice

This week, The Simple Dollar takes a look at Jim Cramer’s Real Money. Cramer has made a huge name for himself in stock picking punditry and he claims to reveal his methodology in this book. Is it worth reading? Let’s find out. As I mentioned earlier in the week, the frenetic writing style of this …

Jim Cramer’s Real Money: Building A Ten Stock Portfolio

This week, The Simple Dollar takes a look at Jim Cramer’s Real Money. Cramer has made a huge name for himself in stock picking punditry and he claims to reveal his methodology in this book. Is it worth reading? Let’s find out. Another interesting portion of the book was Jim’s recommendation of a ten stock …

Jim Cramer’s Real Money: Advice to Beginning Investors

This week, The Simple Dollar takes a look at Jim Cramer’s Real Money. Cramer has made a huge name for himself in stock picking punditry and he claims to reveal his methodology in this book. Is it worth reading? Let’s find out. Much of the early part of the book is focused on advice for …

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Deconstructing Jim Cramer

This week, The Simple Dollar is deconstructing five top personal finance and investing pundits and asking the big questions about their track record and their message. Since I also happen to be reviewing Jim’s book Real Money this week, I thought I would start off the week by focusing on an individual that I would …

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Jim Cramer’s Real Money: Overview

This week, The Simple Dollar takes a look at Jim Cramer’s Real Money. Cramer has made a huge name for himself in stock picking punditry and he claims to reveal his methodology in this book. Is it worth reading? Let’s find out. In the past, I concluded that Jim Cramer’s success was due to the …

Jim Cramer’s Cult of Personality

You almost can’t avoid that face, can you? He’s on three times a day on CNBC hosting Mad Money, plus his book Jim Cramer’s Real Money, featuring his smiling face on the cover, is almost ubiquitous if you go anywhere near the personal finance section of a bookstore. If you’re concerned about your money and …

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