Updated on 02.20.07

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

Trent Hamm

Jim Cramer's Mad MoneyTo 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!

What do I have to do to enter? All you have to do is leave a comment on this thread that contains the ticker symbol of your pick of the best stock to buy for 2007. Your entry must include a valid email address. Only one entry per address; if I see multiple entries from the same address, all entries will be disqualified.

When does the contest end? The contest ends at 11:59 PM UTC on February 2, 2006. There’s no time better than the present to enter!

What is the prize? The prize is a copy of Jim Cramer’s Mad Money shipped to an address within the continental United States that is provided when I contact the winner. I will also announce the winner on this site using the name provided in the comment they left in this thread, along with highlighting their stock pick.

How is the winner selected? I will choose one entry entirely at random from among the entries using a random number generation program. I will then contact the winner to request a mailing address for the book.

Are you going to review Mad Money on The Simple Dollar? Yes. Look for it in a week or two. I didn’t want to overload on the Jim Cramer comment after reviewing another book of his so recently.

Standard disclaimer: The rules of this contest are entirely at my discretion and are subject to change without notice. Your contact information will never be given to anyone else.

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  1. Tricia says:

    I’m the last person anyone should ask about stocks, but I like Apple, so I’ll pick them (APPL).

  2. Amitt says:

    I like Apple as well, go go iPhone :) (APPL).

  3. Laura says:

    Short on Sony. (SNE) Between the PS3 failure and the problems of Blu-Ray, they’re a little screwed.

  4. Philip says:

    My best choice for 2007 should have also been my best choice for 2006: AT&T …symbol = “T”. Let’s face it, with the new synergies with Cingular, AT&T will just take over.

  5. Michael says:

    ADM – Archer Daniels Midland Company

  6. neil says:

    I will pick GTN. I tracked it since last Oct which grows fast.

  7. Ace Davis says:

    SunOpta (STKL), a play on cellulostic ethanol and natural foods.

  8. For the long term, I would pick: Select Comfort (SCSS). Undervalued today at: $18.05.


  9. Shane says:

    I’m going with the hometown hero (BUD) Anheuser-Busch.

  10. Jerry says:

    I’ve been considering F or GM for a long run, but I doubt it’ll be a decent one year pick.

  11. Steve says:

    Conserving energy is becoming more and more important in order to sustain our climate, so I’m all for these sorts of companies.

    Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (ENER)

  12. frank says:

    My pick is PPS, but don’t quote me on it!
    After all, the REIT market has been on a tear in recent years, so maybe you should be shorting it, hehe.

  13. Gretchen Imbergamo says:

    I’d pick Berkshire Hathaway. B-shares (BRKB)at 3,560 a share are probably more reasonable for most of us unless you have 106K to spare :)

  14. Kevin says:

    Fastenal — FAST

    Fastenal supplies customers, including manufacturers and commercial contractors, with 271,000 varieties of fasteners and 310,000 general-purpose maintenance, repair, and operations products. The company utilizes 12 North American distribution centers and an in-house truck fleet to facilitate five deliveries per week to roughly 85% of its 1,700-plus company-owned stores. Fastenal’s over 6,700 store employees receive incentive compensation based on new account development.

    Opened 245 stores in 2006. Sales and earnings up 16.8 and 16.4% respectively. Morningstar has it Fair Valued in the low 50’s. Currently at 35.58.

  15. Owen says:

    I’d go with Cypress Semiconductor. They have a great solar cell technology that will be taking off soon.

  16. Andrew T. says:

    JBLU … it seems like they are adding new destinations every other day, I know the Airline sector can be risky but I like the growth possibilities of JetBlue

  17. Give me Intel (INTC). I don’t have a lot of good reasons other than it looks fairly cheap and perhaps with Microsoft’s Vista OS coming, it could benefit.

  18. Jeremy says:


    Actually this is an ADR of Tesco, which is a foreign company. They have been working somewhat undercover in the US for over a year at bringing their brand over here to take on the likes of Wal-Mart and other discount retailers. They already have a dominant presence in the UK and Asia.

  19. Phil says:

    VTI: Vanguard Total Market Index (an ETF)

    I don’t try to pick individual stocks anymore.

  20. Jared says:

    AAPL for me!

  21. scott says:

    I like MRK, best of the big pharma & coming out of the house of pain!

  22. Frank says:

    Lets go with SNIC.

  23. Andre says:

    i’m going to go with EMC – the data storage company

  24. Ellen says:

    JSDA: Jones Soda Co. has recently announced that they’re coming out with cans in addition to their classic bottles, and will announce their retailers in March. If they come out with Walmart or Target or another big name, they could take a gigantic jump.

    On the other hand, the p/e ratio seems super elevated in comparison to other consumer non-durable goods (104 to KO’s 40, yikes.) That’s not good for such a small company.

  25. Clever Dude says:

    SXE (Stanley, Inc.) – Don’t ask why

  26. kamilah says:

    Hi everyone. I am new to stocks but I have been following NRWS.OB
    I pick this because my friend that owns millions of dollars just did something (that i can’t explain) and has been telling me since last week to get on it while its low.

  27. Paul says:

    iShares China (FXI) has the power to feed the bulls and make the bears cry!

  28. Dorky Dad says:

    Having a 5+ year track record of consistent dividends and currently yielding over 25%, my pick is NovaStar Financial (NFI). In addition, mREITs are out of favor, and I like buying when others are selling as long as the fundamentals are solid.

  29. Nancy says:

    I say Hello MOTO! — MOT

  30. Indy says:

    INFY (Infosys) …go for it..

  31. Rich says:

    WHP — Whirlpool

  32. Ed says:

    CSCO stronger every day. Still the top dog in switching world wide.

  33. Yuro says:

    SNDK – Sandisk. Great flash memory business

  34. corb says:

    Im going with EALA electronic arts i thinks its gonna be a strong year for gaming

  35. TJP says:

    RAD – I think the Eckerd acquisition will add a lot of value to Rite Aid’s current store fleet.

  36. Vish says:

    Ford – F

  37. Javier says:

    I have to go with T. The synergies gained from combining Bellsouth and Cingular into AT&T and the push into IPTV with U-Verse make this a winner.

  38. russ says:

    I’m going tech too- XO Holdings at XOHO.

  39. Karl says:

    I’ll go with AVT.

  40. Connie says:

    I’m taking a chance on USBE

  41. Bobby says:

    SHLD would be my choice…and one of Cramer’s also.

  42. twins15 says:

    GOOG will keep going!

  43. I have to go with VFINX for the vanguard S&P 500 index fund. It isn’t flashy, but it gets the job done.

    As for Electronic Arts, Corb, I tend to avoid them. I hated working for them, and have no interest in owning them.

  44. Joseph says:

    Canadian National Railways (CN on TSX) Look it up! Great buy!

  45. theCase says:

    GE, stable company, decent divedend, low PE, high growth rate. Whats not to like?

  46. Chuck says:

    GE – Just took a big hit and I like them selling off the “dead weight” industrial divisions (GE Supply, GE Polymerland, etc) and focusing on financial services and healthcare.

  47. Nate says:

    AAPL- AppleTV,iPhone,Steve Jobs. Who could ask for more. This computer is going to continue to innovate in the technology sector for years to come.

  48. gp says:

    PNK – PINNACLE ENTERTAINMT. Casino company expanding into my city.

  49. rachel says:

    I don’t know much about stocks but I’m trying GILD – Gilead Sciences.

  50. J Clarkin says:

    I have to vote on GOOG. Good innovation, and a strong competitor.

  51. Lisa Knight says:

    I like SUNW. I have been watching it for years now & It seems like a good stock for those under the $10 point, but I’m not a stock anylist so it just looks good to me!!! Otherwise GE for me all the way!

  52. Andy says:

    COF, what’s in your wallet?

  53. Eric Bishop says:

    I will go with QI, they are making a new type of computer memory that will be a big hit.

  54. I’m only invested in mutual funds so it wouldn’t be fair to give an opinion on stocks that I can’t back up. I’m with Blaine, VFINX, a nice taste of 500 stocks.

  55. LuckyLily says:

    Already been said, but I like GOOG.

  56. Omar says:

    Washington Mutual (WM): Low P/E, Good Dividend Yield.

  57. FreshStart says:

    I’ll go with JBLUE.

    Great response from the customers plus I like how the company seeks new markets to expand.

    I can use the book!:)

  58. Josh Stone says:

    INTC is strong, I think. But then, I work for them, so please help out my stock options! :)

  59. Andrew says:

    How about a slightly smaller pharma… I’ll pick VRTX.

  60. Actually, heres one thing Cramer says about stocks… companies who are popular with the 18-25 aged group do well, not because of financial reasons, but because they are popular.

    Thus, I think I may pick Apple because Apple has gone and formed an entire cult, thus no matter how bad Apple’s products are, they and their stock will always perform well.

  61. Carisa says:

    I think Apple is going to kill with the iPhone. (APPL)

  62. MoneyFwd says:

    JADE, still plenty of opportunity in Asia.

  63. Stock of the year is SPWR, especially if they get the Wal-Mart Contract at the end of this month.

  64. macnab says:

    APPL of my eye.

  65. Orthros says:

    I’m going to go with BRKA.

    Hey, all you need are 10 shares and you’re a millionaire. :D

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