"Investing well isn't easy, but it is possible. My goal in life is to make it easier for you to make money."
Jim Cramer is the champion of the middle-class investor. Every night on Mad Money, he provides valuable information about stocks, steering investors away from danger zones and leading them to the investments that can turn a lackluster portfolio into a powerhouse of profit. In his new book, he shows investors how to take the advice on his TV program and put it into action.
Cramer walks investors through the key decisions they have to make: understanding their tolerance for risk and defining their goals, doing the essential homework on a stock, and knowing how to buy and sell stocks the right way -- the Cramer way. This is a true nuts-and-bolts guide to investing, from Cramer's detailed discussion of the sort of homework investors must do to his own guidelines for knowing when and how to sell stocks.
Mad Money is a hugely entertaining television program, but it also offers valuable information that can be the basis for a winning portfolio. Cramer shows how to turn the "Lightning Round" into a terrific tool for investing; it's stock-market strength training. He reveals how he can assess a stock in only seconds -- a valuable skill that every investor can acquire and put to good use. He explains what to look for in his CEO and CFO interviews, and how to use those conversations to make successful investment decisions. He reviews some of his best calls made on Mad Money, as well as some of his worst ones, to extract ten lessons from each that can profit every investor. And for the Mad Money junkies who just can't get enough, Cramer goes behind the scenes to explain everything from the reason behind his deliberate mispronunciations to his notorious chair abuse to the zany props and buttons that keep things humming.
From the first "Booyah" to the last roar of the bull, Mad Money is every investor's favorite television program, and Jim Cramer's Mad Money is the book that can turn a TV program into a top-notch stock portfolio.
Don't buy the hype
By bixodoido - January 29, 2007
Wow, what a disappointment this book was. I own Cramer's other books, have read them, and am familiar with his investment style. I found his last book, Real Money, very insightful and have learned a lot from it. What I found when I read this book, however, is a poor superficial treatment of the topics he covers in his previous book.
Anyone with an ounce of sense should immediately see that this book is meant to piggyback the success of Cramer's TV show Mad Money. It has the same name as the show, the NBC icon is prominently featured on the front cover, and the subtitle "Watch TV, Get Rich" is obviously a plug for the show. It's sad to see Cramer stoop to such levels, given that his earlier books contained much of substance and are very good reads. Cramer himself is an excellent writer, but this book was ghost-written for him by his nephew. This fact is also readily apparent and this is the first of his four books I've had to force myself to finish.
What Can You Say - BRILLIANT & ENTERTAINING TOO!!!!
By A Customer - January 21, 2007
Forget all the craziness, and loud shrieking voice coming at you. This man is the real thing. He was a hedge fund manager for years, and made BIG MONEY doing it. He simply prefers to cultivate a national image by being in the media. This in no way negates the wealth of fabulous information that he imparts to people on a daily basis. Cramer is a TEACHER too, and that's what you need to know.
If you listen to him, and then take the time to study what he is saying, it is the same as pursuing an MBA in stock picking. The difference is that in this case, the professor is giving it away for FREE. As you know, very few people ever appreciate that which is given away. If you charge for it, people's ears will perk up. They will strain to hear what you are saying, but give it away for free, and what happens? They just sit back, and say ENTERTAIN ME.
Cramer is loud, and frankly has gone Hollywood. He probably feels compelled to act in this manner in order to draw a big... read more
Guide book for how to watch Mad Money on CNBC
By Steve Burns - December 9, 2006
If you are a fan of Jim Cramer and Mad Money this book is an absolute must have. Jim goes into more detail in this book about how to invest than he has time for on his TV show.
You will learn the following from this book: Chapter 1:You must know yourself and your goals to decide whether you should buy a stock. Do you like to take risks with aggressive growth stocks with P/E ratios of 30+ or do you fell more comfortable buying Dow components at a value price and low p/e? Only buy stocks that fit your personality type that you feel comfortable with. Chapter 2:Only own between 5-10 stocks at a time, and only if you are willing to do one hour of homework on each, every week. Buy and Homework instead of Buy and Hold. Chapter 3:ONLY use limit orders to buy stocks, so you use your price, you will be gouged by brokers if you use market orders. If at first you miss your buy price try again. Chapter 4: When your stock rises 20%-50% take some profit, do not give... read more
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