Jim Cramer’s Mad Money: Watch TV, Get Rich

ISBN: 1416537902
ISBN 13: 9781416537908
By: James J. Cramer Cliff Mason

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JIM CRAMER TELLS YOU HOW TO TAKE THE ADVICE ON HIS TV PROGRAM AND PUT IT INTO ACTIONIn Jim Cramer's Mad Money, TV's champion of the middle-class investor walks you through the key decisions investors have to make: understanding your tolerance for risk and defining your goals, doing the essential homework on a stock, and knowing how to buy and sell stocks the right way -- the Cramer way.From the first "Booyah" to the last roar of the bull, Mad Money offers TV viewers valuable information that can be the basis for a winning portfolio. Cramer now tells listeners how to turn the "Lightning Round" into 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 reviews some of his best -- and worst -- calls 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.Jim Cramer's Mad Money can turn every investor's favorite TV program into a top-notch stock portfolio.

Reader's Thoughts


This is a good book to read if you are new to the stock market and want to get some insight on how Wall Street works. I think Jim Cramer is a smart guy when it comes to investing and even though you shouldn't alway take his word on everything he says, he has a good handle on the market and how it is doing.... and right now it's doing really bad.


OK, if you're into risk, loud, obnoxious guys who give tips on TV shows that are fast and furious (and like the cars in the movie his suggestions, if you don't take them with a grain of salt[after all, it's TV, it's entertainment], will only help you crash and burn). At one time I was thinking of investing in the stock asset class; however, after further review, it's too risky. And unless you have millions to burn (read hedge fund), and lots of homework time, real estate is your only choice. Cha Bra! Peace out!


While many people think Cramer is obnoxious, he really understands the details and intricacies of Wall Street. He breaks The Street down into understandable and coherent points without losing the big picture or the overall story. Investing is truly all about the story. After finishing the book.....Yes, the book is framed within the concept of his TV show. But that does not prevent him from providing simple, easy to follow methods for researching and analyzing stock. This is a good book for any level of investor.


sometimes just reading about money makes you feel like you're not broke. unfortunately for me, i still am. but hopefully not for long.


How can you not love this guy? I started watching his show, he's a lunatic, and he has me now learning how to invest. He really explains it well to those of us who aren't in 'the club' and calls people out when needed.


The show is a lot better than listening to his book on CD. His voice has a fingernails on the chalkboard effect when you are not physically watching him on TV. Good content...tough to listen to.


Super book on investing for the little guy. Cramer explains everything from trends, to cycles, to sectors, and how to anticipate the market's movements. He explains the intricacies of the show, as well as how to game it yourself. He gives you all sorts of handy strategies for trading, as well as a cyclical chart to follow the economy's impact on the stock market.B/B = BUY

Ryan Lum

Kind of an awesome book and gives great advice, I don't completely understand it but I think I'll be ready for the Stock market next year. Jim cramer,w ho's also on Tv helps explain what to invest in. He helps explain in what to do when it comes to doing your hw and making sure that you limit yourself when it comes to buying. He tells you when to buy and when to sell. He gives accounts of bad and yet good calls he made when it came to buying shares.


Everything you've ever wanted to know about investing in the stock market. I was an investing newbie when I read this book. Almost a year later I am reading it again for the 3rd time and still soaking in Jim's plethora of information. He walks you through every step of doing homework on your stocks. He also gives great advice on buying and selling in increments.Using his advice I feel empowered that I can effectively manage my own money and not have to depend on mutual funds and pay those mutual fund fees.


I was expecting to learn more about investing from this book. I did learn some new things but the book itself felt more like a companion to the show with no real information. This book basically walks you through how the show works, which seems more like an instruction manual.Maybe I starting reading this book with the wrong expectations but I would say this is only meant for die hard of Jim Cramer.


First of all, be sure to read his "Real Money" book before you read this one. This book will give you a bit more background on his TV show. However, the updates that he suggests in this book makes you realize that writing a book about investing isn't that helpful because market investing is such a dynamic scene.


Entertaining tutorial on beginning investing. Working in the industry, I can say that it is a good start for those interested, but not necessarily an academic account on real world finance/investing.

Bill Subalusky

A good book that sensitizes the reader to factors affecting stock values other than the fundamental characteristics of a company, such as the whims of analysts and globalization. The book falls a little short by ignoring the tax implications of various decisions.


I listened to the Audio Book, and while it was nice that Jim Cramer read the book -- I thought the content wasn't so hot. This guy can't pick stocks any better than anybody else, and you're probably better off on your own than taking advice from him.


This book is essentially the Cramer handbook for his TV show. It does offer an updated business cycle chart and a research checklist that are extremely helpful for the private investor.

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