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Jim Cramer's Getting Back to Even

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

If you're trying to get out of this mess . . .

The best investing advice I've received over the past 18 months has come from Jim Cramer. If I had heeded it all I would be in far better shape than I am. The parts that I did heed put me in a much better position than I would have been in otherwise. This book offers a...
The best investing advice I've received over the past 18 months has come from Jim Cramer. If I had heeded it all I would be in far better shape than I am. The parts that I did heed put me in a much better position than I would have been in otherwise. This book offers a variety of strategies for recovering from the freefall of late 2008 - early 2009. Not all strategies will work for all investors. As a busy working Mom, options are not for me. I do like his small, healthy bank strategy -- which is how my Mom accidentally made a killing in the late 80s. What's best about this book is that its given me the courage to make some moves after being paralyzed for six months longer than I should have been. I have long been a disciple of the buy-and-hold gospel, which just about destroyed me over the past year. Cramer makes solid arguments for why that doesn't work any more, and I am benefitting from the parts of this book that are suitable for my particular status in life. He understands basic things that other investment gurus often ignore, such as that the investing goals of recent college graduates are immensely different from the investing goals of parents like me, with several children in college. Cramer is on the side of the small investor. He confesses when he's wrong and explains how he made the error. I appreciate his honesty. If you're still in shock over the status of your portfolio or IRA, you need to read this book.

posted by Mom-theologian-CWbuff on November 11, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

5 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

why believe a man who has been proven wrong all the time?

after john stewart ripped him apart by using jim cramer's own words and predictions, why would anyone listen to him again or read any investment advice he has to give?

it is like B of A touting merrill lynch for investment advice and wells fargo doing the same by tou...
after john stewart ripped him apart by using jim cramer's own words and predictions, why would anyone listen to him again or read any investment advice he has to give?

it is like B of A touting merrill lynch for investment advice and wells fargo doing the same by touting the wachovia bank investment advisors when both merrill lynch and wachovia went bankrupt by listening to their in-house advisors, which is why they now work for b of a and wells fargo.

is it not sort of silly now that the financial world has collapsed by listening to all those advisors that we are now being asked to start the whole process over again by listening to the same people who have failed us in the past?

there is one eternal truth. P.T. Barnum was one of the few who was totally right.

posted by eglazier on October 13, 2009

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  • Posted November 11, 2009

    If you're trying to get out of this mess . . .

    The best investing advice I've received over the past 18 months has come from Jim Cramer. If I had heeded it all I would be in far better shape than I am. The parts that I did heed put me in a much better position than I would have been in otherwise. This book offers a variety of strategies for recovering from the freefall of late 2008 - early 2009. Not all strategies will work for all investors. As a busy working Mom, options are not for me. I do like his small, healthy bank strategy -- which is how my Mom accidentally made a killing in the late 80s. What's best about this book is that its given me the courage to make some moves after being paralyzed for six months longer than I should have been. I have long been a disciple of the buy-and-hold gospel, which just about destroyed me over the past year. Cramer makes solid arguments for why that doesn't work any more, and I am benefitting from the parts of this book that are suitable for my particular status in life. He understands basic things that other investment gurus often ignore, such as that the investing goals of recent college graduates are immensely different from the investing goals of parents like me, with several children in college. Cramer is on the side of the small investor. He confesses when he's wrong and explains how he made the error. I appreciate his honesty. If you're still in shock over the status of your portfolio or IRA, you need to read this book.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 18, 2010

    Good practical advice.

    This is a man with a proven track record that tells you the way it is. Even trade secrets, that he draws a lot of criticism for. I am a long time private investor, that has noticed the propaganda put out by well known publications to sell certain stocks (the stocks would rise in volume before the stories were release). Cramer debunks the propaganda. The most useful thing I learned was when to sell. The second is trading a stock to get leverage. Cramer explains market logic. His stock picks are not always right, but nobody is. He is not giving you a fish, but teaching you how to fish. Cramer's main point is "Buy and research" (as opposed to "buy and hold") and he teaches you how to do the research. I benefited from his teaching of market logic and the motives of the professionals.

    Good Hunting

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 15, 2009

    Cramer's the man

    This book is great, as with all his 3 prior books. This guys knows his stuff. He taught me to stop losing money, the key to making money.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 28, 2011

    Must Read

    Jim Cramer is our man on Wall Street! Getting Back To Even is truly an educational book on navigating Wall St. with our investments.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 10, 2010

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    You need this book if you have experienced losses in your 401K or stock accounts.

    Jim Cramer has been long recognized as "working for the amateur investor" both on his TV show and in his previous books. His long career at Goldman Sachs has prepared him well for the job he does in both venues. His latest book is an absolute must if you - the amateur investor, or professional investor for that matter - need to start a financial recovery program. When reading his analysis of why he does something, if you are familiar with Elliott Wave, his pattern of thinking will begin to emerge and all of a sudden, your intellectual light will flash a few times and a smile of "wow, now it is beginning to make sense" will also flash. If you are truly a "market junkie", this is a very good read. However, before reading "Getting Back...." I would heartily suggest "Mad Money" first, followed by the rest of the Cramer series, then watch his MAD MONEY show on CNBC.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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