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"There's plenty to buy, as long as you buy companies that are making money and returning some of that money to shareholders via buybacks and dividends," he said. "Still too soon, by the way, to pick at high-growth stocks with little in the way of earnings, though."

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Specifically, on Nov. 20, 2012, Jim Cramer's urgent message was to exit two stocks immediately -- Hewlett Packard (HPQ) and Best Buy (BBY). Fast forward six months and three days through May 23, 2013, and how did these two stocks do? Well, considering Hewlett Packard was up 115.62 percent, while Best Buy gained 124.64 percent in total return, you be the judge.

I asked the folks at S&P Dow Jones Indices where the performance of HP and Best Buy ranked in the S&P 500. Though they responded that they didn't have the data readily available, the folks at Wilshire Associates did on their large cap index. Of the 749 stocks in the Wilshire U.S. Large-Cap Index, since Cramer's urgent sell message, Best Buy ranked the 3rd best performer while Hewlett Packard came in 4th. I ran some numbers and the probability of being wrong enough to get two of the four best performers was 1 in 35,062.

As a side note, in Cramer's book "Getting Back to Even," Hewlett Packard was one of 12 stocks highlighted in his chapter on how to invest for the recovery. Between the Oct. 13, 2009, publish date of his book recommending Hewlett Packard, and his Nov. 20, 2012, sell immediately recommendation, Hewlett Packard's total return was a loss of 73.83 percent. In other words, investors who listened to Cramer, and acted upon his advice, would have first lost nearly three quarters of their investment and then missed out on more than doubling it.

Being a numbers guy, I couldn't resist calculating the odds of making four sell recommendations on what ends up being the four best performers out of 749 different stocks. Can we have a drum roll? The odds are 1 in 13.1 billion. By comparison, the odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are much better at 1 in 175 million, or 75 times more likely to happen than picking four stocks that poorly. Thus, picking the four best performers as stocks to sell is the next closest thing to being statistically impossible.

Admittedly, Cramer came up with other sell recommendations and I didn't do a thorough search to see what those stocks were and how they performed. Which is to say I'm not painting all of his advice with the brush of statistical impossibility. With these stocks, however, his recommendations to buy after they surged and sell after they plummeted, appear to be driven by nothing more than recent performance.

By any measure of statistics I can think of, these four awful stock calls are telling of Cramer's incredibly poor ability to call stock sells. It not only surpassed my wildest imagination of just how bad anyone could be, it gave me an idea. I'm going to launch a new long-short hedge fund called Remarc (REMC). It's the reverse spelling of Cramer's name and the reverse of his advice as well, buying long positions in stocks Cramer says to sell and shorting any stocks Cramer calls a buy. If the odds also reverse, this fund will make the Powerball jackpot look like spare change I found between my couch cushions. So forget about "Mad Money" and jump on Remarc, it would be mad to miss out on this action.

Take the final day of January, in which stocks surged on data showing the employment cost index decelerated to a 1% quarterly rate, which was below expectations and importantly below the 1.2% of the third quarter. At the same time, though, the index is running 5.1% year-over-year.

AbbVie (ABBV) - Get Free Report could see the stock rise as patients across America start to return to the hospital for elective surgery in areas that are flattening the curve. Cramer loves AbbVie and that they're buying Allergan (AGN) - Get Free Report. This is why Cramer includes Abbvie as one of his stocks to own in his Action Alerts PLUS portfolio for club members.

This morning the oil market cratered sending stocks lowered as oil fell to record lows. Cramer said he expects the recession will bring a 30% decline in demand for oil. What is the economic value of oil now? Watch the video below.

Whether Cramer's viewers understood that the host and former hedge fund manager was not talking about Bear Stearns' stocks is unclear. Meanwhile CNBC's defense of Cramer has not insulated its heavily promoted star.

\"He kind of puts himself forward as the champion of retail investors, but had they listened to him on the [Bear Stearns] call, they would have lost a lot of money,\" said Roger Ehrenberg, the managing partner of IA Capital Partners in New York. \"He empowers people to feel confident about buying and selling individual stocks, when in fact most people are ill-qualified to invest in that manner.\"

\"On 'Mad Money,' Cramer promotes a mindless short-term approach to markets by encouraging frenetic trading of individual stocks,\" David F. Swensen, who supervises the $20 billion endowment of Yale University, said in an e-mail to ABC News. \"Such a high-cost, tax-inefficient strategy almost guarantees failure.\"

Cramer, on the other hand, loves to tweet about stocks, regardless of how the investing community reacts to his takes. Yesterday, he criticized popular meme stock Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY) over Twitter. But Cramer has made it clear that he believes investors should be buying on the dip right now. As he recently stated:

Cramer was also an "editor at large" for SmartMoney magazine. He was accused by some of an unethical practice when he made a $2 million personal gain after buying stocks before his recommendation article was published, though he was candid in the article that he had purchased the stock; however, according to Ira Lee Sorkin, former head of the New York office of the S.E.C., inasmuch as Cramer was a writer for a general-interest publication, an argument can be made that Cramer did not breach any obligations.[26]

Prominent market commentator Jim Cramer told investors not to dump their traditional, reliable stocks following Tuesday's trading session that saw major Wall Street indices record mixed performances.

Tech Stocks: Cramer asserted investors should avoid rushing into tech stocks as most companies have not yet taken the cost-reduction steps imperative for their stocks' recent runs to be sustainable, according to the report.

He pointed out that Tuesday's losses mark a buying opportunity for another group of stocks. "I remain more partial to those traditional cyclical stocks. You're getting a chance to buy them ahead of what I believe will be better earnings comparisons than you're going to see from tech," he said.

Unlike the U.S. and Canadian stocks on this list, Clever Leaves is a large global cannabis producer headquartered in Colombia with cultivation and extraction operations in Colombia, cultivation facilities in Portugal and a distribution network in Europe.

The stocks highlighted on this list are sourced from industry analysts, but they may not be a perfect fit for your portfolio. Before you decide to purchase any of these stocks, do plenty of research to ensure they are aligned with your financial goals and risk tolerance.

However, the first wave of U.S.-listed cannabis stocks has been something of a disappointment. Shares of high-growth, multi-state operators (MSOs) have slumped in 2023 as cannabis producers face pricing pressures in a fiercely competitive U.S. market.

Wayne Duggan is a Forbes Advisor contributor. He is also a staff writer at Benzinga, where he has reported on breaking financial market news and analyst commentary related to popular stocks since 2014. Mr. Duggan is also the author of the book "Beating Wall Street With Common Sense" and has contributed news and analysis to U.S. News & World Report, Seeking Alpha, and The Motley Fool. Mr. Duggan is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and resides in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Individual investors pretty much deserted the stock market years ago. They decided pretty much en masse, after the brutal losses of 2000 and the incredible declines in the 2007-2009 period, that stocks simply weren't worth the bother. Every time they beckoned in, something would go wrong, a flash crash of 2010, and finally the mini crash of August 2015, where we had no idea where anything was trading, we only knew that almost the entire market fell apart from the opening and trillions were lost in the blink of an eye. 041b061a72


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