Thursday, January 05, 2006

Boooooooooyah Jim- Let's Make Mad Money!






Pictures taken from Business Week online.

Come, 9 pm every night and its Cramer Time at our place, yes, Mad Money is what i am talking about. One of the most popular guys on TV today is Jim Cramer. Kids, old people and youngsters who are all into stocks love this man and his show. Cramer is the definition of top spirited vigor and this red-faced character depicts obsessive behavior on news reports yelling and banging his fists off. His show starts with hsi favourite one liner that He wants to make you a lot of money and not friends. The man has a $450 million hedge fund and still prowls the floors of TheStreet.com Inc's headquarters on Wall Street.

His show runs for an hour with Jim revealing a hot stock to buy or about owning an unknown company stock tip during the first quarter of his show. Then, the calls start to come in from all over the country-Its Booyah Jimmy all the way and folks ask him a question and off he goes with his hand gestures and expressions, throwing around stuff and banging the chair while he attacks every question thrown at him with his spontaneous animated talks.

I wonder how his voice doesn't crack or how he manages to sustain such a hyper level of energy throughout. Articles say that Jim Cramer is the same kinda person off the screen, even at work and a most shrewd and articulate "Stock Guru" who is all for popularity and limelight. Jim gives his wife due credit for bringing him to this level by motivating him into stocks.

Finally, his new book Cramer's Real Money: Sane Investing in an Insane World is selling like crazy on amazon and shows that Cramer has brought a new meaning and hope to sensible investing for common folks who are actively trading.

Booyah Folks!!!

8 comments:

Balaji said...

havent seen the show. but there was an article on him a few weeks ago in businessweek. so do u guys follow his recommendations and tips in investing? u guys millionaires yet? :)

mitr_bayarea said...

balaji- we haven't reached the millionaire point yet, but with a little help from friends like you who would lend us some money to invest, we could aim for that.

We don't follow all of his recommendations, but there is definitely some foundational tips one can learn from Cramer. Some of the stocks go up right after Jim talks about them or predicts in his show.

Raju said...

me no watch TV.. TV only for movies..

Sounds interesting.. would watch it after getting the cable TV..

mitr_bayarea said...

raju-

Oh! Didn't know that, yes, it would be an interesting experience to watch Jim Cramer's screaming at 9 pm....

Narayanan Venkitu said...

I've seen him in Bits and pieces and thought he was crazy.!!

After reading your post..I feel that I should maybe sit and watch a few of his programs.!

After all who doesn't want to become a millionaire..!! :)

TamilPonnu said...

Booooyah! mitr.. lol.. I like to watch Cramer too ..Adrenaline rush!!!

mitr_bayarea said...

Narayanan Sir: I still think that the guy is out of his mind and would keep telling my husband to turn off the TV at 9 pm or reduce the volume, cos i hated his screaming. But, eventually after a while you begin to listen to the contents of his show and slowly get hooked onto it.

Tamilponnu: Adrenaline Rush! Hahaha...You got that one right...

Priya said...

Thx for the info. Have never heard of the show. I think I will check it out now - too bad for folks like me who live on the East coast, the timing might not work out...but since I have Tivo, it shouldn't be a problem! ;-)