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Good grief! Great link, and what a putz the guy is!

In that article, Cramer opens with this:

You want winners? You want me to put my Cramer Berkowitz hedge fund hat on and just discuss what my fund is buying today to try to make money tomorrow and the next day and the next? You want my top 10 stocks for who is going to make it in the New World? You know what? I am going to give them to you. Right here. Right now.

OK. Here goes. Write them down -- no handouts here!: 724 Solutions (SVNX:Nasdaq - news), Ariba (ARBA:Nasdaq - news), Digital Island (ISLD:Nasdaq - news), Exodus (EXDS:Nasdaq - news), InfoSpace.com (INSP:Nasdaq - news), Inktomi (INKT:Nasdaq - news), Mercury Interactive (MERQ:Nasdaq - news), Sonera (SNRA:Nasdaq - news), VeriSign (VRSN:Nasdaq - news) and Veritas Software (VRTS:Nasdaq - news).


And how have these stocks done?

2/29/2000 2/23/2002 return
svnx 188.25 1.34 -99.29%
arba 132.25 3.79 -97.13%
isld 108 3.4 -96.85%
exds 68 0.03 -99.96%
insp 108.5 1.6 -98.53%
inkt 137.125 3.92 -97.14%
merq 96.375 32.92 -65.84%
snra 39.96 4.42 -88.94%
vrsn 253 23.5 -90.71%
vrts 131.917 34.32 -73.98%

average return -90.84%

(Note - isld was acquired in May 2001 at $3.40/sh. I had to estimate the 2/29/2000 prices for isld and exds from charts, due to the isld acquisition and exds's symbol change.)

Well, that's not a great return over two years, is it, for the companies that constituted Cramer's Top Ten.

Here's another wonderful quote from the article:
Most of these companies don't even have earnings per share, so we won't have to be constrained by that methodology for quarters to come.

It is important to note that Cramer is now doing political commentary on television. One can only hope that he will bring to the endeavor the same level of high quality analysis he bequeathed to the stockpicking world.

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