The Performance and Impact of Stock Picks Mentioned on 'Mad Money'
29 Pages Posted: 28 Sep 2007 Last revised: 21 Feb 2008
Date Written: February 18, 2008
We analyze both the market reaction and long-term returns of stock picks mentioned on the CNBC program Mad Money, hosted by former hedge fund manager Jim Cramer. We find that Cramer's stock-picking style is consistent with a positive-feedback trading strategy, favoring stocks which have outperformed over an interval prior to the pick date. Subsequent to a pick, Cramer's immediate effect on a stock appears inversely proportional to the corresponding firm's market capitalization. The returns over a six-month horizon provide some evidence in favor of Cramer's stock-picking ability. In particular, his recommendations on small-cap stocks accurately predict the long-run trends.
Keywords: mad money, CNBC, Jim Cramer
JEL Classification: G14
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