Jim Cramer has a bad reputation. He makes several buy and sell calls every night that his average performance can't be much different than average market performance. Surprisingly Jim Cramer's stock picks managed to beat the S&P 500 index according to two Northeastern University professors. We believe there are two reasons for that. The first one is that Cramer generally select stocks with certain characteristics, like momentum stocks. As a result of that he sometimes gets embarrased when one of these stocks blow like. Recently a long time Cramer favorite Netflix (NFLX) went down significantly. However, on the average these stocks beat the market. That's based on an 80-year historical pattern.
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