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Jim Cramer's Getting Back to Even offers the most detailed guidance he has ever given on how to invest in a changed market. Savvy investors will not just survive; they will thrive. Your portfolio won't fix itself; you have to do that. It's easy to close your eyes and pretend that it all never happened, but you'll never get back to even that way, much less profit from the opportunities that this new market offers to investors who know where to put their money.

For the first time in any of his books, Cramer offers a portfolio of twelve stocks that he says are poised to profit from the economic recovery. And he gives investors a list of five regional banks that could make big moves and return a handsome reward to shareholders. As always, Cramer explains why investors can't just take his word but have to "buy and homework" on these stocks to make sure that their stories don't change.

If you're near or in retirement, Cramer tells you why stocks should still be an important part of your investment portfolio. And for younger investors, Cramer explains why you must take advantage of what could be a rare opportunity to buy stocks at fabulous prices and set up a terrific portfolio. And as if all that weren't enough, Cramer has come up with 25 new rules for the post-crash market. (Rule Number 4. It pays to follow the dumb money.)

The foundation for the portfolios that will soar when the economic recovery takes hold, Jim Cramer's Getting Back to Even is indispensable for any investor still reeling in shock from the 2008-2009 market collapse and wondering where to go from here.

©2009 J.J. Cramer (P)2009 Simon & Schuster

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  • Dover NH, United States
  • 11-21-09

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This is the Absolute best finance Audio book I have purchased from audible, and I have bought many!Cramer truely has the bachelors and the bravado to share the stocks he knows and likes.With a heart for teaching unequal by anyone else this book is written at the most lucrative time coming off the March low and should be looked back upon several years from now as for making the interested speculator/Investor a Fortune! Two thumbs up Mr.Cramer,well done for a MUST READ! :)

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Basic information, but dated

Would you try another book from James J. Cramer and/or James J. Cramer?

Yes, crammer is a good source

Was Jim Cramer's Getting Back to Even worth the listening time?

Barely, the book mainly address a relatively short period after the 2008 market collapse.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • James
  • deerfield beach, FL, USA
  • 11-20-09

Back to even and then some because of this guy!

The hero of the everyday investor or trader and inspiration to so many to get in the game we call the stock market, does it again. Watch Mad Money on CNBC and read this man's books if you are looking for investment guidance.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Roger
  • Orlando, Florida United States
  • 01-12-10

Positive Attitude, Positive Actions

Cramer is always good for a list of actions you can really take, and for a positive attitude about getting your money working for you.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Jim Cramer - is fantastic. I am learning so much thank you. Top recommendation for those learning

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  • Ryan
  • United States
  • 09-03-12

A good overview of the book.

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Listening to the book gave a good overview. You can definitely tell it is an abridged version I would have liked to have had the option for the unabridged version. As long as you keep a high level view in mind for the instructions it is good.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I would have liked have to have added more content.

What about James J. Cramer’s performance did you like?

It was nice to hear things in typical Jim Cramer fashion.

Did Jim Cramer's Getting Back to Even inspire you to do anything?

It did solidify some things that I already knew and gave me insight into other things that I did not know

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  • Russon
  • Astoria, NY, United States
  • 09-19-12

A great second book on the markets.

Would you consider the audio edition of Jim Cramer's Getting Back to Even to be better than the print version?

Sadly the audio version doesn't... It's a Cheeseburger with no meat.
It's great to listen to, but it needs to be illustrated Unfortunatly.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The last one, specifically the stock replacement part

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


Any additional comments?

It could have been soooo good, but it's like football on the radio....

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Very basic, ok if you are just starting to trade

The book is ok, as long as you have not spend much time reading about trading before. Nothing in this book is new, but it is a good overview.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Brad
  • Edmond, OK, USA
  • 12-30-09

Snake Oil Salesman

Jim Cramer is an ENTERTAINER and a far cry from an investment advisor. The book is boring. You could lose alot of money taking his advice. Test this for yourself by following some of his recommendations on his CNBC show Mad Money.

2 of 9 people found this review helpful