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James J. Cramer

June 21, 2004 | The Bottom Line
Viacom SOS

Mel Karmazin jumped ship, giving the entertainment company a perfect chance to change its business model. Ad sales are out. Geeks are in.

June 7, 2004 | The Bottom Line
Blue Light Special

Or why Kmart—the downscale, beleaguered retailer everyone loves to hate—is the next Berkshire Hathaway.

May 24, 2004 | The Bottom Line
Bear With Us

Low interest rates, strong job growth, and rosy corporate profits usually spell a bull market. So why are the grizzlies on the loose?

April 19, 2004 | The Bottom Line
Ogling Google

The hit dot-com’s IPO seems to present the most attractive stock opportunity in years, but do a little searching and you’ll find potential trouble in the making.

April 5, 2004 | The Bottom Line
Book Learning

Bookkeeping problems used to mark a stock as a must-sell. Today, when a company comes clean about creative accounting, it can signal an attractive bargain.

March 15, 2004 | The Bottom Line
Analyze This

Wall Street reforms have succeeded in making stock analysts less corrupt. But that doesn’t mean they’re less-often wrong.

March 1, 2004 | The Bottom Line
Mouse Hunting

The Disney–Comcast deal makes sense for everyone. So why hasn’t it happened? With the canny Roberts family at Comcast’s helm, who says it won’t?

February 16, 2004 | The Bottom Line
Blue-Chip Specials

Yes, stock prices have been soaring, but rarely have the highest-quality offerings been selling at such deliciously low prices. Go ahead, dig in.

January 19, 2004 | The Bottom Line
Lovable Losers

Just because a stock is beaten down, reeling, and universally maligned doesn’t mean you shouldn’t buy it. Here, five stinkers that could yield sweet returns.

January 5, 2004 | The Bottom Line
Onward, Upward

The Fed will likely tighten interest rates. The markets hate rate hikes. So why will bulls, not bears, prosper in the coming year? Here’s why.

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