February 27, 2014

Doug Kass has 'man crush' on Jim Cramer

Let me start off by saying I am a biased observer of the Cramer phenomenon.

Frankly, I have a "man crush" on the guy. I have written extensively about Jimmy in my diary on Real Money Pro. And at the end of every year, I write a heartfelt tribute to him entitled "Jim Cramer's Pool."

Jim is a whirlwind, a true force of nature. He embodies not only the strongest work ethic extant (something Omega Advisors' Lee Cooperman taught me is at the epicenter of investment success) but in my decades in the investment business I know of no other person that possesses the breadth of knowledge about individual stocks. He is a reservoir of information.

I might not always be in agreement with Jim's investment ideas -- I am, after all, the Anti-Cramer -- but, much to my chagrin, in the majority of our disagreements Jim turns out to be correct.