Action Alerts PLUS Up 16.72% in 2012
Beats the S&P 500 Index with Dividends Reinvested
NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2013
NEW YORK, Jan.9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --TheStreet, Inc. (Nasdaq:TST), a leading
digital financial media company, today announced that the charitable trust
portfolio of Jim Cramer, TheStreet's founder and chief markets commentator,
gained 16.72% in 2012, beating the S&P 500 index with dividends reinvested by
72 basis points. This performance comes after trading fees and is
extraordinary because subscribers receive advance notice of each trade, and
markets often move between the time that an alert is sent and the trade is
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"When I started this experiment by placing $3 million in a charitable trust
and notifying Action Alerts PLUS subscribers of my buys and sells before I
made them, I knew that I would be trading with one hand tied behind my back,"
said Mr. Cramer. "Together with Stephanie Link, my co-portfolio manager, I
wanted to show that there is always a bull market somewhere, and playing with
an open hand allows us to teach others how it all works," Mr. Cramer
continued. "By generating 2012 trading profits and beating the S&P 500 Index
with dividends reinvested, after fees, even with a lag time between alerting
subscribers and executing the trades, I again demonstrated that good stock
picking beats index funds."
"I'm proud of Action Alerts PLUS, not only for its 2012 performance and its
donation of over $1.5 million to charity, since formation of the trust, with
more gains to be distributed in 2013, but because it empowers investors to run
their own money and hold their advisors and mutual fund managers accountable,"
said Mr. Cramer. "Stephanie and I work hand and glove to explain to people how
professional portfolio managers make their decisions, and we are thrilled to
start another year of showing, in real time, the process of managing money
with real dollars, hopefully, to make as much money for charity as we can."
A unique service, Action Alerts PLUS (www.actionalertsplus.com), allows
subscribers to receive advance notice of the actual trading of Mr. Cramer's
charitable trust portfolio, together with an explanation of why every trade is
being made. The service allows subscribers to trade alongside Mr. Cramer and
Ms. Link, deepen their knowledge of the markets and strengthen their investing
skills. The service also provides a weekly round-up of the portfolio and stock
market actions, every Friday after market close, which summarizes the team's
weekly stock actions, strategy and allows subscribers to develop game plan for
the following week of trading. The round-ups also provide important upcoming
corporate meetings, economic data points and key items that they are watching
that will move the markets. In addition, they rank every stock held by the
portfolio to show the best possible buys and sells for those who want to focus
on immediate trading opportunities.
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