The Faithful Still Flock to Jim Cramer

And TheStreet.com's stock-picking guru keeps dishing advice with bravado, though his portfolio is down and his wisdom now has a price tag

Last year, James J. Cramer was treated like a deity by many day traders. As co-founder of TheStreet.com, he would write virtually nonstop analyses of how to play the market -- sometimes posting columns mere minutes apart. When not lambasting those on Wall Street who didn't meet his expectations, he would pontificate on TV. All in all, quite a show. As he put it in a recent column: "I am one of those linebackers that doesn't like people coming into my zone, and if you do, you should expect punishment if you are from the other team."

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