Jim Cramer’s Best Plays In The Playbook: What To Do Before Investing, 401(k) Strategy

World’s greatest investors and their strategies

But 401(k) investment options vary widely from employer to employer and many offer high or hidden fees that over time can put a serious dent into your returns. That’s https://www.facebook.com/TheElevationGroup why Cramer advocates investing in a 401(k) only up to the employer match and only if the investment choices are acceptable. If not, invest in a self-directed individual IRA, where you’re allowed to invest $5,500 per year, Cramer said. To watch replays of Cramer’s video segments, visit the Mad Money page on CNBC. To sign up for Jim Cramer’s free Booyah!

5. George Soros Investment style: Short term speculation Best investment: Shorting the British Pound, 1992 Specializing in bonds and currencies, Soros turns broad economic trends into highly leveraged plays. He instructs investors to focus not on the amount of winners and losers but on the amount of money made or lost respectively. His Quantum fund has posted some of the all-time biggest profits, including a $2 billion dollar gain by shorting the British Pound and nearly breaking the Bank of England. 6. Benjamin Graham Investment style: Value Best investment: Teacher and mentor to Warren Buffet A pioneer in value investing, Benjamin Graham initiated the use of fundamental analysis and value investing principles used by fund managers today.

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