Jim Cramer, outspoking markets commentator for CNBC's Kudlow and Cramer, is a director and major shareholder of theStreet.com, a firm he co-founded. Regularly on the program he tells viewers that he owns or is going to acquire certain securities that are a result of his RealMoney.com stock selector service. However, according to the NY Times, CNBC has now implemented a new policy that forbids individual ownership of stocks (though funds are okay) for its managers and news staff and their spouses and dependants for the purpose of avoiding a potential conflict of interest (See story link (reg req.)). Since I assume that Cramer is not about to give up his lucrative RealMoney.com service will he have to quit CNBC as a host (though he still might come on as a guest)? Can he go back to Fox where he once had a show (that got into some controversy about his touting of theStreet.com as a stock pick)? Might he have to camp out at CNNfn or (god forbid) PBS's Wall Street Week with Fortune? His run as a tv personality might be over. Which is too bad.