Roubini: "Cramer is a buffoon; should shut up"

Discussion in 'Wall St. News' started by makloda, Apr 8, 2009.


    TORONTO (AP) -- CNBC's Jim Cramer has another feud on his hands.

    Just weeks after "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart took Cramer to task for trying to turn finance reporting into a "game," famous bear economist Nouriel Roubini criticized Cramer on Tuesday for predicting bull markets.

    "Cramer is a buffoon," said Roubini, a New York University economics professor often called Dr. Doom. "He was one of those who called six times in a row for this bear market rally to be a bull market rally and he got it wrong. And after all this mess and Jon Stewart he should just shut up because he has no shame."

    Cramer recently wrote in a blog that Roubini is "intoxicated" with his own "prescience and vision" and said Roubini should realize that things are better since the stock market bottom in March.

    Roubini said in 2006 that the worst recession in four decades was on its way. He has attracted attention for his gloomy - and accurate - predictions of the U.S. financial market meltdown.

    Roubini said the latest surge is just another bear market rally following the pattern of other rallies after the government intervened. He expects the market will test the previous low because of worse than expected macroeconomic news, disappointing earnings and because banks will fail after the stress tests come out.

    "Once people get the reality check than it's going to get ugly again," Roubini said.

    Roubini said Cramer should keep quiet.

    "He's not a credible analyst. Every time it was a bear market rally he said it was the beginning of a bull and he got it wrong," Roubini said in an interview with The Associated Press.

    Cramer has conceded he made some wrong calls, like most people watching the market. But he went on "Today" last October telling people that if they needed money in the next five years, take it out of the stock market. Anyone who heeded that advice saved money, he said.

    Roubini said he supports Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's plan to remove toxic assets from the banks. Cramer recently wrote that Roubini and Nobel laureate New York Times columnist Paul Krugman are both on "the nationalization jihad."

    "He keeps insulting me personally and saying a bunch of lies," Roubini said. "He doesn't even know I was supporting it so he says lies."

    Roubini made the comments before appearing with bank analyst Meredith Whitney and Canadian bears Ian Gordon and Eric Sprott at a Toronto event titled "A Night with the Bears." They all correctly predicted the current financial meltdown.

    Whitney, among the most bearish of bank analysts, said that some of the 19 banks undergoing government stress tests may not pass.

    "I think the big banks will get through and some of the smaller banks may not," Whitney said in interview with The AP.

    Gordon, author of The Long Wave Analyst newsletters, told the event's audience of 1,500 that he expects the Dow Jones industrial average to plummet to 1,000 based on the idea that economic events repeat themselves in regular sequence every 60 years or so.

    Sprott, a Canadian hedge fund owner, told the predominantly business crowd that systemic risk remains and that investors should buy gold.
  2. I'm beginning to side more and more with Cramer as these socialist wackos like Krugman and Roubini keep trying to target the free markets. Cramer may get it wrong sometimes, but he is trying to educate the public. But at least he doesn't preach higher taxes and wealth redistribution.
  3. Roubini is my hero.
  4. OMG!!! you have got to be kidding.
  5. Is Cramer a pawn?
  6. sprstpd


    Cramer is a hypocrite. He continually trashes people on his show but when he gets called out he cries that it is unfair and goes on every TV show imaginable to try and plead his case. Then he says on the Jon Stewart show that he will change his ways and try to do a calmer more informative show and yet he has just gotten more loud and irritating.

    He gets it wrong all the time and conveniently forgets to mention many of his blunders. For example, his buy XLF call in July 2008 as THE financial bottom. You got taken to the cleaners on this call. He never mentioned this call again. How about $80 stocks go to $120? You got reamed on every one of his $80 --> $120 picks. He never mentioned his $80 stocks go to $120 call again after all of his picks rolled over. So he may educate people, but in a really really really bad and dangerous way. Furthermore, he will tell people to wait 5 days before buying his stock picks, but then the day after he picks something, he will say something like "Wow, look how far up my pick from yesterday is! Booyah!" So either he is a complete idiot, or is a complete ego-maniac who cannot look in the mirror to reflect on what he truly does (screw people over). Either way, screw him and all his Cramerites. He needs to be taken off the air.
  7. The only better fade than Cramer is our resident tard-bull stock_turd3r.
  8. Pinozi


    Im hoping my sarcasm radar is broken and you are not serious about what you just posted
  9. Corelio


    Wrong?! Sometimes?
    Educate people?!

    Oh, please...

    I guess the old saying: "An idiot is born every minute" may actually be true.

  10. I don't like Cremer but we all have to know - we are in the bull market now !!!:D
    #10     Apr 8, 2009