Stephanie Link, director of research for Cramer's Action Alerts PLUS portfolio, breaks down how to trade Cisco ahead of its earnings.

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Stephanie Link is the director of Research for Action Alerts PLUS, Jim Cramer?s premium investing service. She works daily with Cramer on the stock picks chosen for the Action Alerts PLUS portfolio. Prior to joining, Stephanie worked on Wall Street for 16 years. She spent nine years at the Prudential Equity Group as a managing director in U.S. institutional sales and as the N.Y. sales manager covering top national accounts. She was the managing director of equity research in her final year at the firm. Prior to that position, she worked at Dean Witter as an institutional sales person for six years. Link?s investment specialties include large-cap core stocks as well as value ideas.