view transcript

We do these calls because as a former professional hedge fund manager I always thought that investors had a right to know what went on behind the scenes. I think communication about what and how we think is at the utmost and the calls are the best place to do it. We are trying to teach you to be a better manager of your own money. To do that we have to tell you what we did right and, more important, what we did wrong, so we can learn from our mistakes together to self-improve, which has been at the essence of what ActionAlerts as well as thestreet.com are about and always will be since I founded it 24 years ago.

New members and trialers we work endlessly to try to keep you up to date on the markets and our stocks suggestions with bulletins and Weekly Roundups. We provide you with exclusive straight-from-the-floor market commentary through my Daily Rundown videos, and supplement your own investment process through the creation of our investment indices which break up our recommended list into four distinct groups: Value, Growth, Blend, and Income.

Of course we provide maintenance on our Core Holdings and Portfolio Ratings. In many ways, though, I think the calls are the best benefit you get from joining the club, they are a special time when we give er all she's got to ensure that we are responding to you in the most direct and interactive way possible.

We want to remind members that real portfolio management is at the heart of what club membership is about. At its core, our service teaches our subscribers what it means to run money, bringing you behind the scenes into not only the "what" of our day-to-day trading, but more importantly, also the "why" with analysis that supports our decisions, helping subscribers make sense of the immense amount of moving pieces day-to-day that help inform any investment decision.

We've been through a lot since we talked last and we've got some valuable lessons that we have learned that we want to share with you today about what happened to stocks in what I am now describing as the Great Bear Market Month of 2018. We also have a new, exciting bullpen name we will reveal.

And, of course, we want to talk about what I see happening right now in the markets.

Jim Cramer's January Members-Only Call discussed markets, FAANG STOCKS and more Thursday, Jan.17.  We hope you found the conversation valuable!

Have you ever wondered why Jim holds these calls? He talked about it Thursday. Cramer said, "We do these calls because as a former professional hedge fund manager I always thought that investors had a right to know what went on behind the scenes."

He added, "I think communication about what and how we think is at the utmost and the calls are the best place to do it. We are trying to teach you to be a better manager of your own money."

"We want to remind members that real portfolio management is at the heart of what club membership is about. At its core, our service teaches our subscribers what it means to run money, bringing you behind the scenes into not only the "what" of our day-to-day trading, but more importantly, also the "why" with analysis that supports our decisions, helping subscribers make sense of the immense amount of moving pieces day-to-day that help inform any investment decision."

FAANG stocks--Facebook (FB - Get Report) , Amazon (AMZN - Get Report) , Apple (AAPL - Get Report) , Netflix and Google's parent company, Alphabet  (GOOG - Get Report) --were just a few of the stocks discussed Thursday.

Want to hear all of Jim's call with Action Alerts PLUS club members? Click here for details.