Dueling Fools

Dueling Fools
July 28, 1999

Cramer v. Cramer
TheStreet.com Price (7/27/99): $31 3/4

The world of online financial journalism goes beyond our Foolish borders. This week we take a look at James Cramer and TheStreet.com (Nasdaq: TSCM) crew. Is this relatively new stock offering worth pondering?

Not all Fools agree. Brian Graney (TMF Panic) is bullish while David Marino-Nachison (TMF Braden) is not as optimistic. It's a Duel where we pit the goateed evil Cramer against the, well, goateed not-so-evil Cramer.

Who will ultimately pave this street? You will get to decide. After you're done, check out our Berskshire Hathaway Duel Flashback where we take a look back at things the Buffett way.

You Get to Vote!

Once you've read the arguments and the rebuttals, it's your time to cast your vote. We'll tabulate results each week and revisit them from time to time to see whether you were right! As always, we invite you to join us in the Dueling Fools Message board to continue the duel.

[Any suggestions, comments, praise, or flames, please send them along to the Dueling Fools Team.]

The Bull...
From this Fool's point of view, I think TheStreet.com's potential makes it an intriguing place to park some money right now, especially if you believe that the Internet has and will continue to change the way that all people -- particularly market addicts -- get their regular doses of information.
The Bear...
And as a newsman -- if anyone even uses that term anymore -- it's difficult not to appreciate the work of the entire TheStreet.com staff, a crew with a wide and impressive range of journalistic and financial experience. So it should follow that I'd be a cheerleader for the stock, right? Wrong (note my restraint in not using Cramer's trademark exclamatory "WRONG!" there).

Results for last week's Priceline.com Duel

Answer Percentage
I can't make up my mind


TMF Parlay's Bull argument


TMF Edible's Bear argument


They were both excellent


They were both lame