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What To Look For In a Mutual Fund

Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 6:59 PM ET
Cramer's Mutual Admiration
Discussing the economy and the state of financials, with Brian Ferguson, Dreyfus Premier Strategic Value and Mad Money host Jim Cramer.

It’s not easy finding the right mutual fund. Is it more important to have value plays or growth? How about both?



While technically a value fund, Cramer thinks the Dreyfus Premier Strategic Value Fund, run by fund manager Brian Ferguson, has the growth to make it the best of both worlds.

Ferguson told Cramer on Friday’s Mad Money that he focuses on stocks with attractive valuation as well as a proven track record of momentum. That winning combination is what led the fund to a 43% gain the year Ferguson took the helm.

If it’s a combination of value and growth you want in a mutual fund, Cramer recommended taking a look at the DAGVX. Or check out other mutual funds Cramer profiles in his newest book, Stay Mad For Life.


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