Jim Cramer does not get up out of bed at 4 a.m. every day just so that he can dish out the hottest stock picks to the "Mad Money" audience. He does it because he is passionate about educating investors on the ultimate insider's perspective for the market and how to make money.
"What I'd really like to do is empower you, and that starts with me teaching you all the many tricks I use to pick out great stocks and trade them like a pro," Cramer said.
So what does the "Mad Money" host look for when picking a stock?
One of the easiest ways for Cramer to identify the stocks that should be on his radar is to look at the new-high list. These are stocks that hit a new high in trading for the day, especially on days when the market is in bad shape. If it is hitting a new high on a down day, then obviously it has something good going for it.
When Cramer sees a stock on the new-high list, it is either because it is part of a bull market, it announced fantastic earnings, or there is tremendous sales momentum within the sector.