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Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Why 'Headline Investing' Is Irrational

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In the heart of earnings season, you cannot possibly make a rational judgment based on the headlines alone, Jim Cramer warned his Mad Money viewers Monday.

Cramer said in today's rapid-fire news cycle, most institutions have just minutes to scan a company's earnings release, compare numbers against expectations, then cobble together a reason why there was a "beat" or a "miss" before moving on to the next stock. But without listening to the company's conference call for context, these instant analyses are often dead wrong.

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