Jim Cramer

Jim Cramer runs the charitable trust portfolio, Action Alerts PLUS, and writes daily market commentary for TheStreet's RealMoney premium service. He also participates in video segments on TheStreet TV and serves as host of CNBC's "Mad Money" television program.

Cramer graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, where he was president of The Harvard Crimson. He worked as a journalist at the Tallahassee Democrat and the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, covering everything from sports to homicide before moving to New York to help start American Lawyer magazine. After a three-year stint, Cramer entered Harvard Law School and received his J.D. in 1984. Instead of practicing law, however, he joined Goldman Sachs, where he worked in sales and trading. In 1987, he left Goldman to start his own hedge fund. While he worked at his fund, Cramer helped start Smart Money for Dow Jones and then, in 1996, he founded TheStreet. In 2000, Cramer retired from active money management to embrace media full time, including radio and television.

Cramer is the author of Confessions of a Street Addict," "You Got Screwed," "Jim Cramer's Real Money," "Jim Cramer's Mad Money," "Jim Cramer's Stay Mad for Life," "Jim Cramer's Getting Back to Even" and, most recently,"Get Rich Carefully."  He has written for Time magazine and New York magazine and has been featured on CBS' 60 Minutes, NBC's Nightly News with Brian Williams, Meet the Press, Today, The Tonight Show, Late Night and MSNBC's Morning Joe

Recent Articles By The Author

Cramer: Listen to the 3 Biggest Banks; Not the Fed, Not Politicians

Cramer: Listen to the 3 Biggest Banks; Not the Fed, Not Politicians

More loans, more spending, and fewer customers going broke point to strength.

Amazon, Merck, Freshpet: Jim Cramer's Views

Amazon, Merck, Freshpet: Jim Cramer's Views

Cramer shares his views on the pajama traders, and talks turkey about pet stocks.

Citigroup, Costco, Home Depot: Jim Cramer's Views

Citigroup, Costco, Home Depot: Jim Cramer's Views

Cramer shares his views on why selling Bank of America should not be easy and examines the big waves from a small-business survey.

Risking Downgrades; Valuing Banks on Earnings: Jim Cramer's Best Blog

Risking Downgrades; Valuing Banks on Earnings: Jim Cramer's Best Blog

Jim Cramer ponders how giving in to Trump risks downgrades, and how we may finally be valuing banks on earnings.

Here's Why Jim Cramer Won't Buy Foreign Stocks Right Now

Here's Why Jim Cramer Won't Buy Foreign Stocks Right Now

Jim Cramer says he won't buy foreign stocks right now because 'you may make money on the actual stock performance, but you'll lose it in the currency [conversion].'