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
A Democratic Sweep?; M&A Just the Beginning: Jim Cramer's Best Blogs
Jim Cramer ponders why M&A is just the start of the story and also wonders what a Democratic sweep would do to the markets.
Flood of earnings, data and reports restrains the market, with no help from Wednesday's debate. We added to one of our portfolio positions.
Cramer: Takeover Talks Drown Out Earnings Reports
Prospective deals are hijacking an earnings-based focus on fundamentals.
Jim Cramer Says Honeywell Is a Better Story Than General Electric Right Now
Jim Cramer says he's disappointed by General Electric's quarter and notes Honeywell looks better right now.
Here Is Jim Cramer's Third Quarter Earnings Scorecard
What should investors expect from third quarter earnings? Jim Cramer weighs in.