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

Why You Hold On to a Stock; Next Consumer Goods Takeover Target: Jim Cramer's Views

Why You Hold On to a Stock; Next Consumer Goods Takeover Target: Jim Cramer's Views

Cramer shares his views about which consumer goods company could be the next target, and explains why you hang on to a stock.

Market Not Laced With Kool-Aid; Apple Could Become a Consumer-Products Company: Jim Cramer's View

Market Not Laced With Kool-Aid; Apple Could Become a Consumer-Products Company: Jim Cramer's View

Cramer shares his views on how tired he is of hearing about Kool-Aid, and wonders if Apple could be valued as a consumer-products company one day.

Many Investors Aren't Just Playing Dumb; Tweeting Trump: Jim Cramer's Best Blog

Many Investors Aren't Just Playing Dumb; Tweeting Trump: Jim Cramer's Best Blog

Jim Cramer ponders what makes investors dumb, and talks about how Trump had to go and tweet.

Weekly Roundup

Markets keep surging amid strong earnings and upbeat Fed commentary. In the portfolio, we add to 3 positions and trim 4.

Cramer: Who Could Be the Next Consumer Goods Takeover Target?

Cramer: Who Could Be the Next Consumer Goods Takeover Target?

They are all now in play, until proved otherwise.