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

Portfolio Update on 8 Key Holdings

After seesaw action Monday and Tuesday, let's take a look at Apple, Costco, Citi, Comcast, NXP, Panera, Starbucks and Wells Fargo.

Jim Cramer Says Tough to Own Discounter Retailers and Grocery Stores

Jim Cramer Says Tough to Own Discounter Retailers and Grocery Stores

Jim Cramer says Walmart's price cutting is making it tough to own discount retailers and grocery stores.

Jim Cramer Would Have Liked to Hear More About Trade in the Presidential Debate

Jim Cramer Would Have Liked to Hear More About Trade in the Presidential Debate

Jim Cramer shares his views about trade and last night's presidential debate.

Jim Cramer on What to Watch When Fed Chair Janet Yellen Goes to Capitol Hill

Jim Cramer on What to Watch When Fed Chair Janet Yellen Goes to Capitol Hill

Jim Cramer looks ahead to Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen's testimony on Capitol Hill Wednesday.

Cramer: FAAA Has a Long, Long Way to Run

Cramer: FAAA Has a Long, Long Way to Run

Owning a couple of my new on-the-fly acronym looks smart.