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

Holding Steady Amid the Uncertainty

Markets off to shaky start as Trump takes office.

Jim Cramer on What to Expect From Alcoa, Lockheed, 3M and Texas Instruments

Jim Cramer on What to Expect From Alcoa, Lockheed, 3M and Texas Instruments

Jim Cramer breaks down the reasons why four companies are likely to surprise investors with positive earnings news on Tuesday.

Here's What Jim Cramer Thinks About Donald Trump's Plan to Keep Manufacturing in the U.S.

Here's What Jim Cramer Thinks About Donald Trump's Plan to Keep Manufacturing in the U.S.

President Donald Trump wants to keep plants in the U.S., but Jim Cramer says the issue is complicated and could result in a higher cost for American-made goods.

Jim Cramer Says Take a Longer-Term View on McDonald's Stock

Jim Cramer Says Take a Longer-Term View on McDonald's Stock

Investors were selling shares of McDonald's following its earnings report but Jim Cramer says they should take a longer-term view.

Cramer: With All This Jawboning, You Can't Buy Banks and You Can't Buy Oil

Cramer: With All This Jawboning, You Can't Buy Banks and You Can't Buy Oil

Some of this is just desperation by portfolio managers to find Trump-free stocks, ones that aren't affected by any of this chatter.