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

Jim Cramer on Oil: No One Wants to Give Up Market Share

Jim Cramer on Oil: No One Wants to Give Up Market Share

TheStreet's Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer said no one wants to give up their share in the oil market.

Jim Cramer: I'm Worried About Nike

Jim Cramer: I'm Worried About Nike

Nike's competitors are stepping up their games and that should be worrisome for shareholders of the sneaker giant, says Jim Cramer.

Jim Cramer Breaks Down Potential Twitter Buyers

Jim Cramer Breaks Down Potential Twitter Buyers

TheStreet's Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer analyzes the potential buyers of Twitter.

Cramer: The High Cost of Keeping Jobs in America

Cramer: The High Cost of Keeping Jobs in America

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Exiting a Financial Services Position

We are selling our remaining shares in PayPal as they are trading above our price target and cost basis.