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

Cramer: Focus on Great Companies as the Market Digests the End of Health-Care Reform

Cramer: Focus on Great Companies as the Market Digests the End of Health-Care Reform

Particularly if Trump lets the sleeping (health-care) dog lie and gets back to deregulation and tax reform.

Investing in Europe May Not Be a Bad Idea; Tech Is the Place to Be: Jim Cramer's View

Investing in Europe May Not Be a Bad Idea; Tech Is the Place to Be: Jim Cramer's View

Cramer shares his views on Europe and tech earnings.

Have a Plan as Trump Rally Fades; Five Below Will Become a Retail Go-To Name: Jim Cramer's View

Have a Plan as Trump Rally Fades; Five Below Will Become a Retail Go-To Name: Jim Cramer's View

Cramer shares his views on what to do as the Trump rally fades, and also discusses how Five Below will become a retail go-to name.

Can Oil Say Whoa?; Don't Ignore Opportunities: Jim Cramer's Best Blog

Can Oil Say Whoa?; Don't Ignore Opportunities: Jim Cramer's Best Blog

Jim Cramer ponders how oil might be unable to stop, and discusses how costly missed opportunities can be.

Cramer: Can Oil Say Whoa to the Flow?

Cramer: Can Oil Say Whoa to the Flow?

Crude can't find its footing because we keep pumping more and more of it.