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

Bulking Up 2 of Our Newest Positions

We're capitalizing on the first broad weakness we have seen in some time.

TJX Reports Top and Bottom-Line Beats

Management announced a 20% increase to the quarterly dividend, along with the strong results -- but conservative guidance spooked some investors.

Trimming Half of a Consumer Play

We want to be disciplined in our approach and take some Kraft Heinz off the table.

Cramer: Home Depot Can't Be Beaten by Amazon

Cramer: Home Depot Can't Be Beaten by Amazon

The simple fact is that the consumer is still spending on housing.

Jim Cramer on Whether Retail Numbers Should Change Your Views

Jim Cramer on Whether Retail Numbers Should Change Your Views

These numbers confound those who say how dangerous this market is.