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

Focus on Earnings; Sometimes, Oil Gets in the Way of a Rally: Jim Cramer's View

Focus on Earnings; Sometimes, Oil Gets in the Way of a Rally: Jim Cramer's View

Cramer shares his views on why the White House isn't as important as focusing on earnings, and explains how oil is getting in the way of a rally.

Between Amazon and Alphabet; Oil Dominoes: Jim Cramer's View

Between Amazon and Alphabet; Oil Dominoes: Jim Cramer's View

Cramer shares his views on which is better: Amazon or Alphabet, and discusses the domino effect when oil falls.

Trading Strategies: Should We Really Be Thinking of Selling in May?

Trading Strategies: Should We Really Be Thinking of Selling in May?

Jim Cramer questions whether the old adage "Sell in May and go away" is still true.

How to Play Amazon, Walmart and Southwest in May

How to Play Amazon, Walmart and Southwest in May

Jim Cramer and Stephen Guilfoyle talk about hot stocks for May.

Western Digital Is a 'Total Anomaly': Jim Cramer's Best Blog

Western Digital Is a 'Total Anomaly': Jim Cramer's Best Blog

Jim Cramer ponders how Western Digital is a 'total anomaly,' and discusses how these are hard times for hardware.