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

Which Way Is the Economy Heading?; Fields Run Over at Ford: Jim Cramer's View

Which Way Is the Economy Heading?; Fields Run Over at Ford: Jim Cramer's View

Cramer shares his views on which way the economy is really heading, and discusses what happened to Ford's Mark Fields.

Investors Keep Getting It Wrong; Waymo Is Miles Ahead: Jim Cramer's View

Investors Keep Getting It Wrong; Waymo Is Miles Ahead: Jim Cramer's View

Cramer shares his views on how investors keep getting it wrong, and also discusses how Waymo is getting it right.

Oil Is Going Down; Caterpillar, JPMorgan Tell You How the Market Fares: Jim Cramer's Best Blog

Oil Is Going Down; Caterpillar, JPMorgan Tell You How the Market Fares: Jim Cramer's Best Blog

Jim Cramer discusses oil and also mentions how to tell how the market is faring.

John Kasich: Division in America Isn't Just About Politics

John Kasich: Division in America Isn't Just About Politics

The division in America isn't just related to politics, according to Ohio Governor John Kasich.

Cramer: Investors Keep Getting It Wrong

Cramer: Investors Keep Getting It Wrong

As long as people make mass misjudgments like with Best Buy, there will be opportunities,