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: What Was Bad Yesterday Is Good Today

Cramer: What Was Bad Yesterday Is Good Today

The election of Trump plus strong non-farm payroll numbers have made a world of difference.

Buying More American Electric Power

Shares have reached our sweet spot.

Cramer: 3 Industries That Can Beat the Tweets Under Trump

Cramer: 3 Industries That Can Beat the Tweets Under Trump

A month after the election, we seem to be chipping away at the supposed winners.

Cramer: Markets Are Shrugging off Italian Referendum Worries

Cramer: Markets Are Shrugging off Italian Referendum Worries

The surprise factor turned out not to be a surprise.

Last Week's Portfolio Changes

We downgraded ratings on 3 positions and raised our price target on another.