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

Treasury Pick Says Nothing New; Embrace Selloffs: Jim Cramer's Best Blog

Treasury Pick Says Nothing New; Embrace Selloffs: Jim Cramer's Best Blog

Jim Cramer ponders how nothing new can be great, and observes that a selloff can be quite embraceable.

Weekly Roundup

Inauguration draws markets' focus: What happens next? In the portfolio, we add to 2 positions and trim a third.

Jim Cramer Answers Your Investing Questions

Jim Cramer Answers Your Investing Questions

How long can the 'Trump Rally' last? What's a good ETF for a beginning investor?

Cramer: Trump Is Pretty Much as Advertised

Cramer: Trump Is Pretty Much as Advertised

The new president's agenda has been clear from the start, so don't act surprised.

Jim Cramer Explains How His Team Weighs Stocks

Jim Cramer Explains How His Team Weighs Stocks

Jim Cramer says he and his staff research stocks to buy for the Action Alerts PLUS charity portfolio by setting certain parameters, but they also keep it fluid.