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

Jim Cramer: Time for the Fed to Do One and Wait

Jim Cramer: Time for the Fed to Do One and Wait

Here's how Jerome Powell can stand down after this hike and not compromise the independence of the Fed.

Jim Cramer: Looking for Anomalies

Jim Cramer: Looking for Anomalies

The real anomaly is Applied Materials.

Jim Cramer: 'Extremely Powerful Bear Market' Except for These Stocks

Jim Cramer: 'Extremely Powerful Bear Market' Except for These Stocks

Jim Cramer recommends that consumers use these stocks to buy the stocks that have been beaten down by the looming bear market.

Jim Cramer Breaks Down Target Earnings

Jim Cramer Breaks Down Target Earnings

Target promptly fell after releasing earnings on Tuesday. Here's what Jim Cramer thinks about the company's report.

Jim Cramer's Advice for Investors During a Bear Market

Jim Cramer's Advice for Investors During a Bear Market

Need some advice during the market sell-off? Jim Cramer's got your back.

Jim Cramer: It Is Time to Do Some Buying

Jim Cramer: It Is Time to Do Some Buying

Make sure you know the quarter is good or there is a catalyst.

Jim Cramer: This Tech Decline Is Based on Assumptions, not Facts

Jim Cramer: This Tech Decline Is Based on Assumptions, not Facts

Attempts to rally have failed, with the data center's supposed weakness at the heart of it.

The Market Is 'Full Blown Bear,' Says Jim Cramer

The Market Is 'Full Blown Bear,' Says Jim Cramer

Worried about the market? Jim Cramer has some advice for investors.

Jim Cramer: Here Are 10 Big Problems the Market Is Facing Now

Jim Cramer: Here Are 10 Big Problems the Market Is Facing Now

We are all struggling to figure out when this rout ends.

Apple's Business Is 'Strong' but Storyline Is 'Negative,' Says Jim Cramer

Apple's Business Is 'Strong' but Storyline Is 'Negative,' Says Jim Cramer

Jim Cramer breaks down Apple and its decline.