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: The 10-Year Yield Could Go to 2.75%

Jim Cramer: The 10-Year Yield Could Go to 2.75%

The 10-year Treasury yield is back below 3% and TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer thinks the yield could dip to 2.75%.

Replay: Jim Cramer on the Markets, 10-Year Yield, Oil Prices and Foot Locker

Replay: Jim Cramer on the Markets, 10-Year Yield, Oil Prices and Foot Locker

TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer weighs in on Friday's trending stocks from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Jim Cramer: Intuit Had a Fantastic Quarter

Jim Cramer: Intuit Had a Fantastic Quarter

TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer thinks Intuit is a buy at current levels, even though the stock has moved up.

Jim Cramer: What Goes Down Must Go Up?

Jim Cramer: What Goes Down Must Go Up?

Everyone's thinking inflation. I say go the other way.

Jim Cramer on Foot Locker's Earnings: Nike Is a Buy

Jim Cramer on Foot Locker's Earnings: Nike Is a Buy

Amid better than expected results from Foot Locker, TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer thinks Nike and Under Armour are buys.

Jim Cramer: We Have Some Strong Opportunities to Make Some Money Here

Jim Cramer: We Have Some Strong Opportunities to Make Some Money Here

All of these stocks are standard go-to names when inflation is peaking.

Replay: Jim Cramer on North Korea, Oil Prices, Apple and Carnival Corporation

Replay: Jim Cramer on North Korea, Oil Prices, Apple and Carnival Corporation

TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer weighs in on Thursday's trending market topics from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Jim Cramer: The Stock Market's Having a Real Hard Time Evaluating Anything

Jim Cramer: The Stock Market's Having a Real Hard Time Evaluating Anything

There's an emotional component to trading that simply doesn't allow people to think straight.

Jim Cramer: If You're Concerned About Visa's Run, Check Out Global Payments

Jim Cramer: If You're Concerned About Visa's Run, Check Out Global Payments

For investors who think Visa shares have run too much, Global Payments is a stock to consider, according to TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer.

Jim Cramer: Taming the Inflation Beast

Jim Cramer: Taming the Inflation Beast

Don't stop fretting about inflation, but barring endless tariffs by the president, it is anything but permanent.