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: Intel Is in No Man's Land

Jim Cramer: Intel Is in No Man's Land

There's a big hate on hardware and I don't see what's going to change that.

AAP Exclusive: Nvidia is Tied to Crypto and That's Bad

AAP Exclusive: Nvidia is Tied to Crypto and That's Bad

In the April Action Alerts PLUS members' call, Jim Cramer talked about why it's bad that Nvidia is now tied to cryptocurrencies. Watch now.

Jim Cramer: A Litany of Woes Hits Stocks

Jim Cramer: A Litany of Woes Hits Stocks

Latest salvo in China trade war damages tech while higher rates and oil undercut consumer goods and housing.

AAP Exclusive: Cramer Says The President is No Longer on the Side of the Bulls

AAP Exclusive: Cramer Says The President is No Longer on the Side of the Bulls

A huge number of stocks are finding their P/E ratios being taken down, says Jim Cramer in his March's Action Alerts PLUS members' call. And that, along with the current market uncertainty, is causing the AAP team to take more stocks off the table. Watch now!

Jim Cramer: The Race to Be the First Trillion Dollar Company

Jim Cramer: The Race to Be the First Trillion Dollar Company

The handicapping shows an insanely close race: Apple, Amazon, Alphabet and Microsoft.

Jim Cramer on Acacia Communications: Read the 10-K Report

Jim Cramer on Acacia Communications: Read the 10-K Report

Investors would have known about Acacia Communications small customer base had they read the risks section of the company's annual 10-K report, according to TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer.

Jim Cramer on Procter & Gamble: Their Prices Are Too High

Jim Cramer on Procter & Gamble: Their Prices Are Too High

Procter & Gamble's product prices are too high, according to TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer.

Video: Jim Cramer Reveals Why Stocks Are Moving Lower Thursday

Video: Jim Cramer Reveals Why Stocks Are Moving Lower Thursday

TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer attributed the initial declines in Thursday's trading session to worries about Apple's iPhone and lackluster results from Procter & Gamble.

Jim Cramer: How Qualcomm's Deal for NXP Semi Went From a Sure Winner to Disaster

Jim Cramer: How Qualcomm's Deal for NXP Semi Went From a Sure Winner to Disaster

This deal could be the first real retaliation against the U.S. tech industry.

AAP Exclusive: Cramer on Why They Sold Broadcom Shares

AAP Exclusive: Cramer on Why They Sold Broadcom Shares

In the April Action Alerts PLUS members' call, Cramer talks about exactly why and how they sold shares of Broadcom. Watch now.