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: It's Hard to Buy on Fridays

Jim Cramer: It's Hard to Buy on Fridays

The threat of trade war retaliations puts a damper on buying ahead of the weekend.

Nucor Is Waiting to See if Steel Tariffs Will Be Implemented, Jim Cramer Says

Nucor Is Waiting to See if Steel Tariffs Will Be Implemented, Jim Cramer Says

TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer interviewed Nucor's CEO John Ferriola on CNBC's Mad Money.

Jim Cramer: Will Apple or Amazon Become the World's First Trillion Dollar Stock?

Jim Cramer: Will Apple or Amazon Become the World's First Trillion Dollar Stock?

TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer is keeping an eye on whether Apple or Amazon will become the world's first trillion dollar company in terms of market cap.

Video: Jim Cramer on Apple, Amazon, Alphabet and Nucor

Video: Jim Cramer on Apple, Amazon, Alphabet and Nucor

TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer weighs in on Friday's trending stocks.

Jim Cramer on Apple: I Will Be Less Worried After it Reports

Jim Cramer on Apple: I Will Be Less Worried After it Reports

TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer cited cautious Apple commentary from Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty.

Jim Cramer: Apple Isn't the Be-All and End-All of the Markets

Jim Cramer: Apple Isn't the Be-All and End-All of the Markets

Fridays are tough because of Chinese retaliation in what's become a hot trade war as the US fights back.

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!