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

Replay: In Search of Market Gold: Cramer on Oil, Slack and Canopy Growth

Replay: In Search of Market Gold: Cramer on Oil, Slack and Canopy Growth

Jim Cramer weighs in on the surges in gold and oil, Slack's first full day as a public company and Canopy Growth's earnings report.

Jim Cramer: These Hated Retailers Are Finally Catching a Bid - But Why?

Jim Cramer: These Hated Retailers Are Finally Catching a Bid - But Why?

The disparity right now between Walmart and Kohl's or Target and Macy's is the greatest I have ever seen it.

Cramer Goes Inside Canopy Growth's Quest to Be the Only Winner in Legal Cannabis

Cramer Goes Inside Canopy Growth's Quest to Be the Only Winner in Legal Cannabis

Jim Cramer weighs in on Canopy Growth and why the company is spending so much money.

Jim Cramer: Why Slack Is an 'Orphan'

Jim Cramer: Why Slack Is an 'Orphan'

Curious about Slack now that it's public? Here's why Jim Cramer considers the company an 'orphan.'

Here's What It Would Take for Jim Cramer to Invest in Slack

Here's What It Would Take for Jim Cramer to Invest in Slack

Jim Cramer zeroes in on the one thing it would take for him to invest in Slack for his Action Alerts PLUS trust portfolio.

Why Jim Cramer Is Approaching the Markets With Caution

Why Jim Cramer Is Approaching the Markets With Caution

Jim Cramer breaks down what he's keeping a close eye on in the markets and his thoughts on oil.

Jim Cramer: Be Aware of Possible IPO-O, aka Initial Public Offering Overload

Jim Cramer: Be Aware of Possible IPO-O, aka Initial Public Offering Overload

Do we finally have too many new stocks, and are we running out of ammunition to buy them without wholesale liquidation of other stocks?

Replay: Do You Even Slack? Jim Cramer Works in the Fed, Oracle and Slack

Replay: Do You Even Slack? Jim Cramer Works in the Fed, Oracle and Slack

Jim Cramer weighs in on whether or not the Fed did enough to avoid a tweet from Trump, Oracle's earnings report and Slack's first day as a public company.

Jim Cramer: Can We Take It Higher?

Jim Cramer: Can We Take It Higher?

On a historic day when we set new records, let's look at the Dow Jones Industrial Average's Top 10 winners to see how lofty -- or nosebleed -- we really are.

What Jim Cramer Doesn't Like About Slack's Direct Listing

What Jim Cramer Doesn't Like About Slack's Direct Listing

Jim Cramer breaks down the one thing he's not a fan of when it comes to Slack's direct listing.