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 Operative Term for This Tape Is Treacherous

Jim Cramer: The Operative Term for This Tape Is Treacherous

Use it to your advantage or don't use it at all.

Jim Cramer on Why McDonald's Is a Safe Haven in a Volatile Market

Jim Cramer on Why McDonald's Is a Safe Haven in a Volatile Market

Jim Cramer breaks down why investors should consider Real Money's stock of the day, McDonald's.

'Canada Is a Sovereign State of Goodness,' Says Jim Cramer

'Canada Is a Sovereign State of Goodness,' Says Jim Cramer

Jim Cramer breaks down the market's reaction to the auto tariffs and expresses his love for Canada.

Should You Stay Away From Tech ETFs? Why Jim Cramer Is Sticking to Stocks

Should You Stay Away From Tech ETFs? Why Jim Cramer Is Sticking to Stocks

Here's why Jim Cramer isn't a fan of tech ETF's.

The Tech Effect: Jim Cramer's Play When the Market's Volatile

The Tech Effect: Jim Cramer's Play When the Market's Volatile

Jim Cramer goes through what investors need to know about ETFs, Real Money's stock of the day and why the auto stocks surged.

Jim Cramer: Don't Buy Tech ETFs, Buy Strong Tech Stocks

Jim Cramer: Don't Buy Tech ETFs, Buy Strong Tech Stocks

There are some solid individual names in tech, but traders must be selective.

Jim Cramer: Apple Is a Perfect Metaphor for This Market

Jim Cramer: Apple Is a Perfect Metaphor for This Market

Apple makes the finest consumer products in history but its stock has gotten hammered in recent months.

Jim Cramer to Elon Musk: 'No Lawyer in the World Would Say You Should Do This'

Jim Cramer to Elon Musk: 'No Lawyer in the World Would Say You Should Do This'

Jim Cramer says that Tesla's a cult stock following Elon Musk's comments on 60 Minutes.

Jim Cramer: Why Uber and Lyft IPOs Are Bad for the Market

Jim Cramer: Why Uber and Lyft IPOs Are Bad for the Market

Jim Cramer weighs in on the news that Uber and Lyft have both filed for IPO's.

'Apple's Stock Is Getting Killed Again,' Says Jim Cramer

'Apple's Stock Is Getting Killed Again,' Says Jim Cramer

Apple's stock is dipping again after it was reported that a Chinese court granted an injunction that could limit iPhone sales in China.