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

Cramer and His Team Stick to Their Disciplines -- Even When It's Disappointing

Cramer and His Team Stick to Their Disciplines -- Even When It's Disappointing

In the May Action Alerts PLUS members' call, Cramer talks about why the AAP team sticks to their discipline, even when it fails them. Watch now.

Cramer Equates Investing to Blackjack -- and so the Market Becomes the House.

Cramer Equates Investing to Blackjack -- and so the Market Becomes the House.

In the May Action Alerts PLUS members' call, Cramer equated the discipline of investing to the discipline of playing blackjack. Does the dealer always win? Watch now to find out!

Cramer's Team is Being Patient with the Financials -- Though They May Add More

Cramer's Team is Being Patient with the Financials -- Though They May Add More

In the May Action Alerts PLUS members' call, Cramer talks about why the AAP team sticks to their discipline, even when it fails them. Watch now.

Cramer Discuses the Addition of Textron to his Portfolio

Cramer Discuses the Addition of Textron to his Portfolio

In the May Action Alerts PLUS members' call, Cramer brought in Jeff Marks, Senior Portfolio Analyst of Action Alerts PLUS, to tell viewers why they like Textron. Watch now!

Jim Cramer: Some Common-Sense Observations About Rates, Bonds and Banks

Jim Cramer: Some Common-Sense Observations About Rates, Bonds and Banks

Can we stop thinking that the bond market is brilliant on a daily basis?

Cramer Talks Tech and Why Alphabet is Worrisome

Cramer Talks Tech and Why Alphabet is Worrisome

In the May Action Alerts PLUS members' call, Cramer talks tech. Watch now to find out which holdings the AAP team likes, why they think Microsoft is the best of all worlds and the one holding they worry about.

Apple's Stock Needs to Come Down, Says Cramer

Apple's Stock Needs to Come Down, Says Cramer

In the May Action Alerts PLUS members' call, Cramer talked Apple. The stock has been on a tear, so are they adding more? Watch now!

Cramer's Thoughts on the Comcast/21st Century Fox Offer

Cramer's Thoughts on the Comcast/21st Century Fox Offer

In the May Action Alerts PLUS members' call, Jim Cramer answered a question regarding the Comcast's all-cash offer for 21st Century Fox's assets. Watch now so see what he things.

Pepsico's Recent Stock Action Has Been Terrible, Says Cramer

Pepsico's Recent Stock Action Has Been Terrible, Says Cramer

In the May Action Alerts PLUS members' call, Cramer answered a question about the recent price action in PepsiCo. Watch now to see what he thinks of the premier snack and beverage company.

Cramer: Tech Investing Is Very Hard Now -- And Applied Materials Just Showed Why

Cramer: Tech Investing Is Very Hard Now -- And Applied Materials Just Showed Why

All of this will likely drive more people toward the remaining non-cell semis, data center and social media.