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

Listening to Talking Heads? Snap Out of It: Cramer on Apple, Earnings, Markets

Listening to Talking Heads? Snap Out of It: Cramer on Apple, Earnings, Markets

Jim Cramer has some advice for investors listening to their market gurus, and he weighs in on how markets are doing with the slew of earnings that we've received and what he thinks of the reported offer Apple made Intel for its smartphone modem chip business.

Jim Cramer: Make Up Your Own Mind, Don't Listen to Market 'Gurus'

Jim Cramer: Make Up Your Own Mind, Don't Listen to Market 'Gurus'

Even Ray Dalio gets it wrong. Treat as suspect anyone who has a broad and sweeping rap against stocks, it could save you money.

How Can a Stock Gain on Missed Earnings Expectations? Jim Cramer Explains

How Can a Stock Gain on Missed Earnings Expectations? Jim Cramer Explains

Stocks don't live and die on earnings reports. Jim Cramer breaks down how stocks can have unexpected reactions to earnings reports.

How Much Money Should a College Grad Put Toward Investing? Cramer Answers

How Much Money Should a College Grad Put Toward Investing? Cramer Answers

Jim Cramer has some advice for college-aged students who are looking to set aside money for stock picks and investments.

Cramer Reveals the One Name to Watch During Tech Earnings, It Isn't Reporting

Cramer Reveals the One Name to Watch During Tech Earnings, It Isn't Reporting

Jim Cramer thinks that there's one company that could impact big tech's earnings.

Jim Cramer: Here's What It's Going to Take to Make Oil Investable

Jim Cramer: Here's What It's Going to Take to Make Oil Investable

Jim Cramer has some thoughts on how oil can be made investable again.

Jim Cramer Explains How to Trade Apple When Two Favorite Analysts Disagree

Jim Cramer Explains How to Trade Apple When Two Favorite Analysts Disagree

Jim Cramer's weighing in on the Morgan Stanley and Bernstein notes on Apple Monday morning.

Everything the Light Touches Is Disney+: Jim Cramer on 'The Lion King'

Everything the Light Touches Is Disney+: Jim Cramer on 'The Lion King'

In this circle of blockbusters, Jim Cramer breaks down what investors need to know about 'The Lion King' and Disney's upcoming Disney+ streaming service.

Jim Cramer Tells Investors What to Watch from Apple, Disney, Oil and Big Tech

Jim Cramer Tells Investors What to Watch from Apple, Disney, Oil and Big Tech

Jim Cramer breaks down his thoughts on oil, Apple's dueling analyst notes, The Lion King beat expectations during its opening weekend and we can't, of course, ignore the tech earnings that the Street expects later this week.

Jim Cramer: 4 Reasons Why Oil Has Not Recovered

Jim Cramer: 4 Reasons Why Oil Has Not Recovered

Oil is perceived as being an unavoidable loser as long as trade tensions rage.