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: How to Play Pinterest on the Second Day of Trading

Jim Cramer: How to Play Pinterest on the Second Day of Trading

The unicorn Pinterest makes its debut at the New York Stock Exchange. Watch the video from TheStreet's Cramer Live to find out why investors should be careful with this 'happy stock'.

Ask Cramer: Cisco vs. CVS, Which Stock is Better for Your Portfolio?

Ask Cramer: Cisco vs. CVS, Which Stock is Better for Your Portfolio?

Should investors consider adding Cisco to their portfolio? Jim Cramer weighs in TheStreet's new video segment, #AskCramer

Jim Cramer: Why Investors Should Listen to Earnings Calls

Jim Cramer: Why Investors Should Listen to Earnings Calls

Investors may be making some critical mistakes when it comes to earnings calls. Here's what Jim Cramer advises investors to be cautious about.

Jim Cramer Breaks Down Danaher, Honeywell, Schlumberger Earnings

Jim Cramer Breaks Down Danaher, Honeywell, Schlumberger Earnings

Danaher, Honeywell, Schlumberger and an earnings parade moved the markets today. TheStreet's Jim Cramer breaks down what it all means for investors.

Jim Cramer: It's 420, Here's How to Play the Cannabis Sector

Jim Cramer: It's 420, Here's How to Play the Cannabis Sector

It's 420. TheStreet's Jim Cramer discusses Canopy Growth, Tilray, Constellation Brands and other investing opportunities in the cannabis sector!

Jim Cramer: Zoom, Pinterest and the Irrational Exuberance of This Market

Jim Cramer: Zoom, Pinterest and the Irrational Exuberance of This Market

These stocks are too hot. There's just not enough money chasing hotness.

Why Jim Cramer Thinks Pinterest's Growth Is 'Extraordinary'

Why Jim Cramer Thinks Pinterest's Growth Is 'Extraordinary'

As Pinterest IPO's at $19 per share in its initial public offering. Watch the video to hear what Jim Cramer has to say about the company's growth.

Jim Cramer: Diversification Is Good for Offense, Not Just Defense

Jim Cramer: Diversification Is Good for Offense, Not Just Defense

This health care selloff shows the value of diversification to protect our portfolios -- and to go on the offensive and find bargains.

Jim Cramer: Want a Snapshot of the Economy? Look at the Rails

Jim Cramer: Want a Snapshot of the Economy? Look at the Rails

When you see that money pouring out of the market it is going to be looking for a home. The home will most likely want some economic sensitivity.

Jim Cramer's Takeaway From Abbott's Earnings

Jim Cramer's Takeaway From Abbott's Earnings

Jim Cramer breaks down what he was watching when Abbott reported earnings Wednesday morning.