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

Why Jim Cramer Suggests Caution When Hedging in the Stock Market and Fantasy

Why Jim Cramer Suggests Caution When Hedging in the Stock Market and Fantasy

Jim Cramer suggests cash instead of hedging.

Jim Cramer: This Is a Forgiving Market

Jim Cramer: This Is a Forgiving Market

A look at the action on several stocks -- Chipotle, Shopify, Nucor and even Ulta Beauty -- shows this market is kind and offering up some juicy discounts.

Got a Minute? Jim Cramer Breaks Down the Markets and Ticker Tape

Got a Minute? Jim Cramer Breaks Down the Markets and Ticker Tape

Jim Cramer's breaking down the ticker tape for investors.

Jim Cramer: Thank Heaven These 2 IPOs Are No-Gos for Now

Jim Cramer: Thank Heaven These 2 IPOs Are No-Gos for Now

The Saudi Aramco and WeWork deals are postponed, thankfully, but there is another bad trend emerging that's worth watching.

Jim Cramer Reveals the Trait Great Investors and Fantasy Football Players Share

Jim Cramer Reveals the Trait Great Investors and Fantasy Football Players Share

Jim Cramer reveals how playing fantasy football has changed how he approaches investing.

Jim Cramer: I Wish We Could Just Say No to These IPOs

Jim Cramer: I Wish We Could Just Say No to These IPOs

WeWork and Saudi Aramco are two big deals that are worrisome to the entire market.

Jim Cramer: We Can't Trade Like We're the 'Old' United States

Jim Cramer: We Can't Trade Like We're the 'Old' United States

That the market didn't plummet following the strikes on Saudi oil facilities shows big differences in our economy and reliance on foreign oil compared with just a decade ago.

Jim Cramer: No Pain at the Pump for Consumers

Jim Cramer: No Pain at the Pump for Consumers

Worried about how you might be hit at the pump?

Jim Cramer: How Investors Should Approach Oil Right Now

Jim Cramer: How Investors Should Approach Oil Right Now

Need some advice about oil?

Jim Cramer: Three Companies to Buy After the Saudi Arabia Oil Attacks

Jim Cramer: Three Companies to Buy After the Saudi Arabia Oil Attacks

Need some buying recommendations?