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 on U.S.-China Trade: The Media Has it Wrong

Jim Cramer on U.S.-China Trade: The Media Has it Wrong

The media is thinking too small when it comes to the ongoing U.S.-China trade negotiations, according to TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer, who interviewed National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow on Monday.

Jim Cramer: China's Where the Growth Is

Jim Cramer: China's Where the Growth Is

The growth driving many U.S. companies shares is disproportionately centered in China.

Jim Cramer: China Barriers Actually Could Be Coming Down

Jim Cramer: China Barriers Actually Could Be Coming Down

There are hints that U.S. companies may get direct access to Chinese markets.

Jim Cramer: It's Okay to Fail, but It's Not Okay to Quit

Jim Cramer: It's Okay to Fail, but It's Not Okay to Quit

It's okay to fail, but it's not okay to quit - that's the message from TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer, who delivered the commencement address to the class of 2018 at Bucknell University on Sunday.

Jim Cramer on Micron: There's Tightness in DRAMs

Jim Cramer on Micron: There's Tightness in DRAMs

Amid Micron Technology raising its fiscal third quarter guidance, TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer said there's tightness in DRAMs.

Cramer: Enjoy Monday Morning's Rally, But It Might Not Last

Cramer: Enjoy Monday Morning's Rally, But It Might Not Last

Stocks are up in the premarket on positive talk about U.S.-Chinese trade, but nothing is truly resolved.

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!