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 Sears is One of Jim Cramer's 'Finest Hours'

Why Sears is One of Jim Cramer's 'Finest Hours'

Jim Cramer explains why Sears is one of his 'finest hours.'

16 Stocks Jim Cramer Says Could Win from a U.S.-Chinese Trade Deal

16 Stocks Jim Cramer Says Could Win from a U.S.-Chinese Trade Deal

Boeing, Schlumberger and these other names could win big if China buys lots of U.S. goods to close its trade surplus.

What the Government Shutdown Means for Retail

What the Government Shutdown Means for Retail

Here's why the retail sector may get hit, according to Jim Cramer.

Buy CVS Stock 'With Alacrity' If It Falls 8% From Here, Jim Cramer Says

Buy CVS Stock 'With Alacrity' If It Falls 8% From Here, Jim Cramer Says

The $65 stock will be a great deal if it falls back to $60.

Jim Cramer: If We Get a China Deal, Then This Rally Is In Its Infancy

Jim Cramer: If We Get a China Deal, Then This Rally Is In Its Infancy

The kick will come from the Chinese capitulating because their economy is so weak.

Jim Cramer's Lessons in a Bear Market

Jim Cramer's Lessons in a Bear Market

Are you prepared for a bear market? Here's Jim Cramer's rules in a bear market.

Jim Cramer on How to Position a Portfolio During a Government Shutdown

Jim Cramer on How to Position a Portfolio During a Government Shutdown

Here's the skinny on why investors should be cautious about investing in consumer-related companies until the government reopens.

A VIP Peak Inside Jim Cramer's Members-Only Action Alerts Plus Call

A VIP Peak Inside Jim Cramer's Members-Only Action Alerts Plus Call

Jim Cramer, TheStreet's Founder and Action Alerts Plus Portfolio Manager shares a VIP peak inside his members-only call.

Jim Cramer: This Market Takes Its Cue From the Positive and Ignores the Negative

Jim Cramer: This Market Takes Its Cue From the Positive and Ignores the Negative

So far 2019 is proving to be a year where things have a habit of working out right.

Jim Cramer's Expectations for Netflix Earnings

Jim Cramer's Expectations for Netflix Earnings

Ready for the first earnings report from FAANG? Here's what Jim Cramer will be watching.