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's Investing Rule #2: It's OK to Pay Taxes

Jim Cramer's Investing Rule #2: It's OK to Pay Taxes

Action Alerts Plus portfolio manager and TheStreet's founder Jim Cramer reminds investors that it is OK to pay taxes as he explains the second rule of his 25 Rules of Investing. Watch the video above to learn why you have to come to terms with the Tax Man.

Jim Cramer: A GLUM Index For Gloomy Markets

Jim Cramer: A GLUM Index For Gloomy Markets

Taking the measure of what's keeping the markets in the dumps.

Jim Cramer: Centene Is in All the Big Medicare Markets

Jim Cramer: Centene Is in All the Big Medicare Markets

Centene is in all the big Medicare markets, according to TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer, who interviewed CEO Michael Niedorff on Friday's edition of CNBC's "Mad Money."

Jim Cramer on the Markets: I Struggle With How Negative Things Are

Jim Cramer on the Markets: I Struggle With How Negative Things Are

TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer sheds light on the negative news flow in recent days, sparked by tariff worries.

Jim Cramer: There's Plenty Going Up Away From FAAANG

Jim Cramer: There's Plenty Going Up Away From FAAANG

It does feel strained to have such a limited number of stocks going higher. But this time I do beg to differ.

Video: Jim Cramer on Tariff Worries, Oil, Alphabet and Centene

Video: Jim Cramer on Tariff Worries, Oil, Alphabet and Centene

TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer weighs in on Monday's trending market topics from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Jim Cramer: What Is Really Driving This Sluggish Global Growth

Jim Cramer: What Is Really Driving This Sluggish Global Growth

Many global manufacturers and transportation companies have been hit by an increase in costs as oil prices rise.

Jim Cramer: The Real Reason Banks Aren't Rallying

Jim Cramer: The Real Reason Banks Aren't Rallying

There's more holding back bank shares than a flat yield curve.

Cramer Answers: Does Owning the FAANG Stocks Make You Diversified?

Cramer Answers: Does Owning the FAANG Stocks Make You Diversified?

In the June Action Alerts PLUS members' call, Cramer addressed an AAP member's question about the portfolio's FAANG positions and whether that makes it diversified. Watch now for his answer!

Don't Rob Peter to Pay Paul When It Comes to Tech Stocks, Cramer Explains

Don't Rob Peter to Pay Paul When It Comes to Tech Stocks, Cramer Explains

Cramer explains when it's okay to use profits from one trade to get in on another.