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: Falling Pianos Rain Down on the Market

Jim Cramer: Falling Pianos Rain Down on the Market

Have all of the instruments dropped? Have all the Achilles' been ruptured?

Jim Cramer: Time to Get Opportunistic

Jim Cramer: Time to Get Opportunistic

Unpleasant days are the time to deploy extra cash.

Jim Cramer: If You're Afraid of the 10-Year Yield, Go to Cash

Jim Cramer: If You're Afraid of the 10-Year Yield, Go to Cash

If you're so worried about the rising 10-Year Treasury yield, which touched 3% on Tuesday, stick to cash, according to TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer.

Jim Cramer: Hasbro Told You They Weren't Going to Make the Quarter

Jim Cramer: Hasbro Told You They Weren't Going to Make the Quarter

There shouldn't be any surprise about Hasbro's lackluster earnings, according to TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer.

Jim Cramer: Tariffs and 3% Yield Obsession Are Preventing Stocks From Rising

Jim Cramer: Tariffs and 3% Yield Obsession Are Preventing Stocks From Rising

TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer said the potential for trade tariffs and investor obsession over the 10-Year Treasury yield flirting with 3% is preventing the stock market from moving higher.

Jim Cramer: IBM, P&G Deserve a Look-See

Jim Cramer: IBM, P&G Deserve a Look-See

These stocks are very compelling while Verizon is what I would call an intended high yielder.

Video: Jim Cramer on Trade Tariffs, Rising Rates, Kimberly Clark and Hasbro

Video: Jim Cramer on Trade Tariffs, Rising Rates, Kimberly Clark and Hasbro

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.

Cramer: Kimberly-Clark Falling Back in China

Cramer: Kimberly-Clark Falling Back in China

Branded consumer giant is in a difficult position similar to Procter & Gamble.

Jim Cramer: Kimberly Clark's Quarter Was Better Than Procter & Gamble's

Jim Cramer: Kimberly Clark's Quarter Was Better Than Procter & Gamble's

TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer said Kimberly Clark's quarterly earnings were better than Procter & Gamble's but that he doesn't like the consumer products space.

Video: Jim Cramer on What Trade Tariffs and Rising Rates Mean for Stocks

Video: Jim Cramer on What Trade Tariffs and Rising Rates Mean for Stocks

TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer sees a buying opportunity after the 10-year Treasury yield crosses 3%, but is more worried about the possibility of trade tariffs.