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

Rewind: Jim Cramer on Home Depot, Tapestry, Nordstrom and Square

Rewind: Jim Cramer on Home Depot, Tapestry, Nordstrom and Square

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

Jim Cramer: I Am Much More Worried About Spending Patterns at Home

Jim Cramer: I Am Much More Worried About Spending Patterns at Home

Now there's no real crisis here. I think that money's still being spent, it's just being spent a different way.

Jim Cramer on Tapestry: Accessories Are the Hottest Area of Retail

Jim Cramer on Tapestry: Accessories Are the Hottest Area of Retail

Amid strong quarterly results from Coach and Kate Spade parent company Tapestry, TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer said accessories are the hottest area of retail.

Jim Cramer on Tuesday's Market Gains: Let's Not Get Carried Away

Jim Cramer on Tuesday's Market Gains: Let's Not Get Carried Away

The stock market moved higher Tuesday amid a stabilization in the Turkish lira, but TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer urged investors not to get ahead of themselves.

Jim Cramer Breaks Down the Volatility in Home Depot Shares

Jim Cramer Breaks Down the Volatility in Home Depot Shares

Home Depot's stock was volatile following strong earnings, which included 8% comparable store sales growth in its most recent quarter.

Jim Cramer: Elon Musk Hasn't Given Tesla Bears Their 'Gotcha' Moment Yet

Jim Cramer: Elon Musk Hasn't Given Tesla Bears Their 'Gotcha' Moment Yet

Skeptics of Musk's go-private chatter should realize that any potential government inquiry into what he has said would talk a long time.

Rewind: Jim Cramer on Turkey, Deutsche Bank and Amazon's Advertising Strength

Rewind: Jim Cramer on Turkey, Deutsche Bank and Amazon's Advertising Strength

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: Could Turkey Prove to Be One More Buying Opportunity?

Jim Cramer: Could Turkey Prove to Be One More Buying Opportunity?

I always say that you should wait until you get an exogenous reason for stocks to come down and then you should pounce.

Jim Cramer: There Are Simply So Many Ways to Win With Amazon

Jim Cramer: There Are Simply So Many Ways to Win With Amazon

There's more Trump risk than China worries when it comes to the Seattle-based colossus.

Jim Cramer: People Haven't Focused on Amazon's Advertising Business

Jim Cramer: People Haven't Focused on Amazon's Advertising Business

Amazon's advertising business could be worth $190 billion according to Piper Jaffray analysts.