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: A Cold War With China Is Worth Avoiding

Jim Cramer: A Cold War With China Is Worth Avoiding

I wish I could say buy this dip. But the dip is one that's not necessarily going to have an ending today.

Jim Cramer Breaks Down His Top Lesson From His Fantasy Draft

Jim Cramer Breaks Down His Top Lesson From His Fantasy Draft

Here's what Jim Cramer learned during his draft Wednesday night.

Cramer's Fantasy Football Draft Got a Little Crazy - Watch

Cramer's Fantasy Football Draft Got a Little Crazy - Watch

It's o.k. if you have a little FOMO after watching the behind-the-scenes of Cramer's draft picks

Jim Cramer: The Economic Worldview of a Recession Deserves a Hearing

Jim Cramer: The Economic Worldview of a Recession Deserves a Hearing

The Fed has more than enough reason to be preemptive in a way it's never been, preemptively positive.

Jim Cramer: Now Is Not the Time to Invest in Oil

Jim Cramer: Now Is Not the Time to Invest in Oil

Jim Cramer has some thoughts on oil.

What Jim Cramer Liked About Dick's Quarter

What Jim Cramer Liked About Dick's Quarter

Jim Cramer weighs in on Dick's quarter.

Jim Cramer's Thoughts on Nordstrom, Dick's and Oil

Jim Cramer's Thoughts on Nordstrom, Dick's and Oil

Jim Cramer weighs in on the quarterly reports from Nordstrom and Dick's, and gives his latest thoughts on oil.

Jim Cramer Says Nordstrom and Kohl's Share Something in Common

Jim Cramer Says Nordstrom and Kohl's Share Something in Common

Is Nordstrom turning things around or is the consumer just that strong? Jim Cramer breaks it down.

Jim Cramer: 6 Reasons Why Oil Is Terrible, Right Now

Jim Cramer: 6 Reasons Why Oil Is Terrible, Right Now

Wait until the last rounds to buy oil names.

Cramer Confessional: Jim Cramer's One Fantasy Drafting Regret

Cramer Confessional: Jim Cramer's One Fantasy Drafting Regret

Jim Cramer reveals the one regret he had during his fantasy draft.