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: Money on the Sidelines

Jim Cramer: Money on the Sidelines

In the meantime the shrug off of Netflix's miss is out in full force.

Jim Cramer: Netflix Pulls Down All of FANG

Jim Cramer: Netflix Pulls Down All of FANG

The steep decline in Netflix shares following Monday's disappointing quarterly results bled into the rest of the FANG group, according to TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer.

Jim Cramer on Netflix, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and Johnson & Johnson

Jim Cramer on Netflix, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and Johnson & Johnson

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

Cramer Justifies the 6% Amazon Position in the AAP Portfolio

Cramer Justifies the 6% Amazon Position in the AAP Portfolio

In the July Action Alerts PLUS members' call, a member asks Cramer to justify the portfolio's over 6% position in Amazon. Watch now to see what he says!

Jim Cramer: Why Netflix's Bungles Are Bringing Down the FANGs

Jim Cramer: Why Netflix's Bungles Are Bringing Down the FANGs

ETFs are pulling down the FANG stocks after NFLX messes up new-sub predictions.

Jim Cramer: Sometimes You Just Have to Go Against the Grain

Jim Cramer: Sometimes You Just Have to Go Against the Grain

This market is all about being opportunistic.

Cramer: Kohl's and Amazon Are a Great Partnership

Cramer: Kohl's and Amazon Are a Great Partnership

In the July Action Alerts PLUS members' call, Cramer addressed a member's question about the department store trade. Is it done? Watch the video above to find out!

Jim Cramer Reacts to Reports of Private Equity Interest in Arconic

Jim Cramer Reacts to Reports of Private Equity Interest in Arconic

Arconic shares are down some 30% so far this year.

Jim Cramer: Bank of America Is Ahead in Technology

Jim Cramer: Bank of America Is Ahead in Technology

Bank of America shares moved higher Monday after second quarter earnings topped estimates.

Jim Cramer on Bank of America, Citigroup, Wells Fargo and Arconic

Jim Cramer on Bank of America, Citigroup, Wells Fargo and Arconic

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