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: These Products Are Essential to Corporations and Your Portfolio

Jim Cramer: These Products Are Essential to Corporations and Your Portfolio

These firms offer complex hardware and software solutions that empower the modern-day corporation.

These are Jim Cramer's 5 Stocks to Love on Valentine's Day

These are Jim Cramer's 5 Stocks to Love on Valentine's Day

In honor of Valentine's Day, Jim Cramer has five stock picks for investors to love.

Jim Cramer's Got His Eye on Nvidia's Earnings

Jim Cramer's Got His Eye on Nvidia's Earnings

Jim Cramer's watching Nvidia's earnings, here's what he's thinking ahead of the call with CEO Jensen Huang after the market closes Thursday.

Jim Cramer on Why JPMorgan's Cryptocurrency Is a Good Thing

Jim Cramer on Why JPMorgan's Cryptocurrency Is a Good Thing

JPMorgan is going to be issuing the first cryptocurrency from a bank, here's what Jim Cramer thinks about the push into crypto.

Care About the 'Unprecedented Level' of Bank Merger Activity, Advises Jim Cramer

Care About the 'Unprecedented Level' of Bank Merger Activity, Advises Jim Cramer

Jim Cramer thinks that investors won't pay attention to the level of bank merger activity. Here's why he thinks that that's a mistake.

Jim Cramer: CenturyLink's Slashed Dividend Is Hardly a Big Surprise

Jim Cramer: CenturyLink's Slashed Dividend Is Hardly a Big Surprise

The moral of the CTL story? Never reach for outsized yield, as there is a good chance you will get burned.

Jim Cramer: Investors Should Be Cautious When It Comes to Trade Talk Optimism

Jim Cramer: Investors Should Be Cautious When It Comes to Trade Talk Optimism

Jim Cramer thinks that it's worthwhile for investors to be cautious about the optimism surrounding the trade talks.

Jim Cramer's Worried About Amazon and Apple and Their 'Achilles Heel' Statuses

Jim Cramer's Worried About Amazon and Apple and Their 'Achilles Heel' Statuses

Jim Cramer explains why he's worried about two of the FANG names. Hint: Divorce and Huawei.

Jim Cramer: Will the Market Be Able to Handle All the New IPOs?

Jim Cramer: Will the Market Be Able to Handle All the New IPOs?

There's going to be a storm of deals and the market will not be able to handle it without taking the whole table lower.

Jim Cramer: My Eureka Moment and Shopify

Jim Cramer: My Eureka Moment and Shopify

SHOP is an $18 billion company that has become THE way that anyone who wants to sell anything can own themselves and do so.