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: Should You Sell Shares After a Company Announces Weak Guidance?

Jim Cramer: Should You Sell Shares After a Company Announces Weak Guidance?

Jim Cramer weighs in on whether or not investors should sell stock after a company announces weak guidance.

Jim Cramer on Qualcomm Ending Its Dispute With Apple

Jim Cramer on Qualcomm Ending Its Dispute With Apple

Jim Cramer breaks down what the end of Qualcomm's dispute with Apple means for investors.

Jim Cramer's Response to Netflix's Earnings

Jim Cramer's Response to Netflix's Earnings

Netflix's earnings forecast disappointed investors. Here's what Jim Cramer thinks about the Netflix earnings. Watch the video from TheStreet's 'Cramer Live' Show.

Jim Cramer Explains FAANG

Jim Cramer Explains FAANG

What is FAANG and why do these stocks trade together? Jim Cramer explains in TheStreet's new series, #AskCramer.

Jim Cramer's Thoughts on Abbott and Netflix Earnings, Qualcomm and Apple

Jim Cramer's Thoughts on Abbott and Netflix Earnings, Qualcomm and Apple

Qualcomm and Apple have settled their disputes, and Abbott and Netflix both released earnings.

Cramer: Investors Don't Make This Mistake During Earnings Season

Cramer: Investors Don't Make This Mistake During Earnings Season

Investors need to do their work during earnings season, advises Jim Cramer. Watch the video for one of his five rules for earnings season.

Jim Cramer: Netflix Is a Necessary Bargain

Jim Cramer: Netflix Is a Necessary Bargain

I don't care what Netflix says about weak domestic. I care about the slate. I care about missing out.

Jim Cramer: One Heck of a Resilient Market

Jim Cramer: One Heck of a Resilient Market

A resilient market allows you to buy stocks when they get hammered and do so with some certainty that you won't get your head handed to you.

Jim Cramer: What Bank of America's Earnings Mean for Banks

Jim Cramer: What Bank of America's Earnings Mean for Banks

Jim Cramer weighs in on bank earnings and what they mean after a slew of bank earnings, including Bank of America's earnings.

Jim Cramer: Why UnitedHealth Is Real Money's Stock of the Day

Jim Cramer: Why UnitedHealth Is Real Money's Stock of the Day

Jim Cramer weighs in on UnitedHealth Group and why the company is Real Money's stock of the day.