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: Wait to Buy TJX Companies

Jim Cramer: Wait to Buy TJX Companies

Jim Cramer advises investors to wait to buy shares of TJX.

Jim Cramer on Kohl's: Turnaround Moment or Better Than Feared?

Jim Cramer on Kohl's: Turnaround Moment or Better Than Feared?

Is Kohl's looking at a turnaround moment or was its latest earnings report simply better than feared?

Time to Shop? Jim Cramer Weighs in on Kohl's Earnings and the Market

Time to Shop? Jim Cramer Weighs in on Kohl's Earnings and the Market

Jim Cramer has some thoughts on Kohl's quarter and he explains why he's paying more attention to fantasy football.

Jim Cramer: Hail to Estee Lauder, the New England Patriots of Retail

Jim Cramer: Hail to Estee Lauder, the New England Patriots of Retail

Under CEO Fabrizio Freda, the cosmetics giant takes risks and then does the blocking and tackling needed to win in a challenging retail environment.

Jim Cramer: Who's Afraid of That Big, Bad Yield-Curve Inversion?

Jim Cramer: Who's Afraid of That Big, Bad Yield-Curve Inversion?

Do you think the droves of Walmart shoppers, the bustling UPS drivers or the bean counters at Apple give a thought to the technical warning no one really understands? No.

Jim Cramer: The Three Things American Consumers Will Pay Up For

Jim Cramer: The Three Things American Consumers Will Pay Up For

Jim Cramer weighs in on Estee Lauder's quarter.

Jim Cramer: Here's What Needs to Happen With Lyft

Jim Cramer: Here's What Needs to Happen With Lyft

Jim Cramer breaks down what needs to happen with Lyft.

Jim Cramer: These Are the Anti-Mall Stocks

Jim Cramer: These Are the Anti-Mall Stocks

Jim Cramer is weighing in on two stocks that he considers 'anti-mall.'

Jim Cramer Reveals Who's on His Fantasy Football Radar

Jim Cramer Reveals Who's on His Fantasy Football Radar

Jim Cramer is gearing up for fantasy football season.

Jim Cramer: Nothing Has Changed With China

Jim Cramer: Nothing Has Changed With China

Has anything really changed when it comes to China? Jim Cramer breaks it down.