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: Are Netflix and Salesforce Overheated?

Jim Cramer: Are Netflix and Salesforce Overheated?

TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer weighs in on the surge of Netflix and Salesforce shares.

Jim Cramer on Amazon: People Are Seeing Walmart Become Much More Competitive

Jim Cramer on Amazon: People Are Seeing Walmart Become Much More Competitive

Consumers are seeing Walmart become much more competitive with Amazon in terms of price, according to TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer.

REPLAY: Jim Cramer on JPMorgan, Amazon, Walmart, Netflix and Salesforce

REPLAY: Jim Cramer on JPMorgan, Amazon, Walmart, Netflix and Salesforce

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

Is Goldman Sachs Going to Be the Next Allergan?

Is Goldman Sachs Going to Be the Next Allergan?

Don't count on it. The fundamentals paint two very different pictures, Cramer says.

Jim Cramer: That's Entertainment

Jim Cramer: That's Entertainment

For today at least, it's all about companies that produce and deliver entertainment.

Jim Cramer Explains How the Market Always Gets It Wrong With These Stocks

Jim Cramer Explains How the Market Always Gets It Wrong With These Stocks

In a market obsessed with passive money, traders just can't seem to get it right with Kohl's and Nordstrom.

Cramer: Red Dead Redemption 2 Needs Nvidia. That's All You Need to Know

Cramer: Red Dead Redemption 2 Needs Nvidia. That's All You Need to Know

In the June Action Alerts PLUS members' call, Cramer called 'Red Dead Redemption 2' Take Two's best video game since Grand Theft Auto. Watch now to see you can make money off of it!

Cramer Explains Why These 2 Stocks Will Be Big Winners in Trump's Foreign Policy

Cramer Explains Why These 2 Stocks Will Be Big Winners in Trump's Foreign Policy

'I think that the whole world seems to be misinterpreting Trump,' Cramer says.

Jim Cramer Reveals the Recipe for a Higher Stock Price

Jim Cramer Reveals the Recipe for a Higher Stock Price

TheStreet's Jim Cramer on what's driving the surge of Restoration Hardware shares.

Jim Cramer: I Want the Financials Stocks To Go Higher

Jim Cramer: I Want the Financials Stocks To Go Higher

TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer wants the bank stocks to move higher.