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 Tackles the U.S.-China Trade Talks and SAP's New CEOs

Jim Cramer Tackles the U.S.-China Trade Talks and SAP's New CEOs

Trade is at the top of everyone's mind, and here's why Jim Cramer's also thinking about Elizabeth Warren.

Jim Cramer: Trump's Endless Assault Is Taking Its Toll on China's Resolve

Jim Cramer: Trump's Endless Assault Is Taking Its Toll on China's Resolve

The president can win some sort of concessions from the Chinese simply by NOT raising tariffs any more than they are.

Jim Cramer: What Would Make a Good Stock in This Environment?

Jim Cramer: What Would Make a Good Stock in This Environment?

Let me give you the items I want to see before I bless buying anything in what has become a plain, out and out, treacherous market.

Jim Cramer on United Healthcare and the Trade Talks

Jim Cramer on United Healthcare and the Trade Talks

Jim Cramer weighs in on the trade talks.

Jim Cramer: Rate Cut Talk Is About Stemming the Tides of a Recession

Jim Cramer: Rate Cut Talk Is About Stemming the Tides of a Recession

Hate Trump or like Trump, the economy does respond to a lower Fed funds rate.

Jim Cramer: A Terrible Moment for the Stock Market

Jim Cramer: A Terrible Moment for the Stock Market

If your goal is to ratchet up trade tension? There couldn't been a better moment, hence one of the worst moments for the stock market since the trade battle began.

Jim Cramer Weighs In on Domino's Earnings and Decent Yield Stocks

Jim Cramer Weighs In on Domino's Earnings and Decent Yield Stocks

Jim Cramer's weighing in on Domino's DPZ after the pizza-giant posted earnings, and why he is urging investors to add stocks to their portfolios that have decent yields.

Jim Cramer: REITs and Utilities Have the Right Kind of Yield

Jim Cramer: REITs and Utilities Have the Right Kind of Yield

Wise investors should stick with those equities and stay away from high-yielders with no protection, like the MLPs.

Jim Cramer: Why This Earnings Season Is More Important Than Ever

Jim Cramer: Why This Earnings Season Is More Important Than Ever

Jim Cramer weighs in on why investors should pay attention to earnings season.

Jim Cramer: Beware the Nattering Nabobs of Negativity

Jim Cramer: Beware the Nattering Nabobs of Negativity

Only because of the incessant brainwashing of individuals by an industry with a bias toward indexing do we have this attitude that stocks are one and the same. They are anything but.