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

Why Jim Cramer Is Glad Cisco was Downgraded Ahead of Earnings

Why Jim Cramer Is Glad Cisco was Downgraded Ahead of Earnings

Jim Cramer explains why Cisco is coming in too hot and what investors should be watching when the company releases earnings Wednesday after the bell.

'Pickup Trucks are the Hottest Selling' Car, Jim Cramer Says

'Pickup Trucks are the Hottest Selling' Car, Jim Cramer Says

Amazon and GM are hedging their bets against Tesla with an investment in an electric pickup truck start-up.

Why Jim Cramer Thinks That Nancy Pelosi Is 'The Dealmaker'

Why Jim Cramer Thinks That Nancy Pelosi Is 'The Dealmaker'

Jim Cramer thinks that there will not be a second government shutdown thanks, in part, to Nancy Pelosi's dealmaking abilities.

What Jim Cramer's Watching as T-Mobile and Sprint Head to Capitol Hill

What Jim Cramer's Watching as T-Mobile and Sprint Head to Capitol Hill

Here's what Jim Cramer thinks about T-Mobile and Sprint heading to Capitol Hill.

Jim Cramer's Thoughts on Cisco, Trade Optimism and T-Mobile's Merger With Sprint

Jim Cramer's Thoughts on Cisco, Trade Optimism and T-Mobile's Merger With Sprint

Cisco releases earnings after the bell, the markets opened up thanks to trade optimism and T-Mobile and Sprint head to Capitol Hill to defend their merger.

Cannabis Will Cannibalize Beer, Says Jim Cramer

Cannabis Will Cannibalize Beer, Says Jim Cramer

Jim Cramer explains why the cannabis industry will end up being so disruptive to the beer industry.

How to Use Volatility to Your Advantage: Inside Jim Cramer's Conference Call

How to Use Volatility to Your Advantage: Inside Jim Cramer's Conference Call

Scared of the market volatility as of late? Jim Cramer will break down how investors can use it to their advantage and he'll go through his rules of a bear market exclusively for members of his Action Alerts Plus call.

Jim Cramer: The Change in the Market's Mood Minute to Minute Is Insane

Jim Cramer: The Change in the Market's Mood Minute to Minute Is Insane

I think that we have to revert to fundamental tenets that can get us through this.

Jim Cramer on Why the Consumer Is Strong and How it Benefits Video Game Sector

Jim Cramer on Why the Consumer Is Strong and How it Benefits Video Game Sector

Jim Cramer thinks that the consumer is looking strong now, which can benefit the video game sector.

Can Activision Blizzard Rise After Earnings? Here's What Jim Cramer Thinks

Can Activision Blizzard Rise After Earnings? Here's What Jim Cramer Thinks

After a couple of days with the stock down, are earnings enough to lift shares of Activision Blizzard?