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

Apple and Tesla: Jim Cramer Tells You Everything You Need to Know

Apple and Tesla: Jim Cramer Tells You Everything You Need to Know

Here's what you need to know about the day's news.

Jim Cramer: The Common Stock Buyer Seems to Have Disappeared

Jim Cramer: The Common Stock Buyer Seems to Have Disappeared

We have, for lack of a better term, what acts to be a 'broken' market - both ways - because the volume is so thin.

Jim Cramer Says That This Is a Question All Investors Must Ask Themselves

Jim Cramer Says That This Is a Question All Investors Must Ask Themselves

Jim Cramer has some advice for investors looking to pick stocks.

Jim Cramer: The Market Makes No Sense Right Now

Jim Cramer: The Market Makes No Sense Right Now

This economy is either going from 90 mph to minus 30 mph, or this stock market isn't functioning right.

Why Jim Cramer Isn't Surprised By the Jobs Report

Why Jim Cramer Isn't Surprised By the Jobs Report

Jim Cramer breaks down why the jobs report isn't a surprise.

Facebook 'Needs to Fire' Sheryl Sandberg Says Jim Cramer

Facebook 'Needs to Fire' Sheryl Sandberg Says Jim Cramer

Jim Cramer weighs in on the Facebook drama.

Jim Cramer: I Hate to Say It, Mr. Powell, but I Told You So

Jim Cramer: I Hate to Say It, Mr. Powell, but I Told You So

Somehow the Federal Reserve has gotten itself in this ridiculous box where it has to raise rates because it said it was going to raise rates.

Coach Cramer: How the Fed Tackled the Market

Coach Cramer: How the Fed Tackled the Market

Jim Cramer weighs in on the markets following the jobs report.

Jim Cramer's Outlook After the OPEC Meeting

Jim Cramer's Outlook After the OPEC Meeting

Jim Cramer weighs in on the oil sector after the OPEC meeting.

Jim Cramer: China Is a Rogue Nation Acting Against Our National Interests

Jim Cramer: China Is a Rogue Nation Acting Against Our National Interests

What I don't get is why would anyone in this country, any citizen, want the Chinese to do what they are doing in this country?