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 Reveals When to Sell a Stock

Jim Cramer Reveals When to Sell a Stock

Jim Cramer's got some tips for investors who are carefully eyeing the markets. It all comes down to understanding the 3 M's: Macro, Micro and Mechanics. Let's dive into micro.

Jim Cramer: A Tale of Two Stocks

Jim Cramer: A Tale of Two Stocks

I want you to remember Eli Lilly and Johnson & Johnson the next time you are about to dump a stock because of some bits of bad news.

Why Jim Cramer Didn't Come to Play With Dave & Buster's

Why Jim Cramer Didn't Come to Play With Dave & Buster's

Jim Cramer weighs in on Dave & Buster's quarter and why he wouldn't buy the stock down here.

Jim Cramer: How Elon Musk Seemed More 'Grown Up' at Tesla's Shareholder Meeting

Jim Cramer: How Elon Musk Seemed More 'Grown Up' at Tesla's Shareholder Meeting

Jim Cramer weighs in on whether or not Elon Musk seemed more like Tesla's CEO at Tesla's shareholder meeting Tuesday night.

Jim Cramer: Why the Market Could Be in 'Stasis for a While'

Jim Cramer: Why the Market Could Be in 'Stasis for a While'

Jim Cramer breaks down what he's watching in the markets.

Why Jim Cramer's Watching the Markets, Tesla and Dave & Buster's

Why Jim Cramer's Watching the Markets, Tesla and Dave & Buster's

Jim Cramer is keeping a close eye on the markets, whether or not Tesla can reach profitability and his thoughts on Dave & Buster's quarter.

Jim Cramer: 3 Signs a Market Has Gotten Frothy

Jim Cramer: 3 Signs a Market Has Gotten Frothy

Jim Cramer breaks down the three indicators of a frothy market for investors who are not quite sure what a frothy market is.

Jim Cramer Gives a Sneak Peek at His Newest Portfolio Addition

Jim Cramer Gives a Sneak Peek at His Newest Portfolio Addition

Jim Cramer's monthly Action Alerts PLUS conference call is Wednesday, June 12 at 11:30 a.m. ET.

Jim Cramer: Soggy Session Reminds Us That Market Needs a Recharge

Jim Cramer: Soggy Session Reminds Us That Market Needs a Recharge

The endless rally needs fuel, and without it, you end up with what you got Tuesday, a soggy session that was hit from the cloud, Beyond Meat's chill, and big merger uncertainties.

Jim Cramer: Again, with China, It Comes Down to He Said, Xi Said

Jim Cramer: Again, with China, It Comes Down to He Said, Xi Said

In Trump's view the tariffs force the Chinese to pay our government money and therefore it is a win win.