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

'A Comedy of Errors:' Jim Cramer Likens the Market to a Shakespeare Play

'A Comedy of Errors:' Jim Cramer Likens the Market to a Shakespeare Play

Jim Cramer breaks down why he thinks this market is no better off than Romeo and Juliet.

Jim Cramer on Which Stocks to Buy After an Executive Scandal

Jim Cramer on Which Stocks to Buy After an Executive Scandal

How should someone play the market after an executive scandal? Jim Cramer breaks it down.

Jim Cramer: Making Sense of the Awkward Situation the Fed and Markets Are In Now

Jim Cramer: Making Sense of the Awkward Situation the Fed and Markets Are In Now

Here's the context you need to be a little more clear-headed and a little less scared than you are.

Jim Cramer: The White House, China, Huawei, and Uncharted Waters

Jim Cramer: The White House, China, Huawei, and Uncharted Waters

Let's go over the stakes here because they are high and huge and were integral to today's selloff.

'I Think Amazon Is the Best Company in the World,' Says Jim Cramer

'I Think Amazon Is the Best Company in the World,' Says Jim Cramer

Here's why Jim Cramer still likes these FANG stocks.

Jim Cramer's Thoughts on Lyft's IPO

Jim Cramer's Thoughts on Lyft's IPO

Jim Cramer weighs in on the ride-sharing apps decision to file for an initial public offering.

Jim Cramer: A Terrible Day

Jim Cramer: A Terrible Day

Nobody has any reasons to buy...and yet that's probably when you have to pick.

Jim Cramer: Why the Fed Is Wrong and the People in Power Are Ill-Advised

Jim Cramer: Why the Fed Is Wrong and the People in Power Are Ill-Advised

If you wanted to do more to make things right with this economy than whatever the Fed is about to do, then we need more people in the workforce.

Jim Cramer: Reeling From the Ugly Day? Here's the Good News

Jim Cramer: Reeling From the Ugly Day? Here's the Good News

You have a situation where you might have the Fed be done for a big and the curve not get even more inverted.

Jim Cramer: This Is Not a Reality Show, This Is Real Life

Jim Cramer: This Is Not a Reality Show, This Is Real Life

It is dawning on major money managers that President Trump simply isn't serious enough to be considered dependable.