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 President Trump's China Tweets, Retail and Lyft

Jim Cramer Tackles President Trump's China Tweets, Retail and Lyft

Jim Cramer weighs in on Lyft's lock-up, Trump and China and his Real Money column.

Jim Cramer: Retail Buys Must Have a Killer Online or a Bruising Offline Presence

Jim Cramer: Retail Buys Must Have a Killer Online or a Bruising Offline Presence

Most retailers do not, but here are a few that have the right story.

Jim Cramer: Here's Why You Should Own Gold

Jim Cramer: Here's Why You Should Own Gold

Jim Cramer breaks down why investors should own gold.

Jim Cramer: Let's Stop the Hysteria

Jim Cramer: Let's Stop the Hysteria

Everyone seems to be either thinking we're going to hell in a handbasket or that we're strong and nothing's wrong -- here's my take.

Jim Cramer on Recession Fears: 'Dial Back the Hysteria'

Jim Cramer on Recession Fears: 'Dial Back the Hysteria'

Jim Cramer shares his latest take on the market, and no, he still doesn't see a recession...yet.

Jim Cramer: Let's Not Scare Ourselves Out of an Expansion

Jim Cramer: Let's Not Scare Ourselves Out of an Expansion

It is plummeting confidence, not a weakening economy, that is the enemy right now. Fear can be a powerful driver towards recession.

Jim Cramer: Making Sense of Wacky Bond Market Behavior

Jim Cramer: Making Sense of Wacky Bond Market Behavior

What's causing the 10-year Treasury to yield less than the 2-year -- a highly unusual set-up that we haven't seen since the eve of the Great Recession -- during a time when the U.S. economy seems to be humming along?

Jim Cramer Advises How the Average Investor Should Approach the Yield Curve

Jim Cramer Advises How the Average Investor Should Approach the Yield Curve

Jim Cramer explains what the average investor should do after the yield curve briefly inverted Wednesday.

Jim Cramer: This Market Is About the Yield Curve, Not the Fundamentals

Jim Cramer: This Market Is About the Yield Curve, Not the Fundamentals

Here's why Jim Cramer thinks that the focus of this market is the yield curve.

Why It's Still Time to Watch WATCH, Not Macy's, Says Jim Cramer

Why It's Still Time to Watch WATCH, Not Macy's, Says Jim Cramer

Jim Cramer has is WATCHing other stocks, not Macy's.