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: What the Jobs Report Is Doing for Industrials

Jim Cramer: What the Jobs Report Is Doing for Industrials

Jim Cramer weighs in on the jobs report and what it means for the industrials.

Don't Let Recession Fears Get You Down: Jim Cramer on the Markets, Costco and HP

Don't Let Recession Fears Get You Down: Jim Cramer on the Markets, Costco and HP

Jim Cramer weighs in on the markets, the September jobs report, Costco and HP.

Jim Cramer: These Stocks Are Cheap... if We Avoid a Recession

Jim Cramer: These Stocks Are Cheap... if We Avoid a Recession

With low price-to-earnings multiples, these stocks could be buys right now -- depending on your take on recession.

Jim Cramer: Watch for Stocks Reporting 'Not as Bad as Feared' Numbers

Jim Cramer: Watch for Stocks Reporting 'Not as Bad as Feared' Numbers

When you have an oversold market you've got a true coiled spring that can rally beyond where it might ordinary go on good news.

Jim Cramer: Insanity in Trump's Trade War Tariffs

Jim Cramer: Insanity in Trump's Trade War Tariffs

Punitive behavior doesn't help if you are fighting a slowdown, which, judging by some of the bigger indicators, we most certainly are.

You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet: Jim Cramer on the Markets and PepsiCo Earnings

You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet: Jim Cramer on the Markets and PepsiCo Earnings

Jim Cramer breaks down what to watch in the markets as the market plunge continues.

Jim Cramer: We're in 'End of the World' Mode

Jim Cramer: We're in 'End of the World' Mode

Jim Cramer's got a warning for investors.

Jim Cramer: Sell When the Oscillator Is Too High

Jim Cramer: Sell When the Oscillator Is Too High

The proprietary oscillator I follow, the S&P's short-range oscillator, is the most important indicator I follow.

Jim Cramer: Are Capital Markets Losing Their Principal Function?

Jim Cramer: Are Capital Markets Losing Their Principal Function?

No one ever thought when we created a stock market that there would only be buyers of stocks in an index.

Jim Cramer: The One Number to Watch When a Company Releases Forecasts

Jim Cramer: The One Number to Watch When a Company Releases Forecasts

Jim Cramer has one number for investors to watch.