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

What Jim Cramer Is Watching When Activision Blizzard Reports Earnings

What Jim Cramer Is Watching When Activision Blizzard Reports Earnings

Jim Cramer breaks down what he's watching in the Activision Blizzard earnings report and his reaction to the volatility in the video game stocks.

Jim Cramer: It Is Time to Burst The 'Fed Bubble' Thesis

Jim Cramer: It Is Time to Burst The 'Fed Bubble' Thesis

This alleged boom has been fueled by tax cuts, not the Fed.

Jim Cramer's China Cheatsheet for Investors

Jim Cramer's China Cheatsheet for Investors

Jim Cramer's got a long cheatsheet for investors worried about China. Here's what he thinks you should keep an eye on.

Jim Cramer: Here's Why I'm Not Going Into the Recession Camp

Jim Cramer: Here's Why I'm Not Going Into the Recession Camp

If you are selling based on a coming recession you should reconsider your doomsday thoughts.

Jim Cramer on Why the Huawei Lawsuit Matters for Apple

Jim Cramer on Why the Huawei Lawsuit Matters for Apple

The Huawei lawsuit may do more than impact the trade negotiations. Jim Cramer thinks it may impact Apple, too.

'Huawei Is the Enemy of the United States,' Says Jim Cramer

'Huawei Is the Enemy of the United States,' Says Jim Cramer

Jim Cramer takes on the Apple-Huawei battle, the China trade talks and what's going on with Activision Blizzard.

Jim Cramer: A Cheat Sheet on China Trade Talks

Jim Cramer: A Cheat Sheet on China Trade Talks

What stocks to buy and what to avoid on the continual leaks coming out of the Kudlow-Mnuchin camp and the Lighthizer-Navarro camp.

Jim Cramer: Bezos, Amazon, and Next Week's Game Plan

Jim Cramer: Bezos, Amazon, and Next Week's Game Plan

Next week we'll be at the tail end of earnings season. It's been a blast, at least until this past week when we got some iffy news about trade.

Why Jim Cramer Thinks That BB&T's Merger With SunTrust Is Important

Why Jim Cramer Thinks That BB&T's Merger With SunTrust Is Important

Jim Cramer explains why he thinks the merger between SunTrust's merger with BB&T is about 'digital defense and offense.'

Jim Cramer's Reaction to Hasbro Earnings, Jeff Bezos Blog Post and Bank Mergers

Jim Cramer's Reaction to Hasbro Earnings, Jeff Bezos Blog Post and Bank Mergers

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