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 Netflix Reports Earnings

What Jim Cramer Is Watching When Netflix Reports Earnings

Jim Cramer takes a look at Netflix ahead of its earnings and what he's watching when the company reports earnings after the bell.

Jim Cramer's Thoughts on Bank of America, UnitedHealth and Netflix Earnings

Jim Cramer's Thoughts on Bank of America, UnitedHealth and Netflix Earnings

Jim Cramer breaks down Bank of America, UnitedHealth and Netflix's earnings.

Ask Cramer: How to Play Big Tech After Earnings

Ask Cramer: How to Play Big Tech After Earnings

How should you play big tech after Goldman Sachs reported earnings? Here's what Jim Cramer had to say.

Jim Cramer: J.B. Hunt's Earnings Call Shows That the Economy Has Slowed

Jim Cramer: J.B. Hunt's Earnings Call Shows That the Economy Has Slowed

Trucking is a huge tell of the real economy, which has definitely slowed.

Jim Cramer: Do the Work to Own the Stock

Jim Cramer: Do the Work to Own the Stock

Want to own stocks during earnings season? Jim Cramer says that investors need to do their work before owning the stock.

Jim Cramer: When the Death Star Strikes

Jim Cramer: When the Death Star Strikes

It has become almost too onerous to own something that could be in Amazon's crosshairs.

Jim Cramer: Invest In Companies With Solid Management

Jim Cramer: Invest In Companies With Solid Management

Jim Cramer has some rules for investors during earnings season. Here's why you need a company with good management.

Jim Cramer's Reaction to Citigroup and Goldman Sachs Earnings

Jim Cramer's Reaction to Citigroup and Goldman Sachs Earnings

Both Citigroup and Goldman Sachs released earnings Monday. Here's what Jim Cramer thinks about the companies and what it means for the other bank earnings expected this week.

Jim Cramer's Watching These Headlines in the Markets

Jim Cramer's Watching These Headlines in the Markets

Curious about what Jim Cramer's watching in the markets? He breaks down the headlines he's paying attention to.

Jim Cramer: What Bank Earnings Mean for Earnings Season

Jim Cramer: What Bank Earnings Mean for Earnings Season

Not quite sure what bank earnings mean for earnings season? Jim Cramer weighs in with some investing education.