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: That's Entertainment

Jim Cramer: That's Entertainment

For today at least, it's all about companies that produce and deliver entertainment.

Jim Cramer Explains How the Market Always Gets It Wrong With These Stocks

Jim Cramer Explains How the Market Always Gets It Wrong With These Stocks

In a market obsessed with passive money, traders just can't seem to get it right with Kohl's and Nordstrom.

Cramer: Red Dead Redemption 2 Needs Nvidia. That's All You Need to Know

Cramer: Red Dead Redemption 2 Needs Nvidia. That's All You Need to Know

In the June Action Alerts PLUS members' call, Cramer called 'Red Dead Redemption 2' Take Two's best video game since Grand Theft Auto. Watch now to see you can make money off of it!

Cramer Explains Why These 2 Stocks Will Be Big Winners in Trump's Foreign Policy

Cramer Explains Why These 2 Stocks Will Be Big Winners in Trump's Foreign Policy

'I think that the whole world seems to be misinterpreting Trump,' Cramer says.

Jim Cramer Reveals the Recipe for a Higher Stock Price

Jim Cramer Reveals the Recipe for a Higher Stock Price

TheStreet's Jim Cramer on what's driving the surge of Restoration Hardware shares.

Jim Cramer: I Want the Financials Stocks To Go Higher

Jim Cramer: I Want the Financials Stocks To Go Higher

TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer wants the bank stocks to move higher.

Jim Cramer: I Want to Bank On the Banks

Jim Cramer: I Want to Bank On the Banks

You need more than tech to get a real broad-based advance and we have failed to get that.

Jim Cramer: Two Companies Show That Ignoring the Pain Just Makes Things Worse

Jim Cramer: Two Companies Show That Ignoring the Pain Just Makes Things Worse

A simple acknowledgement that something's wrong, and it can't be ignored, is not too much to ask.

Replay: Jim Cramer on AT&T, Time Warner, Caterpillar and Cisco

Replay: Jim Cramer on AT&T, Time Warner, Caterpillar and Cisco

TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer weighs in on Wednesday's trending stocks from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Jim Cramer: Fed Hits the Pause Button

Jim Cramer: Fed Hits the Pause Button

Fed signals more rate hikes than expected, putting a hold on the equities markets for now.