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: Markets Focus on Negative Data, Not Positive Right Now

Jim Cramer: Markets Focus on Negative Data, Not Positive Right Now

Jim Cramer says negative data is ruling the markets.

Jim Cramer: Here's How to Approach Stitch Fix After Earnings

Jim Cramer: Here's How to Approach Stitch Fix After Earnings

Jim Cramer has some advice for investors worried about Stitch Fix.

Jim Cramer on the Markets and Stitch Fix Earnings

Jim Cramer on the Markets and Stitch Fix Earnings

Jim Cramer weighs in on the markets and Stitch Fix's earnings.

Jim Cramer: Starbucks Is Emblematic of the Fear Haunting This Market

Jim Cramer: Starbucks Is Emblematic of the Fear Haunting This Market

Investors are culling the stocks that are worth owning and shedding those that aren't, and Starbucks is a prime example.

Jim Cramer: Why I Am Not Freaking Out About a Recession or a Warren Presidency

Jim Cramer: Why I Am Not Freaking Out About a Recession or a Warren Presidency

Are things that bad? I remain a non-believer in the recession thesis.

Jim Cramer: McDonald's? I'd Go With Chipotle, It's Taking Share From Everyone

Jim Cramer: McDonald's? I'd Go With Chipotle, It's Taking Share From Everyone

If you own McDonald's I think you can ride this weakness out as ultimately if there is something wrong I am confident that CEO Steve Easterbrook will figure it out and fix it.

Jim Cramer on Micron, CBD and China-U.S. Trade Talks

Jim Cramer on Micron, CBD and China-U.S. Trade Talks

Jim Cramer weighs in on U.S.-China trade talks, Micron stock and CBD.

Jim Cramer Reveals the Most Important Stock to Watch, What It Means for Markets

Jim Cramer Reveals the Most Important Stock to Watch, What It Means for Markets

Jim Cramer breaks down why he thinks Real Money Stock of the Day Micron's a stock to watch and U.S.-China trade talks.

Jim Cramer: Micron Technology Should Be on Your Radar

Jim Cramer: Micron Technology Should Be on Your Radar

Despite the selloff in this name, if you believe in a rally, you can bet that MU will be a leader.

Jim Cramer: What Micron Says About Upcoming Earnings Season

Jim Cramer: What Micron Says About Upcoming Earnings Season

Jim Cramer weighs in on upcoming earnings and what Micron's guidance says about earnings season.