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: The Machines Are Very Much in Charge Today

Jim Cramer: The Machines Are Very Much in Charge Today

When I say machines, I am not talking about tool and dye metal benders or earth movers.

Jim Cramer Explains His Thoughts About the Trade Truce

Jim Cramer Explains His Thoughts About the Trade Truce

Jim Cramer breaks down what investors need to know about the trade agreement between the U.S. and China.

Jim Cramer's Not Worried About the Apple Suppliers

Jim Cramer's Not Worried About the Apple Suppliers

Jim Cramer still feels secure about his portfolio's position in the iPhone maker.

Jim Cramer on Who Won the Apple Downgrade Challenge

Jim Cramer on Who Won the Apple Downgrade Challenge

Curious about who won Jim Cramer's Apple downgrade challenge?

Jim Cramer: The Trump/Xi Trade Story Is Not All Negative

Jim Cramer: The Trump/Xi Trade Story Is Not All Negative

Despite putting hardliner Lighthizer in charge of talks, Trump did not raise tariffs -- so don't believe all the bear hype around trade discussions.

What Jim Cramer's Watching After the G-20 Summit

What Jim Cramer's Watching After the G-20 Summit

Jim Cramer breaks down what he's watching now that the G-20 summit is over.

Jim Cramer Breaks Down BP

Jim Cramer Breaks Down BP

Jim Cramer discusses why BP is Real Money's stock of the day.

Jim Cramer: Don't Throw Away These Stocks

Jim Cramer: Don't Throw Away These Stocks

It's done without much thought even though their companies are doing amazingly well.

Jim Cramer: A Stock Cheat Sheet for the Trump/Xi Trade Truce

Jim Cramer: A Stock Cheat Sheet for the Trump/Xi Trade Truce

What to buy and what to trim on the 90-day extension on trade talks.

Don't Let a Short-Term Headwind Cloud Your Focus, Jim Cramer Says

Don't Let a Short-Term Headwind Cloud Your Focus, Jim Cramer Says

Here's the difference between short-term and long-term investing and what investors should be paying attention to.