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: Don't Act Based on Ditties and Doggerel

Jim Cramer: Don't Act Based on Ditties and Doggerel

Market alliterations provide nothing useful to investors. Pay attention to market conditions and ignore "Sell in May," "Swoon in June," and all other useless rhetoric.

Jim Cramer: Why I Like the Proposed United Technologies/Raytheon Merger

Jim Cramer: Why I Like the Proposed United Technologies/Raytheon Merger

Whether it passes antitrust muster or not, it's a good move for UTX.

Jim Cramer: These Were Fabulous Reports From Zoom Video and Beyond Meat

Jim Cramer: These Were Fabulous Reports From Zoom Video and Beyond Meat

They may be too rich now, but they made you rich if you stuck with them.

What Jim Cramer Liked About Zoom's Earnings Call

What Jim Cramer Liked About Zoom's Earnings Call

Curious about Zoom's earnings? Here's what Jim Cramer liked about the call.

What Jim Cramer Liked About Beyond Meat's First Earnings Report

What Jim Cramer Liked About Beyond Meat's First Earnings Report

Jim Cramer breaks down what he liked about Beyond Meat's first earnings report since going public.

Why Jim Cramer Is Telling Investors Not to Worry About the Jobs Report

Why Jim Cramer Is Telling Investors Not to Worry About the Jobs Report

Jim Cramer weighs in on why investors shouldn't be too worried that the May jobs report came in below expectations.

Jim Cramer Breaks Down the Jobs Report, Beyond Meat and Zoom's Earnings

Jim Cramer Breaks Down the Jobs Report, Beyond Meat and Zoom's Earnings

Jim Cramer weighs in on why the jobs report, which missed expectations, isn't necessarily a bad thing, Beyond Meat's impressive earnings, and Zoom's earnings report.

Jim Cramer: Don't Buy the 'You Can Take Them Off' Rhetoric on Tariffs

Jim Cramer: Don't Buy the 'You Can Take Them Off' Rhetoric on Tariffs

Trade tariffs have a cost for everyone, despite what the administration might say.

Jim Cramer: It's a Herd Market and These Stocks Aren't Done Going Up

Jim Cramer: It's a Herd Market and These Stocks Aren't Done Going Up

Consumer packaged goods stocks are jumping because they can't be impacted by tariffs.

Jim Cramer: Trump Makes Mexico Situation Fluid, and Nothing Is Worse Than Fluid

Jim Cramer: Trump Makes Mexico Situation Fluid, and Nothing Is Worse Than Fluid

Everything in Trump's presidency is fluid, which creates not just uncertainty, but ugliness.