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

China by the Numbers: What Jim Cramer Is Watching

China by the Numbers: What Jim Cramer Is Watching

China caught the attention of investors once again after new data showed that exports out of China fell in August 2019, particularly exports to the United States. Jim Cramer explains what the data is telling investors about the trade war.

Jim Cramer: China Remains Among the Best Markets for All Our Exporters

Jim Cramer: China Remains Among the Best Markets for All Our Exporters

One has to wonder whether there isn't a wholesale shift in China toward internal consumption and away from exporting.

Jim Cramer: Lululemon Is a Master at Experiential Retail

Jim Cramer: Lululemon Is a Master at Experiential Retail

LULU rocked its recent earnings report and is killing it, generally -- and here is why.

Jim Cramer: This Oil Stock Is Like Marquez Valdes-Scantling

Jim Cramer: This Oil Stock Is Like Marquez Valdes-Scantling

It's football season.

Jim Cramer: Stop Moaning and Start Buying

Jim Cramer: Stop Moaning and Start Buying

Everyone keeps asking me if there's a recession around the corner. My answer: I don't see it.

Jim Cramer: Don't Sweat the Irritants, Momentum Is the Key

Jim Cramer: Don't Sweat the Irritants, Momentum Is the Key

High Fed rates, tariffs and China trade wars are all just distractions as long as there is some momentum. But that is in short supply right now.

How to Manage Oil Stocks During Hurricane Season - Jim Cramer

How to Manage Oil Stocks During Hurricane Season - Jim Cramer

Hurricane Dorian update, plus Jim Cramer explains how to manage the oil stocks in your portfolio.

A Reminder from Jim Cramer: Keep the Politics Out of Your Portfolio

A Reminder from Jim Cramer: Keep the Politics Out of Your Portfolio

Jim Cramer explains why you shouldn't include politics in your portfolio.

Jim Cramer: Stick to Your Gameplan, Not Politics When Investing

Jim Cramer: Stick to Your Gameplan, Not Politics When Investing

Jim Cramer says that investors really need to stick to their gameplan, and not politics when investing.

A Smokeless Future? Jim Cramer on the Potential Philip Morris-Altria Merger

A Smokeless Future? Jim Cramer on the Potential Philip Morris-Altria Merger

Jim Cramer weighs in on the potential Altria-Philip Morris merger.