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 Breaks Down What Wall Street and Fantasy Have in Common

Jim Cramer Breaks Down What Wall Street and Fantasy Have in Common

What do Wall Street and Fantasy Football have in common? Here's what Jim Cramer has to say.

Can the Consumer Keep Hitting the Target? Jim Cramer Talks Retail

Can the Consumer Keep Hitting the Target? Jim Cramer Talks Retail

Target reported a phenomenal quarter, but how much does that depend on a strong consumer? Jim Cramer breaks it down

Jim Cramer: The One Thing Investors Should Do Before Investing in Retail

Jim Cramer: The One Thing Investors Should Do Before Investing in Retail

Jim Cramer weighs in on the one thing that investors should do before investing in retail.

Jim Cramer Breaks Down Target's Earnings and Fantasy Football

Jim Cramer Breaks Down Target's Earnings and Fantasy Football

Jim Cramer weighs in on Target's earnings and why consumers need to go into the stores to really understand the stocks.

Jim Cramer: Lowe's Is Showing How a Turnaround Should Be Done

Jim Cramer: Lowe's Is Showing How a Turnaround Should Be Done

Some retailers are increasing in relevance. Others have less and less reason for being.

Jim Cramer: Investing Is Not Politics

Jim Cramer: Investing Is Not Politics

Unlike politics, investors can change their minds.

Jim Cramer: Want Proof of Economy's Strength? Look to Home Depot

Jim Cramer: Want Proof of Economy's Strength? Look to Home Depot

But president should use position now to cut a deal with China on tariffs to avoid hammering consumer confidence.

Jim Cramer: Wait to Buy TJX Companies

Jim Cramer: Wait to Buy TJX Companies

Jim Cramer advises investors to wait to buy shares of TJX.

Jim Cramer on Kohl's: Turnaround Moment or Better Than Feared?

Jim Cramer on Kohl's: Turnaround Moment or Better Than Feared?

Is Kohl's looking at a turnaround moment or was its latest earnings report simply better than feared?

Time to Shop? Jim Cramer Weighs in on Kohl's Earnings and the Market

Time to Shop? Jim Cramer Weighs in on Kohl's Earnings and the Market

Jim Cramer has some thoughts on Kohl's quarter and he explains why he's paying more attention to fantasy football.