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: What to Buy in This Treacherous Market

Jim Cramer: What to Buy in This Treacherous Market

Look for the big-cap stocks that only come in on tough days -- and take advantage of their weakness at the open.

Jim Cramer: We Can Play This Hot, Cold Game All Day Long

Jim Cramer: We Can Play This Hot, Cold Game All Day Long

There's enough evidence that the economy is slowing so the Fed shouldn't move on rates, but some big retail and unemployment numbers say the Fed must raise for certain.

Ask Cramer: When Is the Right Time to Buy GE?

Ask Cramer: When Is the Right Time to Buy GE?

When should you be getting into GE?

General Electric Can Be 'Taken Off the Critical List,' Says Jim Cramer

General Electric Can Be 'Taken Off the Critical List,' Says Jim Cramer

Here's what you need to know about General Electric's upgrade.

Jim Cramer Recommends These Stocks for Retired Investors

Jim Cramer Recommends These Stocks for Retired Investors

Curious about what stocks retirees should be eyeing?