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
Everywhere I go I hear the smart money is betting on a recession, that earnings will be down, but every day something contradicts these bears.
Instead of regulating chief executives' salaries as U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is proposing, we should ask how they've performed for shareholders.
Caterpillar is a prime example.
You can't have the best of all possible worlds, or at least you can't have it for long.
I believe that the disinformaton on these talks from both the Chinese and American leakers has played havoc with the stock market.
There are plenty of stocks that have been thrown away for several weeks because of a belief that the Fed and a trade deal will avoid a recession.
What is really driving this rally is the inability of algorithmic traders to moderate their buying.
As the indexes touch all-time highs, remember the challenges thrown at us lately are typical of what bull markets thrive on.