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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

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Recent Articles By The Author

Jim Cramer: Intel Earnings Are a Green Light Despite Some Weakness

The fact that the stock's running could be because CEO Bob Swann called the bottom in data center spend.

Jim Cramer: China Woes Casting a Dark Smog Over Industrial Economy

We can only hope that Fed Chairman Jay Powell is checking in with power companies and other industrials to see how tariffs are really decking parts of this country.

Jim Cramer: Add 'Better Than Feared' to Your Investing Lexicon

Here's the only way to explain why stocks jump like mad if the companies underneath them only perform slightly better than the analysts worried they would.

Jim Cramer: Running Down the BTF vs. WTF Scoreboard

That's Better Than Feared vs. Worse Than Feared when it comes to these companies' latest reports on a big day for earnings.

Jim Cramer: Caterpillar, Others, Must Smooth Out Cyclical Bumps

UPS, Honeywell and Texas Instruments mostly unchained themselves from swings of the economy, but CAT and others have work cut out for them.

Jim Cramer: Texas Instruments' Stock Price Is Not a Good Economic Barometer

The stock is rising on an earnings beat, but the fundamentals show an industry, and economy, that are suffering.

Jim Cramer: It's Looking Like the 1980s

Kimberly-Clark's performance is nothing to sneeze at, and neither is Coca-Cola's, as higher sales, higher prices and big demand from emerging markets appear to give us a return to the good old days of great senior growth stocks.

Jim Cramer: Make Up Your Own Mind, Don't Listen to Market 'Gurus'

Even Ray Dalio gets it wrong. Treat as suspect anyone who has a broad and sweeping rap against stocks, it could save you money.

Jim Cramer: 4 Reasons Why Oil Has Not Recovered

Oil is perceived as being an unavoidable loser as long as trade tensions rage.

Jim Cramer: Why You Should Buy Nucor Right Now

This is the way to play the new, Fed-induced, president-endorsed steel cycle.

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