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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Offering a prize for finding a medicine or vaccine to stop the coronavirus would be much more effective at halting this market derailment than cutting rates.
It's a nice sign that the world didn't end over the weekend, and maybe that's what really mattered.
These Dow stocks all yield above 3.3% right now, but are they worth the risk?
This is the time to high grade your portfolio, take some losses and move to better stocks.
These companies should continue to work, while we wait for a cure or a vaccine or the darned virus to run its course.
Don't buy airlines or travel stocks yet.
Microsoft says it will miss its personal computer forecast, but Marriott appears to be trading up a tad.
Only one of these scenarios is going to get you in and out of this market with your assets intact and your portfolio stronger.
This is why I always say you should not pay up after a gigantic decline the day before.