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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Here are a bunch reasons to sell -- even if I don't believe in most of them.
When you have watched oil stocks go nowhere despite a huge run in crude, perhaps it is time to take the other side of the trade.
Monday was a demonstration of pretty much everything analysts can throw at stocks to get you out while the getting is still good.
3M, Walgreens and FedEx had tough reports last quarter. But what they really tell us is to watch fundamentals on earnings.
I am sure the SEC is steamed about this one. But they ran into a real brick wall.
Now would be a good time to buy this great company.
The consumer is alive, well, and might benefit from a thaw with China and easy to get jobs. So would Boeing and Caterpillar.
Use the swoon to buy, but wait until the coast is clear and nothing happens and it is just a random rotation.
Elon Musk will have a tough time saying the latest delivery numbers are immaterial when he faces off against Judge Alison Nathan in his contempt hearing.