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.Expand

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.Collapse

Just because rates on the 10-year are back below 3% doesn't mean that's what's driving the rally.
The stock's a buy for the long-term, a truly amazing feat that would be inconceivable a very short time ago.
Without that natural base of short coverers, you get no bounce.
Boeing and Norfolk Southern's tour de force calls were in stark contrast to Tuesday's disasters.
That's where we are right now.
Markets start day with a bungee jump.
A litany of events and signposts makes it almost impossible to be more positive about stocks until they are traversed.
Have all of the instruments dropped? Have all the Achilles' been ruptured?
Unpleasant days are the time to deploy extra cash.
These stocks are very compelling while Verizon is what I would call an intended high yielder.

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