Jim Cramer believes there is always a bull market somewhere, and he wants to help you find it. He is host of CNBC's "Mad Money," (M-F: 6 p.m. ET) featuring lively guest interviews, viewer calls and most important, the unmatched, fiery opinions of Cramer himself. He serves as the viewer's personal guide through the confusing jungle of Wall Street investing—navigating through both opportunities and pitfalls with one goal in mind—to help them make money.
Cramer is also co-anchor of the 9 a.m. ET hour of CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" (M-F: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. ET) and the founder of TheStreet, a multimedia provider of financial commentary.
He graduated from Harvard College where he was president and editor-in-chief of the prestigious daily, The Harvard Crimson. After graduation, he became a reporter for the Tallahassee Democrat and later for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, where he covered stories ranging from homicides to sporting events.
Cramer is a former hedge fund manager and founder/owner and senior partner of Cramer Berkowitz. His compounded rate of return was 24 percent after all fees for 14 years at Cramer Berkowitz. He retired from his hedge fund in 2001, where he finished with one of the best records in the business, including having 36 percent-plus year in 2000.
He helped Steve Brill launch American Lawyer magazine before attending Harvard Law School and earning a law degree. Upon graduating and passing the New York State Bar Examination and being admitted to the N.Y. State Bar, Cramer joined Goldman Sachs in sales and trading. While at Goldman, Cramer wrote for The New Republic about stock market issues.
In December 2013, he published the book, "Jim Cramer's Get Rich Carefully," in which he creates a guide to high-yield, low-risk investing. Cramer is also the author of "Jim Cramer's Getting Back to Even," "Stay Mad for Life: Get Rich, Stay Rich," "Mad Money: Watch TV, Get Rich," "Jim Cramer's RealMoney" and "Confessions of a Street Addict."
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One of the lessons Darst shared with Cramer and is now sharing with his readers is you can’t do it alone – you need Uncle Frank. Darst writes, “Uncle Frank is the single most valuable resource you will have as you set up your asset allocation plan and begin the journey to make your dreams come true.”
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Cramer last week offered up his prediction of potential winners from the new Medicare bill -- the one that passed in the Senate yesterday. (President Bush has said he'll veto -- but it already passed by a veto-proof margin.) The good news is that Fresenius Med (FMS), Cramer's fave of the bill, got bumped to a 52-week high today with three points. But what about the losers of the Medicare bill -- the new offenders headed for the Sell Block?
Last week, Cramer warned you a day before oil and gas stocks suffered a severe beatdown -- nat gas dropped 11.6% from $23.57 to $12. But he still thinks this is the year for nat gas -- it's the clean alt fuel that will lessen dependence on coal and oil -- at least temporarily until more viable solutions become affordable. He still pins its target at $16.
Cramer calls in Thursday's Lightning Round: SWC, ETN, BQI, FGP, UA, CRM, MOT, CGV, UPS, RMBS
Hopefully, our weeklong feature of the Cramerican Marine Field Guide to Recession helped yesterday, with the beating the market took. And speaking of beating, here's one dead horse that deserves it: healthcare, healthcare, healthcare. We can't stress it enough: it's the one bit of hope in this crazy market. There's less fear and uncertainty with healthcare stocks, causing the "volleyball rotation" being played out by money managers who are dropping out of other sectors and flowing into more stable and consistent one of healthcare.
It’s his annual appeal. "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer wants you to place a couple shares of this stock in the stockings.
Missed the market rally this week? Jim Cramer's got your back! He gives two key tips for investors.
Jim Cramer spoke with Red Hat CEO on how widespread the attack on Sony could be. Is this open sourced technology biz vulnerable to attack?
No news is good news! Cramer shares the unspoken rules of the market as we approach year end, and what he's got his eye on.
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Get a behind-the-scenes look at how Cramer formulates his investment advice. "Inside the Madness" is a column, which features e-mails and more with Cramer and his researcher Nicole Urken.
You’ve always wanted to hit the “Hallelujah!” button. Here’s your chance.