Michael J. Kramer

Michael J. Kramer

  • • 20 years of investing and industry experience
  • • 10 years as a buy side equity trader
  • • Founder of Mott Capital Management in 2014


Michael Kramer is the Founder of Mott Capital Management. His unique investment philosophy centers on seeking investment opportunities that are influenced by everyday life activities, and by observing new trends and products that are popular or are trending towards popularity. Additionally, he devotes a significant part of his research to global macroeconomics and central bank policies impacting financial markets.

Kramer runs the Mott Capital Management actively managed long-only Thematic Growth Portfolio, which holds these stocks: AAPL, ACAD, ALKS, CELG, DEO, DIS, GOOGL, MA, MO, NFLX, NXPI, RTN, SWKS TSLA, UL, V, VOD and VZ.

Kramer began his career in high-risk trading environments, trading both US and international equities. His trading skills coupled with his comprehensive, financial analysis of public companies, have given him a unique perspective on investing, which stands out from analysts who simply look at top-line numbers. In addition to fundamental analysis, Kramer also incorporates technical and options market analysis into his research.

Kramer is a fundamental writer for Investopedia.com, analyzing stocks and market news that is helpful for everyday investors to make short and long-term investment decisions.


Michael received his Master's Degree in Investment Management from Pace University.

Quote from Michael

"I like to help people become smarter and better investors."

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    Roku's Stock May See a 23% Price Swing After Earnings

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    Facebook Seen Rebounding As Much As 10%

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    Netflix Stock Seen Rebounding 10% Short-Term

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    Nike's Stock Poised to Rebound 10% Despite Slowing Growth

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    Twitter Traders Bet Stock Will Rise 11% As Estimates Jump

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