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Michael Kramer is the Founder of Mott Capital Management. He is also a financial writer for websites such as Investopedia, Seeking Alpha and the Monster Stock Market Commentary providing stock and market analysis. He has over 20 years of industry experience as an analyst, trader, and an ... more

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Stocks Stall On December 5, Ahead Of The Employment Report
Stocks had a dull day, which is fine by me after the moves earlier this week.
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76 Firms Going Ex-Dividend Next Week, Including PepsiCo, Schlumberger And Wal-Mart
There are several well known large cap stocks going ex-dividend next week.
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Stocks Are Magically Bouncing Back On December 4, What A Joke
The US markets are bouncing back this morning, with the S&P 500 futures pointing to a higher opening. The S&P 500 found meaningful support yesterday around 3,080 and based on the futures, the S&P 500 is ready to test resistance today at 3,110.
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The Market Appears To Be Over The Trade War Hype, I Know I Am
It was exactly one year ago that fears of recession galore were rampant through the Market place. Now a year later, we are no closer to recession today then we were then.
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Stocks Are Pointing Lower On December 3, On Negative Trade Headlines
The next level of support for the S&P 500 comes at 3,080, and then again around 3,040, which would fill the gap created on October 31.
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Stocks Get Slammed On ISM Data, May Have Further To Fall
Stocks finished the day lower following disappointing ISM PMI data coming in at 48.1 versus estimates of 49.4. It correlated to a GDP growth rate of 1.5%.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

AAPL Apple Inc.
ACAD ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc.
ACAD ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc.
AGG iShares Trust - iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF
AGN Allergan Inc.
ALKS Alkermes plc
AMD Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
AMZN Amazon.com Inc.
AVGO Broadcom Ltd
BABA Alibaba
BAC Bank of America Corporation
BBC BioShares Biotechnology Clinical Trials ETF
BBH Biotech Holders Trust
BBP BioShares Biotechnology Products ETF
BIB ProShares Ultra Nasdaq Biotechnology
BIL SPDR Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF
BND Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF
BOND PIMCO Total Return Exchange-Traded Fund
BXUB Barclays Bank PLC
BXUC Barclays Bank PLC
C Citigroup Inc.
CAPX Elkhorn S&P 500 Capital Expenditures Portfolio ETF
CBS CBS Corporation
CERC Cerecor Inc.
CFA Compass EMP US 500 Vol Wtd ETF
CRF Cornerstone Total Return Fund
DB Deutsche Bank AG
DDM ProShares Ultra Dow30
DEUS Deutsche X-trackers Russell 1000 CmpsFtr
DFVL iPath US Treasury 5-year Bull ETN
DFVS iPath US Treasury 5-year Bear ETN
DIA SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average
DLBS Barclays Bank PLC
DMRL DeltaShares S&P 500 Managed Risk ETF
DOG ProShares Short Dow30
DTUL iPath U.S. Treasury 2-Year Bull ETN
DTUS Barclays Bank PLC
DTYL Barclays Bank PLC
DTYS Barclays Bank PLC
DXD ProShares UltraShort Dow30
EDV Vanguard Extended Duration ETF
EEH ELEMENTS Linked to the SPECTRUM Large CAP U.S. Sector Momentum Index
EEM iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index
EGF BlackRock Enhanced Government Fund Inc.
EPS WisdomTree Earnings 500 Fund
EQAL PowerShares Russell 1000 Equal Wght ETF
EQL ALPS Equal Sector Weight ETF
ESGS Columbia Sustainable US Equity Inc ETF
EUFN iShares MSCI Europe Financials Sector Index Fund
EWJ iShares MSCI Japan Index Fund
FB Facebook Inc
FBT FIRST TRUST NYSE ARCA BIOTECHNOLOGY INDEX FUND
FEX First Trust Large Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund
FIBR Sorrento Networks Corp
FLAT IPATH US TREASURY FLATTENER
FMAT Fidelity MSCI Materials ETF
FMK First Trust Mega Cap AlphaDEX Fund
FTA First Trust Large Cap Value Opportunities AlphaDEX Fund
FTT Federated Enhanced Treasury Income Fund
FWDD Madrona Domestic
FXB CurrencyShares British Pound Sterling Trust
FXE Euro Currency Trust
FXI iShares China Large-Cap
FXY CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust
FXZ First Trust Materials AlphaDEX Fund
GBX The Greenbrier Companies Inc.
GLD SPDR Gold Trust ETF
GM General Motors Company
GOOG Alphabet Inc. (Google)
GOOGL Google (A shares)
GOVT iShares Core U.S. Treasury Bond ETF
GSLC Guaranty Financial Corp
GSY GUGGENHEIM ENHANCED ULTRA-SH
HEWJ iShares Trust - iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF
HQL H & Q Life Sciences Investors
HUSV First Trust Hrzn MgdVolatil Domestic ETF
HYDD Direxion Daily High Yield Bear 2X ETF
HYG iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond Fund
IBB iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index Fund
IEF iShares Lehman 7-10 Year Treasury Bond Fund
IEI iShares Barclays 3-7 Year Treasury Bond Fund
IHF iShares Dow Jones U.S. Health Care Providers Index Fund
IITSF INTESA SANPAOLO SPA
INTC Intel Corporation
ITE SPDR Lehman Intermediate Term Treasury ETF
IVE iShares S&P 500 Value Index Fund
IVV iShares S&P 500 Index Fund
IVW iShares S&P 500 Growth Index Fund
IWB iShares Russell 1000 Index Fund
IWL iShares Trust
IWM iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund
IYM iShares Dow Jones U.S. Basic Materials Sector Index Fund
JD JD.com
JHMA JHancock Multifactor Energy ETF
JHML JHancock Multifactor Large Cap ETF
JKD iShares Morningstar Large Core Index Fund
JNJ Johnson & Johnson
JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co.
JUNE Dhandho Junoon ETF
LABD Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bear 3X ETF
LABS Labone Inc
LABU Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bull 3X ETF
LGLV SPDR Russell 1000 Low Volatility ETF
MATF iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Materials
MGC Vanguard Mega Cap 300 Index ETF
MU Micron Technology Inc.
NFLX Netflix Inc.
NVDA Nvidia Corporation
NXPI NXP Semiconductors N.V.
OEF iShares S&P 100 Index ETF
OEW Guggenheim S&P 100 Equal Weight ETF
ONEO SPDR Russell 1000 Momentum ETF
ONEV SPDR Russell 1000 Low Volatil ETF
ONEY SPDR Russell 1000 Yield ETF
OPD Guggenheim Large Cp Optimizd Divers ETF
OTPIX Nasdaq-100 Profund Investor Class
PBE PowerShares Dynamic Biotech & Genome
PEO Petroleum & Resources Corporation
PLW PowerShares 1-30 Laddered Treasury Portfolio
PPLC PortfolioPlus S&P 500 ETF
PRF Powershares FTSE RAFI US 1000 Portfolio
PSCM Primesource Communications Holdings Inc
PSQ ProShares Short QQQ
PST ProShares UltraShort Lehman 7-10 Year Treasury ETF
PYZ PowerShares Dynamic Basic Materials Sector Portfolio
QCOM QUALCOMM Incorporated
QID ProShares UltraShort QQQ
QLD ProShares Ultra QQQ
QQEW First Trust NASDAQ
QQQ PowerShares QQQ Trust Series 1
QQQE Direxion Trust
QQXT First Trust NASDAQ - 100 Ex
QUS SPDR MSCI USA Quality Mix ETF
RISE Sit Rising Rate ETF
ROKU Roku, Inc.
RPG Guggenheim S&P 500 Pure Growth ETF
RPV Rydex S&P 500 Pure Value ETF
RSP Rydex S&P Equal Weight ETF
RTM Rydex S&P Equal Weight Materials ETF
RVRS Reverse Cap Weighted US Large Cap ETF
RWM ProShares Short Russell2000
RYARX Rydex Series Fds Inverse S&P 500 Strategy Fund
RYRSX Rydex Dynamics Fds Russell 2000 2X Strategy Fun
SBM PROSHARES SHORT BASIC MATERI
SBUS ETFS Diversified-Factor US Large Cap
SBUX Starbucks Corporation
SCAP AdvisorShares Cornerstone Small Cap ETF
SCHO Schwab Short-Term US Treasury ETF
SCHR Schwab Fixed-Income ETFs
SCHX SCHWAB US LARGE CAP ETF
SDOW ProShares Indices
SDS ProShares UltraShort S&P500
SH ProShares Short S&P500
SHV iShares Barclays Short Treasury Bond Fund
SHY ISHARES LEHMAN 1-3Y ETF
SMLL Direxion Daily Small Cap Bull 2X ETF
SMN ProShares UltraShort Basic Materials ETF
SPDN Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bear 1X ETF
SPHB PowerShares S&P 500 High Beta Portfolio ETF
SPHQ PowerShares Exchange-Traded Funds Trust
SPLG SPDR Portfolio Large Cap ETF
SPLV PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio ETF
SPLX UBS ETRACS M Reset 2xLvg S&P 500 TR ETN
SPMO PowerShares S&P 500 Momentum
SPSM SPDR Portfolio Small Cap ETF
SPTS SPORTS MEDIA INC
SPUU Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bull 2X ETF
SPVU PowerShares S&P 500 Value
SPXE ProShares S&P 500 ex-Energy
SPXL Direxion Daily S&P500 Bull 3X ETF
SPXN ProShares S&P 500 ex-Financials
SPXS Direxion Daily S&P500 Bear 3X ETF
SPXT ProShares S&P 500 ex-Technology
SPXU ProShares Trust
SPXV ProShares S&P 500 ex-Health Care
SPY SPDR S&P 500
SPYG SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 Growth ETF
SPYV SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 Value ETF
SQ Square
SQQQ ProShares UltraPro Short QQQ
SRTY ProShares Indices
SSO ProShares Ultra S&P500
STMH Stem Holdings, Inc.
STPP Barclays Bank PLC
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc.
SYE SPDR MFS Systematic Core Equity ETF
T AT&T Inc.
TAPR Barclays Inverse US Treasury Aggt ETN
TBF PROSHARES TR 20+YR TRSY
TBT ProShares UltraShort Lehman 20+ Year Treasury ETF
TBX ProShares Indices
TBZ Toy Biz Inc
TLH iShares Barclays 10-20 Year Treasury Bond Fund
TLT iShares Lehman 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund
TMF Direxion Daily 30Y T
TMV Daily 20 Year Plus Treasury Bear 3x Shares
TNA Direxion Small Cap Bull 3x Shares
TQQQ ProShares UltraPro QQQ
TSLA Tesla Motors Inc.
TTT ProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Trs
TUZ PIMCO 1-3 Year U.S. Treasury Index ETF
TWM ProShares UltraShort Russell2000
TWTR Twitter Inc
TYBS
TYD Direxion Daily 10 Yr Trs Bull 3X Shares
TYNS
TYO Direxion Shares ETF Trust
TZA Direxion Small Cap Bear 3x Shares
UBIO ProShares UltraPro Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF
UBT ProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury ETF
UDN PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bearish Fund
UDOW ProShares Indices
UDPIX Ultra Dow 30 Profund Investor Class
UNCFY UNICRED SPA ADR 144A
UPRO ProShares UltraPro S&P 500 ETF
URTY ProShares UltraPro Russell2000
USA Liberty All-Star Equity Fund
USDU WisdomTree Bloomberg USD Bullish ETF Fund
USMC Principal U.S. Mega-Cap Multi-Factor Index ETF
USO United States Oil Fund, LP
USSD WisdomTree Strong Dollar US Equity ETF
UST ProShares Ultra 7-10 Year Treasury
UUP PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund
UWM ProShares Ultra Russell 2000
UYM ProShares Ultra Basic Materials ETF
VAW Vanguard Materials ETF
VFINX Vanguard Index Trust 500 Index Fund
VGIT Vanguard Intermediate
VGLT Vanguard Long
VGSH Vanguard Short
VONE V-One Corporation
VOO VANGUARD FIVE HUNDRED INDEX
VOOG Vanguard Admiral Funds Inc
VOOV Vanguard Admiral Funds Inc
VTWO Vanguard Russell 2000 ETF
VUSTX Vanguard Long Term Treasury Fund
VV Vanguard Large-Cap ETF
VXX iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term FuturesTM ETN
WFC Wells Fargo & Co.
XBI SPDR S&P Biotech ETF
XLB Materials Select Sector SPDR
XLE Energy Select Sector SPDR
XLF Financial Select Sector SPDR
XLG Rydex Russell Top 50 ETF
XLI Industrials Select Sector SPDR
XLK Technology Select Sector SPDR
XLP Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF
XLU Utilities Select Sector SPDR
XLV Health Care Select Sector SPDR
XLY Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF
XME SPDR S&P METALS & MINING
XNPT XenoPort, Inc.
XRLV PowerShares S&P 500ex-Rate SnsvLwVtl ETF
YCL ProShares Ultra Yen
YCS ProShares UltraShort Yen
ZBIO ProShares UltraPro Short Nasdaq Biotech
ZF The Zweig Fund Inc.
ZROZ PIMCO ETF Trust
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PERSONAL BLOG

Latest Posts
Apple's Valuation: Historically High
AAPL, at least for the short term, has hit its historical peak valuation levels, based on its PE Ratio, since 2015. That's not to say the long-term story for Apple is over, but it does suggest the stock has increasing downside risk at this point.

Work Experience

Financial Writer
Investopedia
November 2016 - Present (3 years 2 months)

Provides commentaries on individual equities using fundamental, technical, and options market analysis to predict future price movements. 

More than 1,350 articles published over the past 2 years.

Portfolio Manager - MCM Thematic Growth Porfolio
Interactive Brokers Asset Management
July 2015 - Present (4 years 6 months)

Manage the Mott Capital Thematic Growth Portfolio

Creator Reading The Market A Subsciber Service
Seeking Alpha
August 2014 - Present (5 years 5 months)

Creator and Author of Reading The Markets offered exclusively through Seeking Alpha. A daily research piece discussing macro and market events.

Founder/CEO
Mott Capital Management, LLC
June 2014 - Present (5 years 7 months)

Michael Kramer is the founder of Mott Capital Management. Kramer started Mott Capital in 2014 after leaving a career as a buy-side international and domestic equity trader. 

He manages the Mott Capital Thematic Growth Portfolio. 

He created the Mott Capital Monster Stock Market Commentary in 2017. Built a subscriber list of nearly 1,000 users.

Trader
Gilder Gagnon Howe
June 2007 - May 2014 (7 years 1 month)

Executed trades spanning long and short domestic and international equities, across approximately 25 exchanges (Europe and Asia as well as emerging and frontier markets).

Executed trades in sizes up to approximately $50 million each or about $2+ Billion notional per year.

Brought-to-fruition extended trading hours for foreign equities, helping to improve execution quality and pricing.
 

Trader
US Trust
February 2005 - July 2007 (2 years 6 months)

Executed domestic equity trades for a diverse group of portfolio managers (Excelsior Mutual Funds, separately-managed accounts, and model accounts). Sent trades to institutional traders via NYFIX.

Analyst
The Ruth Group
September 2004 - February 2005 (6 months)
Analyst
Thomson Reuters
May 2002 - September 2004 (2 years 5 months)

Education

New York University
Certificate
2014 / 2014
Financial Risk Management
Pace University - Lubin School of Business
MS
2003 / 2005
Investment Management
LIU Post
Dual Bachelor of Science (BS)
1996 / 2000
Finance and Management Activities and Societies: President of Financial Management Assoc.

Publications