Richard Suttmeier

Richard Suttmeier

I am an engineer by education with a Master of Science Degree in Operations Research Systems Analysis.  

After five years as a Systems Analyst, I began my career in the financial markets in 1972. I started as a bond trader in the primary dealer community. In 1984, while managing a major fixed income trading desk, I began to write comprehensive analysis of the U.S. Capital Markets.

At the end of 1989, I formed Global Market Consultants, Ltd as an independent financial strategies firm. While operating this firm, I worked as desk strategist for several Wall Street firms before becoming a freelance writer in 2009.

My methodology is based upon simple tools of technical analysis, and my proprietary analytics that provide value levels at which to buy on weakness and risky levels at which to sell on strength.


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  1. Chart Strategy

    Jabil Earnings: Attached to Apple iPhone Demand

    Jabil is an EMS company that makes components for other tech companies around the world, including Apple's iPhone.
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    Members Flock to Costco for Holiday Specials

    The operator of members-only warehouses has an elevated P/E ratio of 30.92 and a puny dividend of 1.06%.
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    Pier 1 Imports: Poised for Last Minute Shoppers

    Pier 1 Imports stock has had a volatile ride but now appears too cheap to ignore, with its P/E ratio of 14.77 and dividend ...
  4. Chart Strategy

    VeriFone Stock: In-Store Shopping Should Help Recovery

    VeriFone reports earnings after the closing bell on Tuesday, with daily and weekly charts that show the stock in recovery ...
  5. Chart Strategy

    Broadcom Stock Pops on Earnings, but No New High

    Broadcom is not cheap, with a P/E ratio of 206.01, and it wants to buy Qualcomm, with its reasonable P/E of 25.09 and a dividend.
  6. Chart Strategy

    Lululemon: A Hot Stock in Yoga Pants

    Lululemon reports earnings with an above-market P/E ratio of 32.03 and does not pay a dividend.
  7. Chart Strategy

    RH Furnishes EPS Above 'Golden Cross' With Mojo

    Restoration Hardware reports earnings with an elevated P/E ratio. The stock is above a "golden cross" with overbought weekly ...
  8. Chart Strategy

    Autozone Stock: Look for 'Golden Cross' on Positive Beat

    Autozone stock is relatively cheap with a P/E ratio of 15.91 but without a dividend. The stock is poised for a "golden cross."
  9. Chart Strategy

    VMware Faces Earnings With Weekly 'Key Reversal'

    VMware stock is not cheap, with a P/E ratio of 42.99 and no dividend. Playing mojo under a "key reversal" will be tough!
  10. Chart Strategy

    Workday Stock Is a Pure Play on Technical Momentum

    Workday is not cheap – it does not have a P/E ratio and does not pay a dividend. Daily and weekly charts are positive.
  11. Chart Strategy

    Kroger, Hurt by Amazon, Is Restocking Its Shelves

    Kroger stock is cheap, with a P/E ratio of 14.18 and a reasonable dividend of 2.48%. This is a turnaround story.
  12. Chart Strategy

    Marvell Technology Stock Is Not Cheap and Could Short-Circuit

    Marvell Technology's P/E ratio is 45.29, and its dividend is puny at 1.30% - traders should play the momentum.
  13. Chart Strategy

    Deere Stock Plows to New High Before Earnings

    Deere shares are slightly overvalued fundamentally, with a so-so dividend yield and above a "golden cross" but with overbought ...
  14. Chart Strategy

    Salesforce Stock Momentum Is Above the Cloud

    Shares of Salesforce trade on pure momentum, and its stochastic reading is in parabolic territory.
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    Lowe's Stock Is Fenced Into a Trading Range

    Lowe's stock has an elevated P/E ratio of 22.78 and offers a so-so dividend yield of 2.06%. The technical charts are neutral.
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