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.


  1. Chart Strategy

    Bed Bath & Beyond Reports in Recovery Mode

    Heading into Wednesday's earnings report, Bed Bath & Beyond is too cheap to ignore with a P/E ratio of just 6.58 and ...
  2. Chart Strategy

    CarMax Accelerates Into Fast Lane Ahead of Earnings

    CarMax has a market-neutral P/E ratio of 20.26 but does not offer a dividend. The stock has a positive weekly chart.
  3. Chart Strategy

    Micron Showing Potential Double Top Ahead of Earnings

    Semiconductor giant Micron is too cheap to ignore going into earnings, with a P/E ratio of just 7.08, but the chart shows ...
  4. Chart Strategy

    Oracle Reports Earnings Below Key Technical Levels

    Software giant Oracle reports earnings with an elevated P/E ratio of 56.44 and a dividend yield of just 1.64% but is under ...
  5. Chart Strategy

    FedEx Delivers Earnings Above Key Levels With Mojo

    Package delivery giant FedEx reports earnings with a reasonable P/E ratio of 16.15, a small dividend yield of 0.98% and an ...
  6. Chart Strategy

    Alphabet Has Been Holding Key Levels All Year Long

    Alphabet held my semiannual value level of $987.07 on March 28, setting the stage for renewed momentum as the second quarter ...
  7. Chart Strategy

    Tesla Accelerated From Key Levels as June Began

    Tesla stock has been on the rise since holding its "reversion to the mean" at the end of March, and patient investors and ...
  8. Chart Strategy

    Adobe Reports in an 'Inflating Parabolic Bubble'

    Adobe Systems reports earnings with an elevated P/E ratio of 66.76 as its weekly chart shows an "inflating parabolic bubble."
  9. Chart Strategy

    Disney Is Rising Along Its Reversion to the Mean

    Disney stock is reasonably priced based on its P/E ratio of 13.86 and dividend yield of 1.62% as its weekly chart is upgraded ...
  10. Chart Strategy

    Facebook Is Feeling the Pinch of Platform Bugs

    Facebook's P/E ratio of 31.65 is reasonable for a momentum stock, but it will be trading below a key level with an overbought ...
  11. Chart Strategy

    Apple Reaches My June Price Target on Upward Mojo

    Apple stock is no longer cheap with a P/E of 18.66 and a dividend yield of just 1.51%, but the charts suggest that further ...
  12. Chart Strategy

    Broadcom Stock Is Cheap, Poised to Pop on Earnings

    Based on a P/E ratio of 13.58 and a dividend yield of 2.71%, Broadcom stock is cheap, with renewed momentum too.
  13. Chart Strategy

    America Has Become the United States of Amazon

    While its P/E ratio is elevated at 206.95, with tentacles in every sector of the economy, the online retailer has established ...
  14. Chart Strategy

    Netflix Stock Thrives After Correction, Sets New Highs

    Investors worried about a P/E ratio of 235.97 for Netflix are missing the momentum of one of the strongest momentum stocks.
  15. Chart Strategy

    Warehouse Retailer Costco Poised for Earnings Beat

    Costco reports earnings with an elevated P/E ratio of 29.32, a small dividend yield of 1.16% and an overbought weekly chart.