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

    Best Buy Reports With Stock Holding Key Moving Averages

    Best Buy reports earnings with a below-market P/E ratio of 18.34 and a reasonable dividend yield of 1.87%.
  2. Chart Strategy

    Lowe's Earnings: Continued Boost From Storm Repairs

    Lowe's reports earnings with a market-neutral P/E ratio of 23.38 and a so-so dividend yield of 1.68%.
  3. Chart Strategy

    Macy's Begins Parade of Earnings From Retailers

    Macy's reports Tuesday as a weakened mall anchor that may be too cheap to ignore, with a P/E ratio of 11.78 and a dividend ...
  4. Chart Strategy

    Intuit Reports Earnings Taxed by Rising Costs

    Intuit stock set an all-time high a day before reporting earnings, with an elevated P/E ratio of 45.88 and a puny dividend ...
  5. Chart Strategy

    Newmont Mining Is Investors' Gold Stock to Buy

    Investors looking to buy a gold stock should consider Newmont Mining, as it closely correlates to the price of Comex gold ...
  6. Chart Strategy

    Garmin Navigates to New High Before Earnings

    Garmin is a strong stock getting stronger, with a favorable P/E ratio of 17.77 and a reasonable dividend yield of 3.13%.
  7. Chart Strategy

    Fluor Engineers Earnings on Infrastructure Spend

    Engineering and construction company Flour reports on Tuesday with an extended P/E ratio of 40.30 and a paltry dividend yield ...
  8. Chart Strategy

    Deere Stock Plows Out of Correction Before Earnings

    Deere reports earnings on Friday with a market-neutral P/E ratio of 24.29 and a dividend yield of 1.49%.
  9. Chart Strategy

    'Dog of the Dow' Coca Cola Reports Without Fizz

    A "Dog of the Dow" for 2018, Coca-Cola has an elevated P/E ratio of 42.09 with a favorable dividend yield of 3.35%.
  10. Chart Strategy

    CBS Set to Report Earnings Under Negative Charts

    CBS has an extremely elevated P/E ratio of 73.83 while its dividend yield is a paltry 1.35%.
  11. Chart Strategy

    Applied Materials Reports in Correction Territory

    Applied Materials has a favorable P/E ratio of 15.17, but its dividend yield is a paltry 0.83%.
  12. Chart Strategy

    Chips a Positive for Pepsico, but Soda Lacks Fizz

    Pepsico stock has a market-neutral P/E ratio of 22.99 and a reasonable dividend yield of 2.90%.
  13. Chart Strategy

    Tiffany, 3 Other Luxury Retailers No Bargains

    Michael Kors and Ralph Lauren beat on earnings but peaked in price, while Movado and Tiffany prepare their earnings for mid-March.
  14. Chart Strategy

    Play Defense With Boeing, 3 Other Military Stocks

    Boeing, General Dynamics, Lockheed Market and Northrop Grumman are set to benefit from an increased budget for defense spending.
  15. Chart Strategy

    Yum! Brands Stock Holds 200-Day Average on Weakness

    Yum! Brands stock is not cheap, as its P/E ratio is 24.63, trading above a "golden cross" with a negative weekly chart.