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

    Charting Amazon Volatility Caused by Trump Tweets

    Amazon is known as a momentum stock, with a P/E ratio of 228.79, but the stock lost its mojo last week.
  2. Chart Strategy

    Boeing Stock Hits Turbulence on China Tariff War

    Boeing has a market-neutral P/E ratio of 24.32 and a so-so dividend yield of 2.09%.
  3. Chart Strategy

    UnitedHealth Stock Stabilizing on Medicare Advantage

    Health care insurer UnitedHealth has a market-neutral P/E ratio of 20.97 and a modest dividend yield of 1.34%.
  4. Chart Strategy

    Tesla Stock May Fall Below Its 'Reversion to the Mean'

    Tesla is not a profitable company and does not have a P/E ratio, and the stock has finally fallen to its "reversion to the ...
  5. Chart Strategy

    Netflix in Correction, but Still Huge 2018 Leader

    Netflix is not a value stock, as its P/E ratio is elevated at 236.28, and will likely lose its classification as a momentum ...
  6. Chart Strategy

    Alphabet Lost Momentum After Missing Q4 Earnings

    Alphabet shares gapped lower on Feb. 2. The internet giant has an elevated P/E ratio of 57.75 as the stock swoons.
  7. Chart Strategy

    Constellation Brands Stock Set to Foam on Beer Sales

    Constellation Brands reports earnings with a market-neutral P/E ratio of 26.49 and a paltry dividend yield of 0.94%.
  8. Chart Strategy

    GameStop Suffers From Digital Switch, Mall Slump

    Investors looking to speculate should consider GameStop given its P/E ratio of 4.09 and dividend yield of 10.83%.
  9. Chart Strategy

    Walgreens Struggles Despite Being a Healthcare Hub

    Drug store chain Walgreens appears to be a bargain given its P/E ratio of 18.07 and dividend yield of 2.45%.
  10. Chart Strategy

    Lululemon Stock Stretches Toward High on Earnings

    Athletic apparel provider Lululemon has an elevated P/E ratio of 39.56 and faces a negative weekly chart on a negative reaction ...
  11. Chart Strategy

    McCormick Stock Could Add Spice to Your Portfolio

    The provider of spices and herbs McCormick has an elevated P/E ratio of 28.57 and a reasonable dividend yield of 1.97%.
  12. Chart Strategy

    Paychex Appears Poised to Beat on Economic Growth

    Employment services firm Paychex has a slightly elevated P/E ratio of 28.13 and a reasonable dividend yield of 3.05%.
  13. Chart Strategy

    Micron Reports Earnings Against Its All-Time High

    Semiconductor giant Micron reports earnings with an overbought weekly chart but is cheap with a P/E ratio of just 9.63.
  14. Chart Strategy

    Nike Needs to Swoosh 'Key Reversals' on Earnings

    Athletic footwear and apparel giant Nike reports earnings with an elevated P/E ratio of 28.45 and a meager dividend yield ...
  15. Chart Strategy

    FedEx Delivers Earnings Below Its Quarterly Pivot

    Package delivery giant FedEx reports earnings with a market-neutral P/E ratio of 23.20 and a dividend yield of just 0.79%.