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

    Verizon Stock Is 'Too Cheap to Ignore' on Earnings

    Verizon reports earnings before the open on Tuesday with a P/E ratio of just 6.63 and is the cheapest "Dog of the Dow," with ...
  2. Chart Strategy

    3M Company Reports as a Turnaround Story

    3M Company reports earnings before the open on Tuesday with an elevated P/E ratio of 29.96 but with a decent dividend yield ...
  3. Chart Strategy

    Alphabet Ignores Huge EU Fine, Sets New High

    Alphabet reports quarterly results on Monday. The stock set an all-time high even after news about a $5.04 billion fine by ...
  4. Chart Strategy

    Microsoft Reports Within a Zone of Risky Levels

    Microsoft reports earnings with an elevated P/E ratio of 58.40, a small dividend yield of just 1.60% and an overbought weekly ...
  5. Chart Strategy

    Constellation Brands May Fall on Flat Beer Sales

    Constellation Brands reports earnings with a market-neutral P/E ratio of 21.94 and a paltry dividend yield of 1.29%.
  6. Chart Strategy

    Nike Needs Positive Earnings to Avoid Sell Signal

    Athletic footwear and apparel giant Nike reports earnings with an extremely elevated P/E ratio of 68.25 and a meager dividend ...
  7. Chart Strategy

    Walgreens Joins the Dow, Reports Earnings Thursday

    Walgreens replaced GE in the Dow 30. The drug store chain has a reasonable P/E ratio of 16.81 and a dividend yield of 2.56%.
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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.
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...