Published on Oct 30, 2014
Dennis Gartmam has been directly involved in the capital markets since August of 1974. The editor and publisher of The Gartman Letter, whose clients include many of the leading banks, broking firms, mutual funds, hedge funds, energy trading companies, and grain trading companies, will share a keynote presentation with attendees of the 2015 Land Investment Expo on January 23.
Following his graduate work at the North Carolina State University, Mr. Gartman, who was an economist for Cotton, Inc. in the early 1970s, analyzing cotton supply/demand in the U.S. textile industry, went to NCNB National Bank in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he traded foreign exchange and money market instruments.
In the late 70s, Mr. Gartman became the Chief Financial Futures analyst for A.G. Becker & Company in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Gartman was an independent member of the Chicago Board of Trade until 1984, trading in treasury bond, treasury note and GNMA futures contracts. In 1984, Mr. Gartman moved to Virginia to run the futures brokerage operation for the Sovran Bank. In 1987, Mr. Gartman began producing The Gartman Letter on a full-time basis, and he continues to do so today.
Mr. Gartman served a two-year term as an outside Director of the Kansas City Board of Trade from 2006-2008. He has been a member of the Suffolk Industrial Development Authority, and now serves on the Investment Committee of both the University of Akron and the North Carolina State University.
Mr. Gartman, who has lectured on capital market creation to central banks and finance ministries around the world – and has taught classes for the Federal Reserve Bank’s School for Bank Examiners on derivatives – appears often on CNBC, ROB-TV and Bloomberg television, discussing commodities and the capital markets, and speaks before various associations and trade groups around the world.