Editor and Publisher
The Gartman Letter
Dennis Gartman has been publishing his daily commentary, The Gartman Letter, since 1987. Over the years, he has also conducted numerous presentations and courses on issues relating to the capital markets and derivatives for various brokerage firms, central banks, and U.S. government entities. In recent years, Gartman has been a frequent guest on leading financial television and radio networks.
He has been directly involved in the capital markets since 1974, after his graduate work at the North Carolina State University.
Gartman was an economist for Cotton Inc. in the early 1970s, analyzing cotton supply/demand in the US textile industry. He then went to NCNB National Bank in Charlotte, N.C., where he traded foreign exchange and money market instruments. In the late 70s, he became the chief financial futures analyst for A.G. Becker & Company in Chicago. He was an independent member of the Chicago Board of Trade until 1984, trading in treasury bond, treasury note and GNMA futures contracts. In 1984, he moved to Virginia to run the futures brokerage operation for the Sovran Bank.
Clients of The Gartman Letter L.C. include many of the leading banks, broking firms, mutual funds, hedge funds, energy trading companies and grain trading companies. Gartman 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. He served a two-year term (2006-2008) as an outside director of the Kansas City Board of Trade. He also helped develop, and serves as a strategic advisor for, the first currency hedged gold ETFs in a 1940 Act structure—the AdvisorShares Gartman Gold/Euro ETF (NYSE Arca: GEUR) and the AdvisorShares Gartman Gold/Yen ETF (NYSE Arca: GYEN).
Mr. Gartman serves on the investment committee of the endowment fund at The University of Akron and on the investment committee at NC State University. He had been a member of the Suffolk Industrial Development Authority.