Dennis Gartman appears on CNBC, ROB-TV and Bloomberg television, discussing commodities and the capital markets, and speaks before various associations and trade groups around the world. In 1987, he began producing The Gartman Letter on a full-time basis, which he continues to do today.
Gartman has been directly involved in the capital markets since 1974, after his graduate work at the North Carolina State University. He 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, Gartman 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, Gartman moved to Virginia to run the futures brokerage operation for the Sovran Bank.