Dennis Gartman is the editor and publisher of The Gartman Letter. He began his career in 1974 as an economist with Cotton, Inc., then trading foreign exchange for NCNB National Bank. Mr. Gartman was chief financial futures analyst for A.G. Becker & Company while an independent member of the Chicago Board of Trade. He ran Sovran Bank's futures brokerage operation before producing The Gartman Letter full-time beginning in 1987. Mr. Gartman has lectured on capital market creation to central banks and finance ministries and classes for the Federal Reserve Bank's School for bank examiners on derivatives. He now serves on the investment committee of both the University of Akron and NC State. Mr. Gartman appears on CNBC, radio, and television regularly and gives speeches around the world.