Walter Deemer

Walter Deemer

Walter Deemer is a founding member and past president of the CMT Association who began his Wall Street career in July 1963 as a Merrill Lynch research trainee. In April 1964, Walter moved to Merrill Lynch’s Market Analysis Department, where he worked under Bob Farrell, and was a full-time technical analyst from then until he retired in 2016.

Walter worked as a Senior Vice President for Putnam Management Company in Boston, which he joined in 1970 in a move away from Tsai Management & Research, and served as a full member of Putnam’s Investment Policy Committee for a time. Walter formed his own technical analysis company, Deemer Technical Research Inc., in July 1980. He was the featured technical analyst in Dean LeBaron’s Treasury of Investment Wisdom, joining such luminaries as John Bogle, Peter Lynch and George Soros as the chosen “guru” in their field, and was honored and humbled to be given the CMT Association’s Annual Award in 2015.

Mr. Deemer and Susan Cragin co-authored Deemer on Technical Analysis: Expert Insights on Timing the Market and Profiting in the Long Run in 2012.  In 2014, he wrote The Essential Basics of Technical Analysis and The Essential Basics of Technical Analysis for Financial Advisors.  In 2019, Walter authored his fourth book, When the Time Comes To Buy, You Won’t Want To: Timeless Pieces of Wit and Wisdom Compiled by a Wall Street Legend.







  • When The Time Comes To Buy, You Won’t Want To

    Walter Deemer returns to the Educational Web Series to talk about his 50+ years of experience working with Technical Analysis and how he's been able to navigate market bottoms in the past.  In this hybrid presentation, Walter will share some of his past successes and...

  • Conversations: Podcast Interview with Walter Deemer

    Season 3 of Conversations continues this week as Lance McDonald, CMT has an opportunity to sit down with Walter Deemer! Walter emphasizes how you must continue to learn in order to consistantly beat the markets, talks a little bit about his favorite tools, and shares with us a...

  • Masters in Finance

    There is no one better than Barry Ritholtz to explore how investors outperform as he does every week on Bloomberg Radio in his show Masters in Business; an hour long deep dive into the people who drive markets and business.

  • Back To Basics

    A webcast presentation by Walter Deemer on May 16th, 2012 as part of the CMT Association's Educational Web Series. All too often, as we focus on the cutting edge of technical analysis, in the process we lose sight of the basics: Why technical analysis exists, why charts exist,...

  • Fill the Gap Episode 3, with Special Guest Walter Deemer

    Listen above, or subscribe on your favorite podcast service and never miss an update! Resources Walter Deemer's full CMT presenter biography Walter's website The entire digital archives of Walter's technical research 2015 Symposium Keynote Presentation When...

  • Technically Speaking, January 2022
  • Technically Speaking, March 2021
  • Technically Speaking, November 2019
  • Technically Speaking, March 2015