The Grand Old Man
Walt Deemer began his Wall Street career in 1963 as a Merrill Lynch
research trainee. Since then, he has seen the ebb and flow of Wall Street
through booms and busts, spending time with the Manhattan Fund in the mid-1960s — arguably the best
known of the Go-Go funds of the period — and
with Putnam Management along the way, managing to be one of the founding
members of the Market Technicians Association (MTA)in the early 1970s
before forming Deemer Technical Research in 1980, offering market strategies and insights to institutional clients on a consulting basis.
He has appeared on the Nightly Business Report and Wall $treet Week
television programs. He is the featured technical analyst in Dean LeBaron’s
book The Ultimate Investor: The People And Ideas That Make Modern
Investment, joining such well-known financial professionals as John Bogle, Peter Lynch, and George Soros. STOCKS & COMMODITIES Interim Editor
John Sweeney spoke with Deemer on January 19, 2000, via telephone.