Gail M. Dudack is the Chief Market Strategist both at Wellington Shields and its Dudack Research Group division, an independent institutional research firm, she founded, that provides economic, fundamental, quantitative and technical strategy and tools to mutual funds, hedge funds, and private money managers. Dudack Research Group became a division of Wellington Shields & Co. LLC, a NYSE member firm, in 2011 when Midwood Securities, Inc. joined Wellington Shields.
Prior to setting up her own firm under Midwood Securities, Inc. in 2006, Gail was the Chief U.S. Investment Strategist for UBS AG and its predecessor firms beginning with S.G. Warburg PLC. She began her Wall Street career at the Pershing division of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Inc. (now Credit Suisse Group AG).
Gail was the president of the Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Inc. Employees Federal Credit Union from 1977 to 1980 and trustee of the S.G. Warburg Employee Retirement Board from 1988-1995. She was president of the Market Technicians Association from 1985 to 1987, and a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts Board of Directors form 1989-1991 and a member of the NYSSA Advisory Council. She is a founding member of the International Federation of Technical Analysts, a past arbitrator for the NASD and a past member of the Department of Labor’s Business Research Advisory Council (BRAC) for consumer and producer price indices. She is a trustee emerita and past Chair (2003-2005) of the Securities Industry Institute, the professional education body of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). Gail was a panelist on “Wall $treet Week with Louis Rukeyser” for over 20 years and appeared on the subsequent PBS show “Wall Street Week with Fortune”. She has been a guest on CNBC, “Nightly Business Report” (PBS), Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg Radio. She is a popular speaker at a variety of business and investment forums both domestically and abroad.
Gail attained the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation in 1990 awarded by the Market Technicians Association (MTA) and in early 1997, received the MTA’s “Best of the Best Award” for her price analysis and market forecasting for the previous five-year period. In May 2007, she received the MTA’s Annual Award honoring both her career and her contribution to the professional organization. Skidmore College presented her with their Special Achievement Award in June 2001. Gail received Skidmore’s Outstanding Service Award in June 2010 and was honored to have the boardroom in Skidmore’s Career Development Center named in her honor in October 2015. She has contributed to several documentaries and books on the stock market and the industry is featured in “Bull! A History of the Boom, 1982-1999” by Maggie Mahar (Harper Business 2003) and is the subject of a chapter in “The Heretics of Finance” by Andrew W. Lo and Jasmina Hasanhodzic (Bloomberg Press 2009).
Gail was the Co-Chair of Skidmore College’s Parents Council (2009-2011), the President of the Skidmore Alumni Association 2011-2014, a member of Skidmore’s Board of Trustees (2011-2014) and is a member of several professional organizations including the Women’s Forum in NY, where she was formerly a member of the Finance Committee.
She resides in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida with her husband and rescue dog, Coco. She is an avid tennis player and loves being active.