Vermilion delivers timely, actionable research to professional investors.

Our unique technical and quantitative research methodology enables our team to deliver superior investment recommendations to our clients regardless of their investment style. Vermilion produces both U.S. and international, local currency, technical and quantitative research.


Vermilion offers a range of research solutions from predictive quantitative signals to classical technical research, all aimed at maximizing outperformance by highlighting areas of absolute and relative strength, weakness, and momentum across the world’s equity markets. Products are based on our proprietary relative strength ranking system and sector and group focus. Our historical price data is among the most robust in the industry and contains no survivorship bias which is critical for a true understanding of historical market trends.


Vermilion’s domestic research database covers approximately 5,000 active U.S.-traded stocks, each uniquely placed into one of our 12 proprietary sectors and 420 industry groups. Our analysis encompasses both, price and Vermilion’s proprietary relative strength ranking system (RSR). Our studies have shown that employing both price and relative strength leads to greater outperformance.


Similar to our U.S. analysis, our database of 7,000 international stocks is analyzed in the context of our 12 proprietary sectors and 440 industry groups and based on both, price and Vermilion’s proprietary relative strength ranking system (RSR). In addition, international stocks are categorized into seven distinct regions (Asia/Pacific, Canada, China, Europe, Japan, Latin America, and Middle East/Africa), for a better understanding of relative outperformance.


Vermilion’s ETF research database covers approximately 1,600 active U.S. exchange-traded ETFs, each uniquely placed into one of our 77 groups. Our analysis encompasses both, price and Vermilion’s proprietary relative strength ranking system (RSR).

About Us

Vermilion Research was founded in 2006 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Vermilion’s research team has a combined 80 years of experience in the analysis and management of investment securities.

Vermilion's value

Vermilion’s objective is to deliver timely, actionable, and unique investment insights to professional investors through the application of our various technical indicators.

Our research strategists seek to highlight securities which we believe are at major inflection points, based on our various technical and quantitative indicators, and offer asymmetric risk/return profiles. Our unique research methodology, centered on relative strength, enables our strategists to deliver superior investment recommendations.

Our process begins by organizing the universe of actively traded stocks into discrete sectors, then into industry groups. We then apply our technical and quantitative tools to identify developing price trends. Once attractive trends are identified within a selected sector or group, we screen for individual stocks which we believe offer the best risk/reward profile. We provide a historical perspective that often reveals, through our long-term charts, how price patterns often repeat themselves over time.

Technical Analysis Explained

Technical analysis is the study of price and volume relationships as a means to gain insight into stock market and individual stock trends. The underlying premise of technical analysis is that investors’ perceptions toward a sector, group, or stock drive the supply and demand. A pattern of movement establishes a trend. Therefore, inflections or trend violations may occur and forecast changes in the direction of stock prices.

CFA Institute published report

In a study of more than 10,000 actively managed equity and balanced funds, including about one-third of which employ technical analysis, authors Smith, Faugère, and Wang compared the investment performance of funds that use technical analysis versus those that do not using five metrics. They found that funds using technical analysis provided a meaningful advantage to their investors. Click here to read the full report.

Meet the Team

Our team has been together for over 20 years and has received numerous honors and distinctions for its technical research publications and research-based recommendations.

Joseph W. Jasper, CFA
David P. Nicoski, CMT
Ross LaDuke, CMT
Eric A. Anderson
Sai Pravallika Gudapati
Andres Soto

Research Samples

Vermilion Domestic Research Samples

Vermilion’s domestic research is based on a sample of approximately 6,000 active U.S.-traded stocks, commodities, and ETFs. Stocks are analyzed in the context of 12 sectors and 450 groups

Vermilion Compass

Weekly Sector, Group & Market recommendations

Vermilion’s Compass reports contain market observations and sector/group leadership commentary. A recent report provided sector commentary for Materials, Manufacturing, and Transport along with a review of supporting groups and constituent stocks.

Vermilion Vital Signs

Charts and comment on noteworthy domestic stocks

Vermilion’s Vital Signs report ranks the most positive and negative domestic stocks, filtered by market-cap and trading volume, and then divided into sectors and groups. Vermilion reviews these charts for technical significance, calling attention to breakouts/breakdowns, sector/group themes, relative strength leadership changes, bottoms-up/top-down ideas, and important short-term patterns.

Vermilion ETF Pathfinder

Actionable ETF highlights & strategy

Vermilion’s ETF Pathfinder delivers market themes along with actionable commentary. A recent report highlighted charts for ACWX, DFE, GDX, GLD, IWB, IWM, IYT, RHS, RYU, SPY, VGK, VOX, VWO, XLF, XLI, and XRT and focused on themes such as equities – domestic – broad indices; equities – domestic – specific sectors; equities – domestic – specific industries; equities – international; and bonds, commodities & currencies.

Vermilion International Research Samples

Vermilion’s international research is based on a sample of approximately 5,000 active stocks traded around the world. Stocks are analyzed in the context of 12 sectors and 450 groups based on 30-year weekly adjusted price histories expressed in USD. In addition, international stocks are analyzed by sector and 7 regions (Asia/Pacific, Canada, China, Europe, Japan, Latin America, and Middle East/Africa).

Vermilion International Compass

Weekly International Sector & market recommendations

Vermilion International Compass contains market observations and global sector/group leadership commentary. A recent report focused on Europe, Japan and Emerging Markets while providing actionable sector commentary and and a review of themes emerging in Autos, Chemicals, Macau Casinos, Banks and Manufacturing.

Emerging Markets Screen & Chartbook

Leading stocks

Vermilion’s Emerging Market Screen & Chart Book helps pinpoint leading stocks, weeding out lagging and stagnating trends. Stocks are selected via a simple filter, with only stocks trading within 5% of a 52-week relative strength high making the cut.