Real Money authors - Guy Ortmann

Guy Ortmann

Guy S. Ortmann, CMT is Director of Research and Senior Technical Analyst at R.F. Lafferty & Co. Inc.

He has built an impressive investing track record over the last 35 years using a combination of technical and fundamental analysis to find timely and profitable U.S. macro equity market and stock/commodity specific ideas for institutional and high net worth clients. His research has been published in many high visibility Wall Street publications. 

Ortmann is a Chartered Market Technician (CMT) and holder of multiple Series licenses including the 7, 63, 24, 86, and 87. His formal study in technical analysis included two years at the New York Institute of Finance with Alan Shaw, former head of technical analysis at Smith Barney.

He believes that both technical and fundamental analysis are absolute requirements for consistent portfolio performance. As he describes it, “using only one or the other is the equivalent to driving at night with your headlights off.” 

When Ortmann isn’t providing financial analysis for Real Money members, he can be found fly fishing or adding to his collection of antique English sports cars. 

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Recent Articles By The Author

September's Over, But That Doesn't Mean We've Turned the Corner

All equity index trends remain bearish.

Is There Enough Fuel in the Tank to Extend the Market Bounce?

Index trends remain bearish.

All Stock Indexes Break Support, Staying Bearish: How We'd Play It

While the data offer some encouragement, this has failed to generate enough strength to alter the current negative action.

Charts: All Major Stock Indexes Are Trending Bearish

It's hard to ignore.

Stocks May Bounce, but This Is Far From an 'All Clear' Signal

We suspect any bounce would likely be one within an ongoing correction.

Whoa, We're (Only) Half Way There: Why the Correction May Have a Long Way to Go

Four key indexes shifted their trends from neutral to bearish Wednesday.

Charts: Here's Where the Market Stands Heading Into the Fed

Let's take a close look at the major stock indexes and indicators

4 Large-Cap Indexes Break Support: What Investors Should Know

We continue to honor sell signals.

This Market Is Not Out of the Woods

The current market correction/consolidation phase continues.

2 Indexes Violate Support and an Indicator Turns Bearish

Here's what's changing in the market and what to make of it.

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