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.
Recent Articles By The Author
Here's Where the Markets Stand After Multiple Positive Events
Let's check the technical dashboard and see how to proceed.
Fear and Valuation Battle It Out in a Classic Market Tug of War
Which one will win out?
The Chase Is Not On
Here's why we would wait for better buying opportunities.
3 Important Indexes Break Above Resistance
Here's how we'd play this market right now.
Nvidia Spikes the Nasdaq Punch Bowl, But These 4 Indexes Have Weakened
As some charts have deteriorated, so has cumulative market breadth.
Amid the Debt-Ceiling Quagmire, Technicals Say to Play Things This Way
Let's take a close look at index trends, market breadth, sentiment and, all-importantly, valuation.
Here's Which Way the Market Is Trending and How We'd Play It
Our latest look at the charts and indicators and what they reveal.
Market Rally Gains Some 'Credibility' and May Have Further to Go
There's one thing curbing our enthusiasm, though
After Wednesday's Big Rally, Here's Where the Market Stands
Selectivity is key.
For a Market on Pause, One Key Factor Could Lead to a Positive Resolution
Data remain largely neutral, suggesting more sideways action.