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
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.
There's One Thing That Needs to Improve for This Market to Be Considered Healthy
Any buying should be very selective as the sideways churn continues.
Three Positive Signs for the Market and One Big One That Gives Us Pause
Let's take a close look at what's going on in the market.
As Insiders Keep Buying, Here's What Could Be Next for the Market
Let's review the latest index charts and data for clues.
Is the Time Right for (Cautious) Buying?
Here's what the charts and indicators are saying right now.
With Support Levels Violated, These Charts Are in Serious Need of Repair
Here's what we need to see in order to be more optimistic.
One Concern We Cannot Ignore: Market Valuation
Chart trends are now evenly split between neutral and bearish projections.
5 Reasons to Be More Optimistic About Stocks
Indexes recently saw multiple improvements.