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
Let's Chart a Near-Term Outlook for the Stock Market
Trends are a mix of neutral and bullish.
Most Indexes Are Near-Term Bullish Despite Fed-Related Slide
Wednesday's carnage left some stripes on the charts
Market Dashboard: Where the Charts and Data Say We're Headed
Is this is a good time to buy?
Market Indexes See Multiple Bullish Technical Events
Friday's positive action strengthened the overall outlook for the equity markets.
Nasdaq Indexes Take a Turn
The Nasdaq 100 is flashing a 'bearish crossover signal.'
Here's Why This Market Should Give Us 'Pause'
We're eyeing the significant shift in one key data point.
Where the Market Stands After the Recent Rally
Let's take a look at the latest charts and indicators.
Demand Has Finally Overtaken Supply In This Market
We also see potential healthy upside catalyst should the markets continue to improve.
Market Clouds Continue to Dissipate
Indexes respond positively to Fed pause news.
Why Friday's Market Close Is Huge
Pay attention to index support levels.