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

Two Indications That a Near-Term Market Bottom Has Been Established

Buying weakness may now be appropriate.

Here's How We View This Latest Market Rally

One bullish Indicator is at its highest level since 2013.

With Support Levels Intact, Here's How to Approach This Market

Two notable things happened in Friday's market that offer clues.

Multiple 'Bullish Engulfing Patterns' Posted: What Investors Should Know

Why this could provide a strong catalyst to the upside, even as the crowd remains terrified.

Sellers Have a Firm Grip on This Market

Here's how hotter-than expected inflation reports are affecting the indexes.

What We Need to See From Sellers and Buyers in This Market

Bearish investor sentiment is still at very extreme levels.

Blinded By the (Green) Light: So Why Am I Still Stopped?

Crowd sentiment is close to a 20-year peak in bearish opinions.

Charting the Market: Some Supports Break With All Trends Negative

here's what we need to see to buy with more confidence.

Investor Sentiment Data Awash In Bears

Here's why we have been buyers on weakness.

The Stock Market's Charts and Indicators Are Now in Concert

Sentiment remains on very bullish signals.

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