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

Don't Chase Prices Now: Market Data Say to Wait

Indexes are bullish, but there are some red flags to watch out for.

As Market Breaks Through Resistance, Cautionary Signals Intensify

The indicators have intensified their warnings.

More Resistance Levels Violated as Data Send Out a Warning

Some clouds are starting to appear that suggest chasing the current rally may not be prudent.

Violations of Resistance Turn Most Index Charts Bullish

There was one important holdout, however.

Markets: Which Way Do We Go?

The debate continues.

We're Still Waiting to Turn on the Green Lights

We are slightly more encouraged for clearer skies for the equity indexes after Tuesday.

Here's What We're Waiting for on the Charts

Let's check the market's technicals as we start 2023.

Has the Recent Market Correction Been Completed?

As we turn the page on the year, indexes take a turn for the better.

Here's How We'll Know the Tide Has Turned

High levels of crowd bearish sentiment remain a potential catalyst for the markets.

Nasdaq Indexes Violate Support, Trend Negative

Let's check the latest market charts and data.

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