Guy S. Ortmann, CMT is Director of Research/Senior Technical Analyst at R.F. Lafferty & Co. Inc. with a proven track record, over the past three decades, of using a combination of technical and fundamental analysis for 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. It is his view that both technical and fundamental analysis are absolute requirements for consistent portfolio performance.
Recent Articles By The Author
CPI May Rule the Day, But Here's Where the Market Is Likely Headed
A weak session Tuesday leaves all charts neutral again.
Charts Give Me 'Pause' and Encouragement
Crowd sentiment (contrarian indicator) is heavily skewed to the bearish side of the boat.
2 Important Things Just Happened on the Charts
Here's why we are now more comfortable with the idea of buying.
Did Tuesday's Market Recovery Change the Big Picture?
We saw violations of resistance and 'hammers' registered on the charts.
Valuation and Market Sentiment Face Off Against the Charts
Let's check the latest index charts and market data.
Market Trends in Question as Support Levels Breached
The near-term is getting tougher to call as each rally has been short-lived.
Bearish Sentiment Is at Decade Highs -- And That's Very Bullish
Support levels have held and need to stay in that condition.
Indexes Break Resistance as Market Prospects Improve
Friday's robust gains on heavy volume were helpful from a technical view.
Here's What We Need to See to Be Convinced the Market Has Turned
The 'crowd' remains at historically levels of fear.
Market Psychology Data Positive as Insiders Buy with the Crowd Very Bearish
After Tuesday's rally, we could use some more convincing.