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

The Fuel for the Recent Bounce in Equities Looks Like It's Running Low

The oversold condition that existed appears to be lessening as cumulative market breadth improved to neutral from bearish.

The Elephant in the Equity Room Remains Extended Valuation of the S&P 500

While overly bullish investor sentiment has moderated, valuation still makes the markets vulnerable to more downside.

Don't Be Surprised by Rallies, but Don't Be Surprised When They Fail

Valuation and market sentiment still suggest any rallies likely will lose steam at resistance.

We're Entering Way Oversold Territory, Which Could Mean a Bounce Ahead

However, it appears any rebound would occur within an ongoing correction.

Oscillators Are Very Oversold, But Valuation and Sentiment Are Warning Investors

Here's our trading game plan as the action unfolds.

Our Market Concerns Have Started to Manifest Themselves

All equity index charts are now near-term bearish.

Nasdaq Indexes Break Support... Again: What Investors Need to Know

Valuation and sentiment warn.

Our Biggest Concerns for This Market Should Not Be Ignored

We believe risk is high with potential for a correction.

Oscillators Move Into Oversold Territory Even as Nasdaq Indexes Turn Bearish

Here's why technicals are suggesting a possible pause or bounce from recent market weakness.

The Russell 2000 Just Turned Bearish: Who's Next?

Red warning lights are still flashing from sentiment and valuation.

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