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
With Downside Risk Increasing, Consider Profit-Taking on These Type of Stocks
Two index charts have shifted their near-term trends.
The One Fly in the Market's Ointment Has Just Gotten Larger
Here's why we see little room for error right now.
Here's Where the Markets Stand as Earnings Heat Up
One key factor continues to be a concern.
2 Key Indexes Have Turned Bullish: What That Means for Stocks
Here's our latest look at the market's charts and the data.
Is the Recent Market Correction Over?
Cautionary signals have been proven prescient so far.
4 Stock Index Trends Take a Downturn
Charts and data imply more consolidation is likely.
This Market Is Far From Cheap
Valuation levels remain cautionary amid near-term uptrends on the charts.
Here's Why Stock Buying Should Be Very Selective Right Now
The near-term trend of the Dow Industrials has turned positive.
Market Rally Pushes Several Indexes Above Resistance
Here's how we'd play things right now.
This Is a Stock Picker's Market
Whether resistance levels can be violated has yet to be determined.