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
Markets: Trading Ranges and Resistance
Here's what the the charts and data are suggesting could be next for stocks.
S&P 500 and Dow Define New Trading Ranges
Here's what the charts and indicators are saying about the markets.
Market Trends and Breadth Improve, But Now What?
Extreme fear as corporate insiders are buying is a typically bullish signal for the markets in general.
It Makes Sense to Buy -- Very Selectively
Buying gets more aggressive on each subsequent market decline.
There Is More Fuel in the Rally Tank
Insiders have been very active buyers while the crowd has been running for cover.
As the Crowd Heads for the Bomb Shelter, Look for Buying Opportunities
This kind of data setup has been historically bullish.
Multiple Green Lights Say It's Time to Put Some Money to Work
Despite negative chart implications, data strongly suggest the worst may be over for the near term.
These Market Indicators Now Say 'Buy'
As indexes swoon, the sun may be starting to peek through the clouds.
All Indexes Break Support and Turn Bearish: 4 Reasons to Be Cautious
Oscillators are deeply oversold as insiders do minor buying.
Let's Assess the Technical Damage and What It Means for the Markets
Index charts and market breadth weaken, while persistent selling into weakness remains worrisome.