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
Fly in the Ointment: Why Do Insiders Continue to Actively Sell?
The market appears notably overvalued, leaving little margin of error.
These Charts Have Flipped, But Is It Enough to Turn the Tide?
We got a bit of encouragement.
What's Really Trending Right Now? Bearish Charts
Corporate insiders continue their selling.
There Are Too Many Clouds Overhanging This Market
Here's why we remain cautious on equities for the near term.
Take This Market Bounce With a Grain of Salt
Corporate insiders keep selling, show little interest in buying.
Increased Insider Selling and S&P Valuation Are Waving Big Yellow Flags
Insiders have been very active sellers over the past several sessions in the face of a declining market.
Here's Where the Market Stands After Tuesday's Big Plunge
Let's check the latest charts and market indicators.
The Market's Stretched Valuation Is Troubling
Insiders have increased their selling on the weakness, a bearish indicator.
4 Reasons Investors Should Be Cautious Right Now
Valuation, right now, leaves little margin for error for equities.
Is the Market's Internal Structure Eroding?
Fewer stocks are participating in rallies.