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
Here's Why You Might Want to Postpone Buying Right Now
Only two of the major equity indexes remain bullish.
These Yellow Flags for the Market Haven't Gone Away
Charts violate some support levels and uptrends.
Here's Why We're Not Buying This Market Right Now
There enough reasons to be cautious -- four of them, in fact.
The S&P's Forward Valuation Remains Stretched as Insiders Lighten Up
Index near-term trends remain positive.
The Most Threatening Issue in the Market Right Now
Here's why I'm on the sidelines in terms of new buys for the near term.
Charts Remain Strong, But Is the Party Over?
Some of the market's data are sending tremors of caution.
More Opportunistic Buying Levels May Lie Ahead
Market strength persists with resistance violated.
Sell Signals Have Yet to Appear Amid Market Rally
Here's where the market stands right now.
Rising Above the Resistance
Five of the indexes rose above their respective near-term resistance levels. Here's what that means for the market.
Look for Further Digestion of the Market's January Gains
Here's our latest look at the market's charts and data.