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
The Market's Signals Have Shifted and We've Adjusted Our Game Plan
Here's what changed on the charts Thursday.
After the Fed, Here's What Charts and Data Are Telling Us
One shadow is overhanging the markets.
Market Flirts With Resistance, But Fails the Test in the End
More bullish stochastic crossovers were generated Tuesday.
These Prescient Signals Could Tip the Scales for the Market
We see only one significant fly in the ointment right now.
Here Are the Market Support Levels That Continue to Hold
We could be in a period of sideways consolidation.
This Is the Best Course of Action for Investors Right Now
What the market's charts and data reveal about where we're headed.
How Long Can Support Levels Hold?
We continue to view recent declines as a normal partial retracement from recent gains.
Wednesday's Close Could Tell Us a Lot About This Market
Here's how we view the market retracement over the past two days.
Let's Check the Market's Technicals as a New Trading Week Begins
Valuation is stretched.
Respect the Trends and Buy Weakness
Our song remains the same.