Real Money authors - Guy Ortmann

Guy Ortmann

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. 

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Recent Articles By The Author

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.

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.

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