Advancing the Discipline of Technical Analysis for nearly 50 years

Providing a disciplined, systematic approach to market behavior to help you navigate the gap between intrinsic value and market price.

We Are Pioneers

Founded in the late 1960s, the CMT Association has served the financial industry for nearly 50 years. What started as a small group of technical research analysts in NYC has matured into an industry beacon for professionals worldwide. Today, we strive to deliver value through diverse education and networking opportunities, member advocacy, career advancement, and the highest standards of professional ethics.


1960s Started over 50 years ago


137 Countries
35k Participants in educational programming

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Be the captain of your investment education. The CMT Program is your compass to sound financial decisions, equipping you with a body of investment risk knowledge to inform your portfolio management. Our market philosophy is grounded in behavioral economics to extend a quantitative approach to market research and rules-based trading system design.

Earning the CMT Designation demonstrates a vantage of this core body of knowledge, a distinction that aids our members in successfully navigating the market and their careers using industry-leading tools.


    Identify changes in trends, intermarket relationships, sentiment, or market conditions that allows you to outperform on a risk adjusted basis


    The tools you need to take your quantitative research from idea generation to signal-testing and performance analysis.


    Learn how to develop a repeatable process for making decisions about important issues such as investment mix and asset allocation, or balancing risk against performance.


    Understanding the nature of markets is dependent on your understanding of the nature of irrational market participants.

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Member Benefits

As a flagship for the CMT Program, the CMT Association offers broad set of membership benefits including networking, learning resources, and career development. Whether you want to expand your knowledge, publish your research or network with industry professionals, the CMT Association has opportunities for your needs.

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Our exclusive networking and education advantages help steer our members toward greater professional opportunities. With live events held globally throughout the year and educational webinars for members worldwide, we are committed to building bridges, both in person and online.

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Dallas Chapter Holiday Party 2018 @ The Ginger Man Uptown
Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Dallas Chapter of the CMT Association invites you to our Holiday Party on Monday, December 17, 2018.  Come take a break to enjoy some food and liquid refreshments to celebrate the Holiday Season.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Vince Regan, CMT
John Suvanto, CMT
Matt Trump, CMT
Dallas Chapter Co-Chairs

Monday, December 17, 2018


The Ginger Man Uptown
2718 Boll Street
Dallas, Tx 75204
(214) 754-8771

Free to members and non-members

Los Angeles Chapter Meeting Featuring Craig Johnson, CMT, CFA @ El Torito Mexican Restaurant
Dec 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Los Angeles Chapter of the CMT Association welcomes you to our next event on Monday, December 17, 2018.  Join us for Mexican Food and lively discussion, including a presentation by Craig Johnson of Piper Jaffray & Co.

We encourage you to bring clients and colleagues interested in technical analysis to this presentation. We hope to see you there!

Owen Cupp
Brett Villaume, CMT, CAIA
Los Angeles Chapter Chairs

December 17, 2018

Outlook 2019 | SPX

Craig Johnson, CMT, CFA
Managing Director & Chief Market Technician
Piper Jaffray & Co.

El Torito Mexican Restaurant
3301 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach
(562) 595-1795

$20 for CMT Association members
$35 for non-members

Northern Ohio Chapter Meeting Featuring Dave Keller, CMT @ Rosewood Grill Strongsville
Jan 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Northern Ohio Chapter of the CMT Association welcomes you to our next event on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. We are pleased to have Dave Keller as our guest speaker for this event.

We encourage you to invite clients or colleagues interested in technical analysis to this presentation. We hope to see you there!

Scott Richter, CMT CFA CHP
Steve Muir, CMT CFA
Greg Harmon, CMT CFA
Northern Ohio Chapter Chairs

Dave Keller, CMT
Sierra Alpha Research LLC

2019 Best Ideas Roundtable
David Keller will moderate a roundtable discussion of best investment ideas for 2019. At the beginning of the session, attendees will participate in a secret ballot for market outcomes for the calendar year.  The results will be shared at the end of the meeting. While the votes are tabulated, we’ll have a lightning roundtable discussion where everyone has two minutes to present a best idea. Come prepared to share your outlook for 2019, to learn how your market expectations align with others, and to celebrate the new year with your colleagues in technical analysis.

Rosewood Grill
16740 Royalton Road
Strongsville, OH

Free to members and non-members

Webcast: “2019 Economic and Stock Market Outlook” with William A. Delwiche, CMT, CFA
Jan 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

In the context of our weight of the evidence approach which balances both macro and market factors, we will review our outlook for both the economy and the stock market in 2019. This will include a discussion of the cumulative effects of less accommodative central bank policies, disparities between U.S and global economic trends, what to look for in anticipation of a new cyclical leg higher for stocks.

Tampa Chapter Meeting featuring Dave Keller, CMT @ Tampa Club
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Tampa Chapter of the CMT Association and First Trust cordially invite you to our next event on Tuesday, January 29, 2019.  We are pleased to have Dave Keller as our guest speaker.

We encourage you to bring clients and colleagues interested in technical analysis to this presentation. We hope to see you there!

Eric Caisse, CMT, CFP, CFA
Tampa Chapter Chair

6:00PM – 6:30PM Cocktails
6:30PM – 8:00PM Dinner & Program

The Three Time Frames of Technical Analysis
Price momentum is a persistent factor that has stood the test of time. But depending on your time frame, your technical approach should look very different. David will draw on his experience running the largest buyside technical research department in the world to explore how technical analysis can be applied to short-term, medium-term, and long-term investing styles. Attendees will leave with new insights into price dynamics and the behavioral biases that cause price patterns to emerge.

Dave Keller, CMT
Sierra Alpha Research LLC

Tampa Club
101 E Kennedy Blvd #4200
Tampa, FL 33602

Free to members and non-members

Webcast: “Optex Bands – Building on Market Profile” with Mathew Verdouw, CMT
Mar 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Mathew will be explaining how he created a dynamic version of market profile and how, through research, they stumbled on an extremely reliable way to identify oversold securities that are ripe for a short term mean reversion trade. Mathew will explain the process step-by-step and share the quantitative results from his research. While this is an in-depth session, it shows how Technical Analysis is still evolving with brand new indicators. Whether you are a short term-trader looking for new ideas, or a long term portfolio manager looking for better timing, this session will give you a lot to think about, and hopefully open your eyes to new ways of leveraging the foundations of TA into your own new indicators.