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

Member Benefits

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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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Denver Chapter Meeting featuring Craig Johnson, CMT, CFA @ Wells Fargo Center
Nov 13 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

The Denver Chapter of the CMT Association invites you to our meeting on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.  We are pleased to have Craig Johnson, CMT, CFA as our guest speaker for this event.

We encourage you to bring clients and colleagues interested in technical analysis to this presentation. We look forward to seeing you there!  Space is limited, please register as soon as possible.

Jason Meshnick, CMT
Louis Llanes, CFA, CMT
Denver Chapter Chairs

November 13, 2018

Latest Market Commentary – Breakout or Fake Out
Come find out why Craig sees the year-end 2,850 price target on the S&P 500

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

1700 Lincoln Street
Floor L2, Convene Room
Denver, CO 80203
Please take lobby elevator to Lower Level and Security will guide you to meeting room.

$10.00 for members and $25.00 for non-members

Los Angeles Chapter Meeting Featuring Louis Llanes, CMT, CFA @ El Torito Mexican Restaurant
Nov 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Los Angeles Chapter of the CMT Association welcomes you to our next event on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.  Join us for a Mexican Food buffet dinner and lively discussion, including a presentation by Louis Llanes, CMT, CFA.

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

November 13, 2018

The Role of Technical Analysis in Portfolio Construction and Position Sizing
Louis will describe how portfolio managers can incorporate quantitative technical analysis to determine portfolio construction, position sizing, and risk management. A high-level framework explaining technical factors of return, risk, and diversification will be presented with the goal of generating target security weights, tolerance bands, and trading actions.

Louis Llanes, CMT, CFA
Investment Strategist & Founder
Wealthnet Investments, LLC

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

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

Hellenic Chapter Meeting featuring Theodore Krintas, PhD, CIIA @ Syntagma Office+
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Hellenic Chapter of CMT Association invites you to our next chapter meeting on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.  Our guest speaker for this event is Dr. Theodore Krintas.

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

Alex Spiroglou
Theodore Krintas, Ph.D.

Hellenic Chapter Chairs

Theodore Krintas, Ph.D., CIIA
Founder & CEO, Koubaras Ltd

Another Way to Say “I Won’t…
From my first published technical analysis to today, although the principles remain the same, everything else has changed drastically. It is interesting to note that some technical analysts, in this computerized era, are extremely accurate in their projections… At the same time cognitive errors coupled with markets’ long lasting uptrends have driven young technicians to the top of popularity and future telling. Is it true? Is it as simple as that? Shall we go back to the basic rules and concepts of charting? It’s another way to say I won’t play in this yard!

Syntagma Office+
4th Floor
Karagiorgi Servias
105 62 GR

Free to members and non-members

Puget Sound Chapter Meeting Featuring Suri Duddella @ The Old Seattle P-I Building
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Puget Sound Chapter of the CMT Association invites you to our next chapter meeting on Thursday, November 15, 2018.  We are pleased to have Suri Duddella as our guest speaker for this meeting.

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

Leslie Jouflas, CMT
Brant Greene, CMT
Carl Jorgensen
Puget Sound Chapter Chairs

Suri Duddella
Publisher, Chart Patterns & Algo. Trader

Trading Failed Chart Patterns and their Analysis
Chart patterns present great opportunities when a classic price pattern doesn’t perform or stick to its known traditional trading rules. Suri will discuss how chart patterns form, fail and reform and how to trade their failures using specified rules. Suri will also discuss chart patterns success and failure ratios and analysis.

First Floor Conference Room
101 Elliott Ave W (The old Seattle PI Building)
Seattle, WA 98119

If you would like to grab a bite or a beverage with other members ahead of the meeting, we’ll be at Buckley’s Queen Anne, 232 1st Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119, just 3 blocks uphill from the meeting venue.

Free to members and non-members.

The Battle of Lagging and Leading Indicators Seminar @ KTB Securities
Nov 18 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

The Thailand Chapter of CMT Association in collaboration with Thai Technical Analysts Association, eFuturesthai, KTB Securities and Top Trader invite you to The Battle of Lagging and Leading Indicators Seminar on Sunday, November 18, 2018.

Please extend an invitation to colleagues and clients interested in Technical Analysis. Hope to see you there!

Don Schellenberg
Monchai Kongthanapakdi
Mongkol Kongthanapakdee
David Vassallo
Thailand Chapter Chairs

9:30am : Register
10:00am : History of CMT Association and CMT program (VDO)
10:30am : Bollinger Band and Stochastic (VDO)
11:15am : Applying Fibonacci Sequence, Probability Theory, and Stochastic Process to Create Leading Indicators
              Presenter : Monchai Kongthanapakdi, President, Wealth Streams Futures Co.
12:00pm : Lunch and Coffee Break
1:00pm : KTBS Presentation
2:30pm : Coffee Break
3:00pm : Top Trader Presentation on Order Execution Trading Platform
4:00pm : End Session

KTB Securities
52 All Seasons Place
Wireless Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan
Bangkok, 10330

Free to members and non-members

Minnesota Chapter Meeting – Planning 2019 @ Piper Jafftay Headquarters
Nov 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Minnesota Chapter of the CMT Association invites you to our next chapter meeting on Tuesday, November 20, 2018.

This is a 2019 Planning Meeting.  We hope to see you there!

Ralph Acampora, CMT
Craig Johnson, CMT, CFA
Jamie Keelin, CMT
Kyle Lottman, CFA
Adam Turnquist, CMT
Minnesota Chapter Chairs

* Speaker Suggestions
* Topics of Interest
* Charter Membership
* Meeting Formats
* Any Other Suggestions or Ideas

Piper Jaffray Headquarters
800 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Please check the sign in the lobby for the final meeting location and take the Guest elevators to the appropriate floor.

Free to members and non-members