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.

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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.

History

1960s Started over 50 years ago

Growth

137 Countries
35k Participants in educational programming

Member Benefits

Start Your Journey with CMT

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.

  • RISK MANAGEMENT
    RISK MANAGEMENT

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

  • QUANTITATIVE SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT
    QUANTITATIVE SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT

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

  • PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
    PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

    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.

  • APPLIED BEHAVIORAL FINANCE
    APPLIED BEHAVIORAL FINANCE

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

Start Your Journey with CMT

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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Learning Resources Learning Resources
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Live webcasts in 2018 Educational Web Series

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Hours of Archival Video Video Series

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Hours added in 2018

Knowledge Base Knowledge Base
Career Development Career Development
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New jobs posted monthly Job Board

Professional Networking Professional Networking
Publish Your Research Publish Your Research
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Published issues Smartbrief

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Published articles Technically Speaking

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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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Jun
19
Wed
Denver Chapter Meeting Featuring Will Geisdorf, CMT @ The Hub @ Lone Tree, South Suburban Parks and Recreation
Jun 19 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The Denver Chapter of the CMT Association invites you to our meeting on Wednesday, June 19, 2019.  We are pleased to have Will Geisdorf of Ned Davis Research 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 early.

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

TOPIC
Is the Global Slowdown Coming to an End?
If so, What Countries/Regions Should Outperform Over the Coming Quarters?

PRESENTER
Will Geisdorf, CMT
ETF Strategist
Ned Davis Research

LOCATION – NEW!
The Hub @ Lone Tree
South Suburban Parks and Recreation
8827 Lone Tree Parkway
Lone Tree, CO 80124

REGISTRATION
Free for members; $15.00 for non-members

If you have additional question, please do not hesitate to contact us at louis@wealthnetinvest.com.

Jun
20
Thu
Richmond Chapter – Happy Hour! @ Beijing On Grove
Jun 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Richmond Chapter of the CMT Association welcomes you to our next event on Thursday, June 20, 2019.  This evening will be a Happy Hour with Fun Food.

Come celebrate the beginning of Summer.  We hope to see you there!

Cody Tafel, CMT
Chapter Chair
Richmond Chapter

DATE
June 20, 2019

TIME
5:30PM – 7:30 PM

LOCATION
Beijing on Grove
The Back Room is reserved.
5710 Grove Ave
Richmond, VA 23226

 

Washington DC/Baltimore Chapter Planning & Social Networking @ Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Let’s revive the Washington DC/Baltimore Chapter of the CMT Association! As someone with a strong passion for the field of Technical Analysis, I am hoping that you will join me in rebuilding this once prominent Chapter.

With a large contingency of both buy-side and sell-side firms in our area, I believe that we can have a profound impact on making this discipline more readily accessible to professionals in our geographic region. However, in order to bring educational value to current members, as well as spreading the good word and recruiting new individuals, it will require a team effort.

Please join me to discuss how we can accomplish these goals, along with any others you may have that will help us push Technical Analysis forward in a positive manner.

Ian McMillan, CMT
Washington DC/Baltimore Chapter Chair

 

Jun
21
Fri
Toronto Chapter Hall of Fame Luncheon and Annual Meeting @ Toronto CFA Society
Jun 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Canadian Society of Technical Analysts and CMT Association cordially invites you to our next meeting on Friday, June 21, 2019. This is the CSTA 2019 Annual Luncheon, AGM and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.  Connie Brown, CFTe, MFTA will be inducted into the Canadian Technical Analysis Hall of Fame at this year’s meeting.  We hope to see you there!

Colin Cieszynski, CMT, CFA, CFTe
President
Canadian Society of Technical Analysts

TOPIC
Global Cash Flow Analysis and Influences

SPEAKER
Connie Brown, CFTe, MFTA

LOCATION
Toronto CFA Society
Suite 2205
120 Adelaide Street West

REGISTRATION
To Register:     https://csta.org/event-3287285
$40.00 to members; $45.00 for non-members

Jun
24
Mon
Atlanta Chapter Meeting Featuring Craig Johnson, CMT, CFA @ Terry College of Business
Jun 24 @ 4:45 pm – 7:00 pm

The Atlanta chapter of CMT Association invites you to our next meeting on Monday, June 24, 2019.  We are pleased to have Craig Johnson as our guest speaker.
We encourage you to bring clients or colleagues interested in technical analysis to this presentation.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Dean Christians, CMT
Paul Wankmueller, CMT
Atlanta Chapter Chairs

DATE
June 24, 2019

TIME
4:45 PM – Refreshments at The Bucket Shop Café
5:45 PM – Presentation in Room 334

PRESENTER
Craig Johnson, CMT, CFA
Managing Director & Chief Market Technician
Piper Jaffay

TOPIC
Check Engine Light Illuminated 
Why does Craig believe in a range bound 2019 and Year-End Price Objective on the S&P 500 of 2,725?

LOCATION
Terry College of Business
3475 Lenox Road NE, Room 334
Atlanta, GA 30326-3228

REGISTRATION
Free to members and non-members.

Jul
10
Wed
Webcast: “Position Sizing: Is the new shiny method better?” with Cesar Alvarez
Jul 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Cesar will be evaluating several different position sizing methods for a short term mean reversion strategy. These include Percent of Equity, Percent Risk, Percent of Volatility and Target Volatility. Comparisons will be done on Compounded Annual Growth, Maximum Drawdown and Sharpe Ratio. Are the more complicated methods better?