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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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

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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.

  • 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.

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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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Apr
29
Mon
Toronto Chapter April Meeting With Special Guest From Australia @ Toronto CFA Society
Apr 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Canadian Society of Technical Analysts and CMT Association cordially invites you to our next meeting on Monday, April 29, 2019. Our guest speaker is Paul McLaren, Managing Director of Enhance Your Options Pty Ltd.

We hope to see you there!

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

DATE
Monday, April 29, 2019

TIME
12:00PM

TOPIC
Volume At Price: Not all Prices are Equal!

Volume At Price (VAP) is a powerful, easy to use visual tool that confirms other visual indicators, but it has not been given much coverage in the Technical Analysis field.   Paul will outline both the theory behind the indicator and its practical application.

The appeal of Volume At Price is that it quickly and clearly shows
• Support and resistance levels
• Areas prone to gaps
• Where the price is in relation to its distribution pattern
• What the price action is likely to be at certain levels

Using real trading examples, Paul will demonstrate that the market has a memory, and prefers certain prices over others. This will help traders to understand target price zones, regardless of the momentum of the stock.

SPEAKER
Paul McLaren
Managing Director of Enhance Your Options Pty Ltd

LOCATION
Toronto CFA Society
Suite 2205
120 Adelaide Street West

REGISTRATION
To attend please contact: Reagan Yuke, CSTA Business Manager, bm@csta.org
Free to members of CSTA, CMT Association, Canadian CFA Societies or University/College Students.  $20.00 for guests

May
1
Wed
Webcast: “The Effective Analyst’s Essential Five” with Cynthia Kase, CMT, MFTA
May 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

After more than 35 years in the markets, long-time CMT and veteran independent forecaster and indicator designer, Cynthia A. Kase, CMT, MFTA, shares five of the most important things she’s learned doing “TA” for a living. Her insights touch upon risk management, selecting bar types and lengths, evaluating chart patterns, putting wave analysis to practical use, and very importantly, appreciating the concepts of confirmations and confluence. Ms. Kase will also share her exclusive tips for personal development and success.

May
7
Tue
New York Chapter Meeting featuring Paul McLaren, CMT, CFTe, MSTA @ WeWork Offices
May 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The New York Chapter of the CMT Association invites you to our meeting on Tuesday May 7, 2019. We are pleased to have Paul McLaren of Enhance your Options as our guest speaker for this event.

Please invite clients or colleagues interested in technical analysis to this presentation. Come prepared for an interactive and informative session. We hope to see you there!

Dan Russo, CMT
Michael Sroga, CMT
Alan Lax, CMT
Jay Woods, CMT
Tom Bruni, CMT

New York Chapter Chairs

AGENDA
Registration:      5:30PM – 6:00PM
Presentation:     6:00PM – 7:00PM

TOPIC
Volume at Price: Not all Prices are Equal!
Volume at Price is a powerful, easy to use visual tool that confirms other visual indicators, but it has not been given much coverage in the Technical Analysis field. Paul will outline both the theory behind the indicator and its practical application.

The appeal of Volume At Price is that it quickly and clearly shows
• Support and resistance levels
• Areas prone to gaps
• Where the price is in relation to its distribution pattern
• What the price action is likely to be at certain levels.

Using real trading examples, Paul will demonstrate that the market has a memory, and prefers certain prices over others. This will help traders to understand target price zones, regardless of the momentum of the stock.

PRESENTER
Paul McLaren, CMT, CFTe, MSTA
Managing Director
Enhance Your Options Pty Ltd

REGISTRATION
Free to members and non-members

Houston Chapter Meeting featuring David Aferiat @ JPMorgan Chase Tower
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Houston Chapter of the CMT Association cordially invites you to our next meeting on Tuesday, May 7, 2019.  We are pleased to have David Aferiat as our guest speaker for this event.

We encourage you to bring clients or colleagues interested in Technical Analysis and Artificial Intelligence to this presentation. We look forward to seeing you there!

Bruce Kish, CMT
Adin Gosine, CMT  

Houston Chapter Chairs 

AGENDA
6:00PM Registration & Networking
6:30PM Presentation

SPEAKER
David Aferiat
Managing Partner
Trade Ideas

TOPIC
Market Impact of Securing Alpha with Artificial Intelligence
Markets are roiling with seismic change: Macroeconomic policy, global politics, the return of volatility, Black Swan events, and a continued string of fund redemptions. Join a conversation on the market impact A.I. powered technology is making in both active and passive investment management. We’ll discuss methodologies behind one fintech innovator (Trade Ideas) process of applying data science to market analysis.

LOCATION
JPMorgan Chase Tower
Suite 7400
Merrill Lynch Boardroom
600 Travis Street
Houston, Texas 77004

REGISTRATION
Free to members and non-members

May
8
Wed
Northern Ohio Chapter Meeting Featuring Paul McLaren, CMT, CFTe, CSTA @ Rosewood Grill Strongsville
May 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Northern Ohio Chapter of the CMT Association welcomes you to our next event on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. We are pleased to have Paul McLaren of Enhance your Options as our guest speaker for this event.

We encourage you to invite clients or colleagues interested in technical analysis to this presentation.  Come prepared for an interactive and informative session.  We hope to see you there!

Greg Harmon, CMT CFA 
Steve Muir, CMT CFA
Patrick McKenna, CMT 
Northern Ohio Chapter Chairs

PRESENTER
Paul McLaren, CMT, CFTe, MSTA
Managing Director
Enhance Your Options Pty Ltd

TOPIC
Volume at Price: Not all Prices are Equal!
Volume at Price is a powerful, easy to use visual tool that confirms other visual indicators, but it has not been given much coverage in the Technical Analysis field. Paul will outline both the theory behind the indicator and its practical application.

The appeal of Volume At Price is that it quickly and clearly shows
• Support and resistance levels
• Areas prone to gaps
• Where the price is in relation to its distribution pattern
• What the price action is likely to be at certain levels.

Using real trading examples, Paul will demonstrate that the market has a memory, and prefers certain prices over others. This will help traders to understand target price zones, regardless of the momentum of the stock.

LOCATION
Rosewood Grill
16740 Royalton Road
Strongsville, OH

REGISTRATION
Free to members and non-members

Austin Chapter Meeting featuring David Aferiat @ Red Lotus Asian Grille
May 8 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Austin Chapter of CMT Association invites you to our next meeting on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. We are pleased to have David Aferiat of Trade Ideas as our guest speaker.

We encourage you to bring clients and colleagues interested in Technical Analysis and Artificial Intelligence to this event. We look forward to seeing you there!

Chad Karnes, CMT
Adam Straseske, CMT
Thomas Vician, CMT
Austin Chapter Chairs

TOPIC
Market Impact of Securing Alpha with Artificial Intelligence
Markets are roiling with seismic change: Macroeconomic policy, global politics, the return of volatility, Black Swan events, and a continued string of fund redemptions. Join a conversation on the market impact A.I. powered technology is making in both active and passive investment management. We’ll discuss methodologies behind one fintech innovator (Trade Ideas) process of applying data science to market analysis.

PRESENTER
David Aferiat
Managing Partner
Trade Ideas

DATE
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

TIME
5:00PM

NEW LOCATION
Red Lotus Asian Grille
6507 Jester Blvd #501
Austin, TX 78750
512-494-4994

REGISTRATION
Free to members and non-members