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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Hours of Archival Video Video Series

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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
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?

Jul
16
Tue
Minnesota Chapter Meeting Featuring Tony Dwyer @ Piper Jaffray Headquarters
Jul 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Minnesota Chapter of the CMT Association invites you to our chapter meeting on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. We have the pleasure of Tony Dwyer as our guest speaker.  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
Tony Dwyer
Chief Market Strategist
Canaccord Genuity

DATE
July 16, 2019

TIME
4:00 PM

LOCATION
Piper Jaffray Headquarters
800 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Jul
17
Wed
Webcast: “Raindrop Charts – A human-friendly volume profile chart” with Jake Wujastyk and Dan Ushman
Jul 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

TrendSpider will be presenting a new innovation in timescale price charts called the Raindrop Chart (TM). Raindrop Charts enable traders to visualize volume, price and sentiment changes in a new way by combining volume profile with candles themselves. In this presentation, the main characteristics of the Raindrop Chart will be dissected and compared to a normal candle chart. We will also review some interesting patterns that show volume flow throughout a trading session.

Attendees are encouraged to download their white paper of the same title prior to the webcast, to learn more about Raindrop charts.

Jul
18
Thu
Chicago Chapter Meeting featuring Andrew Thrasher, CMT @ Chicago Board of Trade
Jul 18 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

The Chicago Chapter of the CMT Association cordially invites you to our meeting on Thursday, July 18, 2019.  We are pleased to have Andrew Thrasher of Financial Enhancement Group, LLC as our guest speaker for this event.

We encourage you to bring your clients or colleagues interested in technical analysis to this presentation.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Samuel Borrelli, CMT
Matt Nygaard, CMT
Jimmy Erdmier, CMT

Chicago Chapter Chairs


TOPIC
Chart Crimes Found in Social Media and Financial News
We’ve all made them at some point! Technical Analysis can be a subjective practice, but there’s some attributes to the studying of charts and use of various indicators that get twisted by many traders.

Andrew Thrasher, CMT will walk through some of the most common chart crimes he’s observed on social media and made by several financial journalists. He will discuss why these errors often get made and review the proper intention of several popular technical tools.  Mr. Thrasher will conclude with a review of the financial markets, sharing his personal insights and analysis for where we stand in today’s ever changing market landscape.

LOCATION
Chicago Board of Trade
Conference Room Alpha
141 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604-2992

REGISTRATION
Free to members and non-members

Aug
7
Wed
Webcast: “Making The Most Of Panic – Exploring The Value Of Combining Price & Supply/Demand Indicators” with Chris Diodato, CMT
Aug 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm