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

Growth

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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Mar
26
Tue
Toronto Joint CSTA/CMT Association Meeting Featuring Terry Kolkanis, CIM @ Toronto CFA Society
Mar 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Canadian Society of Technical Analysts and CMT Association cordially invites you to our next meeting on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Our guest speaker is Terry Kolkanis of Sebright Capital Advisors Ltd.

We hope to see you there!

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

DATE
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

TIME
12:00PM

TOPIC
Wealth Creation Using Alternative Data; The New Language of Business
The application of Alternative Data is rising as technological advances & human innovation feed investors appetite to generate alpha. Institutions and Self Directed Investors have equal access to markets, leaving information edge as the key differentiator in return potential. Investors will demand more unconventional methods to achieve a higher level of idea generation and portfolio construction using customized data sets.

SPEAKER
Terry Kolkanis, CIM
President, Sebright Capital Advisors 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

Tampa Chapter Meeting featuring Craig Johnson, CMT, CFA @ Tampa Club
Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First Trust and the Tampa Chapter of the CMT Association cordially invite you to our next chapter meeting on Tuesday, March 26, 2019.  We are pleased to have Craig Johnson of Piper Jaffray as our guest speaker.

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

Eric Caisse, CMT, CFP, CFA
Tampa Chapter Chair

 

SPEAKER
Craig Johnson, CMT, CFA
Managing Director & Senior Technical Research Analyst
Piper Jaffray

TOPIC
When Doves Fly / SPX Year End 2,725
Craig will discuss his observations and thoughts of the markets.

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

REGISTRATION
Free to members and non-members

Mar
28
Thu
Malaysia Chapter Seminar: Options – Understanding the Greeks @ RBH Centre Tower 1, Level 11
Mar 28 @ 6:45 pm – 10:00 pm

The Malaysia chapter of the CMT Association invites you to our next Chapter Meeting on Thursday, March 28, 2019.  Please join us for an interesting and insightful seminar featuring Paul McLaren, Alex Siew Wee Chai, and David Lo as our guest speakers for this event.

You are welcome to bring colleagues or clients interested in technical analysis.  Please register early as seating is limited.  We hope to see you there!

Alex Siew Wee Chai
William Yii, CMT
Jeff Toh Chuan Hock, CMT
Malaysia Chapter Chairs

OPTIONS – UNDERSTANDING THE GREEKS

TOPIC I
Reading & Trading Market Momentum
David Lo
Head of Business Development, Futures & Commodities
RHB Investment Bank Berhad

TOPIC II
Quantitative Edge-Comparing Quantitative VS Technical Approach to Trading
Alex Siew Wee Chai
Director of Research
BH Global

TOPIC III
So What’s Your Troubles with Options?
Paul McLaren
Managing Director
Enhance Your Options Pty Ltd

DATE
28 March 2019

TIME
6:45PM – 10:00PM

LOCATION
RHB Centre
Tower 1, Level 11
Jalan Tun Razak
55000 Kuala Lumpur
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

REGISTRATION
Free to members and non-members
To register, mail Jeff Toh at jefftohch@gmail.com

Mar
30
Sat
Thailand Chapter Meeting Featuring Paul McLaren, CMT, CFTe, MSTA @ Head Office of Country Group Securities, PLC
Mar 30 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Thailand Chapter of CMT Association in collaboration with Country Group Securities, PLC invite you to our next event on Saturday, March 30, 2019.  We have the pleasure of Paul McLaren from Enhance Your Options as our guest speaker.  This presentation will be translated by Monchai Kongthanapakdi of Technical Analysts Association in Thailand.

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

Don Schellenberg
Monchai Kongthanapakdi
Mongkol Kongthanapakdee
David Vassallo
Thailand Chapter Chairs

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

TOPIC
Volume at Price: Not all Prices are Equal!

Theory Session:
* VAP vs Steidlmayer’s market profile Distribution
* High Volume Nodes-Consolidation
* Low Volume Nodes-Mind the gap!
* VAP confirms support and resistance
* Probability-Subjective vs Objective
* VAP as a Probability Distribution Function (PDF)

Practical Session:
* VAP and price targets in short term trades
* VAP and the choice of strike prices in options strategies
* VAP and EMV for options

LOCATION
Country Group Securities, PLC
132 Sindhorn Tower 3, 20th Floor
Wireless Road
Lumpini Sub District, Pathum Wan District
Bangkok, Thailand 10330

REGISTRATION
Free to members and non-members
Registration closes March 18, 2019

Apr
10
Wed
Houston Chapter Meeting featuring David Keller, CMT @ JPMorgan Chase Tower
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Houston Chapter of the CMT Association invites you to our next meeting on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.  We are pleased to have David Keller, CMT as our guest speaker for this event.

We encourage you to bring clients or colleagues interested in technical analysis 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 Keller, CMT
President and Chief Strategist
Sierra Alpha Research LLC

TOPIC
The Mindless Investor and the Mindful Investor

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

REGISTRATION
Free to members and non-members

Apr
16
Tue
Minnesota Chapter Meeting featuring Tom DeMark @ Piper Jaffray Headquarters
Apr 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Minnesota Chapter of the CMT Association invites you to our next chapter meeting on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. We are pleased to have Tom DeMark 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!

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


PRESENTER
Tom DeMark
Founder & CEO
DeMark Analytics


LOCATION
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.


REGISTRATION
Free to members and non-members