Advancing the Discipline of Technical Analysis for nearly 50 years

Navigate the Gap between Intrinsic Value and Market Price We provide a disciplined, systematic approach to market behavior and supply and demand

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, the CMT Association became a 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

Start Your Journey with CMT

Be the captain of your investment education. The CMT Program is your compass to sound financial decisions with a body of knowledge based in investment risk in portfolio management. Our market philosophy is grounded in behavioral economics and extends quantitative approaches to market research and rules based trading system design and testing.

Earning the CMT Designation demonstrates a vantage of the core body of knowledge and sets our members with tools to successfully navigate the market and their careers.


    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.

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

Live webcasts in 2017 Educational Web Series


Hours of Archival Video Video Series


Hours added in 2017

Knowledge Base
Career Development

New jobs posted monthly Job Board

Professional Networking
Publish Your Research

Published issues Smartbrief


Published articles Technically Speaking

Global Events

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Gain expert guidance from the industry's top performers and best practices in technical analysis at the CMT Association's 44th Annual Symposium. The 2017 Symposium will explore the theoretical frameworks popularized in behavioral finance through vigorously validated elements of technical analysis; leaving attendees with insights to navigate uncertain global markets across asset classes.

Mumbai Chapter Meeting @ Bloomberg L.P.
May 22 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The Mumbai Chapter of CMT Association invites you their next meeting on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at the Bloomberg offices. Our Guest speakers include Trevor Neil, Christopher Grafton, Biju Samuel, Alvin Kressler, and Akshay Chinchalkar.  Join our speakers from the UK, US and India investment communities for enlightening presentations and discussions.

We encourage you to bring your clients and colleagues who are interested in technical analysis to our event. I hope to see you there!

Akshay Chinchalkar
Mumbai Chapter Chair

May 22, 2018

4:30 PM   Registration
5:00 PM  Meeting Begins

Relative Rotation Graphs
Trevor Neil, Founder, BETA Group

Evaluating asset markets via the RPRO app
Christopher Grafton, Director, Principal Analyst & Systems Director, Vectisma Ltd.

Commodities on the Verge
Biju Samuel, Senior VP – Quantitative and Alternative Strategy, Elara Capital

Introduction to the CMT Program & Global Association
Alvin Kressler, Executive Director/ CEO, CMT Association

Market Impact Analysis on Bloomberg
Akshay Chinchalkar, South Asia Head for Charts, Technical Analysis and Quantitative Research, Bloomberg

Bloomberg L.P.
Unit No.1601, 16Th Floor, Tower 2, B Wing
One India Bulls Centre, 841, Off Senapati Bapat Marg
Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013

Webcast: “The key to success with TA may be not letting your brain know you are using it” with Rick Lehman
May 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

TA offers a great set of tools for trading the markets or enhancing investment strategies, but a study in Europe quantified the use of technical analysis by individual investors and found that those who use it significantly underperformed those who didn’t. The conclusion supports what behavioral finance people have suspected, that cognitive biases turn tools like TA from an advantage into a hindrance for many people. Rick will identify some of the key dangers our own minds subconsciously present when using various forms of technical analysis.

Los Angeles Chapter Meeting Featuring Michael Gayed, CFA @ El Torito
May 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Los Angeles Chapter of the CMT Association welcomes you to our next event on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Join us for a Mexican Food buffet dinner and lively discussion, including a presentation by Michael Gayed, two-time Charles H. Dow Award winner and frequent CNBC commentator.

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

TOPIC: Magnifying Stock Returns: How to Leverage the Future with Moving Averages

In their 2016 Charles H. Dow Award winning paper “Leverage for the Long Run”, Michael A. Gayed, CFA and Charlie Bilello, CMT challenge popular notions about leverage and moving averages.  They show that volatility and path dependency are crucial to effectively deploying leverage, and quantitatively analyze moving averages to help identify conditions that favor an environment which lends itself to using margin.

Join Michael Gayed as he discusses the surprising findings of their research to not only potentially increase returns, but mitigate risk as well.

Attendees will have a chance to win a free Kindle Fire at the end of the presentation.


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

For further information, contact Brett Villaume:

Richmond Chapter Meeting to Discuss the Markets & Social Networking @ Beijing On Grove
May 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Richmond Chapter of the CMT Association welcomes you to our next event on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.  This evening will be Social Networking and Discussing the Markets in a casual and comfortable environment at Beijing On Grove.  This restaurant is known for their inventive gastropub plates.

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

Cody Tafel, CMT
Chapter Chair
Richmond Chapter

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Beijing on Grove
5710 Grove Ave
Richmond, VA 23226


Webcast: “Trend Following for Active Trading and Investing” with Damanick Dantes, CMT
Jun 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

A guide for building active strategies using a suite of charting tools. It’s a mosaic approach. The process will merge macro and technical, gather relevant sources and determine appropriate timing. 

Webcast: “Disciplined Trading Using Technical Analysis’ with Stella Osoba, Esq., CMT
Jun 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

My discussion will be an approach to trading using three essential trader qualities of discipline, self-trust and patience.