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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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

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Career Development Career Development
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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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Sep
18
Wed
Richmond Chapter Meeting Featuring Craig Johnson, CMT, CFA @ University of Richmond, Robins School of Business
Sep 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Richmond Chapter of the CMT Association welcomes you to our next event on Wednesday, September 18, 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 hope to see you there!

Cody Tafel, CMT
Richmond Chapter Chair

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

LOCATION
University of Richmond
Robins School of Business
Room #223
102 UR Drive
Richmond, VA

REGISTRATION
Free to members and non-members

Sep
23
Mon
Chicago Chapter Meeting featuring Ryan Detrick, CMT @ Chicago Board of Trade
Sep 23 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

The Chicago Chapter of the CMT Association cordially invites you to our meeting on Monday, September 23, 2019.  We are pleased to have Ryan Detrick of LPL Financial 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

PRESENTER
Ryan Detrick, CMT
LPL Financial
Vice President, Senior Market Strategist

TOPIC
Why Bull Markets Don’t Die Of Old Age
In this presentation, LPL Financial Senior Market Strategist Ryan Detrick will show that this bull market is old, but it is far from over.
He will discuss various macro themes and investment opportunities for the rest of 2019 and beyond.

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

REGISTRATION
Free to members and non-members

Sep
26
Thu
Puget Sound Chapter Meeting Featuring Carl Jorgensen @ The Old Seattle PI Building
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Puget Sound Chapter of the CMT Association invites you to our chapter meeting on Thursday, September 26th, 2019. We are pleased to have one of our chapter co-chairs Carl Jorgensen as our guest speaker presenting Efficient Options Trading.

We encourage you to bring clients or colleagues interested in technical analysis or options trading to this presentation.
Complete event details are listed below. We hope to see you there!

Leslie Jouflas, CMT
Brant Greene, CMT
Carl Jorgensen
Puget Sound Chapter Chairs

PRESENTER
Carl Jorgensen
Options Trader & Active Trading Coach/Instructor

TOPIC
Efficient Options Trading

Finding Synergy by matching high odds Chart Patterns with Efficient Options Strategies. Carl will share from his 20+ years of Options Trading experience methods of using Technical Analysis and common chart patterns to identify an ‘edge’, then matching that opportunity with an appropriate Options strategy. Optimizing options decisions regarding contract Expiration and Strike section will be covered with examples to help understand the Risk, Reward and Probabilities trade-offs. This presentation is not an introduction to Options but will focus on the effective application of Options Trading. Having a basic understanding of Options will help a great deal with following this brief yet information packed presentation.

DATE
September 26, 2019

TIME
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

LOCATION
First Floor Conference Room
101 Elliott Ave W (The old Seattle PI Building)
Seattle, WA 98119
If you would like to grab a bite or a beverage with other members ahead of the meeting, we’ll be at Buckley’s Queen Anne, 232 1st Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119, just 3 blocks uphill from the meeting venue. https://www.buckleyspubs.com/queenanne/

REGISTRATION
Free to members and non-members

Oct
2
Wed
Austin Chapter Reception with Alvin Kressler and Tyler Wood @ Fairmont Austin
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Austin Chapter of CMT Association invites you to our next event on Wednesday, October 2, 2019.  We are pleased to have Alvin Kressler and Tyler Wood from CMT Association as our guests.

We encourage you to bring clients and colleagues interested in technical analysis to this event. We look forward to seeing you there!

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

DATE
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

TIME
6:00PM

LOCATION
Fairmont – Austin
Lobby Bar Fulton
101 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78701

Oct
3
Thu
Atlanta Chapter Meeting Featuring Katie Stockton, CMT @ Terry College of Business
Oct 3 @ 4:45 pm – 7:45 pm

The Atlanta chapter of CMT Association invites you to our next meeting featuring Katie Stockton of Fairlead Strategies, LLC as our guest speaker.   We look forward to seeing you there!

Dean Christians, CMT
Paul Wankmueller, CMT
Mike Fields, CMT
Atlanta Chapter Chairs 

PRESENTER
Katie Stockton
Founder & Managing Partner
Fairlead Strategies, LLC

TOPIC
Using Market Internals for Timing
Katie will explore how she applies market internals, such as breadth and sentiment, to help time entries and exits. She will cover her current market views, while doing a deep dive into her preferred indicators.

LOCATION 
Terry College of Business
3475 Lenox Road NE
Room 306
Atlanta, GA 30326-3228

REGISTRATION
Free to members and non-members

Chicago Chapter Meeting featuring Rich Ross, CMT @ Chicago Board of Trade
Oct 3 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

The Chicago Chapter of the CMT Association invites you to our meeting on Thursday, October 3, 2019. We are pleased to have Rich Ross, CMT of Evercore ISI 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!

Samuel Borrelli, CMT
Matt Nygaard, CMT
Jimmy Erdmier, CMT
Chicago Chapter Chairs

DATE
October 3, 2019

TIME
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

PRESENTER
Rich Ross, CMT
Managing Director, and Head of Technical Analysis at Evercore ISI

TOPIC
Intermarket Approach to Technical Analysis
Rich will discuss his views on risky assets around the world and across asset classes.

LOCATION
Chicago Board of Trade
Conference Room Alpha
141 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago

REGISTRATION
Free to members and non-members