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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.

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 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.

  • 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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Learning Resources Learning Resources
17

Live webcasts in 2017 Educational Web Series

508

Hours of Archival Video Video Series

28

Hours added in 2017

Knowledge Base Knowledge Base
Career Development Career Development
12

New jobs posted monthly Job Board

Professional Networking Professional Networking
Publish Your Research Publish Your Research
291

Published issues Smartbrief

123

Published articles Technically Speaking

Global Events Global Events

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As an association the CMT know’s that networking and education steers our members to 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. See All Events
Sep
25
Tue
Austin CMT Chapter and CFA Society Austin Luncheon with Gina Martin Adams, CMT, CFA @ The UT Club
Sep 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

The Austin Chapter of CMT Association and CFA Society Austin is co-hosting our next meeting on Tuesday, September 25, 2018.  We are pleased to have Gina Martin Adams, CMT, CFA as our guest presenter.

We encourage you to bring your clients and colleagues interested in the merging of technical, quantitative, and fundamental analysis in portfolio management.

We look forward to seeing you there! Space is limited, please register as soon as possible.

Chad Karnes, CMT
Adam Straseske, CMT

Thomas Vician, CMT
Austin Chapter Chairs

DATE
September 25, 2018

TIME
11:30am – 12:00pm Registration and Networking
12:00pm – 1:00pm Presentation and Lunch

SPEAKER
Gina Martin Adams, CMT, CFA
Chief Equity Strategist, Bloomberg Intelligence

TOPIC
Equity Market Outlook

LOCATION
The UT Club
2108 Robert Dedman Drive
Austin, Texas 78712

REGISTRATION
Free for Members; $40.00 for Non-members
Members:  Please contact Barbara Terry for Discount Code.
Barbara@cmtassociation.org

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Friday, September 21, 2018 at 5:00pm
*Registration may close earlier due to space limitations.

Phoenix Chapter Meeting featuring George A. Schade, Jr, CMT @ Finemark National Bank and Trust
Sep 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Phoenix Chapter of the CMT Association invites you to our next meeting Tuesday, September 25, 2018.  We are pleased to have George A. Schade, Jr, CMT as our guest speaker for this meeting.

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

Larry Copeland, CMT, CFP
Steve Kern, CMT
Glen Katz, CMT

Phoenix Chapter Chairs 

SPEAKER
George A. Schade, Jr., CMT

TOPIC
The New Era of the Booming 1920s and Its Aftermath: The Biography of Visionary Financial Writer Richard W. Schabacker
George will discuss his newest biography of Richard W. Schabacker who followed his bliss, working in highly charged years believed to be a New Era, brought maturity to his art, and advanced a distinct form of investment analysis.

LOCATION 
Finemark National Bank and Trust
7600 Doubletree Ranch Road
Suite 100
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

REGISTRATION
Free to members and non-members

Sep
26
Wed
Webcast: “The Use of Time in Technical Analysis – DeMark, Fibonacci, Gann” with Mark Newton
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Zurich Chapter Meeting featuring Rolf Bertschi and Craig Johnson, CMT, CFA @ Oak Bar
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Zurich Chapter of the CMT Association invites you to our meeting on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. We are pleased to have Rolf Bertschi and Craig Johnson, CMT, CFA as our guest speakers 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!

Ulrich Bender, CMT
Zurich Chapter Chair

PRESENTERS
Craig Johnson, CMT, CFA
Managing Director & Chief Market Technician
Piper Jafray & Co

Rolf Bertschi
Editor, The Global Chart Outlook

TOPIC
Chart Outlook from the Experts

LOCATION
Oak Bar at the Hotel Glärnischhof
Claridenstrasse 30
8002 Zurich, Switzerland

REGISTRATION
Free to members and non-members

Boston Chapter meeting featuring Stephen Suttmeier, CMT, CFA @ Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm

The Boston Chapter of the CMT Association welcomes you to our next event on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.  We are pleased to have Stephen Suttmeier, CMT, CFA as our guest speaker.

We encourage you to bring clients or colleagues interested in technical analysis and the markets to this presentation.  We hope to see you there!

William Kelleher, CMT, CFA
Boston Chapter Chair

TIME
Registration: 5:00 PM – 5:15 PM
Presentation: 5:15 PM – 6:45 PM

PRESENTER
Stephen Suttmeier, CMT, CFA
Chief Equity Technical Strategist
BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research

TOPIC
The US equity market has generally risen amid a slew of negative headlines. This has been the case for years, but will US equities continue to climb the Wall of Worry?

Join Stephen Suttmeier for a technical analysis outlook into year-end and beyond. Topics include seasonality, Presidential Cycle, Growth vs Value, and the US yield curve with views on US and global equity markets, including emerging markets. Steve will also highlight techniques for group and stock selection as well as flag high conviction bullish and bearish stock charts.

REGISTRATION
Free to members and non-members

LOCATION
MCLE
10 Winter Place
Boston, MA 02108

Please join us at Yvonne’s next door for professional networking after the meeting.

 

Oct
3
Wed
Webcast: “Quantitative Strategies for Technical Analysts” with Mathew Verdouw, CMT
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

All too often a Technician’s first foray into being quantitative is performing a back test. Statistically, this is one of the worst places to start a quantitative process. A back test that is performed too early is based on many false assumptions and compounds many errors into the process. The result is that the back test returns are rarely repeatable in real life. In this presentation, Mathew will be explaining what these errors are, how we can avoid them (regardless of what tools you use), and reveal a new Monte Carlo method he developed which allows us to review a valid p-score for our models no matter if they are long term trend following or short term mean reversion strategies. Mathew will go on to explain how as Technicians there is a process that we can follow to rigorously test quantitative ideas.

For any Analyst who wants to research new ideas, or be able to present ideas that can stand up to rigorous quantitative scrutiny, this presentation will help you to see that not only is a quantitative approach is achievable, but as Technical Analysts, we are in the best position to drive advanced quantitative models.