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.

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.


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, 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.


    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.

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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 added in 2018

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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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Minnesota Chapter Meeting featuring Greg Schnell, CMT, MFTA @ Piper Jaffray Headquarters
Feb 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Minnesota Chapter of the CMT Association invites you to our next chapter meeting on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. We are pleased to have Greg Schnell, CMT, MFTA 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

Greg Schnell, CMT, MFTA
Senior Technical Analyst

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.

Free to members and non-members

Webcast: “Investment Decisions: Keep It Simple” with David Cox, CFA, CMT
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

An investment decision making process should not be assumed to work in every investment environment. 

Too often, investors fail to adapt to rapidly changing conditions and find themselves bending their rules and justifying their exposures based on narratives.  Having a clearly defined and objective way to classify and identify market conditions can save considerable financial and mental capital.  We’ll take a look at how I analyze markets and use the backdrop of a challenging 2018 as the case study.

Denver Chapter Meeting – A Research Roundtable @ Spaces Denver - Ballpark
Feb 21 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

The Denver Chapter of the CMT Association invites you to our meeting on Thursday, February 21, 2019.  Join us for an engaging discussion about improving trading and investing performance. Attendees will discuss the key challenges and methods to close the gap between actual performance and your strategies. Everyone is encouraged to participate in this informal discussion, led by the topic owner, Louis B Llanes, CMT, CFA.

We encourage members and guests to bring ideas and their experiences for participation. After the meeting there will be networking, drinks and food.  We look forward to seeing you there!  Space is limited, please register as soon as possible.

Jason Meshnick, CMT
Louis Llanes, CFA, CMT
Denver Chapter Chairs

Bridging the Performance Gap: Practical Tools for Better Execution
• Objectively defining your edge
• Effectively pre-defining risk and sticking to limits
• Managing available profits offered by the marketplace
• Monitoring actions and reducing errors
• Reducing the tendency to violate your rules

Louis Llanes, CMT, CFA
Investment Strategist & Founder
Wealthnet Investments, LLC

Spaces Denver – Ballpark
2301 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80205

Free for members; $15.00 for non-members

If you have additional question, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Toronto Joint CSTA/CMT Association Meeting Featuring Katie Stockton, CMT @ Toronto CFA Society
Feb 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, February 26, 2019. Our guest speaker is Katie Stockton, CMT of Fairlead Strategies, LLC.

We hope to see you there!

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

Tuesday February 26, 2019


Developing a Market Outlook Using Trend Following Indicators

Katie Stockton, CMT
Founder and Managing Partner of Fairlead Strategies, LLC

Toronto CFA Society
Suite 2205
120 Adelaide Street West

To attend please contact: Reagan Yuke, CSTA Business Manager,
Free to members of CSTA, CMT Association, Canadian CFA Societies or University/College Students.  $20.00 for guests

Los Angeles Chapter Meeting with Gina Martin Adams, CMT, CFA @ Bloomberg Offices
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Los Angeles Chapter of the CMT Association welcomes you to our next event on Tuesday, February 26, 2019.  We are pleased to be co-hosting this event with Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Intelligence.
We encourage you to bring clients and colleagues interested in technical analysis and the markets to this presentation. We hope to see you there!  Please register early, space is limited.

Owen Cupp
Brett Villaume, CMT, CAIA
Los Angeles Chapter Chairs

Gina Martin Adams, CMT, CFA
Chief Equity Strategist & Director of Global Equity Strategy, ETF and ESG Research
Bloomberg Intelligence

Did the Bell Just Ring on the Bull Market?

Rising policy risks, tightening financial conditions and peak earnings growth plagued markets in 2018, and stocks ended the year on a decidedly sour note. Join us for a discussion on what is in store for 2019. Gina will offer an outlook for global equity markets, using an approach that combines fundamental, technical and quantitative analysis. The discussion will include a review of sector, style and factor strategies, as well as country and inter-market analysis.

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

2019 Equity Market Outlook
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Free to members and non-members

Women in Technical Analysis Chapter Meeting Featuring Regina Huber @ WeWork Offices
Feb 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Women in Technical Analysis Chapter of CMT Association invite you to our next event on Tuesday, February 26, 2019.  We are pleased to have Regina Huber of Transform your Performance 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!

Stella Osoba, CMT
Marnie Owen, CMT, CAIA, CFA
Salma Abdulla, CMT, CFA

Women in Technical Analysis Chapter Chairs

February 26, 2019


Show Up with Power and Authenticity to Drive Your Success

By the end of this talk, you will walk away inspired and empowered to gain visibility with your authentic brilliance and a compelling business presence.

Regina Huber
Founder & CEO
Transform Your Performance

WeWork Offices
25 Broadway
10th Floor Common Area
New York, NY 10004

Free to members and non-members