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

    Identify changes in trends, intermarket relationships, sentiment, or market conditions that allows you to outperform on a risk adjusted basis

  • QUANTITATIVE SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT

    The tools you need to take your quantitative research from idea generation to signal-testing and performance analysis.

  • 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

    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
17

Live webcasts in 2017 Educational Web Series

508

Hours of Archival Video Video Series

28

Hours added in 2017

Knowledge Base
Career Development
12

New jobs posted monthly Job Board

Professional Networking
Publish Your Research
291

Published issues Smartbrief

123

Published articles Technically Speaking

Global Events

Be in the Know

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.

Jul
17
Tue
Minnesota Chapter Meeting Featuring Michael Burque, CMT @ Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Jul 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Minnesota Chapter of the CMT Association invites you to our next meeting on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.   We are pleased to have Michael Burque, CMT of Cargill as our returning guest speaker.  Please note the location change.

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
Adam Turnquist, CMT
Andy Bell, CMT

Minnesota Chapter Co-Chairs

DATE
July 17, 2018

TOPIC
An in Depth Look at the Grain Markets and How to Use Options to Qualify Your Technical Outlook

PRESENTER
Michael Burque, CMT
Customer Risk Trader/ Commodity Trading Advisor, Cargill, Inc.

LOCATION
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
LaSalle Plaza
825 Hennepin Ave, Suite 125
Minneapolis, MN 55402

REGISTRATION
Free to members and non-members
Registration is required for this event to ensure venue capacity is met.

Jul
18
Wed
Webcast: “Trading Failed Chart Patterns and their Analysis” with Suri Duddella
Jul 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Chart patterns present great opportunities when a classic price pattern doesn’t perform or stick to its known traditional trading rules. Suri will discuss how chart patterns form, fail and reform and how to trade their failures using specified rules. Suri will also, discuss chart patterns success and failure ratios and analysis.

Jul
19
Thu
Chicago Chapter Meeting featuring Steven Quimby @ Chicago Board of Trade
Jul 19 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

The Chicago Chapter of the CMT Association invites you to our next meeting Thursday, July 19, 2018.  We are pleased to have Steven Quimby of DeMark Analytics 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
Chicago Chapter Co-Chairs


TIME
4:30 – 6:00 PM

TOPIC
A Practical Introduction to the DeMark Indicators
Mr. Quimby will illustrate how experienced institutional investors integrate the DeMark Indicators into their trading process to understand and anticipate market trends.  DeMark Indicators expert Steven Quimby will show how a range of core DeMark studies including TD Sequential and TD Combo can provide objective tools that identify critical price trends and potential inflection points to refine your trade timing.  In addition to learning the mechanics of the DeMark Indicators, we will work through timing a tactical trading idea from identification to execution with multi-frequency, multi-indicator DeMark Indicator chart analysis and dive into live charts to put the concepts into practice.

PRESENTER
Steven Quimby
Head of Sales, DeMark Analytics

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

REGISTRATION
Free to members and non-members

Northern California Chapter Meeting Featuring Mathew Verdouw, CMT, CFTe @ University of San Francisco
Jul 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Northern California Chapter of the CMT Association invites you to our chapter meeting on Thursday, July 19, 2018. We are pleased to have Mathew Verdouw, CMT, CFTe as our guest speaker at our event.

We encourage you to bring clients and colleagues interested in technical analysis to this presentation. Space is limited, please register as soon as possible.
We hope to see you there!

Richard Lehman
Rick Leonhardt, CMT
Steve Vargas, CMT
Northern California Chapter Chairs

TIME
3:00PM – 3:30PM: Registration & Networking
3:30PM – 5:00PM: Presentation
Light-fare provided

TOPIC
Relative Rotation Graphs ®
Mathew will discuss the relative performance of a Security, Index or even an Asset Class and determine how it is performing relative to the benchmark.

PRESENTER
Mathew Verdouw, CMT, CFTe
Founder & CEO, Optuma

LOCATION
University of San Francisco
Downtown Campus
101 Howard Street, Room 154
San Francisco, CA 94104

REGISTRATION
Space is limited.  You must register to attend.
Registration is free to members and non-members

Denver Chapter Meeting featuring Jason Meshnick, CMT @ Spaces Denver - Ballpark
Jul 19 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

The Denver Chapter of the CMT Association invites you to our meeting on Thursday, July 19, 2018.  We are pleased to have Jason Meshnick, CMT, Director of Product Management at Markit Digital 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!  Space is limited, please register as soon as possible.

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

TIME
4:30PM

PRESENTER
Jason Meshnick, CMT
Director of Product Management
Markit Digital

TOPIC
Market-based Sentiment Indices
Mr. Meshnick will present his work on market-based indices

  • Overview of the categories of sentiment indicators
  • How to measure the performance of indicators
  • How-to for building your own index

Your take-away will be a new insight into how these indicators perform and how to use them most effectively.

LOCATION
Spaces Denver – Ballpark
2301 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80205

REGISTRATION
$10.00 for members
$25.00 for non-members
Note:
In order to cover costs, we have to begin charging for meetings.
We will try to keep fees as low as possible and will bring you value in the form of interesting content and networking opportunities.
We will reevaluate periodically.

Jul
26
Thu
Women in Technical Analysis CMT Chapter Meeting featuring Gina Martin Adams, CMT, CFA @ Informa
Jul 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Women in Technical Analysis Chapter of CMT Association invite you to our next chapter meeting on Thursday, July 26, 2018.  We are pleased to have Gina Martin Adams of Bloomberg Intelligence 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
Danielle Jarnot
Women in Technical Analysis Chapter Chairs

TIME
5:30PM – 6:00PM    Arrival and Networking
6:00PM – 7:00PM    Presentation and Roundtable Discussion
7:00PM – 7:30PM    Wrap Up

TOPIC
Perspective on the Markets

PRESENTER
Gina Martin Adams, CMT, CFA
Chief U.S. Equity Strategist, Bloomberg Intelligence

LOCATION 
Informa
605 Third Avenue (40th and Third)
22nd Floor, Murray Hill Conference Room
New York, NY 10158

REGISTRATION
Free to members and non-members
Registration is limited.  Email women@cmtassociation.org to confirm space is available.