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

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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

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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.

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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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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
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

September 25, 2018

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

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

Equity Market Outlook

The UT Club
2108 Robert Dedman Drive
Austin, Texas 78712

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

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 

George A. Schade, Jr., CMT

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

Free to members and non-members

10 Winter Place
Boston, MA 02108

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


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.

Navigating Uncertain Markets – Risk and Reward @ Convene at 101 Park Avenue
Oct 10 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Navigating Uncertain Markets – Risk and Reward
Join us for a focused educational discussion of how disciplined investors can navigate uncertainty in the global financial markets. Our presentations will explore a variety of topics affecting all market participants, including:

  • Impact of “Trade War” headlines on global asset allocation
  • Developing sector level trends, rising interest rates, and our position in the business cycle
  • Passive index funds and the return of volatility – opportunities for independent RIAs
  • Investor sentiment and the length of the secular bull rally
  • Incorporating technical tools into your money management process
  • CryptoFX, an investable asset class for clients?

11:30AM    Registration and Refreshments
11:45AM    Welcome Remarks – Brian Humphrey, Ceros Financial Services
12:00PM    Lunch is served
12:30PM    Speaker Introductions – Tyler Wood, CMT Association
12:35PM    Alpha Capture with Power Guage Analytics – Dan Russo, CMT, Chaikan Analytics, LLC
1:10PM      Alternatives, Trade Wars, and Cryptos – Ed Egilinsky, Direxion
1:40PM      Current Trends and Capabilities in Trading – Jon Greene, Head Trader, Ceros Financial Services
2:00PM      Event Concludes

Convene at 101 Park Avenue
101 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10178

By invitation.

Three (3) Continuing Education Credits will be earnred by attending this seminar.

Ceros Financial Services, Inc. provides a brokerage platform and consultations to investment management firms. It offers back office solutions, practice enhancing services, access to a range of investment instruments and retirement programs, advisor-branded statements, and others for RIAs and hybrid RIAs. The company also provides tactical management services for tactical managers; and consultative approach and advisor directory solutions. In addition, Ceros Financial Services, Inc. offers advisors with direct access to trade stocks, bonds, options, ETFs, equity, commodities, and futures trading. Further, it provides brokerage and custody, investment management, and mutual fund distribution services.

Direxion builds products for investors who want more than the status quo. Our index-based products deliver directional options, magnified exposure, and long-term, rules-based strategies. Founded in 1997, the company has approximately $14.4 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2018.

CMT Association is a global credentialing body with nearly 50 years of service to the financial industry. The Chartered Market Technician® (CMT) designation marks the highest education within the discipline and is the preeminent designation for practitioners of technical analysis worldwide. Our market philosophy is grounded in behavioral economics. Technical analysis provides the tools to successfully navigate the gap between intrinsic value and market price across all asset classes through a disciplined, systematic approach to market behavior and the law of supply and demand.

Chicago Chapter Meeting featuring Stan Harley @ Chicago Board of Trade
Oct 11 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

The Chicago Chapter of the CMT Association cordially invites you to our next meeting Thursday, October 11, 2018.  We are pleased to have Stan Harley as our guest speaker for this event.

We encourage you to bring your 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 Chairs
Stan Harley
Harley Capital Management and editor/publisher of The Harley Market Letter

Exploiting Market Cycles – The Key to Successful Investing

Studying the chart history of any stock, index, or commodity will reveal that each market has a series of cyclical profiles that affect price movement. Cycles are the essential factor in forecasting how long a trend should run and when to expect reversals. Their understanding and exploitation provides an overwhelming edge to the successful investor.

Stan Harley’s technical expertise encompasses market cycles – their mathematical derivation, real-time tracking, and exploitation for investment and trading.

  • Stan will demonstrate the mathematical origins of market cycles and their tactical implementation for analysis and trading.
  • He will provide attendees with the mathematical tools he uses to calculate – and forecast – cyclical highs and lows to be prepared to buy or sell.
  • In addition, Stan will present a comprehensive discussion and analysis of the key cycles in the stock, interest rate, and housing markets.

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

Free to members and non-members