Tom DeMark | CMT Annual Award Winner

As the CMT Association celebrates 50 years of service to the Financial Industry as the global leader in technical analysis credentialing, education and advocacy for investment professionals, we recognize Tom DeMark with our highest honor, the CMT Annual Award.

In 2020, the CMT Association officially selected Tom DeMark to receive the CMT Annual Award. Only now in 2023 are we able to host an event worthy of this tribute. We have the distinguished honor of recognizing the achievements of those who have dedicated their careers to the field of technical analysis through the Annual Awards Program. The stewardship of CMT Association volunteers and members is something we are proud to celebrate as we continue to advance the discipline and expand the reach of the CMT Association around the world. Please join us April 26-28 in NYC at the 2023 CMT Symposium to celebrate the heritage and innovation of those who came before us, while cultivating the community for those to come.

Tom DeMark | CMT Annual Award Winner - 2023

About Tom DeMark

Tom DeMark is the founder and CEO of DeMARK Analytics, LLC and the creator of the DeMARK Indicators® library. Tom’s investment career began over 50 years ago at a multibillion-dollar pension and profit-sharing money management fund, National Investment Services, where he was ultimately tasked with researching strategies to improve the company’s investment timing. Disenchanted with the concepts available at that time, Tom began developing the proprietary models that would become the hallmark of his career.

Following his tenure at NIS, Tom consulted with some of the largest trading institutions and fund managers in the world, including Goldman Sachs, Dean Witter, Citibank, IBM, MMM, Mark Steinhardt, George Soros, Paul Tudor Jones, Van Hoisington, Charlie Di Francesca and Leon Cooperman. He currently serves as special advisor to investment titan, Steven A. Cohen of Point72 (a role he has held for over 27 years), as well as another high profile multi-billion-dollar fund manager.

The DeMARK market timing models are known internationally for their objective and mechanically driven approach to both trading and investing, and are designed to anticipate price trend exhaustion in the financial markets.

About the DeMARK Indicators

Developed by industry legend, Tom DeMark, over the course of a five-decade career, the DeMARK Indicators offer an incomparable approach to those seeking a deeper, more comprehensive understanding of the financial markets. These proprietary studies are designed to identify potential price moves before the market responds, enhancing one’s analysis with time-tested market timing tools.

The DeMARK Indicator library has been a fixture within global institutional financial platforms for over 30 years, helping industry professionals improve their market timing and strategy.

One of Tom DeMark’s favorite sayings is, “A trend is your friend until it is about to end.” Even during market regimes when investors believe trends will persist, moves are never linear. Historically, some of the biggest reversals happen in trending markets. Eventually, buyers and sellers become exhausted, creating a vacuum that results in an interim market top or bottom. The DeMark Indicators are designed to identify times when buying and selling exhaustion are more likely to occur.

These unique methodologies are remarkably versatile and can be used across any asset class, region, time interval and data set, assisting with idea generation, position sizing, portfolio construction and risk management. Designed to highlight the intrinsic rhythm of the market, the DeMARK Indicators allow users to be proactive and anticipate price activity rather than react to it.

About the CMT Annual Award

Established in 1974, the Annual Award does not recognize a single accomplishment but rather acknowledges a career of innovation and advancements in our field. The Award is an inspiration for investment professionals around the globe. CMT Association has recognized 54 technicians for their outstanding contributions.

Past winners include Ned Davis, Senior Investment Strategist and founder of Ned Davis Research, John Murphy, CMT, Chief Technical Analyst at and Robert Farrell, former Chief Stock Market Analyst at Merrill Lynch & Company.

Acknowledgment, admiration, and appreciation for technical innovation has been instrumental in developing the CMT Association community worldwide and helped pave the way for the CMT Association to become the leading organization that it is today. Tom DeMark has spent much of his career developing, refining, trading and teaching his proprietary techniques to people around the world and remains actively involved in the financial markets.

Award Presentation & Fireside Chat

On Friday April 28, Tom DeMark will be joined by his closest friend and collaborator, Larry Williams, in an intimate discussion of markets, tools, investment process and lessons learned over a 50-year career. During this presentation, Tom DeMark will share insights about the creation and application of some of his proprietary tools as well as key market moments that shaped his approach to understanding trend exhaustion and market timing.