Matt Nygaard, CMT

Matt Nygaard, CMT

Matt Nygaard, CMT is an Independent Derivatives Trader focusing on US futures and options, and he publishes market research for a small group of traders and for his own use.  Matt has been a CMT since 2016, and he is Co-Chair of the CMT Association Chicago Chapter.

Mr. Nygaard was a Trader/Electronic Market Maker for Quiet Light Securities from 2004-2022, a Managing Partner at Mulsanne Capital Management from 2002-2004, and a Proprietary Trader/Risk Manager for TFM Investment Group/Midland Trading, LLC/The Abitrage Group, LLC from 1994-2002.

Mr. Nygaard received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago in 1991 and M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 1994. He holds the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation.


  • Chicago Virtual Chapter Book Discussion with Liam Vaughan

    Samuel Borrelli, CMT Matt Nygaard, CMT Jimmy Erdmier, CMT Chicago Chapter Chairs GUEST SPEAKER Liam Vaughan Investigative Journalist and Author Bloomberg and Bloomberg Businessweek BOOK DISCUSSION Flash Crash:A Trading Savant, a Global Manhunt and the Most...

  • Chicago

    The Chicago Chapter of the CMT Association is chaired by the team of Matthew Nygaard, CMT, Jim Erdmeier, CMT, and Sam Borrelli, CMT. One of the most active regions of the CMT, the Chicago Chapter holds meetings each month featuring some of the top names in the...

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