The CMT Association is a global credentialing body with nearly 50 years of service to the financial industry. Formerly known as the Market Technicians Association, they are the largest and most well-known industry group for technical analysts that aim to establish and maintain the highest professional standards among technical analysts by educating the investment community about the theory, practice, and application of technical analysis. The CMT Association is best known for issuing the Chartered Market Technician® (CMT) designation, a rigorous certification program that demonstrates a broad knowledge of the discipline of technical analysis. What started as a small group of sell-side analysts on Wall Street is now a global association of over 4,500 members in 85 countries.
The CMT Association specializes in Technical Analysis, Active Asset Management, Portfolio Risk, Trading Systems, Intermarket Analysis, Asset Correlations, and Trend Following.
The CMT Program is comprehensive and exposes students to all aspects of technical analysis.
Topics covered by the CMT examinations include price-pattern recognition at the market, sector, and individual security level, programmatic trading, statistical analysis, trading management, behavioral finance, and trading-systems testing. The program also incorporates an emphasis on ethical behavior.
The CMT charter is awarded to practitioners of technical analysis worldwide who pass a rigorous self-study program.
CMT Association Numbers at a Glance
137 Countries with a Member Presence
36 Internationally Active Chapters
35K Participants in the Program Annually