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About the Market Technicians Association

Technical Analysis of the Financial MarketsThe Market Technicians Association is a not-for-profit professional regulatory organization servicing over 4,500 market analysis professionals in over 85 countries around the globe. The MTA’s main objectives involve the education of the public, the investment community and its membership in the theory, practice and application of technical analysis.

The MTA has the following stated mission:

  • Attract and retain a membership of professionals devoting their efforts to using and expanding the field of technical analysis and sharing their body of knowledge with their fellow members.

  • Establish, maintain, and encourage the highest standards of professional competence and ethics among technical analysts.

  • Educate the public and the investment community of the value and universality of technical analysis.

The MTA mission is accomplished through the effective execution of a wide variety of professional services including, but not limited to, regional seminars, local chapter meetings, the maintenance of an extensive library of technical analysis material and the regular publication of Newsletters and Journals.

MTA members and affiliates include technical analysts, portfolio managers, investment advisors, market letter writers and others involved in the technical aspects of equities, futures, options, fixed income securities, currencies, international markets, derivatives, etc.

Services provided to our members and affiliates are performed by a small NYC based Headquarter staff, an active Board of DirectorsCommittee Chairs and an extensive cadre of volunteers located in both U.S. and non-U.S. markets.


Strategic Imperatives

Over the course of more than six months, the Board and staff of the MTA engaged the membership in discussions regarding what were the key goals of the Association. Taken together with the MTA's current three-tenet mission statement, these imperatives constitute a living document that will change over time, and serve to direct the Association toward its key functions and objectives.

  • Increase the Market Technicians Association's penetration in public and investment communities around the world with the goal of increased visibility for technical market analysis and increased benefits for local MTA members.

  • Update our technology for members and prospective members through better web design.

  • Ensure the Chartered Market Technician designation is unassailable as the most credible accreditation for professionals demonstrating proficiency in the field of technical market analysis.

  • Ensure that the Market Technicians Association is the leading repository and disseminator of quality technical market analysis knowledge and education.

  • Proactively assist membership in understanding technical analysis job dynamics by providing tools for success.

  • Expand marketing of technical market analysis and the value of the Chartered Market Technician designation within each market our members operate.

  • Actively support technical market analysis collaboration globally.

  • The MTA maintains a healthy, positive, and professional community to support our staff and volunteers alike, each of whom are critically important in achieving our mission.


History of the MTA

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Foundations of the MTA
View the By-Laws that govern the MTA.
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MTA Code of Ethics
Read the Code of Ethics and watch a short video presentation by Michael Carr, CMT.
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Board Minutes
View the minutes from all previous Board of Directors meetings. Minutes are available to only active members of the MTA.
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Volunteer Committees
Learn more about the volunteer committees that help steer the various initiatives in the MTA.
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