Advancing the Discipline of Technical Analysis

The Market Technicians Association is the home of the Chartered Market Technician® (CMT) Program, the preeminent, global designation for technical analysis and the only technical analysis designation recognized by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) qualifying candidates for a Series 86 exemption upon passing Levels I & II of the CMT exam. The Chartered Market Technician® designation is awarded to those who demonstrate mastery of a core body of knowledge of investment risk in portfolio management settings and hold themselves to the highest ethical standards.

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Latest Technical Analysis News & Event Reminders

CMT Curriculum Reading
CMT 2016 Curriculum Available Soon…
November 16, 2015

The MTA partnered with Wiley to streamline the CMT curriculum into concise custom published volumes - distinct for each level of the exam and comprehensive to the required body of knowledge. The total page count for each level has been reduced by...
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Technically Speaking Magazine
Technically Speaking, September 2015 Issue Now Available
September 8, 2015

This is the sixth month in a row we are featuring content from the Annual Symposium. That meeting lasts just a few days but provides months' worth of ideas for attendees. Planning is underway for the 2016 Symposium and each year is always better...
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Now Accepting Submissions for the 2016 Charles H. Dow Award
September 1, 2015

The Charles H. Dow Award highlights outstanding research in technical analysis. The Award embodies excellence and creativity in the field of technical analysis. Winning papers have created successful trading systems, insights into theories of how...
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Recent Technical Analysis Knowledge Base Updates

Trend Following & Mean Reverting Indicators
November 4, 2015

A webcast presentation by Will Geisdorf, CMT originally held on January 7th, 2014 as part of the MTA's Educational Web Series. Technical indicators broadly fall into two buckets: trend-following and mean-reverting. Both approaches add value, but...
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This Time It’s Different: How Yields are Changing Trend Following
November 4, 2015

A webcast presentation by Andreas Clenow, CMT originally held on August 28th, 2013 as part of the MTA's Educational Web Series. A hard look at the CTA industry from the inside. The presentation will cover what the managed futures/CTA business...
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ConnorsRSI: A Powerful, New Indicator for Swing Traders
November 4, 2015

A webcast presentation by Larry Connors and Cesar Alvarez on December 12th, 2012 as part of the MTA's Educational Web Series. During this presentation, Larry Connors will share with you the three key components that go into the ConnorsRSI, the...
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